Do you dream of becoming a pilot someday? If yes is your answer, enrolling in an aviation training program could be the right choice for you. While there are many aviation schools in the country, pursuing your aviation education abroad can also be a great choice! Here are 10 aviation schools abroad that you can try:
1. Lufthansa Aviation Training
Lufthansa Aviation Training is a private aviation training school. It is owned by the Lufthansa Group, an airline group that trains pilots all over the world. Lufthansa has headquarters in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United States of America.
As one of the leading aviation schools in the world, Lufthansa has 54 planes, 5 aerodromes, 700 instructors, and 73 simulators. The school provides aviation training for cockpit, cabin, and Ab Initio Flight training.
The Ab Initio Flight training is a program designed to provide aspiring pilots training and full knowledge on the fundamentals of flying an aircraft. It is considered as an entry-level program for students who want to pursue jobs as a commercial pilot.
2. CAE Inc.
CAE Inc.(formerly Canadian Aviation Electronics) is a private aviation training school in Canada. The school conducts airline pilot training and business jet pilot training in 50 aviation training centers spread across 35 countries.
CAE Inc. operates the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy—the largest Ab Initio Flight training network in the world, with a fleet of over 220 aircrafts. The training programs offer a Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), and airline-mentored Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL).
3. ATP Flight School
ATP Flight school is one of the leading aviation schools in the United States of America. The aviation school is located at Jacksonville, Florida and is the largest flight training company in the USA. ATP has more than a hundred planes, aerodromes, instructors, and simulators. The school provides the Airline Career Pilot Program, which gives professional training to aspiring pilots in just two years.
4. Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy
The Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy is a designated Regional Training Center of Excellence by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The school is also a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The academy has 26 planes, 2 aerodromes, 135 instructors, and 12 simulators.
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy provides the following programs:
- Commercial Pilot Licence with Instrument and Multi-Engine Rating in just (18-20 months)
- Flight Dispatcher Training
- IR & ME Rating Trainings and Renewals
- Aviation Physiology and CRM initial
- Aviation Physiology and CRM Refresher course
- VFR and IFR Communication
5. L3 Airline Academy
The L3 Airline Academy has the Ab Initio Flight training, Cadet programs and Type rating training. L3 Airline Academy’s headquarters is in Manor Royal, Crawley, United Kingdom. At present, the academy has a fleet of 58 planes, 7 aerodromes, and 15 simulators that serve as a training ground for the students.
6. Singapore Flying College
The Singapore Flying College was founded in 1988 and is owned by Singapore Airlines. The school is known as the pioneer of Initio training courses in Singapore. Singapore Flying College uses the CAAS Ground and Flight Training Syllabus. The school maintains a Garmin EFIS-equipped C171GA aircraft and conventional Cessna 172 for the Ab Initio Flight training.
7. US Aviation Academy
The US Aviation Academy (UAA) is one of the most highly rated flight schools in the USA. UAA has a fleet of 90 planes, 1 aerodrome, 20 instructors, and 11 simulators. The academy has two campuses located in Denton and Sherman Texas.
8. Purdue University
The Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. Purdue University is known as the “Cradle of Astronauts,” being the alma mater of Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon! Every student in the flight program gets the chance to fly a jet during their training.
Students can major in aeronautical engineering technology, air traffic control, aviation management, or flight (aka professional flight technology). Purdue’s Aviation Department operates 16 Cirrus SR20s, 2 Piper Seminoles, a Super Decathlon, a Beechjet, and a Phenom 300.
9. International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (IAANZ)
The International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (IAANZ) is the professional flight training division of New Zealand Canterbury Aero Club, the largest Aero Club in the country. IAANZ is recognized by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZ CAA).
IAANZ has a fleet of 29 planes, an aerodrome, 35 instructors, and 3 simulators. The academy offers the following programs:
- NZ Diploma in General Aviation
- International Commercial Pilot Training
- NZ Diploma in Aviation – Airline Preparation and Flight Instruction
10. Skies Aviation Academy
The Skies Aviation Academy is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The school is the first approved training organization under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The academy offers professional flight instructional and theoretical training courses from a Private Pilot License (PPL) to an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). The school’s fleet consists of modern single-engine and multi-engine aircrafts such as Pipers PA-28 and Diamond DA-42.