Leading European flight school FlyBy has today launched the FlyBy Cadet Programme, a unique new pilot training scheme that guarantees cadets a one-year flight instructor job at the end of the 17-month training course.

Cadets, who require no prior aviation experience to join the course, will receive an EASA Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), an EASA Flight Instructor (FI) Rating and a fully paid Flight Instructor job at FlyBy for at least 12 months – culminating in 600 hours of flight experience – upon completion of the programme. The guarantee of a Flight Instructor job at the end of the all-inclusive course makes it the only known commercial aviation training programme of its kind.  

The Cadet Programme has been launched with FlyBy optimistically predicting a strong aviation industry rebound over the next 12-24 months, in contrast to calls from certain industry players – such as BALPA and Lufthansa – for cadets to delay or cancel their pilot training altogether.

FlyBy flight school training planes

Despite the current industry slump, CAE figures predict that the global civil aviation industry will still require 27,000 new pilots from the end of 2021, and a further 264,000 over the coming decade. The programme is therefore designed to offer aspiring pilots the best possible opportunity of becoming an ideal First Officer candidate, in line with the predicted industry resurgence over the coming years.

FlyBy has also launched the programme as a means of securing a sufficient number of quality instructors to support the next stage of the flight school’s growth; the school has purchased six new trainer aircraft and a new A320 simulator, as well as opened its second pilot training base, in the last 12 months alone, with plans to expand further over the next 24 months and beyond.

Based at Burgos International Airport in northern Spain, the course of the Cadet Programme is divided into three phases: a 14-month ATPL Integrated course, a 3-month Flight Instructor course and a 12-month Flight Instructor job. The course will take cadets through all aspects of pilot training, from theory and ground school to A320 simulator training, followed by flight instructor training.

At €89,750, the all-inclusive course is being offered at one of the most competitive industry price points; all training, accommodation, meals, exam and test fees, equipment, insurance and uniforms are fully included, with no other costs or hidden fees, and cadets from all nationalities are open to apply.

Register your interest in the FlyBy Cadet programme: https://pilotsclub.flybyschool.com/cadet-program-atpl-integrated-commercial-flight-pilot-training/

Alex Alvarez, CEO of FlyBy, said:

“Despite the difficulties of 2020, we have great confidence in the resurgence of the commercial aviation industry over the next few years.

“Through the FlyBy Cadet Programme, we want to find the brightest cadets and give them the best opportunity to secure excellent jobs in commercial aviation, at the most competitive price point available.

“We are the first flight school to offer a course of this kind, and in less than 18 months’ time cadets on the course will have not only the best skills as experienced and trained instructors, but a guaranteed job to further build up their industry experience.”

About FlyBy Aviation Academy

FlyBy Aviation Academy is the commercial trademark of Flybai SL of Spain. FlyBy is an approved Training Organisation registered with the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority and recognised within EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). They operate from Burgos, located in Northern Spain.

Characterized by the unrivalled employment opportunities offered to graduates, FlyBy’s EASA approved 14-month ATP Integrated Course is focused towards International students planning careers as professional airline pilots.

FlyBy’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) programme takes students with little or no previous flying experience and prepares them for a career at an airline anywhere in the world, starting as First Officer right after graduation.

FlyBy’s 2018-2019 graduates are now flying for airlines around the globe including British Airways, Iberia, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, ALS, Kuwait Airways, and many more.