Become an airline pilot

Can I become a pilot?
Our philosophy
Selection procedure
The programme
How to apply?
Scholarship

Can I become a pilot?

Do you have “pilot DNA” running through your veins? It’s made up of 3 major elements: knowledge, skills, and attitude. You should already have some basic knowledge and skills: more specifically, a thorough knowledge of maths, science, and languages, i.e. secondary education (general or technical education). As a pilot, you’ll also need a specific set of skills related to hand-eye coordination, stress resistance, and 3D insight, all of which will be tested in our COMPASS test. Finding the right attitude is up to you: as a pilot, you’ll be evaluated constantly throughout your life, so a healthy dose of self-criticism is essential. Punctuality is another vital element in your career, and that goes for your flight training as well. Pilots should also be team players: your fellow students and future colleagues and crew are not your competitors, but your teammates. A healthy sense of duty and respect for authority and rules are part of the right attitude as well.

Do you need prior experience flying a glider or a PC flight simulator to be able to pass the training? Not at all! All you need is the right basic knowledge (which you can always work on), basic skills, and attitude — we’ll take care of the rest. You definitely don’t need to be an engineer or have any kind of extensive scientific background. Sometimes it’s far more important to have a strong sense of study discipline and to understand which of your skills are “weaker”, than to have a full grasp of maths and physics.

Minimum requirements

17 to 38 years old, with a blank criminal record

Good English skills, fluent oral communication

Legal EU citizenship or an international Belgian student visa

Degree in secondary education (general/technical), with a minimum of 3 hours of maths and 2 hours of physics per week

Medical requirements

No colour blindness

No night blindness

Capable of passing EASA class 1 medical certificate

Pilot DNA

A successful airline pilot needs to develop their “pilot DNA”: a combination of knowledge, skills, and attitude. That’s why we’ve established an intensive screening process to select the right candidates.

Our screening looks for candidates possessing the following qualities:

strong self-insight

proactive attitude

good decision taking

team player

sense of responsibility

positive attitude towards feedback

More about the selection procedure

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Our philosophy
Selection procedure
The programme
How to apply?
Scholarship

Ready to make your dream come true?