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FLIGHT TRAINING IN SPAIN

GRUPO ONE AIR

E-ATO 190

New Times, New Concepts.
Welcome to Aviation — Welcome to One Air.

One Air is a flight training centre in Spain approved by the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) and certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as Approved Training Organisation E-ATO 190.

Our flight school has its main base of operations at Malaga International Airport, which, given its location in the south of Spain, offers the best weather conditions in Europe for the training of pilots.

Founded in 2010 by commercial pilots and instructors, One Air is an aviation school created by pilots, for pilots. Our philosophy essentially boils down to equipping our students with the latest top-end technologies in the aviation sector and offering the highest standards of safety.

 

inside Alsim Alx flight simulator in One air Spain company

WHAT AIRCRAFT DOES OUR FLIGHT SCHOOL OFFER?

Our fleet follows the same unified philosophy as the leading airlines in the world by only operating aircraft fabricated by Diamond Aircraft Industries and Cirrus Design Corporation.

Both manufacturers use the latest generation materials (carbon fibre and composite materials) in the construction of their aircraft, and they are currently the two best aircraft manufacturers used in training in the world.

diamond aircraft logo and cirrus aircraft

We operate twin-engine Diamond DA42s and single-engine DA40 and DA20C1s, each of which are equipped with Garmin avionics systems (Garmin glass cockpit G1000, Garmin glass cockpit G500, Garmin touch panel G650, etc).

We also have single-engine Cirrus SR20s, equipped with glass cockpit technology and modern Avidyne IFD 440 touch panels, with wireless connectivity and synthetic vision.

Our aviation school has more than 20 aircraft and simulators.

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Diamond DA20 

Single-engine

C1 G500 / G650

8 Aircraft

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Diamond DA40 

Single-engine

G1000

1 Aircraft

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Diamond DA42 

Twin-engine

G1000

2 Aircraft

Cirrus SR20

Single-engine

Glass Cockpit

2 Aircraft

FNPT II APS MCC ALX

Medium Jet

Airbus A320

1 Simulator

FNPT II AL42

Twin-engine DA42

Replica

1 Simulator

Full Motion

Full Motion

Crosswind

1 Simulator

G1000

Garmin 1000

Simulator

1 Simulator

Virtual Cockpit VR

Instrumental Simulator

4 Simulators

  • We have recently acquired the latest generation FNPTII Alsim AL42 simulator, as used by the worlds top aviation schools. This simulator is the first of its type in Spain and was incorporated into our facilities in May 2019.
  •  It will be used for IR and PBN training and is an exact replica of our twin-engine Diamond DA42 aircraft, which students subsequently fly, thereby ensuring a seamless transition to the in-flight phase of the training.

  • In 2017, we acquired the first state-of-the-art FNPTII Alsim ALX flight simulator in Spain. This simulator is certified for three different classes of aircraft (SEP, MEP and Medium Jet Airbus A320) enabling the PBN, Single-Engine, Multi-Engine, Instrument Rating, MCC, APS MCC and JOC courses.
  • In 2019, we led the way again as the first ATO in Europe to acquire a cross-wind specific Full Motion simulator.
  • alsim al42 simulator with opened glass cockpit available in one air flight school

Alsim ALX

A320 – MCC – APS

Alsim AL42

DA42 REPLICA

GARMIN 1000

SIMULATOR

Full Motion XWIND

RED BIRD

COCKPIT VR

INSTRUMENTAL

  • In 2019, for our 10th anniversary, we greatly expanded our facilities available to instructors and students furthering our aim of being a benchmark of quality and innovation in the aviation sector.

We offer a complete range of courses for pilot training.

(CRI)

Class Rating Instructor

Remotely Piloted Aircraft

RPA | Drone Ratings

ICAO

Aviation English
Licence Conversion

International Radiotelepony Training

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Fly from Málaga International Airport

Part of your training will be completed at the 24-hour Málaga International Airport, so you can learn to fly with real commercial air traffic. This is being highly valued by airlines looking to hire.

In addition, our students enjoy luxury 5* accommodation, a specific Garmin 1000 trainer (based on the Citation Mustang jet), bilingual and intensive training, a virtual reality suite, a library and multimedia classrooms, an online platform, English classes to prepare for interviews, personalized tutorials and employment guaranteed by contract.

  • FLY IN STATE-OF-THE-ART AIRCRAFT WITH THE HIGHEST SAFETY STANDARDS

    multi-engine diamond da42 plane on the airport runway of malaga

DID YOU KNOW…?

…that the United States Air Force (USAF) uses Diamond and Cirrus aircraft for their initial pilot training?

  • Garmin G1000

    The Most Advanced Technology

A SCHOOL CREATED BY PILOTS FOR PILOTS

  • three aircraft landed in the form of triangulation

Your excellence, our priority

Our main objective is to offer our students the highest quality standards so that they can make the most of their aviation training

OUR FNPT II SIMULATORS ARE CERTIFIED UNDER EASA EUROPEAN REGULATION

FNPT II SEP, FNPT II MEP and FNPT II MCC with PBN capabilities

Circular diagram of each training mode available in the alsim alx at one air aviation school

OUR STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS ARE RECRUITED BY SOME OF THE TOP NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE COMPANIES

WHAT OUR PILOTS AND STUDENTS THINK ABOUT OUR COURSES?

There’s no one better to introduce us than our former students, current students and instructors, who can vouch for the quality of our training.

“One Air is the dream of someone passionate about aviation who fought to create something that he and many of us did not have when we were training to enter the thrilling profession that is piloting. A reputable school with highly qualified staff, next-generation aircraft and impeccable maintenance. Everything is taken care of with the utmost devotion so that you will leave the school with a smile, whether you are an enthusiast, student or professional. I always drop by the school when I can to enjoy the aircraft and take a flight along the coast, which I strongly recommend.”

Álvaro Quintano737-800NG Commander for Norwegian Air Shuttle

“My time at One Air was tremendously rewarding and challenging. I have been able to teach what I know and learn from my colleagues and students. The experience of flying with a brand-new Diamond fleet in my city (Malaga), has made me appreciate something that I will undoubtedly miss in the coming years. The way I was treated at the school as an instructor was exemplary; this is something I have tried to convey to my students, always giving them my best and enjoying my profession.”

Carlos Noé BarbaFirst Officer for VOLOTEA and former One Air instructor

“One Air were the first to put their trust in me to work with them and it has been a real luxury to start my career with new aircraft and facilities. Malaga is the perfect place to train in a professional environment and unparalleled weather conditions. If I were to work as an instructor again, it would be my first choice.”

Agustín Grondona737-800 First Officer for Ryanari and for One Air instructor

“A short time ago I began my adventure at One Air to train as a commercial pilot, and I am really proud of the training I am undergoing to make my career and of the fantastic team they have, who are friendly and approachable. Thanks to them I am making my dreams come true.”

Alberto Medina BarreraA320 First Officer for Vueling

“I recently started my adventure with One Air, to train as a commercial pilot, and I’m very proud of the training that I’m receiving to pursue my career and of the magnificent team that they have here. Thanks to them I’m making my dreams a reality.”

Marcos Jesús CotesStudent Pilot

“I finished the professional Drone/RPA piloting course with the DJI Phantom 3 drone, training to get my certification for this model. I am absolutely delighted with the school’s training method, which allowed me to learn in simple terms with no prior knowledge.”

Elisa ReyProfessional Drone/RPA Pilot#

“Being able to renew my ME (multi-engine) rating in the Diamond DA42 G1000 is a real luxury. And flying from the international airport was an impressive experience. Best of all, the price was below average and it was all actual flying!”

Susan ChariceCommercial ATPL/CPL Pilot#

“In 2013 and 2014 I was lucky enough to work for One Air as an instructor. From the very first day I joined the wonderful team I was treated with the utmost cordiality and professionalism, and still today I am treated excellently. I have witnessed the school’s growth, with great ambitions that have always been grounded in aviation training with the most advanced technologies and extremely qualified staff. I am proud to say that I have been part of One Air and I will always be grateful for the way I was treated and for them having allowed me to develop my profession in one of the best work environments and with the best equipment. I wholeheartedly recommend One Air to anyone who dreams of becoming a pilot!”

Expedito ArrabalFirst Officer at SUSI AIR (INDONESIA)

YOUR FLIGHT SCHOOL EQUIPPED WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY

One Air, as Malaga’s official flight school, is rapidly becoming one of the leading schools in Europe.

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DISCOVER WHY STUDENTS CHOOSE US

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions from future pilots

Medical, physical and admission requirements

The minimum requirements are to be 17 years old and to pass a simple Class 1 medical examination if opting for a Commercial Pilot License, CPL(A). For a Private Pilot License, PPL(A), or a Light Aircraft Pilot License, LAPL, as well as being 17 years old you must pass a Class 2 medical examination. One Air will be pleased to provide you with all the information you need to obtain the right certificate.

No. Flying is actually quite mundane in this regard. In fact, in the United States, all kinds of people of all ages enjoy the wonderful world of aviation.

Yes, certain vision deficiencies are allowed.

You must get a medical examination from a health centre recognised by AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency. How often you are required to go will depend on your age.

You don’t need a language certificate to study with us, but you ought to have enough proficiency in English to be able to follow the lessons. We interview prospective students in order to make sure they have enough English proficiency and we also offer English classes (included in the Airline Pilot Programme) for students to improve their English and obtain an English proficiency certificate. Knowledge of Spanish, however, is not needed.

In addition to the medical certificate required if you are studying to become a commercial pilot, you must have a bachelor’s degree or take an admission exam. At One Air we will provide you with all the information you need and help you prepare for the exam. If what you want is to become a private pilot, the only requirement is to be eager to learn and have fun in the thrilling world that is aviation.

All about ratings

A rating is an authorisation to be able to fly a certain type of aeroplane or to do so in certain weather conditions (e.g. instrumental flight). There are also ratings that allow you to perform certain jobs.

An Instrument Rating allows you to fly in low-visibility conditions, in an aircraft authorised for instrument flight.

The multi-engine rating enables you to fly aircraft with two or more engines.

By carrying out the corresponding flight revalidations and renewals.

Syllabus + Exams

Almost from the beginning of the course, after previously completing some theoretical classes and the basic simulator phase.

It depends on which course you have chosen, as they all have different durations. You can find more specific information on course duration in the Private Pilot License or Commercial Pilot License course sections.

Theoretical exams are carried out at the school and at AESA, the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency. There are also in-flight tests called proficiency tests.

No, but, of course, you have to study! At One Air, we will provide you with all the necessary materials for you to successfully pass your exams. The theoretical exams are multiple-choice and the practical exams are in-flight.

No. At the beginning, the plane will fly for you and you will be instructed and supervised by a trained instructor. You will get your own ‘wings’ before you can imagine!

As long as the plane is well-maintained and up-to-date with all its periodic checks, and is flown by a qualified and prudent pilot, flying is the safest means of transport. At One Air, we have new aeroplanes equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and which undergo maintenance under the highest safety standards.

No. Your instructor will allow you to fly only when you have learned to perform certain maneuvers. Safe takeoffs and landings and maintaining positive control of the aircraft are some of the necessary requirements.

Practically, yes – although there are certain restricted areas.

It depends on the course. Some can be started immediately and others can only be taken after the student has obtained a license.

Choosing the best flight school

There are several crucial factors, but mainly the personnel, how new and advanced the fleet is and the facilities at the school’s disposal, such as having older or newer simulators.

The airport environment is also very important since training at an international airport like Malaga will always provide students with more valuable experience than anywhere else.

And finally, the weather is also essential since flights are made in favourable weather conditions – so if you carry out your training in an area with better weather you will reach your required flight hours sooner.

The advantage of a modular course is that you will not have to repeat each phase that you complete. In an integrated course, either you complete the entire course or you will not receive any kind of licence.

In the US, 90% of pilots obtain their licences through modular courses. Over the course of your training you will accumulate more than 200 hours of actual flight in total, which is an essential requirement to qualify for job interviews for airlines.

MCC is the Multi-Crew Cooperation rating. The course is best done in a specific simulator for the most common aircraft (A320/B737). In addition, we have a simulator based on Airbus A320, one of the most widely used aircraft.

Yes. In One Air, you will only fly new Diamond and Cirrus aircraft equipped with the latest technology, which are the best aircraft for training.

Without any doubt, at an airport equipped for instrument flight – all the better if it is a 24-hour airport. At airports like the Cuatro Vientos in Madrid you are limited to flying under visual flight rules only. In Málaga, however, you have a H24 international airport that supports instrument approaches.

It’s quite self-explanatory – a flight simulator emulates the conditions, the cockpit, the controls, and the visuals of a real flight. At One Air, before you start flying, you will take a course with our simulators to get used to the cockpit environment.

In this way, you can take full advantage of your actual flight hours. Besides, we work with the best Alsim simulators.

If your question wasn’t answered here…

Keeping update with the latest technologies should be a priority for any pilot school worth its salt. Establishing ourselves as one of the best equipped flight schools in Europe is our goal.

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At One Air we constantly developing the way in which we offer our aviation training, introducing changes that have played a key role in the success of the organization. The quality control, as well as a great team, is what makes our flight school a place where you can learn to fly while enjoying one of the most advanced and top-of-the-range aircraft fleets in Europe.