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

One Air is a flght training center in spain organisation 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 is based at the International Airport of Malaga, which, given its location in the south of Spain, offers the most favourable weather conditions for the training of pilots from all over Europe.

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


inside Alsim Alx flight simulator in One air Spain company


Our fleet is made up of the same aircraft used by the leading airlines in the world: Diamond Aircraft Industries. We have Diamond DA42 twin engines and DA40 and DA20C1 single engines, each of which are equipped with GARMIN avionics systems.

We have recently acquired the latest generation FNPTII Alsim AL42 simulator, as used by the worlds top aviation schools. This is the first simulator of its type in Spain and was incorporated into our installations 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.

  • alsim al42 simulator with opened glass cockpit available in one air flight school

In 2017 we acquired the first state-of-the-art FNPTII Alsim ALX flight simulator in Spain. Our simulator is AESA/EASA certified for Single-Engine Piston (SEP), Multi-Engine Piston (MEP), Medium Jet A320 and MCC/JOC courses.

We also offer every kind of training course for pilots: Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), Commercial Pilot Licence CPL(A), Instrument Rating (IR), Multi-Engine Rating (ME), Night VFR Rating (NVFR), Flight Instructor FI(A), Instrument Rating Instructor (IRI), Class Rating Instructor (CRI), Private Pilot Licence PPL (A), Light Aircraft Pilot Licence LAPL (A), ICAO English for Aviation, International Radio Operator Training, Multi Crew Co-operation (MCC), Jet Orientation Course (JOC), Revalidations and Renewals, ICAO Licence Conversion, Cabin Crew Training, Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), Drone Ratings, etc…

one air ato 190, approved training organisation
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Fly from Málaga’s International Airport

Part of your training will be completed at the H24 International Airport of Malaga, so you can learn to fly with real air traffic. This is being highly valued by airlines looking to hire.

In addition, our students enjoy an all-inclusive university campus, a specific GARMIN 1000 training system (based on the Citation Mustang jet), bilingual and intensive training, virtual reality resources, a library and multimedia classrooms, an apron area, English classes to prepare for work interviews, personalized tutorials and employment guaranteed by contract.


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


…that the United States Air Force (USAF) uses Diamond aircraft for their pilots’ initial training?

  • Garmin G1000

    The Most Advanced Technology


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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

airplane pilot looking at a twin-engine diamond da42 terrified with open cockpit


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


logos of airlines, lufthansa, ryanair, vueling, volotea, norwegian, air nostrum, airbaltic, iberia, atlasair, susiair, bintercanarias, urgemer


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)


One Air, as Malaga’s official flight school, is getting to be one of the leading schools in Europe.

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One Air Group on Spanish Television TVE 1.

One Air Group on Spanish Television Telecinco.





What medical requirements must I meet in order to apply for an aircraft pilot license?

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 happy to provide you with all the information you need to obtain the right certificate.

Do I need to undergo any special physical conditioning?

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.

Can I fly if my eyesight isn’t perfect?

Yes, certain vision deficiencies are allowed.

How do I keep my medical exams up-to-date?

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

Are there any language requirements to study at One Air?

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.

What are the school’s admission requirements?

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.

How do I keep my pilot licenses and ratings current?

By carrying out the corresponding flight revalidations and renewals.


What is a rating?

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

What is an Instrument Rating?

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

What is a Multi-Engine (ME) rating?

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

pilot woman inside a one airs diamond da42 with open cockpit



When can I start flying?

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

How much time do I have to finish my course?

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.

What kinds of exams are there?

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.

Is it difficult to learn to fly?

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!

Is it safe to fly?

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 airplanes equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and which undergo maintenance under the highest safety standards.

Do I have to train for a specific number of hours before my first solo flight?

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.

Can I fly wherever I want?

Practically, yes – although there are certain restricted areas.

Are Pilot exams very difficult?

No. Though as in everything, 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.

When do the airplane pilot courses start?

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


What is the most important thing when deciding on a school?

There are several crucial factors, but mainly the personnel, how new and advanced the fleet is and the means 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 a full experience more 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.

Should I choose a modular or integrated CPL+ATPL course?

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 in 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 airline companies.

What is MCC, and what is the best way to get it?

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

Is it important how old the aircraft fleet is?

Yes. In One Air, you will only fly new aircraft models equipped with the latest Diamond manufacturer technology, which is one the best aircraft for training.

Where is it best to take an instrument rating (IR) course?

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

What is a flight simulator and which is the best?

It’s quite self-explanatory – a flight simulator emulates the conditions, the cockpit, the controls, the visuals, etc. of a 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. In addition, we work with one of the best simulators, which also happens to be the first FNPT II ALSIM ALX Simulator in Spain.


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.

exterior view of the diamond da20 plane with a pilot instructor and a student

At One Air we have always been readapting the way 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.

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