What are the medical requirements for commercial pilots?
Commercial pilots will have to get a Class 1 medical certificate. You can check the requirements on the Spanish Civil Aviation Authority (AESA) website. Glasses are allowed within certain limits.
If I get my licence in Spain, can I fly to other countries?
Yes, of course you can! The Spanish pilot licence, which is a European licence, is issued according to some of the most restrictive standards and, therefore, you can fly to different countries and even operate in them.
After obtaining my licence, is additional training required?
Yes – currently all companies require the Multiple-Crew Co-operation (MCC) Course. Subsequently and depending on the company, you will have to get a type rating – generally after the interview has been completed, as the conditions will be specific for each company. At One Air, our CPL course includes MCC training with our certified ALX A320 simulator.
Is accommodation provided for the duration of the course?
For students who are not from Malaga and need accommodation during the course, the school offers advisory services to help students find accommodation.
What additional costs are involved in training?
Accommodation and transport costs. One Air’s CPL course includes all the costs of extra fees, uniforms, etc. needed to complete the course.
What are the chances of finding work after completing my training?
Currently, the aviation sector is experiencing rapid expansion and, as forecasts improve, it is a great time to be a pilot. You can see the full report at https://www.oneair.es/crecimiento/.
Can do my training at a slower pace?
Safety is our main priority, and that is why our daily activity is largely conditioned by the weather. Fortunately we mainly operate at the International Airport of Malaga, as well as in La Axarquía (at the southern European coast). Operating in this area allows us to fly all year long. We make the most of days with bad weather to offer our students simulator sessions as much as possible. This way we manage to stick to the training periods established for the duration of the course.
What is the minimum age you have to be to become a commercial pilot?
You must be at least 18 years old to be able to start the CPL course.
What level of English do I need to become a pilot?
Since 2008, it is mandatory for every professional pilot to speak English at ICAO Level 4 Language Proficiency, at least. One Air Aviation Group is authorised to officially certify this requirement.
Is the commercial pilot course difficult?
No. The success rate among our graduates is very high – almost 100%. Most of the concepts are new to students and studying this course requires commitment, but with interest and motivation, you can pursue your dreams.