1st FLIGHT SCHOOL IN FRANCE

Founded in 2004 by Charles Clair and owned by Clair Group, with more than 150 pilots trained each year, Astonfly is the leading flight school in France.

All training courses delivered by Astonfly are certified by the Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile (DGAC) and comply with the directives of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Partner of airlines

Astonfly assists you with its partners
up to your first employment.

Latest generation fleet

A homogeneous fleet of over 30 aircraft
equipped with glass cockpit G1000 avionics.

Highly competent instructors

Bilingual instructors with renowned
pedagogical expertise.

Modern facilities

Unique training campus dedicated to your
to your passion of flying.

Airline partner

Airline partner

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OCT

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Open Day

Join us for our Open Day on Saturday, 1 October 2022 from 10am to 6pm at our centre in Toussus le Noble. This will be an opportunity to discover our premises, to exchange with our students and instructors.

  • Astonfly
  • Public

10:00 - 18:00

Aéroport de Toussus le Noble Batiment 313 - Zone Ouest, 78117 Châteaufort

Add to calendar 10/01/22 10:00 AM 10/01/22 6:00 PM Open Day Join us for our Open Day on Saturday, 1 October 2022 from 10am to 6pm at our centre in Toussus le Noble. This will be an opportunity to discover our premises, to exchange with our students and instructors. Aéroport de Toussus le Noble Batiment 313 - Zone Ouest, 78117 Châteaufort
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FEBR

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Salon des Formations et Métiers Aéronautiques

We will be present from 3rd to 5th of February 2022 at the SFMA Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget.

  • Astonfly
  • Public

10:00 - 17:00

Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget

Add to calendar 02/03/23 10:00 AM 02/05/23 5:00 PM Salon des Formations et Métiers Aéronautiques We will be present from 3rd to 5th of February 2022 at the SFMA Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget. Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget
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FEB

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Open Day

Join us for our Open Day on Saturday, 11 February 2023 from 10am to 6pm at our centre in Toussus le Noble. This will be an opportunity to discover our premises, to exchange with our students and instructors.

  • Astonfly
  • Public

10:00 - 18:00

Aéroport de Toussus le Noble Batiment 313 - Zone Ouest, 78117 Châteaufort

Add to calendar 02/11/23 10:00 AM 02/11/23 6:00 PM Open Day Join us for our Open Day on Saturday, 11 February 2023 from 10am to 6pm at our centre in Toussus le Noble. This will be an opportunity to discover our premises, to exchange with our students and instructors. Aéroport de Toussus le Noble Batiment 313 - Zone Ouest, 78117 Châteaufort
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JUNE

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Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace

We will be present from 19 to 25 June 2023 at the Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget.

  • Astonfly
  • Public

10:00 - 17:00

Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget

Add to calendar 06/19/23 10:00 AM 06/25/23 5:00 PM Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace We will be present from 19 to 25 June 2023 at the Salon International de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget. Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace, Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget
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A TEAM DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Olivier Chirpaz

Olivier Chirpaz

Deputy Chief Flight Instructor

Professional pilot since 1992, instructor for more than 18 years, he joined ASTONFLY in 2014 where his very solid experience of more than 10.000 hours of instruction and his skills as IRI, CRI and PPL examiner, as well as his qualifications on ATR turboprop and C510 jet give him a richness that he brings to the instructors pole.

Lucille Delcampe

Lucille Delcampe

Quality Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in QSE Management and after a first professional experience in the aviation industry, she joined the Paris Air Show in 2017. At the beginning of 2020, she joined CLAIR GROUP and its subsidiary ASTONFLY as Quality and Safety Manager in order to guarantee the best level of performance in training and to maintain this flight school as the first in France.

Patrick Milward

Patrick Milward

General Manager

With a scientific and commercial background, completed by an MBA, he benefits from 20 years of experience in team management. With a private pilot license and an unlimited passion for aviation, he joined ASTONFLY in 2017 as Sales Director. Appointed General Manager at the beginning of 2020, he has at heart to lead ASTONFLY even more towards the excellence and rigor of a major European training center.

Tarek Fourati

Tarek Fourati

Sales Manager

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sales and Marketing Management, this aeronautics and automotive enthusiast has nearly 10 years of experience, including 3 years as a Sales Engineer for one of the international leaders in the elevator industry. He joins ASTONFLY as Sales Manager in 2018. His expertise of the sector and his performances allow him to become Sales Manager in 2020.

Maxime Taieb

Maxime Taieb

Chief Flight Instructor

Young graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, he joins the ASTONFLY school in 2018 where he will follow his pilot training. Having 500 flight hours, he joins the team of Instructors at the end of his training. His knowledge, analysis and expertise on C172, DA42, DA62, DR400, TBM850 and TB20 allow him to become Flight Safety Correspondent and then Chief Flight Instructor in 2022.

Laurent Carpi

Laurent Carpi

Deputy Head of Training

With more than 25 years of experience as an Instructor in Europe and the United States, he has supported the development of ASTONFLY since its beginnings 13 years ago. Today, he is Deputy Head of Training and Instructor for the ASTONFLY training center in Toussus le Noble and for the airline ASTONJET in Le Bourget.

Alexandre Berland

Alexandre Berland

Customer and Operations Manager

A graduate of the EF School of Miami and a Master’s degree in Business Engineering and Management in Paris, he worked for one of the largest French luxury groups before joining ASTONFLY in 2018 as Aeronautical Operator. At the end of 2019, he is appointed Customers and Operations Manager. This motor sport enthusiast has a team of 6 employees and a perfect quality customer relationship to succeed.

Jérôme Pujot Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Jérôme Pujot

Head of Training

With 25 years of experience and more than 12,000 flight hours in the aeronautical sector, he has had the opportunity to explore the different facets of the pilot's profession. His multiple missions as a flight instructor and examiner, pilot in command in various organisations, ATO, airline and business aviation allowed him to strengthen his expertise and increase his responsibilities. His objective today is to bring the students to a high level of excellence, thanks to a rigorous and adapted pedagogy.

Etienne Peltier Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Etienne Peltier

Chief Ground Instructor

After studying in IT, Etienne switched to the airline industry. He joined Astonfly's integrated training in 2019, after years of flying light aircraft and working as a steward in a long distance airline. He joined the ranks of the ATP theoretical team in early 2021. His pedagogical skills and competencies allowed him to progress to Chief Ground Instructor in 2022.

Arthur Boutin Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Arthur Boutin

Airlines Partnership Manager

A true aviation enthusiast who speaks 4 languages, he holds a Master's degree in Management from UTS, the prestigious University of Technology in Sydney. He started his career with an airline as a salesman and joined Astonfly in 2022 as an Airline's Partnership Manager.

Olivier Chirpaz

Deputy Chief Flight Instructor

Professional pilot since 1992, instructor for more than 18 years, he joined ASTONFLY in 2014 where his very solid experience of more than 10.000 hours of instruction and his skills as IRI, CRI and PPL examiner, as well as his qualifications on ATR turboprop and C510 jet give him a richness that he brings to the instructors pole.

Lucille Delcampe

Quality Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in QSE Management and after a first professional experience in the aviation industry, she joined the Paris Air Show in 2017. At the beginning of 2020, she joined CLAIR GROUP and its subsidiary ASTONFLY as Quality and Safety Manager in order to guarantee the best level of performance in training and to maintain this flight school as the first in France.

Patrick Milward

General Manager

With a scientific and commercial background, completed by an MBA, he benefits from 20 years of experience in team management. With a private pilot license and an unlimited passion for aviation, he joined ASTONFLY in 2017 as Sales Director. Appointed General Manager at the beginning of 2020, he has at heart to lead ASTONFLY even more towards the excellence and rigor of a major European training center.

Tarek Fourati

Sales Manager

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sales and Marketing Management, this aeronautics and automotive enthusiast has nearly 10 years of experience, including 3 years as a Sales Engineer for one of the international leaders in the elevator industry. He joins ASTONFLY as Sales Manager in 2018. His expertise of the sector and his performances allow him to become Sales Manager in 2020.

Maxime Taieb

Chief Flight Instructor

Young graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, he joins the ASTONFLY school in 2018 where he will follow his pilot training. Having 500 flight hours, he joins the team of Instructors at the end of his training. His knowledge, analysis and expertise on C172, DA42, DA62, DR400, TBM850 and TB20 allow him to become Flight Safety Correspondent and then Chief Flight Instructor in 2022.

Laurent Carpi

Deputy Head of Training

With more than 25 years of experience as an Instructor in Europe and the United States, he has supported the development of ASTONFLY since its beginnings 13 years ago. Today, he is Deputy Head of Training and Instructor for the ASTONFLY training center in Toussus le Noble and for the airline ASTONJET in Le Bourget.

Alexandre Berland

Customer and Operations Manager

A graduate of the EF School of Miami and a Master’s degree in Business Engineering and Management in Paris, he worked for one of the largest French luxury groups before joining ASTONFLY in 2018 as Aeronautical Operator. At the end of 2019, he is appointed Customers and Operations Manager. This motor sport enthusiast has a team of 6 employees and a perfect quality customer relationship to succeed.

Jérôme Pujot

Head of Training

With 25 years of experience and more than 12,000 flight hours in the aeronautical sector, he has had the opportunity to explore the different facets of the pilot's profession. His multiple missions as a flight instructor and examiner, pilot in command in various organisations, ATO, airline and business aviation allowed him to strengthen his expertise and increase his responsibilities. His objective today is to bring the students to a high level of excellence, thanks to a rigorous and adapted pedagogy.

Etienne Peltier

Chief Ground Instructor

After studying in IT, Etienne switched to the airline industry. He joined Astonfly's integrated training in 2019, after years of flying light aircraft and working as a steward in a long distance airline. He joined the ranks of the ATP theoretical team in early 2021. His pedagogical skills and competencies allowed him to progress to Chief Ground Instructor in 2022.

Arthur Boutin

Airlines Partnership Manager

A true aviation enthusiast who speaks 4 languages, he holds a Master's degree in Management from UTS, the prestigious University of Technology in Sydney. He started his career with an airline as a salesman and joined Astonfly in 2022 as an Airline's Partnership Manager.

A TEAM DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Arthur Boutin Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Arthur Boutin

Airlines Partnership Manager

A true aviation enthusiast who speaks 4 languages, he holds a Master's degree in Management from UTS, the prestigious University of Technology in Sydney. He started his career with an airline as a salesman and joined Astonfly in 2022 as an Airline's Partnership Manager.

Maxime Taieb

Maxime Taieb

Chief Flight Instructor

Young graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, he joins the ASTONFLY school in 2018 where he will follow his pilot training. Having 500 flight hours, he joins the team of Instructors at the end of his training. His knowledge, analysis and expertise on C172, DA42, DA62, DR400, TBM850 and TB20 allow him to become Flight Safety Correspondent and then Chief Flight Instructor in 2022.

Laurent Carpi

Laurent Carpi

Deputy Head of Training

With more than 25 years of experience as an Instructor in Europe and the United States, he has supported the development of ASTONFLY since its beginnings 13 years ago. Today, he is Deputy Head of Training and Instructor for the ASTONFLY training center in Toussus le Noble and for the airline ASTONJET in Le Bourget.

Tarek Fourati

Tarek Fourati

Sales Manager

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sales and Marketing Management, this aeronautics and automotive enthusiast has nearly 10 years of experience, including 3 years as a Sales Engineer for one of the international leaders in the elevator industry. He joins ASTONFLY as Sales Manager in 2018. His expertise of the sector and his performances allow him to become Sales Manager in 2020.

Alexandre Berland

Alexandre Berland

Responsable Clientèle et Opérations

Diplômé de l’EF School of Miami et d’un Master en Ingénierie d’Affaires et Management à Paris, il a travaillé pour l’un des plus grands groupes de luxe français avant d’intégrer ASTONFLY en 2018 en tant qu’Opérateur Aéronautique. Fin 2019, il est nommé au poste de Directeur Clientèle et Opérations.

Arthur Boutin

Airlines Partnership Manager

A true aviation enthusiast who speaks 4 languages, he holds a Master's degree in Management from UTS, the prestigious University of Technology in Sydney. He started his career with an airline as a salesman and joined Astonfly in 2022 as an Airline's Partnership Manager.

Maxime Taieb

Chief Flight Instructor

Young graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics, he joins the ASTONFLY school in 2018 where he will follow his pilot training. Having 500 flight hours, he joins the team of Instructors at the end of his training. His knowledge, analysis and expertise on C172, DA42, DA62, DR400, TBM850 and TB20 allow him to become Flight Safety Correspondent and then Chief Flight Instructor in 2022.

Laurent Carpi

Deputy Head of Training

With more than 25 years of experience as an Instructor in Europe and the United States, he has supported the development of ASTONFLY since its beginnings 13 years ago. Today, he is Deputy Head of Training and Instructor for the ASTONFLY training center in Toussus le Noble and for the airline ASTONJET in Le Bourget.

Tarek Fourati

Sales Manager

With a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sales and Marketing Management, this aeronautics and automotive enthusiast has nearly 10 years of experience, including 3 years as a Sales Engineer for one of the international leaders in the elevator industry. He joins ASTONFLY as Sales Manager in 2018. His expertise of the sector and his performances allow him to become Sales Manager in 2020.

Alexandre Berland

Responsable Clientèle et Opérations

Diplômé de l’EF School of Miami et d’un Master en Ingénierie d’Affaires et Management à Paris, il a travaillé pour l’un des plus grands groupes de luxe français avant d’intégrer ASTONFLY en 2018 en tant qu’Opérateur Aéronautique. Fin 2019, il est nommé au poste de Directeur Clientèle et Opérations.

A TEAM DEDICATED TO YOUR SUCCESS

Etienne Peltier Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Etienne Peltier

Chief Ground Instructor

After studying in IT, Etienne switched to the airline industry. He joined Astonfly's integrated training in 2019, after years of flying light aircraft and working as a steward in a long distance airline. He joined the ranks of the ATP theoretical team in early 2021. His pedagogical skills and competencies allowed him to progress to Chief Ground Instructor in 2022.

Jérôme Pujot Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Jérôme Pujot

Head of Training

With 25 years of experience and more than 12,000 flight hours in the aeronautical sector, he has had the opportunity to explore the different facets of the pilot's profession. His multiple missions as a flight instructor and examiner, pilot in command in various organisations, ATO, airline and business aviation allowed him to strengthen his expertise and increase his responsibilities. His objective today is to bring the students to a high level of excellence, thanks to a rigorous and adapted pedagogy.

Lucille Delcampe

Lucille Delcampe

Quality Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in QSE Management and after a first professional experience in the aviation industry, she joined the Paris Air Show in 2017. At the beginning of 2020, she joined CLAIR GROUP and its subsidiary ASTONFLY as Quality and Safety Manager in order to guarantee the best level of performance in training and to maintain this flight school as the first in France.

Patrick Milward

Patrick Milward

General Manager

With a scientific and commercial background, completed by an MBA, he benefits from 20 years of experience in team management. With a private pilot license and an unlimited passion for aviation, he joined ASTONFLY in 2017 as Sales Director. Appointed General Manager at the beginning of 2020, he has at heart to lead ASTONFLY even more towards the excellence and rigor of a major European training center.

Olivier Chirpaz

Olivier Chirpaz

Deputy Chief Flight Instructor

Professional pilot since 1992, instructor for more than 18 years, he joined ASTONFLY in 2014 where his very solid experience of more than 10.000 hours of instruction and his skills as IRI, CRI and PPL examiner, as well as his qualifications on ATR turboprop and C510 jet give him a richness that he brings to the instructors pole.

Etienne Peltier

Chief Ground Instructor

After studying in IT, Etienne switched to the airline industry. He joined Astonfly's integrated training in 2019, after years of flying light aircraft and working as a steward in a long distance airline. He joined the ranks of the ATP theoretical team in early 2021. His pedagogical skills and competencies allowed him to progress to Chief Ground Instructor in 2022.

Jérôme Pujot

Head of Training

With 25 years of experience and more than 12,000 flight hours in the aeronautical sector, he has had the opportunity to explore the different facets of the pilot's profession. His multiple missions as a flight instructor and examiner, pilot in command in various organisations, ATO, airline and business aviation allowed him to strengthen his expertise and increase his responsibilities. His objective today is to bring the students to a high level of excellence, thanks to a rigorous and adapted pedagogy.

Lucille Delcampe

Quality Manager

She holds a Master’s degree in QSE Management and after a first professional experience in the aviation industry, she joined the Paris Air Show in 2017. At the beginning of 2020, she joined CLAIR GROUP and its subsidiary ASTONFLY as Quality and Safety Manager in order to guarantee the best level of performance in training and to maintain this flight school as the first in France.

Patrick Milward

General Manager

With a scientific and commercial background, completed by an MBA, he benefits from 20 years of experience in team management. With a private pilot license and an unlimited passion for aviation, he joined ASTONFLY in 2017 as Sales Director. Appointed General Manager at the beginning of 2020, he has at heart to lead ASTONFLY even more towards the excellence and rigor of a major European training center.

Olivier Chirpaz

Deputy Chief Flight Instructor

Professional pilot since 1992, instructor for more than 18 years, he joined ASTONFLY in 2014 where his very solid experience of more than 10.000 hours of instruction and his skills as IRI, CRI and PPL examiner, as well as his qualifications on ATR turboprop and C510 jet give him a richness that he brings to the instructors pole.

They have become pilots with Astonfly

Since its creation, Astonfly has trained more than 1,000 airline pilots,
currently working for over 50 airlines worldwide.

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Lucas Herail, First Officer, Boeing 737

I did my airline pilot’s training with Astonfly. Thanks to this high-quality training, I have acquired the rigour and professionalism which are essential skills for carrying out this profession.

I benefited from an adapted infrastructure, a team of instructors competent and a very modern fleet. Also, I consider that Astonfly brings together all the training qualities necessary for success in this job. Therefore, I recommend this flight school.

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David Sitruk, First Officer, Falcon 7X

Professional and rigorous school with many instructors in brand new premises. Latest generation aircraft, clean and available thanks to an on-site mechanic’s workshop and an efficient ramp service.

I completed my integrated training in less than 18 months, then was hired immediately afterwards by a business aviation airline co which was my objective. It is a real pleasure to have been trained at this school. I highly recommend it.

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Anthony Bégé, First Officer, Airbus A330

After a few years spent as a navigator in the Air Force, I decided to retrain as a civilian pilot to put the military experience I had gained to profit. When looking for a school to take the CPL licence and ME IR rating, I rapidly chose Astonfly. Indeed the use of a modern fleet, the issuing of EASA qualifications and the location in the Paris region were decisive.

This gamble paid off since, following my training, I started working as an instructor and then rapidly as an airline pilot Officer in business aviation and now as a First Officer with Corsair.

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Antoine Martorana, First Officer, Boeing 737

Astonfly was my number one choice for my commercial pilot training after a background as an aeronautical engineer. The professionalism of the school, the experienced instructors and the modern fleet of aircraft prepared me from the start for the standards of my first employers. I started my career as a single pilot on the Diamond DA62 and joined Ryanair with my training partner less than a year after leaving school.

The high standards and demands of my Astonfly training ensured a smooth transition to my Boeing 737NG rating. I certainly approached my training seriously but I have always enjoyed flying at this great school.

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Hugo Marques Costa, First Officer, Boeing 737

"Do it well, or don't do it''. This is the motto of Astonfly. After my baccalaureate, I was eager to complete my professional training. I finished my integrated course at Astonfly in september 2020.

This school near Paris was growing rapidly with a quality service and a state-of-the-art fleet similar to airliners. It was also well known for its theoretical and practical teaching methods, which enabled me to meet the requirements of the companies as soon as I finished my training, such as safety, adaptability, etc.

Less than a year after finishing my training, I got a job as an airline pilot officer with Ryanair. Becoming a pilot requires rigour and method, stress management and also the ability to learn from failures. That describes the typical career of a private and commercial pilot. I enjoyed it and I met some great people.

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Solal Gabin-Novel, First Officer, Boeing 737

After completing my ATPL training at ASTONFLY, from 2018 to 2020, I secured an airline-entry standard thanks to high quality instruction and state-of-the-art aircrafts. Some of my happiest time was spent at the school, and I’m very grateful for all the people I met there.

Throughout the course, the various instructors who trained me and the teaching team provided me with all the skills necessary to pass the exams but also the selections.It was the quality of the training that allowed a smooth transition to the line training. I was also able to benefit from a school whose size produces an environment close to what you would find in a company and a modern fleet adapted to professional training.

I have kept excellent personal and professional memories of this training and I warmly thank my instructors Olivier C. and Laurent L. for their rigour and professionalism.

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Olivier Larignon, First Officer, Boeing 737

In 2018, I joined ASTONFLY's school for an integrated ATP training. After graduating, and in the midst of a pandemic, I continued on an FI training course where I was offered a position. This position was a very enriching experience for me both technically and on a human level.

The quality of the teaching staff and the meeting with brilliant instructors gave me the opportunity to reach my goal in a field I am passionate about.
The methods inculcated by this school: the taste for work and effort, the sense of perseverance allowed me to be prepared for the type rating as well as for online operations.
In addition, the contacts with the various airlines are numerous and offer a possibility of opening up to working life.

I can only highly recommend this school and thank the whole team who supported me in my work to get to the controls of a liner.

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Pauline Foubart, First Officer, Cessna Citation Mustang C510

"I did my training at ASTONFLY from September 2018 to September 2020.
The theory was provided by the MERMOZ institute, I thank the theory instructors for their high quality teaching. This phase lasted a little less than 9 months.

Then came the practical part, I enjoyed my training. I also thank my two referent instructors for the CPL and IR (J.Gournet and PN.Guigard), thanks to them, I was ready for my practical exams. I was lucky to have as instructors, pilots in service, who were in various companies (AF, Ryanair, Flexjet etc.), and who taught me through flights and simulators the job of an airline pilot.

I am now an first officer at Astonjet, I like it very much. I am satisfied and happy with the theoretical and practical training I received at Astonfly, and I am even happier to work for Astonjet."

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Nicolas Jovanovic, First Officer, Boeing 737

As a former Astonfly student who followed an airline pilot’s training course, I was fortunate to have benefited from high-quality training, with a professionalism which met the requirements of the job, on a fleet of modern aircraft, with competent and demanding instructors.

Thanks to this quality training, I was lucky enough to pass my Boeing 737 qualification and then to be immediately selected by Air Baltic. I am currently pursuing my career with Norwegian Airline.

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