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How to become a leisure pilot?

Lend wings to your passion

Have you always dreamed of becoming an aircraft pilot as a child? Take the plunge and discover with Astonfly the unique experience of piloting a plane


Become a pilot and travel without restrictions

Thanks to a few months' training, adapted to all levels and ages, piloting an aircraft is now an accessible leisure activity.
Set off to discover a new environment and make the most of the unique sensations with Astonfly's pilot instructors.

5 reasons to choose Astonfly for learning how to pilot a plane


Astonfly has ATO (Approved Training Organisation) certification issued by the DGAC
(Direction Général de l’Aviation Civile - Directorate General of Civil Aviation)


Highly certified instructors offering pedagogical expertise up to and including training future airline pilots.


Since 2004, Astonfly, theleading pilot school in France, has trained 1500+ pilots


Astonfly has a unique fleet of latest generation aircraft equipped with G1000 avionics


Astonfly adapts to your availability and allows you to carry out your training on demand 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Which training do you need to become a leisure pilot?

Astonfly provides non-professional pilot training for people wishing to fly for leisure.

Private Aircraft Pilot PPL (A)

The PPL (Private Pilot Licence) allows you to pilot an aircraft and to transport, free of charge, your family, friends or business associates.

As soon as you have obtained it, you will be able to rent or own your plane and travel without any restrictions

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They became Private Pilots thanks to Astonfly

Since its creation, Astonfly has trained more than 500 private pilots.

Jean Sébastien L.

« I obtained my PPL license from ASTONFLY in 2018. I really enjoyed my training, and in particular learning to fly on modern aircraft. I also recommend the school for the professionalism of its team of instructors.

Personally, joining this pilot training was made easier thanks to the very flexible schedule, adapted to people who wish to fly during the week. »

Marc-Henri D.

« I chose ASTONFLY to obtain my PPL (Private Pilot Licence). I really appreciated this rigorous training which now enables me to fly alone, with a high level of safety.

The strong points of this flying school: the flexibility of the training schedule, the availability of the aircraft and instructors, including at weekends, and the impeccably maintained equipment. Not to mention a very friendly ground staff, which also counts! »


FAQ: Private Pilot Training

The teaching standards at a professional ATO make it possible to reduce by half the flight time of a student on a PPL (A) training course as compared to the same training carried out within an associative structure such as an aeroclub where the instructors are generally volunteers. At Astonfly, the instructors are all full-time paid employees having a commercial pilot’s licence. They also have teaching resources adapted to quality teaching, particularly for the theory learning.