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Single Engine Pistons Class (SEP) Rating

Single Engine Pistons (SEP)

Access our SEP qualification training, which will enable you to fly single engine aircraft

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Gain access to fly all single-engine piston aircraft

The purpose of the Single Engine Pistons (SEP) class rating is to enable you to work as a pilot on the class of aircraft specified in the rating. This rating is valid for 24 months and at the end of validity, Astonfly can enable you to extend it.

Admission requirements for the SEP single-engine piston class training


Right to
study within EU

Medical aptitude

Class 1 or 2
specific to PART-MED regulations

Medical Centres


LAPL (A), PPL (A),
CPL (A) or ATPL (A)

Astonfly assessment

Theory with multiple choice questions +
Flight on single-engine aircraft

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Duration of training

The training is on request according to your availability.


Your single-engine pistons (SEP) class training programme in detail

The SEP course teaches you the specificities of flying single-engine piston aircraft, including engine failure in the field.

Minimum 1 hour of flight instruction on single-engine aircraft

Validity and extension of your SEP rating

The SEP qualification is valid 24 months starting from the day of issue. It can be extended for a further 24 months by passing an revalidation flight exam within 3 months prior to the expiry of validity or by justifying 12 hours of flight experience (including 6 hours as captain, 12 take-offs/landings, 1 hour of flight with an instructor) within the last 12 months before the validity expires.
Beyond that, you must complete an additional training course specific to the renewal of this qualification.

SEP validity period





Extension period by experience (12 flight hours)

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Your training centre

Find out about your training centre’s resources.

Paris - Toussus le Noble

The SEP training course takes place in Toussus le Noble on the Diamond 172S, a modern G1000 avionics training aircraft, particularly renowned for its flight demonstration capabilities.

Cessna 172S
Single-engine aircraft

Persons on board



Garmin 1000

Cruising speed

124 Kts


680 Nm

Maximum altitude

13 000 ft


380 Kg

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Your online interface

Astonfly provides you with a dedicated digital platform to follow your training.


Consult the programming of your sessions (schedules, instructors, aircraft, simulators, classroom).

Progress booklet

For each flight or simulator exercise, a rating out of 5 is reported by your instructor via the Astonfly online interface in order to create a progress map of your educational journey.

Financial accounts

Track your payments and debits throughout your training and download your invoices online.

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Request a quote for your SEP training

You will receive your quote immediately and be contacted as soon as possible by our teams.

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