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Why choose Astonfly to become an airline pilot?

Understanding why Astonfly is unique



The choice of your training school will determine the perspective you wish to offer to your career.
This crucial choice deserves a relevant and objective analysis.

Because an airline pilot's knowledge and skills are not only demonstrated by obtaining his or her licence, Astonfly has been investing continuously for over 20 years to enable its students to acquire a level of skills that meets the requirements of the largest airlines.

More than just a trainer, Astonfly accompanies you until your first job.

Training capacity of 150 pilots per year.
Exclusive and modern fleet of 30 aircraft and 4 simulators.
7500m2 campus only 20 minutes from Paris.


20 years of experience in pilot training.
1500+ pilots trained since its inception.
Experienced instructors dedicated to your success.
The only flight school with its own airline, ASTONJET.


Exclusive partner of Europe’s leading employer, RYANAIR.
Preparation for airline selection.
100% English language training.
ASTONJOB international alumni network.


Bank loan with BNP Paribas at a preferential rate.
10% deposit on registration.
Payment of the balance spread over 18 months.
Training agreement in accordance with the SNPL (National Union of Airline Pilots) ethical charter.


In case of failure or drop out during the theoretical phase of the 14 ATPL theoretical certificates, Astonfly will reimburse you the full amount paid for your Integrated ATP training.


Astonfly maintains your qualifications for 3 years following your training (12 hours of FNPT II simulator and 4 hours of flight time on Diamond DA42 with an examiner) at no cost.


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Astonfly's student pilots tell you about their training in theory and practice, and their motivation to join Astonfly and become an airline pilot.

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Since its creation in 2004, Astonfly has trained more than 1000 airline pilots, currently working for more than 50 airlines around the world.

Pauline Foubart, First Officer, Airbus A320

"I did my training at ASTONFLY from September 2018 to September 2020.
The theory was provided at Toussus Le Noble, 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 started as a co-pilot at Astonjet, then captain on the Cessna Citation Mustang and now I'm joining AirFrance as a co-pilot on the Airbus 320. I am satisfied and happy with the theoretical and practical training I received at Astonfly.

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.

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.

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.

Sylvain Baty, First Officer Cessna Citation M2

I completed my integrated ATP airline pilot training with Astonfly between December 2019 and November 2021. After graduation, I had the opportunity to join Astonjet to work on the ground and shortly after, start as a co-pilot on C525 M2. The pedagogical tools of the school and the quality of the instruction allowed me through hard work and investment to reach a very competitive level in the market of pilots without experience.

The school's framework is rigorous, the instructors are demanding, and the training is well standardized, giving an excellent framework for the students (the school is the tool you have to become a pilot, but personal commitment is the key to quality).

Antoine Martorana, First Officer, Embraer

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, then I joined Ryanair with my training partner less than a year after leaving school, and now I'm First Officer on Embraer at Hop.

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.

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.

Mathias Mimouni, First Officer Cessna Citation Latitude

I had the chance to do my integrated training at Astonfly between 2018 and 2020.
The quality of the aircraft, the premises and the strong commitment of the instructors enabled me to obtain my CPL IR/ME in 2 years despite the sanitary crisis.
The school trains us, from the very first moment, to become an airline pilot and this is clearly felt when we are in the simulator with pilots who have been trained in other schools (especially during the MCC).

Thanks to the educational quality of the training, I was able to find my first job as an airline pilot the year after I finished my training.
I am fully satisfied with my experience at Astonfly and I strongly recommend anyone who wants to become a pilot to enrol!

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.

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.

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.