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FFL Flugschule 

FFL Flugschule

First address on the road to the cockpit

As the first independent flight school for the training of commercial and airline pilots (CPL, ATPL training) in Germany, FFL can look back on a very long tradition. Its predecessor company was founded as early as 1963 and since then it has successfully trained more than 6,000 commercial and airline pilots. This corresponds to a remarkable average of 120 training courses per year. Thus, airline pilots trained at FFL can be found at almost all well-known airlines. Today, of course, training is carried out using the most modern training methods and on the most modern aircraft. For example, on twin-engine aircraft with fuel-saving, environmentally friendly diesel engines and a pioneering glass cockpit.


Many paths lead to the top

In addition, we also train private pilots according to professional standards (PPL training) and offer them the opportunity to build on this with an instrument rating (IFR/IR rating) or the authorization to fly twin-engine aircraft (MEP/Multi-Engine Piston rating). Depending on the amount of time students have available, they can benefit from a freely selectable combination of classroom instruction at the school or individual distance learning courses as far as theory instruction is concerned. All our instructors (lecturers and flight instructors) are experts in their field and have a professional aviation background. For example, our qualified instructors include engineers, meteorologists and air traffic controllers. Our flight training is conducted by airline, military or corporate pilots. All training aircraft are also available to charter customers. Starting with the training classic Cessna 152, the Cessna 172 SP, the Piper Archer III (PA-28), the Tobago Trinidad (TB-20), the twin-engine Diamond DA42 and the turboprop aircraft Piper Meridian (PA46).


A concept which works

Centrally located at the regional airport Essen/Mülheim, FFL trains students from all over Germany who have chosen the school's concept. Namely, to respond very individually to the individual person at conditions in line with the market with a highly demanding training and to promote them in every way. We place particular emphasis on important soft skills such as decision-making ability, teamwork and communication. In this way, we not only teach our professional students how to fly, we also prepare them holistically for a successful career as a pilot.

The FFL flight school is certified as an ATO (Approved Training Organization) in accordance with the requirements for pilot training under EASA Part-FCL and bears the approval number ATO DE.ATO.031.


The Management

Ulrich Langenecker

Managing partner and head of practical training at FFL. Previously 15 years airline pilot (among others at LTU) and in various management positions in aviation companies.

Stephan Volkland

Instructor at the FFL. Previously 20 years professional officer as pilot and chief flight instructor on F-4 Phantom and flight safety staff officer.