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Lufthansa European Flight Academy

Old 21st Nov 2017, 10:06
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Lufthansa European Flight Academy

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Does anyone have any experience with the Lufthansa group European Flight Academy?
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 18:28
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Getting hired

Do you know what are the chances of getting hired if I go for the non LH group training? Is it similar to the major 3 schools?
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 23:02
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Well, that's difficult to say, but I believe one of the prerequisites of being hired by a German airline ist to speak the german language fluently or at least close to it. May I ask a different question, why do you want to train in Germany? There are other countries where you can get your pilot license for less money, e.g. Poland (the least expensive place in Europe for pilot training!). Alternatively South Africa or the US also offers flight training for less money and the ground school (theory) is less extensive as well.

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Old 21st Nov 2017, 23:40
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LH European Flight Academy

For your question: I would like to train with the best (and obviously want to have a good chance to get a job afterwards). As I understand, correct me if I am wrong, the European flight academy is on par with the big boys and significantly cheaper.
Plus, I am learning German and hold a German citizenship (not living in Germany at the moment, but certainly planning to) but do not think my German will be sufficient.
Maybe applying to OAA or L3 airline cadet programs will be a better choice?
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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 23:19
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For your question: I would like to train with the best (and obviously want to have a good chance to get a job afterwards).
Well, not going to comment on that. But let me tell you, there is not only Lufthansa, other carriers and training organizations are good as well, if not even better! And most of all, there are no guaranties in this business, no matter how shiny the name! This applies in particular to flight schools, they'll tell you anything you want to hear in order to get your money! Always be skeptical and get a second or even third opinion if things sound to good to be true! Anyway, lots of good luck to you!

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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 23:22
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And EFA/LATPA has a really hard entry test. I would say the hardest one.

So you should have a plan B.
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 00:09
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And EFA/LATPA has a really hard entry test. I would say the hardest one.

So you should have a plan B.
Yes, must agree on both points! Very true!

Lufthansa requires applicants to pass the DLR test (aptitude test) which is among the most difficult aptitude tests in the industry. The test can be taken only once and without prior preparation it's almost impossible to pass! Fail-rates are high and in excess of > 90% or even higher. I believe that says it all!

Regarding the Thread Starters particular case, as already mentioned earlier, in order to stand a halfway realistic chance of being hired by Lufthansa or any other German airline your German language skills must be very good and close to accent-free! Competition is high among citizens, every German high school graduate dreaming of becoming an airline pilot thinks of Lufthansa first!

Maybe applying to OAA or L3 airline cadet programs will be a better choice?
As mentioned before, there is not only Lufthansa, there are other good airlines as well! Which I'd give preference, if I were in your shoes!

And since you already hold a German passport you are a EU citizen (EU residence and work permission) and you can choose any European training program/provider.

Check out the links below:

https://careers.easyjet.com/de/offen...ilot-training/

https://wizzair.com/en-gb/informatio...uture-pilots#/

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/air...ilot-programs/

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Old 24th Nov 2017, 17:34
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate your comments.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:40
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Hi,

Referring to your comment I would like to ask how I can prepare for the test. Why do you regard it as the most difficult one? Does it measure mainly skills or technical knowledge?

On the other hand, does anybody know something about the fact that there are both german and english-taught courses and do they really focus on the german one? I mean, do they hire more people to the german one? I am interested in the course taught in English and in theory I don't have to speak german than. It's hard to believe considering a german airline. Can I believe this?

Thank you in advance,
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