Building on a Long Tradition…
Since its beginnings, more than 75 years ago, Aéro-Sport asbl Luxembourg, Luxembourg’s largest and most active aviation club, has offered pilot training to its members. Apart from the initial Private Pilot License (PPL), courses were extended to allow pilots to acquire the Night Qualification (NVFR) and the instrument rating. Many pilots have taken up this offer in order to enlarge and improve their skills.
…into the Future
The introduction of the “Joint Aviation Requirements” (JAR) that governed aviation rules in Europe, meant that only training for the Private Pilot License and Night Qualification could be done within the Club’s Registered Training Facility (RF). The subsequent introduction of European EASA regulations upheld this situation. Since Aéro-Sport asbl had decided to continue offering advanced training and moreover to extend the offer to professional pilot training, it created a distinct flight school “Luxembourg Flight Training Academy” (LFTA).
First approved as JAR compliant FTO, LFTA is now authorized as EASA compliant ATO (LU.ATO.0001). LFTA can now propose a complete modular training package, ranging from Private Pilot up to Airline Transport Pilot.
LFTA cooperates with the Association Luxembourgeoise des Pilotes de Ligne, with Peters Software GmbH for theoretical knowledge and distance learning material and with Tru Simulation-Mechtronix for its FNPT II simulator.