Why to choose a Pilot School in Barcelona, Spain?

EAS Barcelona pilot school

Becoming a pilot in Barcelona

If you are dreaming to become a pilot its time to research which school and where do you want to study?

If you are based in UK, Ireland or Scandinavia weather limitation might stay on the way and it will take much longer to complete your pilot training.

Barcelona offers 300 sunny days a year, professional flight schools, new fleet and affordable pilot courses.

ATPL vs Modular course

ATPL course is one of the most popular full-time pilot courses on the market and lasts just 18 months. If you are a working professional and want to combine your job and become a pilot, there are great choice of Modular courses available which will allow you to achieve the same goal without compromising your work.

EAS Barcelona – European Aviation School of Barcelona

European Aviation School of Barcelona is located right in the center of Barcelona (next to the largest Sants train station), offers the newest fleet, expert instructors and theory tutors with over 20 years experience and would be a great choice for those who want to become a pilot in the shortest time frames possible with the highest quality standards there are on the market today. You can even “visit” the school and “see” its fleet through the virtual tours.

EAS Barcelona pilot school
EAS Barcelona pilot school

EPNER

of the French Flight Test Centre

History

The École du personnel navigant d’essais et de réception (EPNER) was first established in 1946 to train aircrews for test flying. It moved to Istres in 1962.

Subordinate Units

None

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma ? ? – Present 1184
Dassault Falcon 20 ? ? – Present CS/22
Dassault Mirage IIIA ? ? – ? 07
Dassault Mirage IIIB 2 ? – Present GT/234
Dassault Super Mystere B.2 1 ? – ? CV/02
D-B/D Alpha Jet ? ? – Present E80
Lockheed T-33A ? ? – ? 35061, GC/055
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21K 1 ?? – Present F-ZAGR
Nord 260 1 ? – Present GG/001
Nord N.3202 2+ ? – ? ?
Pilatus PC-7 ? ? – Present AI/579, AH/578
Sud Aviation SE 3130 Aouette II ? ? – ? ?
Sud Aviation SA 319B Alouette III ? ? – ? ?

(Additional identities are welcome).

Unit Markings

 

To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Brétigny-sur-Orge 1946 – 1962
Istres-Le Tube Air Base 1962 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • French Military Aviation by Paul A Jackson (Midland Counties, 1979)
  • European Air Forces Directory 2012/13 (Mach III Publishing)
  • wikipedia: EPNER
  • official website

Other Sources

To be added.

Jamaica Military Aviation School
Jamaican Defence Force

History

The school was formed on 7.12.2006 with the arrival of the Diamond DA-40-180FP Diamond Star. The unit received a Bell 206 in 2008, donated by Canada.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Diamond DA-40-180FP Diamond Star 2 2006 – Present JDF A-8,A-9
Bell 206 JetRanger 2 2008 – Present JDF H-34,H-35
Diamond DA-42NG Diamond Star 1 2013 – Present JDF T-9


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Manley IAP/Kingston 2006 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Air Forces Monthly May 2007, p. 17
  • Scramble 389, October 2011, p.127-132

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica

of the Uruguayan Air Force

History

The unit was formed at Los Cerrillos as Escuela Militar de Aviación (EMA) on 17.3.1913 with one Framan and one Bleriot XI aircraft. Due to lack of funds the school ceased to exist in July 1913 and was only reactivated on 20.11.1916 at the Paso de Mendoza zone of Montevideo. In 1935 the unit received five Tiger Moth, which were operated by the División Servicios of the EMA. On 31.12.1935 the school got its present name.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Farman 2 1913 – 1923 no serial
Blériot XI 1 1913 – n/a no serial
Castaibert 5 1916 – n/a no serial
Ansaldo SVA-10 3 1920 – 1931 1,2,4
Ansaldo A-1 Balilla 1 1920 – 1931 n/a
SPAD 13.C1 8 1920 – 1924 1-8
Avro 504K 17 1920 – 1934 1-9,11-17,21
Morane Saulnier 35 EP 1 1920 – 1934 2
Breguet 14A2 9 1921 – 1938 n/a
Nieuport Ni.27 24 1922 – 1931 5-28
de Havilland DH.9 1 1922 – 1929 n/a
Schreck FBA Typ H 1 1924 – 1928 n/a
Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard 1 1925 – 1926 n/a
Potez 25TOE/A2 7/8 1929 – 1948 1-7
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 18 1935 – 1949 1-18
Hanriot H-431 1 1936 – n/a E-10
de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 1 1936 – 1949 n/a
Fairchild PT-19A/B 12/9 1942 – 1961 620-640
North American AT-6B/C/D Texan 1/4/12 1942 – 1978 n/a
Curtiss SNC-1 Falcon 9 1942 – 1951 200-208
Fairchild PT-26A 50 1946 – 1965 641-676
Ryan Navion L-17B 3 1949 – 1951 no serial,520
de Havilland DHC.1 Chipmunk 10 1955 – 1958 600-609
Cessna T-41D Mescalero 7 1969 – 1999 600-606
Beech T-34A/B Mentor 17/29 1977 – 1999 630-646,650,651,660-687
Beech 58 Baron 2 1998 – Present 790,791
Aermacchi SF-260EU 13 2000 – Present 610-622


Unit Markings

Escuela Militar de Aeronáutica



Main Bases

Base Duration
Los Cerrillos/Canelones 1913 – 1913
Base Aérea Cap. Boiso Lanza/Montevideo 1916 – 1937
Base Aérea Gral. Artigas/Pando 1937 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela de Aviación Naval

of the Uruguayan Navy

History

The unit was formed on 15.8.1944 at the small airport of Angel Adami from which flight operations commenced, with some PT-23A. In 1947 the new Base Aeronaval No.2 Capitan Carlos Curbelo became operational and the school moved to its present location.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Fairchild PT-23A 3 1942 – 1959 201-203
North American SNJ-4/5 Texan 6/2 1949 – 1984 251-258
Fairchild PT-26A 1 1951 – 1965 204
Beech TC-45H/J Expediter 3/3 1961 – 1987 210-212,215-217
Beech T-34A/B/C Turbo Mentor 1/1/3 1981 – Present 260,261,270-272


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Angel Adami AP/Melilla 1944 – 1947
Base Aeronaval Cap. Curbelo/Laguna del Sauce 1947 – Present


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/2007 (Ian Carroll)

Other Sources

To be added.

Escuela de Aviación Militar

of the Paraguayan Air Force

History

The unit was founded in 1914 with one Henri Farman and two Bleriot aircraft and Teniente Silvio Pettrossi as first dircetor. Pettrossi died on October 17, 1916, when he crahed with the Deperdussin T in Buenos Aires. After three years without flight activity the Escuela de Aviación Militar (EAM) was reactivated with the acquisition of one each Macchi-Lohner L-3 flying boat and Macchi M-7 in 1919. During the revolution of 1922 the flown aircraft were not part of the EAM as the school was only reformed on 22.2.1923, because of the good performace of the air elements during the revolution.

Subordinate Units

None.

Aircraft

Type Qty Service Example Serials
Deperdussin T 1 1913 – 1916 n/a
Farman 1 1914 – n/a n/a
Blériot 2 1914 – n/a n/a
Macchi-Lohner L-3 1 1919 – 1919 n/a
Macchi M-7 1 1919 – n/a n/a
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Ansaldo SVA-10 1 1922 – 1932 1
Ansaldo SVA-5 5 1922 – 1932 2
Blériot-SPAD S.XX 1 1922 – n/a n/a
SAML Aviatik A.3 2 1922 – 1937 n/a
Brequet 14 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
de Havilland D.H.9 1 1922 – 1922 n/a
Hanriot HD-32 3 1927 – 1932 E.1,E.2,E.3
Morane-Saulnier M.S.35 1 1927 – 1936 E.4
Morane-Saulnier M.S.139 1 1927 – 1932 E.5
Consolidated Fleet 2 5 1931 – 1943 E-7,9,11,13,15
Curtiss D-12 Falcon 1 1932 – 1943 17
Breda Ba.25 Idro 3 1939 – 1943 n/a
Muniz M9 2 1939 – n/a n/a
Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 10 1942 – n/a n/a
Vultee BT-13A Valiant 12 1942 – 1959 0051,0053,0055,0057,0059,0061,0063,0065,0067,0069
Fairchild PT-19A 30 1942 – 1972 40-49,92-99,0001,0003,0005,0007,0009, 0011,0013,0015,0017,0019,0021,0023, 0025,0027
North American AT-6C Texan 3 1943 – 1966 78-80
Neiva 56B Paulistinha 4 1963 – 1973 E-01,03,05,07


Unit Markings

Figure 1
To be added


Main Bases

Base Duration
Base Aérea Ñu-Guazú/Asunción 1914 – 1966


Photographs

None currently available.

More Information

References

  • Latin American Air Wars and Aircraft 1912-1969 (Dan Hagedorn)
  • Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Other Sources

To be added.