Flight school; application for approval of a training organisation for aviation personnel

In order to open and operate a flight school for the training of light aircraft, glider, balloon and private pilots (without instrument rating), the training organisation must be licensed or registered.


Flight training may only be conducted in approved or registered flight schools. In Bavaria, the Air Offices of Northern Bavaria and Southern Bavaria are responsible for the approval or registration of training organizations for the training of light aircraft, glider, balloon and private pilots (without instrument rating).

The application shall include:

  • Name and address of the training organization;
  • date of intended commencement of the activity;
  • personal details and qualifications of the management staff (including Head of Training, HT), flight instructors, flight simulation training instructors and theory instructors;
  • Name and address of the aerodromes and/or operating sites where the training is to be conducted;
  • List of aircraft operated for training;
  • List of flight simulation training devices (FSTD) which the training organisation intends to use, if applicable;
  • Type of training the training organisation intends to conduct.

Airworthiness Authorities shall verify that the relevant requirements are met by the training organisation on the basis of the available information and documentation.

Required documents

  • official certificate of good conduct

    and declaration of pending criminal proceedings of the person authorised to represent;

  • Extract from the commercial register or the register of associations or cooperatives;
  • Business registration;
  • Operations manual with quality management, compliance and safety management systems;
  • Training manual with syllabi;
  • Completed and confirmed checklist for the established operation and training manual;
  • Copies of licences and curricula vitae of the training manager, instructors and other teaching staff;
  • Organizational chart of the company structure;
  • Copies of the on-board documents of the training aircraft;

    For flight schools subject to registration, facilitations apply in this respect; in any case, the training programme must be enclosed.


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  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Ausstellung eines Zeugnisses als zugelassene Ausbildungsorganisation [Dateiformat: pdf]
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


    • Re-registration of the training organisation: 600,00 € (plus expenses)

Status: 17.06.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wohnen, Bau und Verkehr

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