Are you interested in taking your passion for aviation to the next level?

At Global Flight School, we offer courses that will get you from zero experience to being able to fly airplanes for pleasure.

State-of-the-art fleet

perfect for pilots with
no previous experience

Taught by veteran pilots

who worked with
over 5000 students

Attractive location

worth exploring when you
are not studying or flying

Getting a private pilot license is a major milestone in any aviation enthusiast’s life. The license will not only allow you to take control of an aircraft by yourself but also to share your passion with your friends and family as long as you do it on a not-for-profit, cost-sharing basis.

While there are dozens of flight schools around Europe and the world, we believe Global Flight School is the perfect place for you to take your first step toward getting a pilot license because we offer:


Integrated course taught by industry veterans:

Over the course of 48 weeks, you will become friends with our instructors who will take you from having zero flight experience all the way to getting your PPL. Our instructors have taught over 5000 student pilots to date and have experience working at TAP Portugal and other aviation companies among other places.

Personalized approach:

Our ground school classes never exceed 20 students to ensure every student gets heard and has a chance to interact. We also regularly work with all our students on an individual level to monitor their progress and adjust their plan if necessary.

Dedication to training pilots:

At our flight school, the goal is not for you to get a pilot license. That is merely a milestone on the way to turning you into a true pilot with not only the technical skills but also soft skills necessary to enjoy flying responsibly and safely.

State-of-the-art equipment:

The practical portion of our PPL course is taught on Cessna C152 aircraft refurbished with glass cockpit. This aircraft type has proven itself to be one of the, if not the best aircraft type for flight training.

Exciting place to be in:

Our ground school is located in Lisbon and our flight training is done in Ponte de Sor, within a 2.5-hour drive of most Portuguese mainland. As such, when not busy flying and preparing for exams, you will have a chance to explore the Portugal and enjoy its cuisine, culture, and beaches.
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I chose GFS since the school has very professional staff with the know-how necessary to effectively teach future pilots.

Pedro do MarGFS Student

I chose GFS because it offers more flight hours compared to other flight schools. The availability of an Airbus MCC simulator and a session in a hypobaric chamber ended up influencing my choice as well.

Margarida DurĂ£oGFS Student

Starting the practical portion of the training increased my motivation a lot. After all, it was a sign of being in the process of realizing my biggest dream - becoming an airline pilot!

Pedro TitoCadete GFS

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Course Overview

When you join our PPL course, you will go through 46.5 hours of actual flight time both with an instructor onboard as well as on your own. Prior to doing so, you will also go through the ground school where, over the course of 100 hours, you will learn important theory covering subjects ranging from communications and flight planning through aviation law and operational procedures all the way to meteorology and navigation.

For detailed course plans, see this brochure.

Upon finishing the course successfully, you will have obtained a private pilot license with a single-engine piston (land) rating.


To be eligible for our ATPL courses, you will need to:

  • Be able to legally reside in the European Union during the training period (we can help with visas);
  • Be 18 years or older at the time of license issuance;
  • Have a clean criminal record;
  • Obtain a Class 2 medical certificate.

Course Price

Our PPL course costs 14,000 EUR. The price includes everything you will need to complete the course including the theoretical and practical training, a tablet, a flight bag and a uniform, a headset, a flight log, all of the training manuals, and more. It does not include rent and other living costs.

Upcoming Cohorts


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