Goodyear – for 50 years the best place for learning to fly


A training highlight at the European Flight Academy


After having studied a lot of theory and having passed your theoretical exam at the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA, German Federal Aviation Office), great things await you: You can go to the USA for a few months to learn how to fly in visual flight. In cooperation with United Aviate Academy (UAA), Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT) conducts one of the practical training phases (single-engine phase) at the tradition-rich flight-school campus in Goodyear (Arizona, USA). In this training phase, as well, we are oriented by the highest standards of quality. A core team of Lufthansa Aviation Training works jointly with UAA to ensure that the training on site runs smoothly.

UAA is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Airlines that trains future pilots for United Airlines and that has been cooperating with LAT in the field of pilot training since the close of 2021.


The Location at a Glance

Large flight-school campus

On a large flight-school campus you will find everything you need to be able to concentrate on your flight experience: from accommodation to cafeterias, lecture rooms, and a campus pool.

Single-engine flying phase

The single-engine flying phase takes place under ideal weather conditions in the Arizona desert so that you can focus entirely on learning to fly. To this end, state-of-the-art airplanes of the Cirrus SR20 type will be used. Additionally, the Upset Prevention and Recovery Training will take place at the Goodyear location and will be led by flight instructors who have been specifically trained for it. These are moments that our student pilots will never forget: the first time taking off, flying, and landing all by themselves!


You can decide to live directly on campus. 

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