Professional Pilot Training

IMPORTANT NOTE: Patria published press releases on 29 May, 2024 and 4 July, 2024 about upcoming changes in Patria’s Pilot Training. The ongoing pilot training programmes will be finalised as planned. New programmes will not be arranged.

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Patria Pilot Training

Patria Pilot Training is one of the largest EASA Approved Training Organizations (EASA-ATO) in Northern Europe. Our school is part of Patria's extensive Pilot Training business, which includes both Civil and Military Pilot Training. The Civil Training is located at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Córdoba, Spain. Our Military Basic Training for the Finnish Air Force cadets takes place at our Tikkakoski base.

Our modern Training Center in Pirkkala has been in operation since 2017.

Patria Pilot Training is the only EASA ATO in Finland which provides both Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) for airlines (based on Airbus A320) and Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) training for individual cadets, and as ab-initio programs for Airlines. Flight instruction and theoretical training are provided by top professionals in the industry.

After graduation, Patria's students will hold required licenses and ratings for their future positions as First Officers, MPL license for a particular airline or CPL ME/IR MCC with Frozen ATPL for individual students.

Patria's customers enjoy the benefits of Patria's solid ownership: Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Having large owners brings considerable financial stability to our operations. This unique arrangement will secure your training investment unlike with any other basic training organization.

Patria Pilot Training

 We provide the highest learning quality in the market with our modern fleet in Finland and in Spain.

Finland is a full member in EASA and therefore all licenses issued will automatically be based on these rigorous training requirements. The Finnish CAA is also recognized for its exceptionally high standards – a fact which reflects directly to the quality of training that Patria offers.

As an indication of Patria's pilot training quality and capabilities, the Finnish Air Force has outsourced its basic military training to Patria. This long-term strategical cooperation has produced talented pilot cadets for the Finnish Air Force to train further as e.g. first line fighter pilots.


Patria Pilot Training offers

  • MPL Training Program for airlines
  • ATPL(A) Training Program for airlines and individual students
  • ATPL(A) Theory Distance Learning
  • FI Flight Instructor Training