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Applying to start your pilot training at Canavia Aviation Academy is a simple process. In addition to the application form, there are also highly experienced advisors waiting for your call or email, to answer all your questions.

Thank you for choosing Canavia Aviation Academy for your training.

How to apply

Use these simple steps to stay confident, and organized as you prepare to make your dreams a reality.
Applying to Canavia Aviation Academy is easy. The courses are held in Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Spain.

Read below about the ways you can apply to bring you one step closer to realizing your dreams. In addition to the application form, there are also highly experienced people waiting for your call, to answer all your questions.

There are 2 ways to apply:
First one: by phone you can call us on (+39) 331 2543177 regarding our pilot training programs.

Second one: on-line you can contact us by email at or you can fill out the application form by clicking here.

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Passing a medical exam is part of a pilot’s career since physical and mental health is a critical safety factor that can affect any phase of flight.

In EU, there are two classes of medical certificates: First and Second. Class 1 for commercial pilot Cpl/Atpl and class 2 for a private or recreational pilot Lapl & Ppl.
Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) medically certify pilots. Each pilot is required to meet specific medical standards depending on the class of medical certificate for which the pilot applies.

The medical certificate is a statement from a licensed medical practitioner that the applicant meets the medical requirements for operating an aircraft in flight. All pilots, whether student or license holders, must hold a valid medical certificate in order to exercise the privileges of their aviator certificates. The periodic medical exams required for medical certification are conducted by designated aviation medical examiners.

Admission test

ATPL course

Before enrolling, each aspiring pilot must take an admission test to the ATPL course.​

The admission test focuses on knowledge of the English language, personality traits, general knowledge, basic notions of mathematics and physics. It will take place at the academy's Ground School Training Center in Gran Canaria or Tenerife, Spain or online. The cost of the evaluation is 250EUR which must be paid in advance. Once the applicant passes the assessment, the amount of EUR 250 will be deducted from the total cost of the course.​​

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VISA issuing process

If you are a non-EU citizen and need to obtain a student visa, please follow these steps and contact us if you need further assistance.

In order for a non-EU citizen to enter and study in Spain, it is mandatory to obtain a student visa from the Spanish consulate in his country. Canavia can assist you in obtaining a student visa following your acceptance into a pilot training course. Consulates in different countries have their own requirements for issuing student visas, although consulates in all countries will require the Letter of Acceptance from Canavia to initiate the visa issuance process it is solely up to the Spanish embassies or consulates in the host country student.

The visa application procedure is simple. When the student passes the initial assessment and the medical class, Canavia will issue all the necessary documents on her part to be presented to the Spanish consulate in the student's country of residence for the student to start the visa issuance process. This procedure can take up to 4/6 months.​

If the student has to apply for a Visa to entry Spain, please read the following document carefully:


and find all the documents required for submission. The guide provides the student with useful information on how to prepare his documents, as accurately as possible, while at the same time the student must contact the consulate for cross-checking the documents needed for the visa application. This will reduce the risk of your application being incomplete or experiencing unnecessary delays.


Residence permit

A residence permit is any documentation issued by the Spanish authorities, according to which a third country citizen is given the right to reside legally within Spain territory, in accordance with the provisions of the European Union.

For non-EU students who wish to come to Spain and study, they must first take their Student visa from the Spanish Consulate in their country of living. Having the visa, the student can come and start his/her training as a student in Canavia. During that period of time, the student must apply for the residence permit, which will give him/her the right to legally stay in Spain. Usually, the student residence permit is granted for 1½ year. If needed, the student with the assistance of the academy can extend his/her residence permit for another 6 months.

As with the visa issuing process, the academy can offer its assistance to the student in applying for his/her residence permit. Canavia, in co-operation with a lawyer, will do the application on behalf of the student, after collecting all the necessary documents and certifications prior to any application.

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During training, students will receive a complete uniform and they must maintain a professional appearance.

The student for commercial course will receive a full pilot uniform and change with pilot bag and iPad and a reflective safety vest for visibility.


When you start your training with Canavia Aviation Academy, you will benefit from the best weather conditions in the world, which will allow you to finish your journey in the earliest possible time.

Our flight training bases are located in Gran Canaria and Tenerife. The Canary Islands are very well connected with daily flights from most European cities. Canavia has residences for interested students.


We offer fully furnished apartments for 2 or 4 students with WIFI and electricity included at reasonable prices, according to the student's needs. The request for accommodation must be made 30 days before the start of the course.

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