FWA

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In a few words...

The " FWA" training is the first step to discover the world of aviation in an accurate, relevant and up to date way and to enhance your knowledge with 2 aeronautical diplomas:

  • « my First Wings in Aviation » is a diploma issued by Ambassadair. It has an international scope as it is offered by Ambassadair pilots throughout Europe.
  • Le « Brevet d’Initiation AĂ©ronautique » it is a French national diploma issued by the French Education System. It will be included in your school file like the "brevet des collèges" or the "baccalaurĂ©at".

This complet training is taught by Ambassadair's passionate and educational pilots within the FWA training.

In a few words...

What FWA stands for?

The " FWA" training is the first step to discover the world of aviation in an accurate, relevant and up to date way and to enhance your knowledge with 2 aeronautical diplomas:

  • « my First Wings in Aviation » is a diploma issued by Ambassadair. It has an international scope as it is offered by Ambassadair pilots throughout Europe.
  • Le « Brevet d’Initiation AĂ©ronautique » it is a French national diploma issued by the French Education System. It will be included in your school file like the "brevet des collèges" or the "baccalaurĂ©at".

This complet training is taught by Ambassadair's passionate and educational pilots within the FWA training.

The FWA - EN training format

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1-LEARN

at your own pace
#30h
  • 1h par semaine
  • E-Learning
  • Interactive videos
  • Progressive evaluation

2-FOCUS

with aviators
#20h
  • 10 sessions of 2 hours
  • Webin'air ONLINE
  • Anecdotes, sharing experiences
  • Interactivity with pilots

3-APPLY

as a crew
#20h
  • 10 sessions of 2 hours
  • Face-to-face workshop
  • Practical & fun application
  • Experimentation with colleagues

70 hours of lessons over 10 modules

The FWA training is conducted by AmbassadairIt includes 70 hours of training October to May in a hybrid way, with aviation professionals (civilian and military pilots, instructors, engineers, etc.). This exceptional training enables the students' general knowledge, to enhance their Curriculum Vitae and open the doors to the world of aviation...

70 hours of lessons over 10 modules

The FWA training is conducted by AmbassadairIt includes 70 hours of training from October to May in a hybrid way, with aviation professionals (civilian and military pilots, instructors, engineers, etc.). This exceptional training enables the students' general knowledge, to enhance their Curriculum Vitae and open the doors to the world of aviation...

10

modules

All courses are also available online in the student Member Area.

A unique experience in your life

FWA flight students through FWA Ambassadair training
Photo of students on board an aircraft for their FWA flight

The FWA is an excellent way to discover the aviation world and all the jobs related to it, in order to better decide on your academic orientation. The FWA is open to all ! The program is designed for students of all ages: scientists and literary scholars, girls and boys! For students who already have a career plan in aviation, it provides them with solid knowledge and puts them in contact with aviation professionals. For students who are undecided, it enriches their general knowledge, enhances their CV and opens their eyes to careers they might not have thought of. The FWA can reveal a passion!

It is also a unique opportunity to fly an aircraft and discover the sensations of flying. We insist... This is not a first flight but a real initiation flight which will put the student in front of the reality, in full safety. permet à son titulaire, sous certaines conditions, d’obtenir des bourses auprès de la Fédération Française Aéronautique afin de préparer la licence de pilote privé avion. Ces primes « BIA et Objectif pilote » permettent de payer environ un tiers de la formation de pilote privé.

The FWA is an excellent way to discover the aviation world and all the jobs related to it, in order to better decide on your academic orientation. The FWA is open to all ! The program is designed for students of all ages: scientists and literary scholars, girls and boys! For students who already have a career plan in aviation, it provides them with solid knowledge and puts them in contact with aviation professionals. For students who are undecided, it enriches their general knowledge, enhances their CV and opens their eyes to careers they might not have thought of. The FWA can reveal a passion!

It is also a unique opportunity to fly an aircraft and discover the sensations of flying. We insist... This is not a first flight but a real initiation flight which will put the student in front of the reality, in full safety. permet à son titulaire, sous certaines conditions, d’obtenir des bourses auprès de la Fédération Française Aéronautique afin de préparer la licence de pilote privé avion. Ces primes « BIA et Objectif pilote » permettent de payer environ un tiers de la formation de pilote privé.

Objectives

- To provide students with the theoretical knowledge to obtain the FWA

- Enrich their CV by acquiring an international diploma

- To discover the piloting of an airplane

- Use aviation to understand concepts studied in traditional courses

- Learning and empowering students through aviation safety

- Raising awareness of tomorrow's aviation

- Promote general aviation and the aviation professions

- Promote contacts with aviation professionals

"The knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired by students through the FWA training enable students to better understand traditional academic subjects.

Ugo Noël, Founder of Ambassadair

FWA Flights

Students who wish to do so can complete a 3-hour FWA flight including 60 minutes at the controls. The objective of these flights is to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the theoretical courses.

These flights are preceded by a briefing, during which the students prepare their flight with the help of an instructor (meteorology, regulations, navigation, calculations...). The flights are organized over a whole day (from 9 am to 6 pm approximately). It is important to note that flights are not guaranteed as they depend largely on the meteorological conditions of the day.

These FWA flights are conducted in a strict regulatory framework that are the subject of an agreement between your school and a Flight Center. You'll be registred as real pilot and the the students will receive a bonus for the flight.

Every year, there are many prizes to win for the most deserving, those who have made a video montage for example... For this class of 2023, try to win :

Video made by the students
  • 1 flight in a LR39 (fighter plane)
  • 1 flight in Epsilon
  • 1 FWA flight with an Ambassadair pilot

Flights

Students who wish to do so can complete a 3-hour FWA flight including 60 minutes at the controls. The objective of these flights is to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the theoretical courses.

These flights are preceded by a briefing, during which the students prepare their flight with the help of an instructor (meteorology, regulations, navigation, calculations...). The flights are organized over a whole day (from 9 am to 6 pm approximately). It is important to note that flights are not guaranteed as they depend largely on the meteorological conditions of the day.

These FWA flights are conducted in a strict regulatory framework that are the subject of an agreement between your school and a Flight Center. You'll be registred as real pilot and the the students will receive a bonus for the flight.

Every year, there are many prizes to win for the most deserving, those who have made a video montage for example... For this class of 2023, try to win : 

  • 1 flight in a LR39 (fighter plane)
  • 1 flight in Epsilon
  • 1 FWA flight with an Ambassadair pilot

Exams

Examen FWA (Ambassadair)

  • 3 hours
  • MCQ exam
  • 10/20 minimum
  • 7 mandatory modules
  • + Communication & Human Factor

Examen BIA (Education Nationale)

  • 3 hours
  • MCQ exam
  • 50/100 minimum
  • 5 modules obligatoires + modules anglais BONUS
  • Anglais (BONUS) : Chaque point au dessus de 10/20 est ajoutĂ© au total

Don't worry, Ambassadair is organising two mock exams to prepare for the real exams!

 

 

The FWA Exam

The FWA Exam take place in May of the training year.

 

 

FWA Exam (by Ambassadair)

 

97%

success rate with
Ambassadair

60%

success rate with
(French Education System)

 

The BIA Exam (France Only) (French Education System)

 

Don't worry, Ambassadair is organising two mock exams to prepare for the real exams!

Aero community and its perspectives

Aeronautics is a flourishing sector that offers professional and personal perspectives extraordinary. The FWA is the 1rst available training which offers you the possibility to discover flight as a pilot at the controls. It's an asset for future recruiters or for entry into university's. This proves your intellectual curiosity and your ability to take elective training. Whatever your future professional orientation, it is a unique experience that will probably never represent.

We need to use clean and efficient technologies, as they are able to protect the environment in a cost-effective way.

Bertrand PICCARD, Mentor of the Class of 2021

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