The Martinair Flight Academy, MFA , is based at Lelystad Airport.

The Martinair Flight Academy originated  40 years ago and is part of the AIR FRANCE / KLM Group. The academy is the oldest in the Netherlands that runs all practical flight instruction from a Dutch aerodrome. Therefore we use a modern and young fleet that has its home base at Lelystad Airport.


The training of commercial pilots results in a “Frozen” Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL). With this license you can get started at any airline, anywhere in the world. After 1500 flight hours, the term “Frozen” ceases and changes your career from Junior Co-pilot to Senior Co-Pilot.

This intensive integrated training course takes about 24 months. The theory is  given by using a Computer Based Training system and is fully integrated with the practical flying lessons. This means that the theory is alternating with practical flying lessons, hereby the theory can be applied directly into practice.

The training courses start 3 times per year. Monthly there is an orientation day at the flight academy, here you get all the information you need and to explore and understand the Martinair Flight Academy you can test the purview at the flight academy. The selection can start any time and can be completed in approximately 3 weeks.


  1. InfoDay September 2015

    12 September - 14:00 - 18:00


Socata TB-10 Tobago

Socata TB-10 Tobago

Martinair Flight Academy is very proud of the modern fleet, four TB10 Tobago GT’s. These fully equipped four-seaters have a spacious cabin that provides excellent ergonomics and comfort. As a basic trainer for students and instructors it’s a pleasure to fly!

Socata TB-20 Trinidad

Socata TB-20 Trinidad

The TB20 GT Trinidad, fully IFR equipped, includes autopilot/flight director, GPS, stormscope and not to forget, like the TB10, the spacious cockpit  making the TB20 one of the best equipped single engine training aircraft in the Netherlands.

Diamond DA42NG

Diamond DA42NG

Obtaining the Diamond DA42NG and replacing the Piper Seminole PA-44 is part of the latest training development at the Martinair Flight Academy. The DA42NG is the twin engine, ‘glass cockpit’ training aircraft used for the final actual flight training part of the ATPL program.


Simulator Alsim 200 MCC

Flying training increasingly consists out of synthetic flight training. Martinair Flight Academy did choose the “state of the art” FNPT 2 procedure trainer, popularly known as simulator.