Flight schools & training locations

Ponte de Sor, Portugal Flight School

Whether you have little to no flying experience or you want to upskill, our Ponte de Sor flight school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and pilot training is delivered by vastly experienced instructors to propel your dream of becoming a pilot.

Our Portugal flight school in Ponte de Sor covers all areas of flight training. This modern campus has outstanding facilities for both work and leisure, with over 300 sunny days of the year in Ponte de Sor making it the ideal location for flight training.

Our Portugal flight school is the ideal place to begin your career in aviation. You will make lifelong friends whilst completing your EASA Integrated ATPL. This Integrated ATPL course will take you from little or no experience to becoming a qualified commercial pilot. On successful graduation, you will qualify with a frozen ATPL licence ready to start your flying career at one of Europe’s major airlines.

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+351 242 240 110
Pilot Careers Advice Team:
+44 (0)1293 491381
Aeródromo Municipal de Ponte de Sor, EN 2, Km 440, 37 Água Todo o Ano, Tramaga, 7400 – 601 Ponte de Sor – Portugal

Our European Airline Academy

Take a closer look around our Ponte de Sor Academy location and its facilities.

Take a look around our Ponte de Sor Academy

Training fleet

  • Diamond DA42
  • Piper PA28
  • Cessna C-172



We offer the convenience of stylish and comfortable accommodation on campus.

Large training centre

At over 260.000 sq. ft our European Airline Academy is one of the largest in Europe and boasts a 1.800-meter runway and dedicated Instrument Landing System (ILS).


The large, light, and airy restaurant serves delicious food and beverages.

Life in Ponte de Sor

Pilot training is so much more than just the aircraft you train in and those who instruct you. It’s the whole experience; the life-long friendships you make and the place you call home for the duration of your training.

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What it's like to live in Ponte de Sor

About Ponte de Sor

Ponte de Sor is located in central Portugal, perfectly situated within easy reach of the vibrant city of Lisbon and Coimbra.

You’ll never go hungry when in Portugal, from fresh fish such as grilled sardines to traditional meat recipes including cozido à portuguesa, and not forgetting Portugal’s famous custard tarts - Pastéis de Nata, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Whilst you’re not learning to become a commercial airline pilot, you can enjoy a spot of kayaking in the lakes near Ponte de Sor or explore the local area with plenty of hiking and mountain biking routes.


Places to visit

There are plenty of places to visit and things to do in Ponte de Sor and the surrounding areas. Whilst Ponte de Sor is a rural town in the countryside, summers are hot and dry and there are plenty of places to do watersports.

Discover Montargil Lake and its nautical club just 10minutes away from the Airline Academy where you’ll find an array of aquatic sports and equipment at your disposal.

The Peneda-Gerês National Park is also worth exploring, boasting stunning landscapes with a mixture of mountains and waterfalls.

Lisbon is reachable by bus (2hrs 15) or by car (1hr 45) whilst Coimbra is only 1hr40 car drive away. There’s a buzzing nightlife in both cities to enjoy with incredible places to eat and drink at an affordable price.

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Other flight schools and training locations

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we have flight school located across the UK and Europe.

Each of our flight schools is equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities from training aircraft, flight training devices to full flight simulators to help you become a successful commercial pilot.

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How to become a pilot in the UK and Europe

Our Airline Academy is equipped to start your career as a pilot, whether you’re just leaving school or later in life. L3Harris help people reach their dreams.

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