On the following pages we will take a closer look at the course of training, future german naval aviators have to pass through.
From entering the Navy to becoming a fully qualified pilot takes between 40 and 53 months, depending on the type of aircraft.

What do I have to fullfill to apply for becoming a pilot in the German Navy ?

  • age between 17 and 25 years
  • German nationality according to the German "Grundgesetz"
  • "allgemeine/fachgebundene Hochschulreife" or
  • "Fachhochschulreife" or
  • "Realschulabschluss" and "abgeschlossene Berufsausbildung" or a "Unteroffiziersausbildung" with promotion to Maat
  • "Offiziereignung und Fliegertauglichkeit"

Pilottraining can be split into three groups:

  • Jet pilot
  • Helicopter pilot and
  • Prop pilot.

Please click on the respective type of aircraft to see a detailed course of training