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We have at the disposal of candidates the two options for obtaining the airline pilot license (ATPL), Integrated or Modular. We are not limited in the offer, we do not point out as “better” one of the possibilities, but we advise the candidate seriously, so that he can choose the route that suits him.  But attention, any of the options confers equivalent license, with theoretical and practical trainers chosen among the best at the national level.
In addition, we are seriously committed to face-to-face training, adjusted to the aeronautical reality and with unparalleled advantages over distance training, virtual, disconnected from contact with the subjects and with the professionals who work in the field of the subject matter they teach.  The major Airlines have returned to face-to-face teaching, as well as the major Universities and Aeronautical Schools, due to the involvement they promote with subjects, teachers and students. We do not sell dreams, we sell serious and targeted training to aviation professionals, both Flight Operations Officers and Pilots.

About Us:

AWA is an aeronautical training school that has been in operation since 2008. Currently, Airplane Piloting and Flight Operations courses are being carried out. These courses are approved by the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), corresponding to the technical requirements for that purpose, as stated in the Certificates of Approval PT.ATO.005 and P / OOV / 03/03, issued by ANAC.

AWA works with its own capital, without loans or grants, in facilities suitable for training, with 9 classrooms, 2 simulators (flight and communications) and an Amphitheater with a capacity of 160 seats only at Headquarters.

It has an organic fleet of about 20 aircraft that operate from the Cascais and Évora aerodromes, where the facilities correspond to the highest operational requirements.

We have a reputable group of employees (see “Our Team“), totally focused on your training, to which are joined about 30 Flight Instructors and 42 Teachers of theoretical subjects.

The courses are suitable due to the theoretical and practical subjects and match the job market requirements, always according to the training program approved by ANAC and considering the National and International legislation, highlighting the ones emanated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

AWA, in spite of the difficulties created by the external environment of pilot demand at an unprecedented level, which had an impact on the training of pilots in Portugal (as some ATO instructor pilots were integrated into Airlines), continues to guarantee quality training of its students within the EASA time frame. At AWA we continue to assume that the pilot student must have a set of characteristics that allow him to enter the profession, not just being the prerequisites for enrolling in the course.

Our Commitment:

-We do not promise what we cannot keep.-
-We like to know our students, we treat them by their name.
-We do not open classes above our management capacity.
-We never book flights without an available aircraft / instructor.
-We don’t hide mistakes. We share them in order to avoid their recurrence.
-We provide quality training, with a strict control of the activity of the trainers.
-Strives for a standardized (flight and theoretical) instruction.
-We offer fair prices that are appropriate to the market situation.
-We are adamant about incompetence at any level of the organization.
-We respect our employees, being aware of their contribution to the objectives.
-We treat all professions as essential to flight safety, from piloting to flight operations.

Our Fleet:

We’ve 10 different models for you to use and learn.

Cessna 150

Single Engine

Cessna 152

Single Engine

Grob A

Single Engine

Grob C

Single Engine

Tecnam P2006T

Twin Engine

Socata TB9

Single Engine

Socata TB10

Single Engine

Socata TB20

Single Engine

Piper-Seneca PA34

Twin Engine


More information coming soon

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Our Team

These are the people who work every day to achieve your goals.
Our team is like a family, and will be here whenever you need it.

Nominated Persons

Renato Pinheiro

AM & Co-founder

Miguel Cardoso

CMM & Co-founder

Gen. Henrique Lopes


Rufino Neves


Gonçalo Calisto


Egídio Candeias


Cátia Ferreira


Vera Francisco



Vera Francisco


Maria Antonieta


António Cardoso


Cátia Ferreira


Vanessa Valente



Catarina Cardoso


Sónia Anastácio



André Garcia


Joana Cadima


Paulo Pestana



Maria Martins


Recently implemented, the Student Support Office (GAA) aims to guide AWA students in academic, in-flight or internship contexts, contributing to quality teaching with broad reflexes at” Safety “level, taking into account integration into the labor market.

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