Milano Mongolfiere is a Hot Air Balloon Flight School certified by the Italian CAA ENAC to apply for a EASA Balloon pilot licence and recognized by all Easa members.
The practical and theoretical courses can be done in just 15 days during which you will do 16 hours of flight training and 40 hours of theory on the 9 subjects required:

  • Air law and ATC procedures
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • Communications
  • Principles of flight
  • Operational procedures
  • Aircraft general knowledge
  • Navigation
  • Flight performance and planning

Our flight instructors are all commercial pilots and the theoretical parts are hold by officials from the Italian Air Force, this ensures a high level of teaching with a very professional approach.

The course will be held in Villanterio (just 30 km from the fashion capital of Milan) or in Mondovì where you will have the most estimated Italian pilot John Aimo who will do your training and your final check-out flight.

Once you have obtained your pilot license, you may buy your own balloon and enjoy the pleasure of flying privately, or you can decide to increase your skills in order to work as a balloon pilot in a hot air balloon company. There are job opportunities in Italy but also in other beautiful countries like Australia, South Africa, Egypt, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Turkey.

Our prices: • 16 hours of flight with instructor: € 5600
• 40 hours of theory including teaching material: € 1400
• 2nd class medical: € 150
• Flight exam € 350
• Examiner € 400
• EASA license issue € 250

Accommodation is excluded.
If you want, you can stay at our guesthouse www.borgomonte.it




If, on the other hand, you hold a licence of a non European Union country, you can convert it to the EASA licence too.
To do this you must:

  • pass a written examination in Air Law and Human Performance;
  • pass the PPL, BPL or SPL skill test, as relevant, in accordance with Part-FCL;
  • fulfil the requirements for the issue of the relevant class or type rating, in accordance with Subpart H;
  • pass, here in Italy, at least a Class 2 medical certificate, issued in accordance with Part-Medical;
  • demonstrate that he/she has acquired language proficiency in accordance with FCL.055;
  • have completed at least 100 hours of flight time as a pilot.

You will need AT LEAST 100 HOURS AS A PILOT in command to obtain a Commercial EASA LICENCE (BPL).

The price is € 1.500 for a private licence and €1.700 for a commercial licence.

Flight Instructor Rating

Milano Mongolfiere is also certified by ENAC so you can get a flight instructor rating.
The course, reserved for pilots with a minimum of 100 hours as PIC, is developed in 55 hours of theory, including 25 dedicated to the ” Teaching and Learning ” and 8 hour of flight.
At the end there is an exam with a FIE. The cost for the course is € 3.800

Flight Instructors

Riccardo Trombetti

Sergio Maron

Giovanni Aimo

Carlo Rovelli

Enzo Cisaro

Alberto Maria Melis

Ground Crew

We also form new ground crew/retrievers that are essential to flight operations of the balloons.
The ground crew prepare the balloon for flight, assist the pilot in the inflation, follow the flight of the balloon from the ground on means of recovery and close the balloon after the flight.
To do all this safely you need to follow a training course.
Anyone can participate in our workshop.
You will be given at the end of the course a certificate of attendance.
Even in this case, once obtained the certificate, there is possibility to work both in Italy and abroad.
The course costs € 118 and includes: insurance, teaching materials, three theoretical and practical exercises, final flight in a balloon and release certificate frequency.
For any further information about our school, please contact us at 393 9555181 or by email

Drone Pilot : a new opportunity for your future.

Milano Mongolfiere is now also an operator approved by ENAC to carry out theoretical courses to become a professional pilot drone .In our structure you will follow the course of 33 hours of theory and will be held over two weekends. You will obtain, after passing a test quiz , the certificate of theoretical knowledge recognized by ENAC.
Our theoretical courses are held by professional pilots of aircraft, helicopter and hot air balloon to ensure a high quality standard .
The cost is € 930 and includes all course materials
At our office which which is located only 30 km from Milan there is a guesthouse for students who come from far www.borgomonte.it

For more information or to sign up call us Tel +39 393 9555181 / + 39 0382 973674