Welcome to Pilot Open Day at our base in Arendal, Norway!

Amanda Jenssen

Have you ever wondered about what it takes to become an airline pilot? Do you wonder what our school in Arendal looks like? Then the Pilot Open Day in Arendal is perfect for you!

The Pilot Open Day in Arendal is held at Arendal airport, Gullknapp, where we also conduct our flight training.

We understand that the vast amount of information can be confusing and even intimidating if you are considering a career as a pilot.

That's why we have put together a presentation that will help shed some light on our industry and the challenges you need to overcome in order to get there. During our Pilot Open Day's you will get a better picture of how to line up on the runway and prepare for takeoff. 


Pilot Open Day Full Version

Link to YouTube: What is a Pilot Open Day?

You are of course welcome to bring along parents, friends or other family members to one of our Pilot Open Day's. In fact, we strongly recommend that you do!

If our presentation doesn't answer all your questions, there is a Q&A session at the end that hopefully will. Our knowledgeable staff can give you a detailed answer to most of the questions you have. If there is something we don't know, we will strive to help you find the answer! 

The presentation is held from 13:00 to 15:00 Stockholm time. If you choose to book a Pilot Aptitude Test or an introduction flight-lesson, they are scheduled before the presentation (read more below).

What should you expect to learn?

The doors will open at 09.00 and it is possible to show up early and have a look at our facilities. The information will start at 13.00 (Stockholm time) and continues to approximately 15.00. The following subjects will be covered:

  • OSM Aviation Academy's school locations and the educations we offer.
  • "A day in the life of" - Looking at the typical day for a student pilot.
  • Job market and the aviation industry - Is there a demand for pilots?

Introduction Flight

When you sign up for the Pilot Open Day in Arendal, you can also choose to book an introduction flight with one of our flight instructors. The flight can be done in either one of our school aircraft, Cessna 172 G1000, or in our Boeing 737 Next Generation simulator.

You can easily book the introductory lessons while registering for the event on our website. There are only a limited number of spots available for the flight lessons, and thereby we recommend you to be out in good time. Here it is "first come, first served"!

The flights take place before the presentation from 09.00-12.00 and a separate schedule will be e-mailed to you a week before the Pilot Open Day.

If you would like to simply come and listen to our presentation without booking an activity the Pilot Open Day is free to attend. Should you want to book an introduction flight the prices are as follows: 

  • Cessna 172 G1000 (Airplane): 120 EUR
  • Boeing 737 NG (Simulator): 95 EUR

Please note that the flight lesson must be canceled minimum 2 weeks before the event opportunity for a refund to take place.


Pilot Open Day - Cessna 172


Pilot Open Day - B737 Simulator

Pilot Aptitude Test

We offer Part 1 of the Pilot Aptitude Test during our Pilot Open Days. The test is mandatory to complete with a satisfactory result before applying to our integrated programs (First Officer Program and Professional Pilot Program).

More information about these tests can be found in our FAQ section.

Please note that you must have the following documentation with you to conduct the test:

  • Final report from Upper Secondary School, and;
  • A valid government issued ID (such as your drivers license or passport).

We have events in several other cities as well, click the link below to see our upcoming events and reserve your spot. 

Upcoming events


Registration and directions

Registration for the free Pilot Open Day presentation, as well as for the introductory flight lessons or Pilot Aptitude Test if desired, is done by pressing the "Sign up now" button below and filling out the form.

Sign up now
The presentation, introductory flights and Pilot Aptitude Test are conducted at:

Gullknappvein 410,
4820 Froland, Norge

Click here for directions on Google Maps


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