Flight Training

Compliance of EU regulations

The rules and requirements of the aviation related theoretical and flight training are based on the valid EA and EASA compliant, approved manuals and rules of operation (the manuals and policies in force are available to students during training) The training institution is obliged to provide training, which is compliant to current EU regulations, therefore the conditions and requirements of the training may be modified unilaterally during the training, if the legal requirements change. The most important EU requlations are:

  • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1178/2011 of 3 November 2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 290/2012 of 30 March 2012 amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2016/539 of 6 April 2016 amending Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 as regards pilot training, testing and periodic checking for performance-based navigation

Rules of CAA exams and skill test
The CAA exams are regulated as written in the „Rules for Theoretical Knowledge Examination” of the Civil Aviation Authority of Hungary, published on its website, which covers the critical items concerning the exams and the retake of an exam.
Applicants for an ATPL(A) shall pass a skill test in accordance with Appendix 9 to COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1178/2011 to demonstrate the ability to perform, as PIC of a multi-pilot aeroplane under IFR, the relevant procedures and manoeuvres with the competency appropriate to the privileges granted. The skill test is done by a designated examiner of the Hungarian Civil Aviation Authority.

Licenses, ratings
Student will receive the following license with rating upon completion of the course:

CPL(A) license, SEP(land), MEP(land) rating, IR(A)/ME, NVFR rating, ATPL theory credit note
The license will be given after the skill test which is planned at the end of the 6th Semester. No other licenses and/or ratings will be given before.

Rules of the flight trainings
The flight trainings are the most complex part of the training as it is depending on actual weather and the progess of each individual resulting that there will be always deviation from the planned training program. The training programme consist of flight exercises that will cover the whole knowledge to become a professional pilot and to be able to pass the official skill test of the Hungarian Civil Aviation Authority. The actual training program of each individual may vary as the instructor always have the liberty to customize the training to the student’s needs. The flight trainings will be planned and carried out both during the semester on dedicated flight training lessons and in the summer on Internship weeks. Flight trainings are designed in a way that by the beginning of the 7th Semester the required flight hours of 200 are succesfully accomplished with skill test exam. The theoretical lessons will be located solely at ATO partner. The primary base for the flight trainings is Debrecen International Airport, but other airports will be used depending on the actual training exercises. Specially for the flight trainings applied, they could be planned on all days of the week (inculding weekends) from sunrise to sunset, and for certain exercises at night also, certainly by being compliant with all rules related to allowed flight time and rest. As the regulation allows it some flight training exercises may be provided in flight simulation training devices.

A dress code is developed for the students and a document with the rules of uniform is given on the first day of the course, which contains the description of the standard package of a student pilot uniform.

Physiological examination, special support
Special feature of the course is that beside the mandatory medical assessment students can have on regular occasions a special physiological test.

Updated: 2018.12.03.

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