Training Department

Courses: Pilot

 

Welcome to the pilot course page of the Swiss Training Department. Here you will find an overview of several training methods which are offered by us, controllers only. Please go through the description of each course and decide which one fits best to you. Afterwards you can contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to apply for a course of use the contact form to do so.

 

General

To offer you the best support possible you need to install team viewer on your PC. Your trainer needs to be able to follow your actions. And if necessary take over the control to show you how it's done correctly. And remember that your trainer may not have the same aircraft installed on his simulator which you wish to take. So it would be impossible to explain you anything how it's done if doesn't even know the aircraft. Our competent trainer team offers trainings in the three main languages of Switzerland which are French, German and Italian in addition to English.

By applying for the Pilot career or any of the below listed module you automatically agree with the rules listed below. This ensures a smooth process for both parties. Please remember that the trainer staff brings up it's free time to support you:

  • You appear on time for your training session
  • If not able to participate in a fixed session, you cancel it as soon as possible by writing to your trainer
  • If there is any homework/preparation to be done, you do it properly
  • Before you attend to a training session you make yourself familiar with the aircraft. Or in other words you read the manuals

If you violate any of the above mentioned rules your trainer will issue an admonishment, asking you once again to respect the rules you accepted when applying for the training. A second violation will be avenged immediately and without any further warning with an exclusion of any training programme offered for the next 6 months. After this period you can re-apply for a training. But, should you violate again one of the established regulations you will be excluded from training staff support for life time.

Duration:

The duration of the career or a module is very individual specific. Somebody needs to repeat a certain procedure for three times and then it's clear, others may need ten times until they do they do it properly. No matter how long it takes we will support you as long as you need us. And there is no time pressure at all. Also if you hear about any other programme participants who are a step farther than you are, just forget about and focus on your own career. There is nothing but prestige to hold a higher rating. Not like controllers who need to reach a higher rating to be allowed to control higher positions. Focus on your own and don't put yourself under pressure.

 

From zero to hero (pilot career)

Are you completely new to IVAO and want to start your virtual pilot career? Then this course is the right one for you. One of our trainers will take you through your very first flight until you reached your Commercial Pilot (CP) rating. Together you will go through the different kind of flight rules and maneuvers to become a good pilot. It's our goal that at the end of each module you are well prepared for your practical exam and that you pass at the first attempt. The career consists of all the below listed modules.

Private Pilot (PP) module

Practical subjects:

  • File a flight plan
  • Ground movement
  • Take off technique
  • VFR departure
  • VOR / NDB navigation
  • VFR arrival
  • Traffic pattern
  • Missed approach & touch and go
  • Full stop landing

Theoretical themes:

  • Basic of air law
  • Chart reading & VFR procedures
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Flight instruments and aircraft knowledge
  • Phraseology

 

Senior Private Pilot (SPP) module

Practical subjects:

  • File a flight plan
  • IFR departure procedure
  • En route navigation
  • IFR arrival procedure
  • Holding over a VOR
  • ILS approach
  • Missed approach

Theoretical themes:

  • Aircraft knowledge and performance
  • Chart reading & IFR procedures
  • Flight instruments & navigation equipment
  • Meteorology
  • Phraseology

Commercial Pilot (CP) module

Practical subjects:

  • File a flight plan
  • IFR departure procedure
  • En route navigation
  • IFR arrival procedure
  • Holding over a fix
  • ILS approach
  • Non precision approach
  • Missed approach
  • Circling approach

Theoretical themes:

  • Aircraft knowledge and performance
  • Chart reading & IFR procedures
  • Flight instruments & navigation equipment
  • Meteorology
  • Phraseology

 

Individual training

If you are an experienced controller and just need to practice a specific procedure like traffic pattern, or you need to know more about any theoretical issue then you should go for an individual session. In such a case the biggest advantage of the individual training is that it's far more shorter than the modules. And maybe your lack of knowledge can be cleared by a simple conversation without logging in the network.

 

Material

There are a lot of document libraries which are waiting to be discovered by you, such as the pilot books or our documentation side. Check them out!