Horizon Swiss Flight Academy - The Swiss Flight School

We are an Approved Training Organisation (CH.ATO.0146) and an approved Maintenance Training and Examination Organisation (CH.147.0018) by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation. The flight academy provides courses on the following levels: PPL, CPL, IR, ATPL and Type Ratings. All Horizon courses comply with the EASA Part-FCL and EASA Part-147 regulations.

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Why Horizon Swiss Flight Academy?

  • Flexible courses
    All our courses are designed to fit the student's need, wherever possible. Horizon SFA's E-Learning Campus is a state of the art online training platform.
  • No ifs or buts in quality
    All our courses are approved by the Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Swiss NAA. High quality can be expected in all our training services.
  • Personal responsibility
    We take personal responsibility for our students. Whether is it in the single engine piston phase, or in the A320 Type Rating. Our students always know who to turn to.
  • Guarantee up to graduation
    As a classic student we guarantee you a proper conduct of training and provide sufficient infrastructure for you to reach your goal.
Flight Simulator Instruction

Info Event

Info Events are held once a month at Horizon Swiss Flight Academy. Please note that the presentations are held in german. If you speak german, please sign up below.

Upcoming Info Events
09. Feb 19:00 - 22:00 h
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09. Mar 19:00 - 22:00 h
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Build horizons

Confidence is the best foundation for every training. With the confidence and mouth-to-mouth propaganda of former students, Horizon could establish itself as the major flight training organisation in Switzerland.

Leonardo Iacovazzo
First Officer - Emirates

"My first job led me to Helvetic Airways, after my training with Horizon. Now, another dream came true: First Officer with Emirates on A380-800. I gladly accept this new challenge on long-haul routes to see the world."

Marc Lüchinger
First Officer - Helvetic Airways

"Horizon’s distance e-learning platform enabled flexibility during my studies, which was exactly what I needed. Also, the teachers performed professionally, had a keen eye on details and invested time in each student. Therefore, the training was efficient and prepared me perfectly for my dream job at Helvetic Airways."

Yannick Fernandes
First Officer - easyJet Switzerland

"I could successfully manage my career start with Horizon's support. I can now enjoy Europe in an exciting environment. The profession airline pilot is an everyday challenge. I am aware of my responsibility and I constantly try to improve myself."

Yannik Maritz
First Officer - easyJet Switzerland

"The ability to become an airline pilot whilst working part-time suited me extremely well. I continued to work as polytechnician but was still able to swiftly pass through the training modules. I was instantly hired by easyJet Switzerland as a First Officer on Airbus A320 after graduating, and now live my dream as an airline pilot."

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Michael Frohofer
Commander - Helvetic Airways

"While working as a teacher the Horizon Distance Learning Concept allowed me to fulfill my dream of becoming an airline pilot. Now I fly the Embraer 190 as Commander for Helvetic Airways."

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Sandra Meisser
First Officer - Helvetic Airways

"I was able to realize my childhood dream and enjoy now every minute above the clouds in this fascinating and exciting environment. Horizon SFA helped me to achieve this goal. Next to my job as First Officer it is my pleasure to work as a freelance theoretical knowledge instructor for Horizon."

Technical Training Flugzeugtyp Embraer ERJ 170/190
Technical Training Flugzeugtyp Embraer ERJ 135/145

Technical Training for the entire E-Jet family, with access to aircraft at Zürich International Airport.

Technical Training for the entire Embraer ERJ family, which comprises ERJ135, ERJ140, ERJ145, as well as Legacy business aircraft. 


Flugschule Basel becomes a partner flight school of Horizon SFA

Flugschule Basel becomes a partner flight school of Horizon SFA

Horizon SFA provides UPRT (Upset Prevention and Recovery Training) courses acc. FCL.745A

Horizon SFA provides Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) courses acc. FCL.745A

Ron Teichmann takes over as CEO of Horizon Swiss Flight Academy Ltd. on April 1st 2020

Ron Teichmann, current Accountable Manager and COO will take over as CEO of Horizon Swiss Flight Academy from Michael Anklin. 

Federal training subsidies (VFAL103)

The new law, which makes it possible for all candidates to obtain subsidies for training to become a professional pilot...

Horizon SFA adds Diamond DA42 Simulator

In addition to our two new Diamond DA42-VI training aircraft, Horizon received a new simulator beginning of September. 

40 Jahre Horizon SFA

Am 13.09.2019 fand die grosse Jubiläumsfeier, anlässlich des 40-jährigen Bestehens von Horizon SFA im Flieger Flab Museum in Dübendorf statt. 

Embraer 190-E2 Approval

We are delighted to announce that the FOCA has granted us the approval to provide Maintenance Training on Embraer 190-E2 aircraft types ERJ-190 Series (PWG 1900G)

Collaboration between Horizon SFA and CFAC

Horizon Swiss Flight Academy and the Center of Aviation Competence of the University of St. Gallen collaborate during the course Advanced Federal Diploma (Höhere Fachschule).

Fleet Expansion completed

Two new Diamond DA42-VI aircraft (HB-LVB and HB-LVC) have sucessfully been integrated in Horizon SFA's operation. The ferry flight of the last aircraft took place on June 26th and was accompanied by a media representative. 

Horizon SFA at Bern-Belp Airport

Horizon Swiss Flight Academy adds a training base at Bern-Belp Airport and starts a collaboration with alpaviation. 

Approval for Embraer EMB 135/145 Types

Horizon Swiss Flight Academy was granted an Extension of the EASA Part-147 Approval for Embraer EMB 135/145 Types.

easyJet Switzerland Pre-Screening

easyJet Switzerland has conducted the first pre-screening assessment of Horizon SFA Classic students. We are delighted to announce that six student pilots have successfully passed the assessment and thus will be provided with a letter of intent...

Flight School Network

Horizon Swiss Flight Academy has constatly increased it's partner flight school network across Switzerland. Currently we work together with six flight schools for single engine piston training. Recently the network has been expanded with Kreutzer Aviation Services in Altenrhein and Ecoflight in Mollis. All flight schools are already preparing Horizon SFA Classic students for reaching their goal of becoming airline pilots.

Maintenance Training and Examination Organisation Approval Certificate

Horizon Swiss Flight Academy is very proud to having received the official Maintenance Training and Examination Organisation Approval Certificate, issued by the Swiss FOCA. Horizon SFA is certified for the entire Embraer E-Jet family. The first courses will start in March 2018 at our premises in Zürich-Kloten. We will offer courses for A, B1, B2 und C licence categories.

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