Horizon Swiss Flight Academy
Since 1979 Horizon Swiss Flight Academy offers flight training services from various locations across Switzerland. We guide you professionally, with state-of-the-art training tools in the heart of Europe on your way to the EASA Part-FCL licence.
Classic Package - frozen ATPL (A)
The Horizon Classic model is the perfect solution for pilots aiming for the airline cockpit, complete training packages are avaliable without prior flying experience or for candidates with a PPL (A) licence. As a member of the Helvetic Airways Group, Horizon offers the Career Model. During basic training, candidates may undergo a tailored assessment, determining the eligibility of being employed on demand.
Commercial Pilot Licence - CPL (A)
The Commercial Pilot Licence allows the holder to be remunerated financially and to act as the pilot in command of an aircraft for valuable consideration in single pilot operations. It also permits the holder to act as a co-pilot of a multi-crew aircraft for which they are qualified.
Private Pilot Licence – PPL (A)
The EASA Private Pilot Licence (PPL) allows the holder to act as pilot in command of an aircraft in European Airspace with EASA regsitered airplane. The licence is recognized across Europe and only has to be validated in non-EASA countries. A private pilot may carry passengers as long as the pilot has the appropriate training, ratings, and endorsements.
Airline Transport Pilot Licence – ATPL (A)
In addition to the privileges of the CPL, the holder of an Airline Transport Pilot Licence may act as the commander of a multi-crew aircraft under IFR. An applicant for an ATPL must be at least 21 years old, hold a valid class 1 medical certificate, a type rating for a multi crew aircraft and have completed the required theoretical and flight training and have at least 1,500 hours of flight time. Until 1'500 hours of flight time have been achieved the pilot holds a so-called frozen-ATPL.
An Instrument Rating attached to your licence is needed if you want to fly under instrument flight rules. The instrument rating enables you to fly the aircraft solely with reference to the in-cockpit instrumentation. This means you will be able to fly in cloud and other circumstances of reduced visibility. The instrument rating opens up a new world of flying, and at the same time increases the safety of your flying dramatically. Moreover it is an absolute necessity if you would like to fly commercial jet operations at some point.
The Special Offer Courses cover all required subjects in order to convert a foreign ICAO licence to an EASA licence. As in all of our distance learning courses, the concept of “blended learning” is applied: The students learn with the most suitable written material, supported by Tele Tutors and our e-learning and information platform over the internet. Therefore the theoretical training does not require your physical presence. The practical training takes place at the international airport Zürich-Kloten and the Horizon simulator in Kloten.