Professional pilot

It’s a three-year Bachelor’s programme. The first year includes all Bachelor’s programme branches and offers theoretical and technical disciplines. The two consecutive years offer special, more practical disciplines necessary for the job of a professional pilot.
The study programme is primarily focused on professional pilots with a university degree who can work for any airlines and do different aviation jobs in which they need some of the higher professional pilot licenses with appropriate qualifications. The study programme is based on qualification requirements which are valid in every country in EU and are embedded in the Part-FCL regulations for flight crew qualification.

Acquired technical knowledge and skills

The study programme aims to teach the students the theory necessary for obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Licence. The structure of the subjects corresponds with the syllabus issued by the Part-FCL regulation valid in the whole EU. Apart from the theoretical preparation, the students undertake a practical pilot training which they have to pay for or can be covered by a potential future employer or sponsor. The practical training takes place in the partner Flight school on the BUT airplanes or at any other Aviation school which has a certificate for this activity from the Civil Aviation Authority. The theoretical part of the study programme is finished by defending the Bachelor’s thesis and doing the state examination. The student receives the Bc. degree and also obtains a certificate of having completed an ATPL theoretical course which proves that the student has reached the right standards before taking the examinations at the Civil Aviation Authority CR. It is presumed that the graduate attains the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with the Instrument Flight Rules qualification (IFR).

Admission requirements

A student must complete a secondary education or vocational secondary education and pass an entrance examination, unless waived by the dean.

A student who intends to start from the second year must first go through the basic private pilot training. He has to have the PPL(A) licence before the start of the second year study programme. The study programme in the second and third year focuses on the theoretical preparation for the ATPL(A) license.

A career

The Professional Pilot graduates who attain at least the Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) can work for a wide range of aviation companies in the Czech Republic or EU which operate as commercial airlines or do some other type of business, such as aero taxi, agricultural flights, aviation training, air search and rescue service, aerial fire service, aerial police support unit, etc.

Further study

A graduate in this bachelor study programme can apply for admission to a two-year Master’s study programme of Air Traffic.

Tutor: JUDr. Jaromír Hammer, phone: 541 142 193

Guarantor: doc. Ing. Jaroslav Juračka, Ph.D., phone: 541 142 234