In order for a flight school to train pilots, it has to hold an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) certificate or have submitted a declaration for a Declared Training Organisation (DTO). Based on the relevant European standards that are applicable in Switzerland, the FOCA and its inspectors are responsible for the certification and oversight of flight schools providing training for airplanes, helicopters and balloons.
Approved Training Organisation (ATO)
How to get started as an ATO Certification Leaflet CL MS und CL OM/TM Required forms Application for issuance or amendment of a certificate Application for changes to the ATO's documentation Notification of new or changed nominated persons Templates for ATO manuals Templates for training programmes (Syllabi)
Declared Training Organisation (DTO)
Lists of Swiss flight schools