Flight school

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.

General information

Approved Training Organisation (ATO) 

Declared Training Organisation (DTO) 

List of Swiss flight schools

The flight school directory will help you find the training providers in Switzerland. There are two categories: Approved Training Organizations (ATO) may offer any certified courses, up to the commercial and airline transport pilot license. The Declared Training Organizations (DTO) provide training for private pilots, with the associated ratings.

Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA

Section Training Organisations and Light Aircraft Operations
Tel: +41 58 466 70 07
Fax: +41 58 465 80 53


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