Pilot licences

The issuance and the renewal of pilot licences (aeroplanes, sailplanes, helicopters, balloons) are the responsibility of the FOCA. Only the Office and, under certain conditions, examiners nominated by the FOCA have the right to make entries in Swiss pilot licences.

Current Topics

Notification of Switzerland of an Exemption in accordance with Article 14(4) of Regulation (EC) N° 216/2008 (PDF, 193 kB, 05.04.2017)to fill the gap for pilots holding a license and associated medical certificate issued by a third country involved in the non-commercial operation

Notification of an exemption in accordance with Article 14(4) of Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 (PDF, 177 kB, 09.04.2015)Application of Regulation (EU) No. 2015/445 in Switzerland as from 8 April 2015 by exemption from Regulation (EU) 1178/2011 as applicable in Switzerland according the bilateral agreement between Switzerland and the EU

Information für Segelflugpiloten und Ballonfahrer (PDF, 45 kB, 16.10.2014)Verlängerung der Opt-Out-Frist zur Einführung der neuen Organisationsvorschriften für Ballon- und Segelflugschulen

Further information


Federal Office of Civil Aviation FOCA

Section Flight Personnel - licence administration

Tel: +41 58 463 54 56


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Mühlestrasse 2
3063 Ittigen

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