The flight school is based at the international Airport Zilina – Dolný Hričov, in the north – western part of Slovakia. Airport Zilina is equipped with ILS CAT I. System used both for charters and training flights. Air navigation services are provided by Slovak Air Traffic Services during published operating hours or on request. University owns the buildings where are located all facilities for theoretical and practical flight training, the maintenance and repair facilities, hangars and research laboratories. At the present time we also provide pilots training within the university bachelor study as well as for those interested in pilot training only.
The Flight school of our University was established in 1974 as the only civil school in former Czechoslovakia with the aim of providing civil pilot training. In 2002, according to JAR-FCL requirements, the Air Training and Education Centre was established as an independent body of the university. During the school existence more than 80 000 hours on A/C, 6000 hours on FNPT II MCC has been flown and 353 CPL(A), 156 CPL/IR, 46 “frozen” ATPL has been trained. Nowadays the university provides also training courses “ab initio”, MCC courses, courses IR/MEP(L) and retraining in civil ICAO standards for Slovak Air Force.
Bachelor study in Pilot Programme is now possible only in Slovak language.