Mountainflyers operate their own theory school. Theory courses on the licence levels PPL(H), CPL(H) and ATPL(H) are taught as distance learning courses via our elearning platform. Information on additional courses such as " VFR Communication ", " Awareness " and the various "Ground courses" can be found on the respective pages.
To obtain a pilot's license, a theory test must be completed in accordance with the guidelines of the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. The passed theory exam is a prerequisite for admission to the practical exam. Theoretical training consists of nine major subjects, which are further divided into sub-subjects depending on the level (see CPL & ATPL). The subjects are divided into five "general" and four "helicopter-specific" subjects. The general subjects contain the basic knowledge, which is identical for any aviation activity - no matter if aspiring helicopter pilot, airplane pilot or balloon driver. The "helicopter-specific" subjects focus on the basics of the helicopter and its special features.
10 Air law
40 Human performance & limitations
20 General aircraft knowledge
30 Flight planning & performance
70 Operational procedures
80 Principles of flight
In accordance with EASA guidelines the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) will provide you with a maximum of six examination sessions to pass all subjects. Each subject can be repeated a maximum of three times. We recommend taking all subjects within the first three sessions. This leaves three sessions for possible repetitions of failed subjects. The FOCA exam requires at least 75% of the maximum number of points per subject to pass the exam. The period up to the completion of all theoretical subjects is a maximum of 18 months from the visit of the first examination session. At the end of the last theoretical subject, practical training must be completed within 24 months at PPL level and within 36 months at CPL and ATPL levels. In order to be able to enroll you in a FOCA exam, you must pass internal final tests per subject in advance. We set the hurdle at 80% of the maximum score to take into account any nervousness at the FOCA exam.