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Mountain flight instructor FI(H) MOU unrestricted

With the mountain instructor training you can discover and share the alpine beauty of Switzerland.

After this course you are authorized to teach all required levels of "MOU training". This course is suitable for experienced instructors with extensive mountain flying experience.


License PPL(H) with CPL(H) theory or CPL(H)-EASA license
with FI(H) and MOU entry
Medical Class 1 / Aeromedical examination by a medical examiner of the FOCA
Flight experience At least 1,500 hours of helicopter pilot experience
at least 1,500 landings > 1,100 m.a.s.l./ of which at least 300 landings > 2,700 m.a.s.l.
at least 200 h as FI
Successfully completed check flight with the Head of Training


The course is offered individually and can be completed intensively or in blocks. Approximately one week of training is required. During this training, the future MOU flight instructor can benefit from the instructor's experience and apply this as an "instructor" later on in the course. The instructor then simulates the student during the course.

Theoretical training

The theoretical part of the training lasts approx. 14 hours and is usually organized individually in one-to-one lessons. The following topics are covered in depth


  • National Law
  • Aerology & Performance
  • Aeronautical Decision Making
  • Emergencies (high altitude)
  • Suvival, Search & Rescue Systems
  • Flight Planning & Performance
  • MOU Procedures

Flight training

The practical training includes the following

  • at least 8-10 flying hours
  • various MOU-specific exercises
  • Application of theoretical topics
  • extensive briefings/debriefings
  • at least 60 approaches and landings >1,100 m.a.s.l.
    at least 40 landings >2,000 m.a.s.l.
    at least 20 landings > 2,700 m.a.s.l.
  • Final examination in the form of an assessment of competence by the FOCA

Privileges & validity

As a mountain flight instructor FI(H) MOU unrestricted, mountain flights and landings may be trained  without any restrictions.


You can find an overview of the costs for the entire training course in our training brochure.

Depending on the intensity, previous experience and the type of helicopter selected, prices are calculated individually. We will be happy to provide you with a non-binding consultation and prepare a customized offer for you.

Download our training brochure here