The pilot's specialty is unique in the world, because not even the sky is the limit for them.

The study language of this programme is Estonian!


Who can I become?

In the speciality of Aircraft Piloting it is possible to specialize to become an aeroplane pilot or a helicopter pilot.

Pilot needs to know all the instruments and navigation equipment on aircraft board. Pilot communicates with air traffic controllers on the ground who provide pilots with the necessary information for landing, take-off and staying on the right course. Pilot also has to be a able to do teamwork because in addition to the airplane the pilot also manages the crew.


What do I learn?

The standard period of study is four years. During the first two years the main focus is on basic aviation studies and the last two years are devoted to acquiring the theoretical knowledge of piloting followed by flying training.

After successfully passing the theoretical knowledge examinations and rating flights the pilot-trainees receive the Commercial Pilot Licence/Instrument Rating (CPL(A)/IR).

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How and where do I learn?


What next?

I liked my exchange semester very much because of the beauty of Estonia and the great nature. I appreciate Tartu for its cosiness and friendly people. The Estonian Aviation Academy is a great school and I especially loved its familiar atmosphere and how modern the study equipment is.
Wojciech Zawada
Air traffic controller at Kraków Airport, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency
I liked studying in Tartu very much. It is a charming city with its town hall square and beautiful Toome Park. There are many things to do, such as visiting the different museums or going ice skating at the Christmas market. Tartu has a lot of restaurants and bars, so nightlife was definitely not lacking. I was very impressed by the nature of Estonia with its birch forests and swamps.
Linda Eggenberger
Exchange student from Switzerland