Basic concepts for pilot training
Pilot license: document that entitles the holder to fly an aircraft. The Civil Aviation Authority issues it for those that have successfully completed the theoretical and practical training.
Solo flight: During the flight training for obtaining a pilot license, the student flies with an instructor and as the training progresses flies solo as well. Then the instructor supervises the student’s actions, but it’s only the trainee under training whose on-board the aircraft.
SPL: Student Pilot License. During the flight training for obtaining a pilot license, after the student successfully completes the first theoretical exam he/she gets a Student Pilot License from the Civil Aviation Authority, which entitles the holder to carry out solo flights.
PPL: Private Pilot License. Basically the Private Pilot License is like the driving license but for aircrafts. The holder is permitted to fly his/her own or a rented aircraft, but is not permitted to carry out commercial activities with the aircraft.
First the pilot applicant has to undergo a compulsory aero-medical examination, which is held at the Fodor József National Public Health Center, Aviation, Naval and Marine department. This is a broad medical inspection, which usually takes about half a day. If an adequate medical condition is determined, the applicant receives, within the next 30 days by post, his/her first “flight document” the medical certificate. According to previous registration the applicant has to show up on the agreed working day early in the morning (around 7:45 a.m.) with an empty stomach.
For further questions please visit the website of the Medical Center:
Address: 1097 Budapest, Gyáli út 17.
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