Flight Training

Flight training involves theoretical, technical and practical knowledge and skills as well as practice in, and application of, the aviation science and technology in domestic operations.

Flight training aims at providing cadets in the Pilot specialisation with knowledge about flying and with the necessary skills for flying, and at shaping their judgement and perception so as to acquire the desirable personality traits of an Air Force Pilot Officer, as postulated by the Supreme Air Council.

Flight training takes place at the 360 Air Training Squadron and at the 120 Air Training Wing.

Μodern teaching methods are applied in flight training, taking into account the operations in which pilots are trained and are bound to execute, the future of the Aeronautical Science internationally, and the development of the Air Force in a highly competitive and geopolitically unstable environment. Flight training is carried out as early as possible and at the lowest possible cost, always maintaining flight security according to quality standards set by the Air Force.

The flight training programme is implemented by Flight Instructors. These pilots are Air-Force officers (HAFA graduates) holding a flight instructor’s diploma and are posted in Training Squadrons by order of the Hellenic Air-Force General Staff.

Flight training includes ground training and air training. The former is provided in the form of courses on flight preparation, lectures, flight simulators and computerised training systems, and adheres to international standards. Flight training is conducted by flying means supplied for this purpose by the Air Force, and involves a specific number of flights and flight hours per trainee.