Professional Pilot

It’s a three-year Bachelor’s study programme. The first year is partly common with all Bachelor’s programme branches and offers theoretical and technical disciplines. The two consecutive years offer special, more practical disciplines necessary for the job of a professional pilot.
The study is primarily focused on professional pilots with a university degree who can work for any airlines and do different aviation jobs in which they need some of the higher professional pilot licenses with appropriate qualifications. The study is based on qualification requirements which are valid in every country in EU and are embedded in the Part-FCL regulations for flight crew qualification.

Acquired technical knowledge and skills

The study aims to teach the students the theory necessary for obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot Licence. The structure of the subjects corresponds with the syllabus issued by the Part-FCL regulation valid in the whole EU. Apart from the theoretical preparation, the students undertake a practical pilot training which they have to pay for or can be covered by a potential future employer or sponsor. The practical training takes place in the partner Flight school on the BUT airplanes or at any other Aviation school which has a certificate for this activity from the Civil Aviation Authority. The theoretical part of the study is finished by defending the Bachelor’s thesis and doing the state examination. The student receives the Bc. degree and also obtains a certificate of having completed an ATPL theoretical course which proves that the student has reached the right standards before taking the examinations at the Civil Aviation Authority CR. It is presumed that the graduate attains the Commercial Pilot License (CPL) with the Instrument Flight Rules qualification (IFR).

Admission requirements

A student must complete a secondary education or vocational secondary education and pass an entrance examination, unless waived by the dean.

With regard to the financial demands of aviation activities, it is necessary to draw attention to the following study conditions: A student who intends to start from the second year must first go through the basic private pilot training (at the BUT Flight School or at any flight school) . He has to have the PPL(A) licence before the start of the second year study programme. The study in the second and third year focuses on the theoretical preparation for the ATPL(A) license, and practical training, which consists of three teaching blocks. The first block corresponds to the preparation for the PPL license (private pilot) during the first year of study. The second block is continuing training with a focus on elements of IFR flight and flight abroad (development of language skills) and extension of qualification by NIGHT (night flights), MEP (multi-engine airplanes), TOW (glider lifts) or IR (instrument flights) according to the student´s choice during the second year of study. The third block represents a three-week internship (assumed in the period between the second and third year of study) with an air operator outside BUT, according to the choice of the student or BUT contractual partner. Before the end of the third year of study, it is expected to obtain a General Card of Radiotelephone Operators of the Mobile Air Service, including an English clause for VFR flights and IR.

A career

The Professional Pilot graduates who attain at least the Commercial Pilot License CPL(A) can work for a wide range of aviation companies in the Czech Republic or EU which operate as commercial airlines or do some other type of business, such as aero taxi, agricultural flights, aviation training, air search and rescue service, aerial fire service, aerial police support unit, etc. After completing the practical training, they can work as pilots of commercial aircraft with the full ATPL license.

Further study

A graduate in this bachelor study branch can apply for admission to a two-year Master’s study specialization Airtrasport and Aeroport Technology .


doc. Ing. Jaroslav Juračka, Ph.D., phone: +420 541 142 234

Pedagogical advisor

JUDr. Jaromír Hammer, phone: +420 541 142 193, e-mail: