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Rega – Swiss Air-Rescue

Training programme for up-and-coming helicopter pilots

Rega does not provide basic training for helicopter pilots itself. However, it does support specially selected up-and-coming helicopter pilots through its own youth development programme. Candidates can only apply for selection if they are in possession of a letter of recommendation from a Swiss partner helicopter firm.

Selection procedure

  1. Obtain a letter of recommendation
  2. Submit your full application by the end of May of the year in question 
  3. Recruitment interview
  4. Two-day assessment at an external organisation, which must be passed in order to be accepted on the programme

Information sheet: Youth Development Programme for Helicopter Pilots (PDF, 40 KB)

Another possibility of taking to the air as a trainee pilot is through Sphair.