Update Access Pilot Exams (Status 15.09.2021)

In order to protect the candidates and our staff, access to the premises of Austro Control is only permitted in compliance with the 3 - G regulations. These are in detail:
Proofs are to be brought in a form to be checked (hard copy, electronic proof on mobile phone, "green passport").
For tested persons
  • negative antigen test result (up to max. 24 hours) from an authorised body e.g. test lane or pharmacy
  • negative PCR test result (up to max. 48 hours after testing) 
For vaccinated persons
Proof (vaccination certificate, vaccination card or extract on the vaccination received e.g. from the electronic vaccination certificate) of vaccination with a centrally approved vaccine against Covid-19.
  • after the second vaccination (up to max. 9 months)
  • from the 22nd day after vaccination in the case of vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled (up to max. 9 months)
  • after vaccination, if a positive molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 or evidence of neutralising antibodies was available at least 21 days before vaccination (up to max. 9 months).
For convalescents
  • Medical confirmation of an infection survived in the past 6 months, which was confirmed by molecular biology (after expiry of the infection up to max. 6 months)
  • Certificate of segregation of confirmed COVID cases (after expiry of infection up to max. 6 months)
  • Positive proof of neutralising antibodies (from antibody test date up to max. 3 months)
Furthermore, the following protective measures apply and must be adhered to as follows:
  • All candidates are required to wear an FFP2 mask (or a mask with at least an equivalent standard (e.g. KN95, N95, etc.) without a valve for the entire duration of the examination. The mentioned mask has to be brought by the respective candidate himself!
  • The minimum distance of one metre is to be kept during the entire stay in the premises of Austro Control.
  • Break times are to be kept as short as possible and may only be taken individually


Thank you for your interest in an examination at Austro Control GmbH. 
Please note that an examination date can only be allocated after approval by the responsible flight school (ATO) via the application provided for this purpose and after the application has been sent to .
Only the applications listed above will be accepted for the examination registration.
We kindly ask you to send the completed application, including the ATO confirmation and the identification of the items to be completed (page 2) to together with the request for an examination date. We will then send you the earliest possible examination dates from which you can choose. 
Exams are held Mon - Fri 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:
We would like to point out that at least 3 items must be completed on one day. Only if you register for 4 exams or more, additional days can be reserved within one sitting. At this stage we would like to point out once again that an official photo ID must be presented when entering the examination. Without this, it is not possible to take the exam.
General enquiries:
Applications incl. application form:
We kindly ask you to be at our head office at Wagramer Straße 19, 1220 Vienna on time on the day of your examination and to register for it at the reception on the ground floor. If you arrive late for the theoretical examination, you will lose your right to the examination place reserved for you. If you are unable to attend your examination, please cancel an appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
Demo - Exam
We kindly ask you to familiarise yourself with the examination programme in advance. You can find a demo examination at LPLUS.  
Further information about the exam:

The theory examinations are taken in electronic form, based on the question pool ECQB (European Central Question Bank, see therefore European Central Question Bank (ECQB) | EASA (europa.eu)) of EASA (except for PPL, here a national question catalogue is used); in the area of CPL, IR, BIR and ATPL, examinations are held exclusively in English. In the PPL area, a choice can be made between German and English language.
The examination questions are based on the single-choice system. Only one answer per question is correct; incorrectly answered questions do not result in a loss of points. If you think that a question cannot be answered correctly or is incorrect, you have the opportunity to comment on it during the examination. Your comments will then be checked by our experts and only in case of correctness of your appeal the examination result will be changed.
Please note that only comments written during the examination can be taken into account.
For each examination subject, the candidate will be given an individual number of questions or tasks according to the rules of Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011, based on the scoring system per examination (not every question has the same number of points, so there may be a difference in the number of questions). At the end of the examination, the examination subject must be completed and all calculations and notes must be returned to the examination invigilator, even if not all questions have been answered.
Please note:
  • The order of the examination subjects to be completed can be freely chosen.
  • The time allowed for each individual examination subject is fixed and cannot be increased.
  • Within the examination time frame which is binding for you, breaks of max. 15 minutes between the individual examination subjects are possible; a break during an ongoing examination is not possible.
  • With the exception of candidates, external persons will not be admitted to the examinations.
An examination subject is only considered passed if a candidate has achieved at least 75% of the possible number of points in this subject. Below 75% there is no rounding up to a positive result:
(74.9% will be considered as failed).

The theoretical PPL examination comprises all required examination papers (9 subjects) on one day. For organisational reasons, it is not possible to divide the subjects over several dates. In case of a negative result in one subject, the examination can be repeated on the next working day at the earliest, provided there is free capacity in the examination room. An applicant must repeat the entire examination like a first attempt if he has not passed all subjects in four attempts or within the 18 months mentioned.

The examination is deemed to have been passed if the applicant completes all the examination items within 18 months, calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the applicant first took the examination. A passed theoretical examination is accepted for the issuance of a PPL(A) for a period of 24 months from the date of passing.

A theoretical CPL/IR/CB-IR/ATPL exam can be taken in several sessions, but no more than six. The entire exam, including any subsequent exams, must be successfully completed within the six sessions mentioned. A session consists of ten consecutive calendar days. No examination paper can be repeated within these ten days, otherwise a new session begins from the time of repeating.

The examination is considered passed if the candidate completes all parts of the examination within 18 months, calculated from the end of the calendar month in which the candidate first took the examination. An applicant must repeat the entire examination as if it were a first attempt if he has failed an individual examination paper in four attempts or if he has not passed all examination papers in six sessions or within the aforementioned 18 months. Before retaking the examination, the applicant shall undergo further training to be determined by the appropriate Aviation Training Organisation (ATO) in accordance with aviation safety requirements.
Examination invigilators
The examination invigilators will ensure that the examination runs smoothly and that there is quietness and order in the examination room. The invigilators are not allowed to give any information about the content of the examination. The instructions of the invigilators must be followed.
In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011 Annex VI ARA.FCL.300 (e) and (f), the invigilators are obliged, in case of non-compliance with the examination procedures, to declare the examination invalid to the respective extent or to exclude the candidate from the examination for one year after an attempt of cheating.
Invigilators have the right to inspect all candidates and their equipment on the table at any time during the examination. In case of non-compliance with the examination procedures, candidates will be excluded from all further examinations in all EASA Member States for a minimum period of one year in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1178/2011. In addition, all previously passed subjects will be assessed as "failed".
Violations of the examination regulations
Possible violations include:
  • Use of other than permitted aids.
  • Any kind of communication with other candidates during the examination
  • Taking examination papers out of the examination room
  • Taking notes on the paper befoe the start of an exam paper
  • Bags, folders etc. must be removed from the examination room.
Permitted aids
In accordance with AMC1 ARA.FCL.300, the following aids are permitted during the examination:
  • a scientific, non-programmable, non-alphanumeric calculator without specific aviation functions
  • a mechanical navigation slider (DR calculator)
  • protractors
  • compasses
  • ruler
  • a translation dictionary (non-digital)
With the exception of the above, applicants are not permitted to use electronic devices during the test(s).
The use of CAP documents is permitted in the following subjects:
031, 032, 033, 034, 061031, 032, 033, 034, 061031, 032, 033, 034, 061

The pages of the CAP documents may be marked, but there must be no notes in the CAP documents.


David Frank
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