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Austro Control Examinations

Austro Control Examination Guide

Since June 2020 Global Aviation S.A. has been offering the option to all EASA student pilots to participate in the Austro Control examinations at their ground school facilities in Athens, Greece. With this option Global Aviation S.A. is part of the large network of Austro Control examination centers, providing a strong and flexible advantage to all its students. The examination center is located in the School’s Headquarters, 98 Athinon Av. Athens, Greece. 

Registration process
  1. The application forms for either ATPL(A) or PPL(A) as well as the examination manual can be downloaded from here.

  2. The applicant’s information must be filled-in in Part 1 and 2 of the form electronically. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Austro control.

  3. Completed forms must be printed and signed by hand.
    Note: If you have not studied with Global Aviation S.A. ground school, you will also need your ATO to complete and sign in Part 3.

  4. The signed form must be scanned and sent to exams@globalaviationsa.com. It must be clearly stated in the email at which sitting the applicant wishes to attend and which subjects will be taken.

  5. The applicant will receive an email with the options for payment.

  6. Following the payment, a transaction receipt must be emailed to exams@globalaviationsa.com. When the payment is verified the applicant will receive a final confirmation email for their participation in the sitting along with the dates and hours of the examinations.

  7. The original copy of the signed application form and the confirmation receipt must be brought to the examination center along with valid identification document (ID-card or passport) that can prove the applicant’s identity


The application forms for either ATPL(A) or PPL(A) can be downloaded here.

Examination cost

The fees will be listed here below and are per theory exam (per subject each time):

  • ATPL(A) €50
  • PPL(A) €50
Austro Control Examination Schedule

The sittings under normal conditions are scheduled once every month for a duration of consecutive days. The dates may change without notice, so applicants must always check the current dates before applying for exams. The registration period of an upcoming sitting starts the day after the completion of the previous sitting and ends 14 days before the first day of the upcoming one.

Announced sittings and registration dates:

  • Sitting
    Examination period
    Registration Period
  • August 2020
    August 25, 2020  - August 28, 2020
    July 21, 2020 - August 11, 2020
  • September 2020
  • October 2020
  • November 2020
Sitting schedule

The subjects are spread over 5 consecutive days. The exact time of the exams depend on the total number of applications and all applicants will be notified individually by email after the completion of their registration process. The students will be registered into one off the following time slots.

  • Once announced, dates and times of the examination are final and cannot be altered by the applicant.
  • Global Aviation S.A. reserves the right to transfer or change the announced examination dates for reasons of force majeure. The applicants will be notified in time and given the choice to reschedule for a future sitting.
  • After booking for a specific sitting the applicants cannot cancel their registration and request a refund.
  • In case of sitting cancellation without applicant’s responsibility, payments are not lost and applicants can book for a future sitting or request a refund.

For further clarifications and queries please contact Global Aviation S.A. at exams@globalaviationsa.com.


What are the benefits of sitting my exams with Austro Control?

Aside from the obvious cost and convenience, the major benefit is that you are keeping your options open to the possibility of acquiring an EASA licence, compared to other less flexible and costly systems.

Can I change to Austro Control if I have already started with NL, CAA, BE CAA, UK CAA or elsewhere?

Yes, but you will lose the subjects you have passed and will have to start again with Austro Control.

If I have already started doing my exams with any other EU CAA and wish to change to Austro Control do I have to wait for my 18 months to run out before I start with Austro Control?

No, this is a specific ruling and so cannot be applied when starting in another state.

How often will the sittings for Austro Control be scheduled at Global Aviation S.A.?

In normal circumstances there will be one sitting each month.

Is the process the same for conversion students?

The conversion students can use the same application form without the need to fill in point 3 on the form.

How can you make an appeal during the exam?

Appeals must be done right after the exam. You can write it down on your scrap paper for the invigilator. The invigilator will review the appeal and take appropriate action. Appeals are considered only for failed tests and not for grade improvement.