Interested in a career as a pilot?

The Federal Armed Forces can make the dream of flying a reality. Find out what requirements you have to meet and get a taste of the admission process.

The Federal Armed Forces is always looking for motivated and talented pilots. Can you imagine taking responsibility and flying a helicopter, a transporter, or a jet? We have summarised the key points that you need to meet for training. The exact requirements are detailed on the official Federal Armed Forces website.

You must meet these requirements:

  • You have completed compulsory schooling. If you want to fly a Eurofighter, you also need to have completed your school-leaving certificate (Reifeprüfung).
  • • You have achieved a rating of at least 7 in your medical examination.
  • Height: above 1.90m is seen critically and the maximum height is 1.92m. Minimum height 1.64m
  • Weight: Weight above 100kg is viewed critically
  • Eyesight: to within +/- five dioptres before correction (be it short-sighted or long-sighted)


If you have questions about the admission and selection process, please contact the Federal Armed Forces personnel office at

You can also contact us directly:

Colonel Mag. Josef Pargger
Federal Armed Forces Personnel Office
Amtsgebäude Feldmarschall Conrad
Köldererstraße 4
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: 050201/6026402 or 0664/6221271

Lieutenant Colonel Mag. Adolf Bachler
Tel.: 050201/6026403 or 0664/6222710

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