The Higher School of Civil Aviation was established and operates by reorganizing the Center for the Training of Civil Aviation Personnel in Bucharest in compliance with the provisions of Government Ordinance no. 15/1999, regarding the establishment of the Romanian Aviation Academy and Law no. 352/2003 for the approval of the modification and completion of GO no. 15/1999.
In anul 1967
By HCM no. In 1409, the Center for Training and Development of Civil Aeronautics Personnel (C.A.P.P.A.C) was established; state institution, subordinated to the Ministry of Transport, with object of activity – recurrent training of aeronautical personnel. It should be noted that the initial training of civilian pilots was carried out on the basis of an agreement between the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of National Defense at the Higher School of Aviation Officers – Buzau.
The agreement between the two ministries, mentioned above, on the training of civilian pilots in a military pilot school, is canceled with the following consequences:
- the change of the name from the Civil Aviation Personnel Training and Development Center to: the Civil Aviation Personnel Training Center, aiming at the recurrent training of pilots holding flight licenses;
- interruption of the professional training process – initial training – of the new generations of pilots, necessary for the Civil Aviation.
In 1990 – 1999
In Romania there was no organization for the initial training of pilots necessary for public air transport; As a result, after almost a decade of pause in the field of civilian pilot training, the Romanian authorities have found it impossible to replace with new generations of pilots the losses caused by the aging and retirement of pilots, prepared until 1990. On January 28, 1999, the Government of Romania issues Ordinance no. 15, regarding the establishment of the Romanian Aviation Academy through the reorganization of the Civil Aviation Personnel Training Center; The Romanian Aviation Academy is established as an extra-budgetary public institution, with legal personality, subordinated to the Ministry of Transport, destined to carry out specific training, in order to certify civil aeronautical personnel, in accordance with the mandatory recommendations of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Romania had joined since 1949, but also those issued by the European Civil Aviation Authority.
In June, 1999
Romanian Aviation Academy:
- applied to the European Civil Aviation Authority, through the National Aviation Authority, the documentary package necessary for auditing and accreditation as an organization for initial flight training (Flight Training Organization);
- has completed the minimum theoretical and practical flight training facilities (ground and flight training staff, classrooms, flight simulator (FNPT II BOTTLE)), single-engine airplanes (CESSNA 172S) for practical flight training VFR – Visual Flight Rules , retractable twin-engine airplanes, equipped with the equipment necessary for IFR flight – Instrumental Flight Rules;
- arranged and authorized the aerodrome SREJNIC – PLOIESTI – managed by the Romanian Aeroclub – as an aerodrome for school flights, trained flight instructors and personnel for the management and technical maintenance of aircraft, etc.
In July – October 1999
The first pre-selection and admission session to the initial training course “Public air transport pilots” is organized and carried out for a number of 15 seats and a training duration of 36 months, and on November 1, 1999 the first semester of theoretical training at ground of the first 15 pilot students (annex no. 2).
On June 13, 2000
The Romanian Aviation Academy opens the first practical flight training session, and on July 25, 2000 (the date on which Air France registers the catastrophe of the passenger supersonic aircraft CONCORDE, at the airport in Paris), on the aerodrome STREJNIC PLOIESTI – ROMANIA the first students pilots – trained in a civil aviation school – perform the flight in simple command (solo flight), thus proving that they have general pilot qualities.
On September 30, 2000
The practical flight training session ends, each pilot student having 60 hours of flight experience, without premises, incidents or flight accidents. In October 2000, the selection and admission to the pilot course of a new generation of 20 pilot students is completed.
In December 2000
The Romanian Aviation Academy is recognized by the European authority, through the Romanian Civil Aeronautical Authority, as a European training system for civil aeronautical personnel; at that time the education system was preparing: -15 pilot students in the second year of training;
- 20 first year pilot training students;
- 56 students – air traffic controllers – first year of training.