History and tradition
Founded in 1958 originally as a vocational training centre for Aero
Vodochody aircraft factory and in 1980 converting into four-year secondary
school specializing in machinery our school has been providing education
of aviation and machinery specialists, primarily in area of aircraft
design, production and maintenance for over 50 years.
Fast development of the school in the 1980īs reflects international
reputation Czech aviation industry gained in that period, particularly
great success of L29, L39 and L59 aircraft manufactured in the neighbouring
The school is now trying to follow this tradition by introducing new
study programmes, keeping up-to-date with latest progress in aviation
and ICT, modernizing interior and equipment to suit needs of contemporary
students, implementing new teaching methods and subjects as well as
offering its students range of free-time activities like sports events,
interest groups (RC model flying, Flight simulation etc.) or entertainment.
Location of the school only a few kilometres from the capital city
Prague and in sight distance from runway 28 of an international airport
Vodochody makes it ideal choice for young people interested in aviation
Students coming from more distant areas can stay at the school hostel
offering full boarding services.
As the only public school in Czech republic our school has been
awarded certification for educating aircraft mechanics according to
Our study programmes include:
- Aircraft mechanics (four-year study programme finished by Maturita
Graduates of this programme are prepared to work as aircraft mechanics
as well as continue their training to become aircraft engineers, designers,
- Information technology (four-year study programme finished
by Maturita exam)
Graduates of this programme are prepared to work as network administrators,
webmasters, graphic designers, IT specialists etc. They can continue
to study IT at a college.
- Machinery (four-year study programme finished by Maturita exam)
Students of this programme choose from two specializations - either
Computer applications or Aircraft production. About 70 % of the graduates
continu to stiudy at a university.
- Three-year vocational training programme in Machinery, Locksmithing
or Tinsmithing - all focused on aircraft industry.