Department of Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training

Welcome to the Department of Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training!

Dear visitor! It is a great honour you visit our website, my name is Lt. Col Tímea Vas, and I am the acting leader of the Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training Department, Assistant professor with Phd degree. Contact: vas.timea@uni-nke.hu, Location: Szolnok Campus, building 2/82, room in the first floor 015.

I graduated as aerospace controller and traffic engineer in Zrínyi Miklós University of Home Defence Forces, Faculty of Military Aviation Officer, Szolnok, in 1999. After graduation I served as aerodrome controller, approach controller and supervisor of flight in the military airbase of Szolnok between 1999 and 2008. I worked as military air traffic controller for ISAF in Kabul International Airport between 2008 and 2009. My academic career started in 2008 as instructor in the Aerospace Controller and Pilot Training Department, I was responsible for the future air traffic controller’s practical training. In February of 2011 I started the MSc in National University of Public Service, in Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training and I graduated in 2012 as Licensed Military Leader. I applied for the Doctoral School of Military Engineering in 2013, and I wrote my doctoral thesis in “the deployable air traffic services capabilities of the Hungarian HDF” and got my degree in 2019. My research projects are focusing on deployable air traffic services and unmanned aircraft system integration into aerodrome traffic. I took part in three tenders of NUPS, firstly in TÁMOP 4.2.1.B 11/2/KMR 2011 0001 ” Critical Infrastructure Protection Research Project” „ The aviation safety aspects of application of the unmanned aircrafts” (UAV_LAW), next was the KÖFOP 2.1.2 VEKOP 15-2016-00001, „Public Service Development Establishing Good Governance” in Győző Concha Doctoral Program. (NKE/4007 8/2016: Assessment of the mobile ATM component specifications at NATO Deployable Airbases.) and the GINOP 2.3.2 15 2016 00007 „ “Increasing and integrating the interdisciplinary scientific potential relating to aviation safety into the international research network at the National University of Public Service - VOLARE”)-UAV ENVIRON research group. This year I was designated to lead a tender of NUPS research group with cooperation of the Mouldh Tech Ltd. and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, which focusing on Innovative Mobility. I have advanced level exam in Russian and in English.

Our Department trains the future aerospace controller officers-including two specializations, namely the air traffic controller and the intercept controller-responding to modern air force requirements. The newly graduated officers are able to control aircraft through all parts of their flight, taking into account the priorities and safety and security aspects and procedures. They are also able to use standard national and international procedures, monitor and handle radar and radio communication equipment in order to provide service, information, and instructions to pilots. The other profile of our Department is responsible for the training of aircraft pilot officers – including two specializations, namely the fixed-wing- and rotary-wing-pilots) in close cooperation with the HDF 86th Helicopter Base Szolnok.

The above mentioned trainings are available in frame of full-time education and provide BSc degree for cadets. Furthermore, our Department has taking part in training of Military Maintenance MSc with subjects of airspace management and military air force tactics. The university teachers of our department are interested in the trainings of Doctoral School of Military Sciences, in the field of Air Transportation and Avionics. Thanks for the Erasmus program, numerous of cadets of neighbouring nations’ military academies have been learning in aviation module in regular basis.

Scientific work is an important task of the teachers and also cadets of our department. This scientific work covers numerous fields of aviation –firstly in fields of aviation safety- namely in the frame of supporting our cadets in their scientific researches, applying for individual scientific tenders and also participating in researching projects. Our staff members participate in national and international forums and conferences in regular basis; presenting their scientific results in different conferences, and scientific bulletins.

The main fields of the Department's scientific and research activities are the followings:

  • air traffic flight safety questions;
  • aspects of the Air Force employments;
  • modern air navigation systems and procedures;
  • examination of aviation meteorology factors;
  • a complex examination of UAV flying;
  • air traffic control serivce in deployable operations;
  • analyses of airport safety questions;
  • pilots' professional activities in the relationship between physical performance testing and
  • the characteristics of the work of flight controllers' hypo kinaesthetic state.