About Us

Dutch Aviation Trainers - Excellence in Embraer pilot training

Our Ambition

At Dutch Aviation Trainers, we’re driven by a singular ambition: to provide the pinnacle of training and checking experiences in the aviation industry. Our focus is on Embraer aircraft, specializing in comprehensive training solutions that include Typerating, Recurrent Training, and the E2 Difference Course. As an Approved Training Organization (ATO), we blend professionalism with a friendly environment, ensuring our drive, involvement, and knowledge empower you to reach your flying aspirations. Our commitment to excellence is validated by our official certification, a testament to our unwavering standards in pilot training.

Our People

The Heart of Dutch Aviation Trainers

In the evolving landscape of aviation, the importance of rigorous training and evaluation has never been more critical. At Dutch Aviation Trainers, we understand the unique challenges pilots face today. Our team comprises professional pilots and seasoned instructors who are committed to maintaining and enhancing your flying proficiency, confidence, and readiness for the future. With our profound understanding of aviation’s dynamic nature, we ensure that every pilot is equipped to meet and surpass the demands of the industry.

Paul ten Hof



Our Founder and CEO, brings an extensive background from flying missions with the Dutch Navy to operating as a TRI/TRE on the Embraer 190 and B737 with KLM. His journey from a Physical Education teacher to a senior instructor and examiner for various prestigious training centers underscores our dedication to continuous improvement and excellence in training.

Rob Hol


Accountable Manager

Our Accountable Manager and co-founder, shares his journey from flying small single-engine aircraft as a Flight Instructor to his TRI/TRE roles in Embraer 170/190 series. His extensive experience across different aircraft and his vision for enhancing pilot competencies illustrate our holistic approach to pilot training.

Jos Linders

Head of Training

Captain Embraer 175E1/190E1/195E2
TRI/TRE EMB170 series

Our Head of Training, with a vast experience from flying the B737 to the B747 and now the Embraer 175E1/190E1/195E2, champions a personalized training approach, focusing on the individual learning styles and preferences of each trainee.

Alex Vogel

Chief Instructor

EMB 170/190

Chief Instructor for the EMB 170/190, with an intriguing background from law to aviation and diverse flying experiences across continents, brings a global perspective to our training programs.

Eelco Hoogvorst


Safety Manager

Our Compliance and Safety Manager, ensures that Dutch Aviation Trainers not only adheres to the highest standards but also continuously seeks ways to enhance the quality and safety of our training programs.

Unlock Your Wings with

DAT Aviation Trainers

Embark on a journey of excellence with DAT Aviation Trainers. Our comprehensive programs, led by seasoned instructors, propel you towards success in the aviation industry. Experience expert guidance, state-of-the-art facilities, and a commitment to safety as you unlock your potential and soar to new heights. Explore our training programs today.

Our Philosophy

We believe in fostering a team spirit, where every pilot training with us feels part of our extended family. Our trainers are not just instructors, they are mentors, guides, and colleagues who share a common goal: to help you excel in your career as an Embraer pilot. Our philosophy is built on the foundation of mutual respect, passion for aviation, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.


Our Client Success Stories

“Their knowledge about the EMB190 is solid and they are very standard about the procedures.”

AMAS Airlines Uruguay

“The cooperation with DAT during the startup phase has proved essential to achieve our goals during such a critical phase of operations.”

EGO Airways

“I’m glad I decided to work with DAT. Outstanding and high quality training. Experienced, instructive and professional.”

Capt. Rodrigo Maudonnet

“The ease and flexibility in planning the session was great. It fits in the current time we live in, where adaptability and flexibility is required from pilots.”

Devin Scherpenzeel

First Officer EMB 170/190

“Revalidating my EMB 170 rating with Dutch Aviation Trainers was a great experience and I can surely recommend it.”

Johnno the Mebel

First Officer EMB 170/190

“It was a very enriching experience due to the high level of professionalism of the instructors.”

AMAS Airlines Uruguay

Contact Us

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Ready to start your training journey or require additional information? Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can tailor our training solutions to meet your needs. Together, we can achieve your aviation aspirations with Dutch Aviation Trainers, where excellence in Embraer training is just the beginning.

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Dutch Aviation Trainers



+31 6 520 31 836 , +31 6 518 33 491




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