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Yes they are - very comprehensively. CASA safety regulations require comprehensive third party and Professional Indemnity and Liability insurance in place, as well as Hangar Keepers Liability insurance covering air side operations, air craft and trainee pilots. 

Yes, however they must be 15 years of age to fly solo and they should meet all the medical requirements. There is no upper age limit to learning to fly either. 

 

CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) age requirements at the time you are ready to undergo a flight test:

 

Recreational Pilots License – 15 yrs

Private Pilots License – 17 yrs

Commercial Pilots License – 18 yrs

No, all that we ask is that your account remains in sufficient credit with us. Just maintain a pre-agreed upon account balance of $1,500 so that there are no delays to in your flight training.

 

If you wish to pay upfront appropriate levels of discounts will apply and to qualifying students funding may be available for flight training.

Yes. Before you can begin flight training you must undergo a medical conducted by a CASA approved medical practitioner. See the table below for the medical certificate required for your course:

 

Which Medical certificate do I need?

License

Certificate

Length of Validity

CPL

Class 1

1 year

PPL

Class 2

4years

RPL

Class 2

2years

Place an application with us, gain admission, meet all the flight training requirements and qualify for your Australian pilot’s license. Becoming a commercial pilot requires 150 – 200 hours of flying experience, instrument and cross country flight time, plus experience as a pilot-in command. 

Everyone learns at different rates and the following are estimates of flight time required for each license. Frequency of flying, learning rate and commitment to study will determine the overall time it will take to obtain a license 

  • RPL will take a minimum of 35 Hrs flight time
  • PPL will take a minimum of 25 Hrs flight time (in addition to the RPL hours)
  • CPL can take 200+ hrs flight time

 

Flight training rates vary depending upon the type of lessons and the aircraft used for training. Flying lessons range from $250 to $685 per hour depending on the aerodrome location and lesson requirements. 

Everyone learns at a different rate and the following are estimates of flight time required for a commercial pilot license. Frequency of flying, learning rate and commitment to study will determine the overall time it will take to obtain a license. Becoming a commercial pilot requires 150 – 200 hours of flying experience, instrument and cross country flight time, plus experience as a pilot-in command

Everyone learns at a different rate and the following are estimates of flight time required for a private pilot license. Frequency of flying, learning rate and commitment to study will determine the overall time it will take to obtain a license. Becoming a private pilot requires a minimum of 60 hours of flying experience, instrument and cross country flight time, plus hours as a pilot-in command

No there is no age limitation when learning to fly. However a realistic age expectation, is from 12 years old (students need to reach the rudder pedals and see over the dash). More Senior students have only the CASA medical examinations to pass in order to be permitted to fly.

These are your basic licenses:

  1. RPL - Recreational Pilots License
  2. PPL - Private Pilots License
  3. CPL - Commercial Pilots License
  4. ATPL - Airline Transport Pilots License 
  5. There are endorsements like Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR), Multi Engine Endorsement (ME), Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR)

 

We require that all career-path students wear their uniforms whilst at the academy. You are intending to become a Commercial Pilot and should take on such a responsibility as soon as you start!

We try to make every effort to keep you with the same instructor. However, there are occasions when you will fly with senior instructors for periodic stage checks during your progress. We aim to keep you learning with one or two main instructors throughout your training for familiarity, consistency and confidence.