United Airline
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Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:36 am

Hey guys! I just got back from Sydney, Australia the night before on AN 887. Very nice trip I would say!

Does anyone know WHICH companies, or schools, that provide Pilot Training Programme(s) in Australia? Any of them at Sydney?

Also, can I apply if I am not an Australian? How much would I have to pay for such programmes? What Requirements do they have?

Does Ansett Australia or Qantas provide such training courses?

Please help me out. Thanks!

Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Regards.


 
Southern
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Sun Aug 26, 2001 9:45 pm

hey,

Qantas offer a cadetship but unfortunately i think you have to be and australian citizen to apply for it.

You can check the details at the qantas website.

mick
 
RAAFController
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:14 pm

Hi,

Ansett used to offer a traineeship (they might still i just don't know). Its run at Tamworth in conjunction with the Royal Australian Air Force flight training school and BAe. The cost in '99 was around AUD$100,000 so approx US$50,000 at our pitiful exchange rate. They don't garuantee a job after but most people who go through are offered a position with Ansett.

Unfortunately my info is a couple of years out of date, so you might want to check if the scheme still exists through Ansett. (also the costs). Certainly the quality of training IS good, and the course is well run and recognised. I don't THINK there are any citizenship restrictions, u must simply have the right to live in Aust,.

Hope this helps. Once again appologies for the outdated info
 
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Sun Aug 26, 2001 10:46 pm

United Airline,

A friend has just told me that Ansett did ditch the course I mentioned, so please disregard my previous post (although the facility does still exist and may take people through other organisations).

Sorry to have misinformed you!

Dave
 
United Airline
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Mon Aug 27, 2001 12:04 am

They ditched it? How come? I thought that is a good course.
 
Southern
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Tue Aug 28, 2001 9:13 pm

BAe no longer have a flight training school in Tamaworth. This is now a military base. All civil flight training is done in adelaide.
 
United Airline
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:15 pm

So, can anyone give me the names of different pilot training schools in Australia?

Also, can anyone confirm that whether or not Ansett Australia still offer training courses? If not, will they resume the coures anytime in the future?
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:29 pm

BAe Systems Flight Training Adelaide.
Bruce Hartwig Flying School, Parafield, Adelaide.
 
TAA_Airbus
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Wed Aug 29, 2001 11:03 pm

United Airline, there would be hundreds of flying training schools in Australia, I would be hear all day and night If I were to list them.

Mind you, I have a list of almost every school in Australia, If you like I can try get you a copy of it.
But sitting here listing will take hours.
 
United Airline
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Wed Aug 29, 2001 11:10 pm

Thank You very much. Please e-mail me my mate!

By the way, is there a chance that Ansett will resume their Pilot Training Programme anytime soon?
 
United Airline
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Mon Sep 03, 2001 4:25 pm

Two more things..........

Will Ansett resume their course in the future?

Also, if I do not have a pass in Physics, can I still apply for Cathay Pacific's, British Airways, or any other Flight Training Schools?

Hope to hear from you guys soon!  Smile

 
Southern
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Mon Sep 03, 2001 8:56 pm

Unfortunately qantas require a pass in physics or physics extention to a science subject to be eligible for their cadet training program. In general most airlines require a pass in physics to become a pilot with them.
 
TAA_Airbus
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Mon Sep 03, 2001 9:19 pm

I wouldnt be concerned about whether Ansett start a pilots traineeship up again, Id more concerned if Ansett will still be an airline for much longer.

the sooner SQ gets hold of them, the better, cos I cant see them staying afloat for much longer!
 
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Tue Sep 04, 2001 2:22 am

Ansett will be alright! Actually, the situation is not that bad I believe.  Smile

For Cathay Pacific, they require 5 O-levels including Maths and Physics as well as 2 A-levels. Or a degree in any discipline.

What about other airlines like British Airways? If one does not have a pass in Physics, can he or she still apply? Or maybe if he/she has a pass in another Science Subject?

Regards.
 
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RE: Australian Pilot Training Programmes

Tue Sep 04, 2001 6:34 am

Bankstown Airport is a good option, you got many flight schools there, like AFTS, Navair, Axis, but to name a few. Their prices are very similar in terms of cost and I think the cost for foreigners is about 70-80,000 for training only, then you got accomodation, food, books, uniforms, etc.

Bankstown airport is fun and is the busiest airport in the southern hemisphere in terms of landings and take-offs (over 500,000/year). There are a lot of pilots (based from other airports) that do not like flying into Bankstown because they are scared of their procedures and GAAP control zone, hence what I am saying is that if you can operate in and out of YSBK you can go anywhere. When it comes to you advanced IFR training you got YSSY (Kingsford Smith) 10 miles away with ILS and Richmond as an alternative. Also while you are not flying, there is a big city right next door to you so you can avoid boredom in the weekends or rainy days.

You should look up on Google for flight schools based around Bankstown, there is about ten overall, some really big ones and some really small ones, so its up to you. I went to AFTS which used to be a really good school when it was owned by a former senior Qantas Captain, he unfortunatelly passed away in 1997 and ever since then the flight school has gone downhill. I think at the moment the most regarded flying schools in Bankstown are Axis and Navair. Also another good way of getting to know some schools is to look in an Australian Flying Magazine, you'll find heaps.

In summary, there is a lot of choice out there. But be careful because there are cowboys out there too.

Anymore questions about flying around Bankstown email me mhace@hotmail.com

Happy to assist

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