The Airline Academy of Australia is owned and operated by the Royal Queensland Aero Club Limited, the oldest flying school in Australia. With over 100 years of proud history, the Academy plays a significant role in the Australian aviation industry and is renowned for excellence in safe, comprehensive aviation training. The Academy is Australia’s largest member-owned integrated aviation training organisation and is one of only 7 flight training providers appointed globally to deliver ab-initio training through the Jeppesen Flight Training Network, which is part of the Boeing Pilot Development Programme.
The Academy is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering pilot, aircraft maintenance engineer and flight attendants courses to Australian and international students under CRICOS registration number 02416D.
Principal flight training courses include
- Recreational Pilot Certificate (RA-AUS)
- Recreational Pilot Licence (CASA)
- Private Pilot Licence (CASA)
- Commercial Pilot Licence (CASA)
- Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (CASA)
- Specialist ratings & endorsements as well as Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) practical and Airline Bridge & advanced programmes.
The Academy is also proud to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Flight Management programme for local universities and has been appointed as exclusive aviation training provider for Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport – Australia’s newest airport.
The Academy is renowned for training programmes compliant with the licencing requirements of Australian and international aviation regulatory authorities. The Academy's specialist aviation professionals can provide advice and recommend training courses that suit the specific aviation career aspirations of international students and meet the needs of airline clients. Authority is held by senior Academy flight instructors to deliver training as required under CASA Regulations (CASR Part 61.T).
Pilot Training Course Info
Flexible. Any time suitable for the student and academy
Recreational Pilot Certificate (RA-AUS)
Recreational Pilot Licence (CASA)
Private Pilot Licence (CASA)
Commercial Pilot Licence (CASA)
Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating (CASA)
Specialist ratings & endorsements as well as Airline Transport Pilots Licence (ATPL) practical and Airline Bridge & advanced programmes.
Senior High School completion equivalent to Australian Year 12 preferred. Students who wish to commence training below year 12 are welcome to apply and will be considered case by case.
18yrs. Younger students are welcome to apply and will be considered case by case.
5.5 IELTS or equivalent or completion of an approved English language pathway programme.
Student visas are available for full time enrolment into the Commercial Pilot Licence (Certificate IV in Aviation) and the Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (Diploma of Aviation) programme. These programmes can be packaged under a single student visa along with approved pathway English language providers.
The Academy's training base at Archerfield Airport, 25 minutes from central Brisbane city, provides one of the safest and most ideal flight training environments in the world. The Airport has a manned control tower, year round good weather and no large aircraft. It also provides direct access to ideal training grounds over a range of terrain and beautiful locations such as the famous Gold Coast region.
The Academy’s second campus is located in Toowoomba at Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport (WTB) - a large, modern airport that services Queensland’s south western mining industry and Australia’s second largest agricultural basin. This dynamic region offers a wealth of opportunities for commercial pilots and as the campus is located on the western side of the Great Diving Range, students enjoy some of the most advantageous weather conditions in the country.