Advanced Flight Training

Airline Academy of Australia

At a glance

Type of Institution: Private College
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: Wellcamp Airport
Archerfield Airport

With over 100 years of proud history in the global aviation community, the Airline Academy warmly welcomes international students at our world-class pilot training facilities in Australia. International students, from complete beginners to experienced pilots, are provided with comprehensive support and qualifications that are highly regarded throughout the world.

The Airline Academy is owned and operated by the Royal Queensland Aero Club Limited, one of the oldest flying schools in the world, and is one of only nine flight training providers appointed globally to deliver ab-initio training through the Jeppesen Flight Training Network, part of the Boeing Pilot Development Programme. The Airline Academy is also proud to deliver a Graduate Diploma of Flight Management for local universities and has been appointed as the aviation training provider for Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport - Australia's newest airport.

Our International Education Services Office provides international students with comprehensive support and advice throughout their entire relationship with the Airline Academy. A range of accommodation options is available through cooperating agencies and apartment complexes.

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Student Profiles

Gerardo, Colombia

Certificate IV and Diploma of Aviation

I am Gerardo, an international student from Colombia at the Airline Academy of Australia where I study for my commercial pilot licence and multi-engine command instrument ratings through the Certificate IV and Diploma of Aviation. Pilot training is a serious investment but this school is large, reliable and has a history of over 100 years. The instructors are very calm and patient in ground school (theory training) and flying. In my experience, the academy has great facilities, a large fleet and an ideal training airport, which has a tower so we can practise to a professional level, but there are no large airliners, making it much safer at the earlier stages of training. The academy takes safety very seriously and the maintenance of aircraft is well above regulation requirements. Staff and instructors are professional and take the training very seriously, so I feel that I am in safe, competent hands at all times. Brisbane city is really great, with a friendly and relaxed community and lifestyle, good food and plenty of entertainment. Also, there are lots of students and residents from around the world so it has a very international and multicultural feeling. My experience at the academy is very positive!

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