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Old 12th Jan 2018, 20:51
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Hi - "hood" time should be fine. The 2 hrs will be to match the local PPL requirements - almost always done as VFR with foggles or hood, and I think we accept half of that in a sim.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 14:12
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Originally Posted by drpixie View Post
Hi - "hood" time should be fine. The 2 hrs will be to match the local PPL requirements - almost always done as VFR with foggles or hood, and I think we accept half of that in a sim.

Ok, thanks ! Someone else to confirm ?
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 22:07
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I think you need to meet the experience requirements for an Australian PPL (assuming a PPL is what you are wanting to convert to?).

From the CASR part 61

(1) An applicant for a private pilot licence with the aeroplane category rating must have at least 40 hours of aeronautical experience that includes:

(a) at least 35 hours of flight time as a pilot; and

(b) at least 20 hours of flight time as pilot of an aeroplane; and

(c) at least 10 hours of solo flight time in an aeroplane; and

(d) at least 5 hours of solo cross‑country flight time in an aeroplane; and

(e) at least 2 hours of dual instrument time; and

(f) at least one hour of dual instrument flight time in an aeroplane.
so you would need a minimum of 2 hours dual instrument time, at least 1 hour of that must be in an aeroplane. The dual flight IF time for a PPL is normally done in simulated conditions (ie under a hood).
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 14:35
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Anz cadetships

Just wanted to get some insight into the program itself, mainly the recruitment process, application numbers, what airlines offer them and when. I tried to google this info but there was little to none. Are these cadetships open every year? Also is this similar to defence recruiting for pilots?
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 23:28
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Hi everyone,

I received an offer from RMIT associate degree in professional piloting however I've been reading very negative feedbacks online and I've confirmed it with a friend who is currently in the course. Most likely i will be rejecting the offer.. i don't want to spend heaps of money for nothing. I want to ask which flight school in melbourne provides the best training to become an airline pilot? i would prefer the flight school to be offering fee-help
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 04:53
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Originally Posted by Andrias View Post
Akahmi,

Are you referring to cadetships by Air New Zealand or are you referring to cadetships within Australian and New Zealand?

If it is the former, Air New Zealand does not run cadetships. Rather they have preferred training partnerships, amongst them are:

1. Nelson Aviation College
2. Southern Wings (Invercargill)
3. Massey University
4. International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (Christchurch)

I believe there is one more located on the North Island but I can't recall which one it is. I think it is the Flight Training Organisation in Hawke's Bay

CTC also have an FTO based in Hamilton but they are not training specifically for Air New Zealand.

If it is the latter, I've covered New Zealand above but for Australia - Regional Express run a cadetship with 3 intakes per year.

Qantas don't have cadetships per se but they have preferred training partnerships (similar to Air New Zealand), these are

1. University of New South Wales
2. Griffith University

I believe there is also one more to be included in the list above (my brain's thinking RMIT) but I'm not 100% sure.

Furthermore, Qantas have level 1 and level 2 First Officer intakes but these are preferably for students who have completed their flight training (or are progressing towards the end of their training).

Virgin Australia recently opened (and closed again) their cadetship which was run by Flight Training Adelaide at Parafield. Whether they'll re-open this one, I'm unsure.

CTC and CAE both have FTOs in Australia as well. I believe they are based in Melbourne. Again, they don't train for our Mainline or Air New Zealand specifically.

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I see I see, so getting a cadetship is extremely difficult. What do they look for in your application?
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 10:24
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Originally Posted by Andrias View Post
Akahmi,

Difficult, yes. Impossible, no.

Majority of the cadetships require Year 11 and Year 12 physics and maths results.

If you visit the careers pages of each airline you can have a read through there regarding the requirements.

You won't know what they're exactly looking for until you've reached the interview stage unfortunately.

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AM
Oh I see, easy, I got an op 6 in qld which is alright I guess and did those subjects, is there an age limit for cadetships? I.e do you have to be a current year 12 student in order to be eligible or you can be older. I'm currently 18.
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 06:28
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Rex Cadetship Maths and WOMBAT

Hello,

First of all, yes I'm aware of the numerous Rex cadetship threads currently on here. They're all pretty old so I'm after some fresh info.

I have my WOMBAT test coming up in a few weeks and I've also been asked to sit an in house maths exam the same day. I have been studying flat out, but have no idea if I'm on the right track.

If there is anyone who has recently sat the in-house maths test could you please offer some info on the level and the topics they test most on, so I can focus my study a bit better.


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Old 10th Mar 2018, 08:01
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Amblyopia

Hey guys,

I've nearly finished school completely and i'm heading in the direction of aviation. I've been to two optometrists and both of them have told me that I won't be able to achieve my CPL but I will be able to achieve my PPL. I have amblyopia in my left eye and astigmatism in my right eye. My eyes require maybe +1.75 to 2.00 strength.

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Old 10th Mar 2018, 23:43
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Originally Posted by SamRob View Post
Hey guys,

I've nearly finished school completely and i'm heading in the direction of aviation. I've been to two optometrists and both of them have told me that I won't be able to achieve my CPL but I will be able to achieve my PPL. I have amblyopia in my left eye and astigmatism in my right eye. My eyes require maybe +1.75 to 2.00 strength.

-Thanks
Speak with a CASA-approved Ophthalmologist and get an expert opinion on your options.

If you're in Melbourne Dr. Noel Alpins is a good option.
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Old 11th Mar 2018, 05:57
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Thanks for that I will be sure to check it out!
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Old 24th Mar 2018, 03:16
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Cool Gold Coast Flight Schools (PPL or RPL)

Hi guys,
I am not a pilot yet but am saving up to be one and hoping to start training in the next year or so. I have done countless hours of research but it seems like I only ended up with more questions than what I began with, so was hoping someone would be able to help me out.
I am a photographer/filmmaker living on the Gold Coast QLD, and have always been interested in aviation and would absolutely love nothing more than to become a pilot myself, and to be able to incorporate that into my filmmaking with the use of go-pros and such.
Because of that i'm not interested in becoming a commercial airline pilot at all, to me it would be more of a personal hobby. I might want to learn aerobatics in the future as well as instrument ratings and possibly even longer flights across country (not sure on that yet, but I would love to fly myself around scenic places like Uluru).
So my first question is, should I go for a Recreational Pilots License (RPL), or a Private Pilots License (PPL)? Or should I get the Recreational license first and then the Private license later? What would be the most cost efficient without also compromising my own safety just to save money?
I'm willing to pay the appropriate amount to become a pilot however I don't want to end up choosing the wrong flight school and paying thousands of dollars more than I have to! I've looked at a bunch of different ones in my area and i'm just getting more and more confused at what to choose, all the prices and fleets are so different. What is a fair price for this and at what flight school? And what are the safest planes to learn in that won't also cost me an arm and a leg to do so??
If anyone has any similar experience around the Gold Coast please let me know! Google isn't helping me at all and I really need the advice of real people with real experience.
Thank you!
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 01:20
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Hi all,

I am new to this forum and looking for an advice about cadetship program in Australia specially with Virgin Australia.

I am 30 years old and completed my HSC in 2005 & Bachelor in Science degree in 2008. I have done both HSC & BSC in India.

I would like to know if my HSC in 2005 will be considered if I apply for cadetship program now or should I have to do any bridging course in TAFE.

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Old 22nd Apr 2018, 01:08
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Australian Flying Schools

Hi All

Can anyone recommend flying schools in Australia, preferably Sydney/Gold Coast. I have seen a few posts with people having bad experiences but no recommendations.

A bit about me, without trying to sound like i'm writing my profile on a dating website Im originally from Bonnie Scotland currently residing in Sydney. Im 33, work in Construction, and have wanted to be a pilot since my early teens. Realistically i would like to do the training full time- PPL-CPL as far as i am aware is the route, and aim to gain a cpl and look for a job in the RHS around the 36 mark. Giving me around 30 years of a flying career after that. I have read the posts about struggles of the job and training, costs etc but i think f*c* it you only live once and im in the position that my only commitment at the moment is myself and i have a job i can fall back on worst case scenario. Anyway enough negativity. Any help on the route i should take from here with regards to course structure and ratings to put me in the best position possible for employment would be great

Peace out
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Old 23rd Apr 2018, 00:23
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In Sydney wander down and have a chat to the guys at Curtis aviation in Camden.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 04:06
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Opinions on 3 flying schools in Melbourne

Good afternoon,

After doing my own research online and going though the extensive resources available in this forum to get get started on my PPL, I narrowed down my options to 3 flying schools and might need guidance/opinions if possible:
1) The Royal Victorian Aero Club
2) Melbourne Flight Training
3) Moorabbin Flying Services

Any pointers and personal experiences will be appreciated.

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 1st May 2018, 01:38
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MFS would be my pick but they are all good options.
Ask if you will be allocated one instructor for the whole duration
Try and time your flying for the least busy periods of the week as YMMB resembles a car park at times and the taxi waiting periods can be a PITA
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Old 4th May 2018, 10:08
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Thumbs up PPL Theory (Australia)

Hello All,

About to sit the PPL exam in about a weeks time. Have been studying a subject a week for the last 6-7 weeks self study, i feel that reading all of the content again could be useless to me and am wondering if anyone else has some 'hot tips'. Should i make use of these well known practice exams and have a squiz over the areas im getting wrong? or would someone with experience recommend reading the books again? Im fresh and apologies if this is considered a stupid question..

Rex....
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Old 5th May 2018, 04:51
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hello

I am looking at my completing my instrument rating and was wondering what people think of aerodynamic flight academy on the sunshine coast?
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Old 5th May 2018, 06:06
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Rex,

There are no stupid questions. You may get a wider Australian audience by posting in The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions, but to answer your question. I agree that a massive reread is not required as presumably you have already done that in the last 6-7 weeks. I would do as you have said and concentrate on practice questions and then revisit those specific areas which you are getting wrong. Another option would be to use the CASA Learning Objectives and ensure you have covered all the bases. Don't forget to include those objectives associated with the BAK.

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Detai.../Html/Volume_3

Good luck!

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