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Old 11th Jan 2020, 10:34
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The UNSW Master of Aviation Management

I have some experience of the UNSW program so you could consider I am biased.

However, there is evidence that Postgrad programs can enhance your knowledge in areas where you have not yet worked, but wish to move into. The right program can help you get shortlisted, and with the additional knowledge, you may be able to sway a selection committee, or talk your present boss into new responsibilities. The key is to build your knowledge in the area that you want to work in, to increase your opportunities, so you should look to see what courses (subjects) are available and if they match your needs. Simply having a masters degree does not of itself improve your options unless it is relevant.Those with negative experiences often have chosen the program focus badly, or chosen weak programs to get through with minimal effort.

I think if you look carefully you will be able to find the names of the course facilitators who deliver the courses at UNSW, and so confirm their high level of expertise. In addition these people have good networks so you can also build your network. All postgrad aviation courses at UNSW are available by distance. You can get details from:

Jamie Lim (Mrs)
Postgraduate Programs Coordinator

School of Aviation
Room 210, Level 2, Old Main Building
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052 AUSTRALIA
Tel: + 61 2 938 55 787 (direct)
Email: [email protected]
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Old 16th Jan 2020, 00:12
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University or flight school?

Hey guys,

Iím currently a year 12 student graduating at the end of this year, Iíve always had my sights set on becoming a commercial pilot and am looking to make that a reality over the coming years. However Iím a bit stuck for choice at the moment when deciding what pathway is best to take. Iíve thoroughly looked into a number of well known universities and their aviation courses ( Griffith, UNSW, Swinburne etc) and Iím just not sure I can fathom the 3-4 extra years of study. Would I be better off just starting a CPL course as soon as school finishes and looking to get straight into the workforce after that ? Or would the airlines prefer to see a degree ?

any help is appreciated,

thanks,

tommy
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Old 17th Jan 2020, 03:22
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Originally Posted by The Bullwinkle View Post
A degree is a degree, no matter where you get it from.
I gained a Bachelor of Aviation through Griffith University because of the convenience they provided for those studying via distance education.
Where did you fly? I might have just missed it but I couldn't figure out if you could do the Griffith course from Melbourne.
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Old 4th Feb 2020, 08:35
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Australia / other Country for Flying School

Hi Guys

Iím 17 and need some advice for my flying career. Iím planning to do Degree course (Bachelor of Flying @ UNISA) and get my Diploma in Flying (PPL / CPL / ITL) thru FTA. Since Childhood Its always been my dream to fly As a Captain on Cathay. I have a small Prepar3D simulator @ Home where I practice weekly. I have researched Australia but not anywhere in The US / Europe for Flying schools. The main reason for me to go with UNISA / FTA is that Cathay sends their pilots to train at FTA so I want to start thinking in the same way as them.

I have read some Negative reviews about working with them but its still not put me off my path as I love Planes and I would do a lot to get behind one of them. I am just worried that I have not checked out other choices. Need advice from some of your experienced people whatís the best course of action.

Martin
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 07:01
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ATPL Courses in East Coast Oz

Gday all ,Whats the latest on ATPL courses . Who's got the good oil.??
Timing ,successes rate, price??
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Old 8th Feb 2020, 09:01
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ItĎs always been AFT vs Rob Avery. Both pretty good but I think AFT has the edge. Google both.
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Old 9th Feb 2020, 23:20
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Hi Everyone,

My First post. Looking to learn to fly for recreation, aiming for RPL/PPL. Anyone care to share your experience with Sydney Aviators or Bankstown Flying School, or any other provider based out of Bankstown? I was also looking at Soar too because of their $599 deal for the first 3 flights, but it didn't take too much digging to notice they are in a bit of a situation.

Cheers,

Andrew
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 05:16
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Hi Martin,
If you'd like some info on the Bachelor of Aviation at UniSA and training with the UniSA Academy/FTA, feel free to PM me, as I have gone down that route not too long ago.

TMG
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Old 13th Feb 2020, 08:55
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Hi Andrew,

Camden is well worth your investigating. Yeah it's a bit of a drive but your lesson is full value - after take off as you turn crosswind you are in the training area. No 10 minute transit each way. It is class D so you learn how to deal with controlled airspace. Perhaps you should have a chat to the various operators there or PM me and I can recommend a couple.
Good luck!
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Old 16th Feb 2020, 22:46
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Originally Posted by mustafagander View Post
Hi Andrew,

Camden is well worth your investigating. Yeah it's a bit of a drive but your lesson is full value - after take off as you turn crosswind you are in the training area. No 10 minute transit each way. It is class D so you learn how to deal with controlled airspace. Perhaps you should have a chat to the various operators there or PM me and I can recommend a couple.
Good luck!
Thanks mustafagander. Will have a look at Camden too. Yeh, it's a bit of a hike, it'll take me 1.5 hrs each way on a good day with multiple tolls. But if the operators there are more suited for me, will definitely consider. Will see how I go.

Cheers.
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Old 24th Feb 2020, 01:00
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Hi TMG,

My mailbox was full so couldn't receive your message. Can you send me the message again.

Thanks
M
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 06:00
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Peninsula Aero Club - Reviews?

I'm looking at returning to flying and doing some further training towards CPL.
Peninsula Aero Club was suggested to me.
Any feedback on them as a training school? There seem a bit cheaper and close to the training area and low traffic is a plus, however, I'm looking for some more info on their training staff.
Yes, I understand that their CFI died tragically in a mid air at Mangalore.
Their 'estimated' training hours seem to be a bit higher than other schools, so while their price is a bit lower, they might tend to require more training.
Any experiences you can give me? I don't mind doing the drive to Tyabb if it is the right place.
Any specific instructors that I should seek or avoid?
Thanks, A
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:11
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I did some post-CPL training with them and can only recommend them, plus their rates are very competitive! Super friendly staff and members, great fleet selection that you'd be hard pressed finding around Melbourne at a single flying school (unless you go further afield), especially if you want to do some training on aircraft types that will make potential charter companies pay attention to your resume with just a freshly minted CPL on it.

There is also the subjective positive of being part of a club, rather than some organisations who's sole purpose it to produce a licenced pilot as quickly as possible.

Plus if you like warbirds then Tyabb is a GREAT place to hang around!

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Old 5th Mar 2020, 20:51
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Originally Posted by Arragon View Post
Their 'estimated' training hours seem to be a bit higher than other schools, so while their price is a bit lower, they might tend to require more training.
I think you'll find that's because they don't lie to you and use minimum hours like most schools do... they're honest. Which speaks for itself.

Never had a need to fly with the club but have had a bit to do with their members and they all seem very nice.
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Old 5th Mar 2020, 21:48
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I popped in there briefly late last year to make some inquiries and found them to be very friendly and accomodating. Great area to fly around also.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 00:37
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Better than one of the sausage factories I'd say. Good mix of older very experienced, and younger instructors. Great place to fly in and out of. And as others have said, you can be part of a club with all the associated benefits including nice clubhouse and social activities (if you want).
Flying ops are commencing again shortly under an interim CFI I believe, after recent tragic events.

Can I suggest you go to their Airshow this coming Sunday 8/3..? I'm sure there will be plenty of people you can talk to (instructors and club members) who'd be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Old 6th Mar 2020, 08:07
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Agreed. I've been flying with them for a couple of years as a PPL hiring club aircraft. Great staff and service. Super friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 18:10
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Australia job market

Hi all, I am seeking information about the job market for low hour ATPL holders in Australia. I am exploring the possibility of doing my flight training in Australia as I dream of moving to there from the UK.
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 21:17
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You mean a low hour CPL holder? Plenty of threads on the topic
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 21:54
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
You mean a low hour CPL holder? Plenty of threads on the topic
When I was in the UK a lot of students skipped the CPL exams and went straight to the ATPL exams which then gave them a ďFrozenĒ ATPL so they could exercise the rights of a CPL until such time as they had the required hours for their ATPL to be un-frozen.
This might have been what Crusherrr was referring to.
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