“You guys deliver a great product”, Ben Wyndham, CEO & Chief Pilot, Airspeed Aviation (Ben has employed three of our previous students into his multi-engine IFR charter operation).
Train on industry-relevant aircraft (with both glass & analogue cockpits) with current IFR charter pilots.
Need an Instrument Rating but are short of funds – forget VET Student Loans (with their 20% loading, inflation indexing (currently around 7% per annum) and additional out-of-pocket expenses) and the other high-interest student loan schemes offered by some flying schools (with annual interest rates of 20+%!), ask us about our company-funded interest-free payment plans! We set up this initiative back in 2017, and since then over 100 pilots have taken advantage of our plans. These payment plan spots are now limited and are offered on a first in first served basis.
Over the last few years, over 250 pilots have completed their Multi-Engine Class Ratings &/or Instrument Ratings with us. Many of our new enrolments are referrals from previous students or their employers. We maintain a strong connection with our network of ex-students in the industry, and are often asked for recommendations to fill pilot vacancies when they arise.
We take pride in taking CPL holders from diverse backgrounds and turning them into employable GA industry assets. We are proud that a number of our graduates have progressed quickly through to senior GA & airline pilot jobs.
Many of our students have been recruited by the airlines and major GA employers into multi-engine IFR operations, and we receive great feedback from employers about the product we produce. As a result, we generally book 4-6 months ahead for Instrument Rating courses. We occasionally have short notice training slots available though due to postponements – let us know your requirements and we’ll see what we can do!
We are not a VET Student Loans provider and we have no intentions of becoming one – we have investigated this process and on discovering how inefficient and costly the system is (for both the training provider and the student), we decided to focus on the segment of the training market that is looking for more personalised, flexible, cost-efficient and time-efficient training. Most of the VET Student Loan Instrument Rating courses take months to complete as they need large numbers in the courses to cover the Diploma costs (that the student ultimately pays for) in comparison to our 3-4 weeks, and can cost up to 50% more than our course (on inferior aircraft). There is no industry demand or requirement for Diploma qualifications to gain employment, and as such these Diplomas constitute wasted time and money for the student, and ultimately exist so that students can have access to VET loans. We can offer a more cost and time effective alternative!
Please note the prices noted below may change from time to time in response to changes in costs (especially fuel costs, which have risen markedly over the last year or so). Prices are correct as of 8/9/23.