“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) and the other high-interest student loan schemes offered by some flying schools (with annual interest rates of 15-20%!), 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.
Over the last few years, over 150 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.
With the industry now in a cyclical slow down, where you train and what aircraft you train on is now more important than ever. Having an industry-relevant training background will be even more relevant now in the wake of an airline industry slow down, which is typically the time when airline cadetships disappear or fail to lead to a job on completion of the training, and competition for GA jobs is intense. 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 3-6 months to complete, 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, and as such these constitute wasted time and money for the student.