Pilot Recruitment and the Aviation Industry in 2019
Captain Darren McPherson from ACS – Aviation Consulting Services is our specialist airline interview consultant. In this blog he looks at pilot recruitment and the aviation industry in 2019.
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Grade 1 Flight Instructor Ermin Javier joins LTF
We extend a warm LTF welcome to Ermin Javier who recently joined the team as a Grade 1 Multi-Engine IFR Flight Instructor.
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Global Pilot job opportunities increasing
July 1, 2019 in ,
Potential pilot applicants often ask about exactly how much movement there is within the industry. We’ve all read about the current and predicted global pilot shortage, in particular the Asia Pacific region. But where are these applicants going to come from, and exactly how much are pilot job opportunities increasing in the global market?
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The best time for becoming a pilot – 2018 reflections
Coming to a close in 2018 we all review not just the year, but to evaluate where we have been, and what has been achieved; and thence to plan beyond into the coming year.
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Learn To Fly scholarship recipient starts at Cathay Pacific
We recently offered a Learn To Fly scholarship for our highly successful Future Cadet Pilot Program to a Hong Kong student. Our scholarship recipient was Dean Shing, who has been accepted into the Cathay Pacific cadetship programme. He came to Melbourne to complete his flight training and go solo, and we caught up with him to talk about the process, as well as his love for flying.
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International Ferry Pilot Stuart Caling – Flying Over The Pacific Ocean
November 18, 2018 in ,
We have just taken delivery of our 2 brand new twin-engine Diamond DA-42 aircraft, which were built at the Diamond Factory in Canada and then flown all the way to us here at Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne by international ferry pilot Stuart Caling.
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Recommended pathways for becoming an Airline Pilot for overseas students
If you want to become an airline pilot – or a pilot in general – there has never been a better time than right now to get into the aviation industry. In this blog we reveal the best pathways to take towards an airline pilot career if you are an overseas student.
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Sharing Experiences: How I Passed My Singapore Airlines Cadet Pilot Interview
Firstly some background about me – I got interested in aviation about 3 years ago (2015). Prior to that, I had absolutely no background on aviation at all, no flying experience, no education, nothing. What sparked my interest was a rather chance encounter while I was working full time 3 years ago. Back then, I was working full time at my family’s business where we run a car workshop.
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Joining the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program
We are really excited to hear that one of our students, Silas Zhang, has been accepted into the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program. Silas was previously a nurse before deciding that he wanted to make the transition into an exciting career in aviation.
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Career Pilot Program collaboration between CommutAir and Learn To Fly Australia
Learn To Fly (LTF) Melbourne today announced a new partnership agreement with CommutAir from United States. The agreement involves LTF and CommutAir working together to find and select the most able aspiring pilots who will, if successful, be offered a place...
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Fifteen year old Leeanne Kaplan on her first solo flight
Learn to Fly RPC student Leeanne Kaplan won’t be forgetting her 15th birthday in a hurry. She started studying the theory components for her Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) at age 13, patiently waiting until she was 14 to be allowed to take the controls of an aircraft in flight under the guidance of her instructor.
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The LTF team in 2018 Outback Air Race
Late last year we posted a blog story announcing that 2 of our students were going to compete in the 2018 Outback Air Race. The annual event starts in Archerfield (near Brisbane) in QLD and finishes in Broome WA after 8 individual flying legs.
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The Secret Weapon for 75 Successful Airline Pilot Interview Students
Learn to Fly is working with Senior Captain Darren McPherson from ACS (Aviation Consulting Services) to provide Airline Interview Training, and together we have helped numerous candidates successfully pass their airline interviews over the past 2 years.
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Pilot training in Australia beyond 1 September 2018
It has been confirmed that after September 1st 2018, all of the flying schools in Australia will be divided into 3 main types: CASA Part 141 flying schools CASA Part 142 flying schools RAAus flying schools
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6 steps to becoming an Airline First Officer
THERE ARE EXCITING JOB PROSPECTS IN AVIATION HAPPENING RIGHT NOW! Boeing estimates demand for 34,900 new aircraft by 2036: 34,170 passenger aircraft and 730 freighters, with 40% of passenger aircraft demand needed for replacement, and 60% for growth.
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Learn to fly in a Diamond DA42 – a Victorian first.
At Learn to Fly, we believe students should have as many options as possible when it comes to flight training. We are happy to announce that we have ordered the Diamond DA42, an elite twin engine aircraft equipped with a Garmin G1000 avionics system, from the Diamond factory in Ontario, Canada.
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Learn to fly in a Diamond DA40
Our first Diamond DA40 has just landed. Plus LTF’s 2017 year in review OUR FIRST DIAMOND DA40 HAS JUST LANDED. We welcome our first Diamond DA40 to our flying school headquarters at Moorabbin Airport. This new aircraft fits into Learn To Fly Melbourne’s successful expansion over the past year, during which we committed to building […]
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LTF enters The Outback Air Race 2018
Learn to Fly Melbourne is pleased to announce that we have put together a team to enter the Outback Air Race 2018. Come August next year, Learn to Fly students Horace and Jack will take to the skies and take on their ambitions in the big race.
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Announcing the Learn To Fly Flight Training Centre Victoria (LTFFTC)
Learn To Fly Melbourne has made an agreement with Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC) to sublease and build a flight training centre at Moorabbin Airport. Upon completion, the Learn To Fly Flight Training Centre will be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Victoria.
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Interview coaching is launching airline pilot careers
Senior Captain and Airline Interview & Workshop coach Darren McPherson doesn’t just conduct training sessions at Learn to Fly Melbourne, he also runs interview training through his own company, Aviation Consulting Services.
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Pilot and aircraft safety at Learn To Fly
At Learn to Fly, safety is and always will be our number one priority. It is a cornerstone of our operation to ensure we maintain a positive and transparent safety culture. As is conveyed on the Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) Accident and Defect Summaries web page, we continue to uphold an impeccable safety record.
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Aircraft maintenance and safety at Learn to Fly
At Learn to Fly, aircraft maintenance and safety is our number one priority. Our chief engineer and maintenance wizard, Scott Sutcliffe, maintains of all our aeroplanes. Scott has over 20 years experience taking good care of than 20 different aircraft types.
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The growing demand for pilots in the Asia Pacific
Many aspiring and new pilots wonder when they’ll receive their first flying or airline job and which region has the highest demand for pilots. These are good questions, which can be a little tricky to answer at times. The reason being there are a lot of factors that are outside the control of the pilot and the demand for pilots varies greatly from country to country and region to region, not just in the Asia Pacific but around the world.
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Getting ready for your first solo
A first solo is an exciting milestone for every student pilot. It’s when you truly put your skills and knowledge to the test by sitting in the cockpit, taking-off, doing a circuit and landing the plane all by yourself. If you can pull all this off in a cool, calm and collected way, you’ve truly earned the right to call yourself a pilot.
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Flight instructors wanted Melbourne
If you’re passionate about flying, being a Flight Instructor is a rewarding career path in teaching the next generation of pilots. 
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How we prepare for Trial Introductory Flights
Taking a plane for a spin in a trial introductory flight is one of the most important moments in a pilot’s life, the experience often influences your impression of aviation for many years to come. As a flying school, we have a duty to help you create a fond memory that brings forth a burst of enthusiasm whenever you think about it from then on.
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Life as a Learn To Fly Student
I knew from an early age that the pilot life was for me, but when it came time to pursue my childhood dream I still had to put a lot of thought into how to turn the dream into reality.
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Life as a Learn to Fly Student
Many people ask me, why do I choose to be a pilot or what makes me want to become an airline pilot? Here is my story of how that began and a bit about life as a Learn To Fly student.  Ever since I was young, I have been passionate about becoming an airline pilot. I was fascinated by the huge massive aeroplanes that were able to stay up in the air and fly around, the first thing that came into my mind the moment I saw them was: Wow, how amazing is that?!
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Learn To Fly student experience
Good day to everyone out there! Let me introduce myself, I’m Charles Lau Jun Wei, 23 this year, Learn To Fly student from Singapore. Basically, I love flying and I’ve been very passionate about becoming an airline pilot ever since I was young when I had my first amazing flying experience on a trip to China with my family.
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Flight training in Hong Kong
February 7, 2017 in
Some of our fans have been asking about updates from one of our star students, Howard Lau. Since he’s been back in Hong Kong, he has started his flight training with the Hong Kong Aviation Club. Now he’s ready to share his thoughts on what flight training is like in Hong Kong.
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Jump aboard the low-cost flight training revolution
If you think flight training is too expensive for you, think again. We’re in the midst of a flight training revolution where you can slash the cost of flight training simply by taking advantage of the modern aircraft and new technology that are at our fingertips.
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How to become an airline cadet pilot
October 27, 2016 in , ,
It’s that time of year when selected applicants are being offered placements in Cadet Pilot Programmes at airlines in Hong Kong and Singapore. The competition is fierce as every year the airlines receive thousands applications and of these, only 50 to 80 will become cadet pilots. The applicants who are suitable undergo a special selection process to make sure they are qualified to become a cadet pilot at Dragonair, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Scoot or Tiger Airways.
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The future of flight training is already on the runway
The aircraft was designed with ample space. The unique cockpit design and sliding chair maximises space for student pilots. It brings new levels of comfort, with space-maximising leather seats and an extra-wide cockpit, it’s just “plane” groovy.
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How Flight Training is Changing for the Better
September 2, 2016 in
Aviation technology and demands on pilots are constantly evolving, so flight training also needs to change in order to stay relevant. As a young aviation school, we keep our finger on the pulse of the aviation industry to provide the most up to date training possible. Here are the some of the tactics we’re using to help better prepare you for a career in the modern aviation industry.
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5 Benefits of Adding Simulation to Your Flight Training
August 30, 2016 in
There are countless advantages to incorporating simulation into your flight training program, which is why we have made simulation a core element of our programs here at Learn to Fly. We’ve put together a list of the top benefits of adding simulation to your flight training, so you can see just how much you can gain by embracing this new era of technology.
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