Can I work In Australia With My Student Visa?
June 10, 2019 in
If you are an International Student on a student visa you are permitted to work 20 hours a week.
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I am an Indian student, do you provide DGCA syllabus?
June 10, 2019 in
Yes we do, and our aircrafts including Cessna 172, Diamond DA40 and Diamond DA42 are all approved by DGCA so when you convert the CASA CPL licence to DGCA CAPL licence back in India, this can be easily done.
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Do domestic and international students pay the same price?
June 10, 2019 in
International students need to pay a $1500 Enrolment Fee. All other pricing is identical between domestic and international students.
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What is Trial Introductory Flight (TIF)?
June 10, 2019 in
A Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is if you are uncertain about learning to fly, or if you just want to get airborne to “feel what it is like” before you commence training, it is an air experience flight; a way of sampling flight training without making any commitment to joining the school. The objective of […]
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Can I commence flying privately if I already have a lot of time commitments?
June 10, 2019 in
The Recreational Pilot Licence only requires a minimum of 25 hours flying time (although most students will take slightly longer). With good coaching, preparation and commitment from you, even if you can only spare a few hours a week (possibly on the weekend), you could have an RPL in 4 to 6 months.
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If I get a RA Flight Instructor Rating or a Commercial Pilot Licence, will I get a job?
December 18, 2018 in
Learn To Fly Melbourne have flight training operations in Melbourne and Townsville. We do hire our students and have flight instructors at these 2 bases who are employed in their first flying job. Besides, our Future Pilot Development Program will offer our students the opportunity to become a flight instructor once they meet all the […]
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Am I covered by insurance?
December 18, 2018 in
We provide $5 Million Liability Insurance to cover all the flying operations for students. Also, we provide $15 Million Hangar Keeper’s Liability Insurance to cover all the ground operations including incidents and accidents happening within the school and at the apron.
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How do I monitor whether my flight training is unfolding satisfactorily?
December 18, 2018 in
It’s best to be critical and demanding in regards to your flight training to ensure you are getting the most value from your time and money. There are a few warning signs you can lookout for to ensure your training is unfolding the way it should. Things to watch out for include: Constant rescheduling or […]
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How safe are small aircraft? Is flight training safe?
December 18, 2018 in
There is certain amount of risk in everything we do. Flying an aircraft have some degree of risk and for that reason they must be treated with care and respect. If you learn to fly safely with the right and professional instructors then you will go a long way towards reducing that risk. Your safety […]
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What methods of payment does LTF accept?
December 18, 2018 in
We require a deposit to book all the training flights. The payment can be made online or by cash, bank deposit, Visa, MasterCard or Amex. There is a 2% surcharge for Amex, Visa and Master Card.
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Will I get air sick?
December 18, 2018 in
Air sickness is completely dependant on the individual. Some people will have a tendency to feel air sick initially, but as time passes and you feel more confident in the aircraft the chance of feeling sick is significantly reduced.
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Is student accommodation available?
December 18, 2018 in
We can organize homestay for international students, it’s from $45 per night or $1,000 a month including water, electricity and internet. Student apartments will be available in early 2020. Please contact us for more information.
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Can I learn to fly at Learn To Fly Melbourne if I am from overseas?
December 18, 2018 in
Yes! Provided you can obtain a Visa to allow entry into Australia, and you satisfy several aviation regulatory requirements like an ability to speak English, medical check, age, security check and so on. For Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), Private Pilot Licence (RPL) and other training programs which are under 3 months training period, students can […]
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How much experience does my instructor have?
December 18, 2018 in
The Instructor Rating is divided into three classes numbered 1 through 3, class 1 being the highest. An instructor’s progression to a higher class is based on achieving at least the required number of flying instruction hours and satisfactory reviews. Several hundreds of hours are involved! In addition to this, instructors often undertake other ratings […]
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Is public transport available?
December 18, 2018 in
Yes! The Moorabbin area is served by frequent bus and train services. The bus service has a pick up and drop off point adjacent to the Moorabbin DFO shopping complex. It is a 0.6km walk (5mins) from the Moorabbin DFO bus stop, around the airport perimeter, to Learn To Fly. There are also two railway […]
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What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my lesson?
December 18, 2018 in
Safety is always paramount at Learn To Fly Melbourne. Your instructor is trained to assess weather conditions and determine whether flying would be suitable for your level of experience. There may be times when your instructor “pushes the envelope” and encourages you to fly in less than suitable conditions. This is done so that experience […]
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Can I take passengers on my lessons?
December 18, 2018 in
Once you have passed your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) you are able to take passengers on most lessons. Lessons where passengers cannot be carried are generally those where simulated emergencies are practiced. We also encourage students to back seat other student’s flying lessons, you can learn a lot while sitting in the back seat observing how other […]
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How long does each lesson last?
December 18, 2018 in
For Recreational Pilot Licence stage, you will normally spend around 2 – 2.5 hours at the airport — 1 hour in the air, the remaining hour split between classroom briefing, aircraft preparation and debriefing. For Private Pilot Licence stage, you may need 4 – 6 hours at the airport — 2 – 4 hours in […]
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How much time and effort will flight training take?
December 18, 2018 in
The best way is to tell us how much time you have available and we will arrange both the theory and the flying sessions for you to personally suit you. The flying can be done from just one session per week through to full time which is 2 sessions a day, 5 – 6 days […]
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Is flight training expensive? Can I afford it? How much does it cost?
December 18, 2018 in
Most of the students in our programs have normal 9 to 5 jobs and are still able to afford our programs. You won’t have to worry about winning the lottery or taking out excessive loans to pay for our services. For example, a Recreational Pilot Licence training program is around $12,000, if you do it […]
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Is there any time limit to finishing the training course and getting the licence?
December 18, 2018 in
There is no time limit for both Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) and Private Pilot Licence (PPL).
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How often do I need to train?
December 18, 2018 in
At the minimum, you’ll need to train once per week.
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Is there much home study involved?
December 18, 2018 in
For the Recreational Pilot Licence and Private Pilot Licence, a limited amount of study is required in your own time. A Commercial Pilot Licence requires a serious commitment to complete the required exams.
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How long does it take to obtain a pilot licence?
December 18, 2018 in
A Recreational Pilot Licence typically takes 30 – 35 hours of flight time. A Private Pilot Licence typically takes another 30 – 35 hours of flight time. A Commercial Pilot Licence will take 150 (Integrated) hours or 200 hours (Non-Integrated) of flight time from scratch. The time to obtain the licence is dependant on how […]
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What is an aircraft class rating?
December 18, 2018 in
An aircraft class rating is a flight crew qualification that authorises the holder to operate aircraft that fit the description of the class rating and are not designated as type-rated aircraft. For example, a Diamond DA42 is a multi-engine aeroplane and is not designated as a type-rated aircraft, so it is covered by the multi-engine […]
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What is an aircraft type rating?
December 18, 2018 in
An aircraft type rating authorises a pilot to operate a particular type of aircraft. Pilots exercise the privileges of pilot type ratings. If the aircraft is certified for multi-crew operations, both the captain and co-pilot need to hold the pilot type rating for that aircraft. The aircraft operator is responsible for assigning one pilot as […]
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Which aircraft require a type rating?
December 18, 2018 in
All aircraft that are certified for multi-crew operations have a type rating. Type ratings are also given to specified single-pilot certificated aeroplanes that have performance, complexity or handling characteristics that warrant pilots completing a type specific training course.
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What is a flight review and why do I need to have one?
December 18, 2018 in
A flight review is an opportunity to receive training that refreshes your flying skills and operational knowledge. Pilots undertake flight reviews to ensure they continue to be competent flying particular types of aircraft or exercising the privileges of an operational rating. After gaining a qualification, it is normal for some skills to deteriorate over time. […]
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What is a proficiency check and why do I need to have one?
December 18, 2018 in
A proficiency check is an assessment of your skills and knowledge in a particular operational area. Pilots are required to undertake proficiency checks to ensure they continue to be competent conducting particular kinds of operations. After gaining a qualification, it is normal for some skills to deteriorate over time. A proficiency check ensures your piloting […]
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Where can I fly when I have my pilot licence?
December 18, 2018 in
Having obtained a Recreational Pilot Licence, you can fly within 25 nautical miles of the depart airport. The Private Pilot Licence will be endorsed such that you can fly through any type of airspace in Australia below 18,000ft.
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Are the licences recognised by other countries in the world?
December 18, 2018 in
Private Pilot and Commercial Pilot licences are ICAO licences so they will be recognised by other member states, and there are 191 ICAO member states worldwide. To fly in other ICAO countries a simple validation and check flight is normally all that is required.
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What exams must you pass to gain pilot licence?
December 18, 2018 in
You are required to pass 3 types of exams; an oral test, written test and practical test for each pilot licence. The practical test is taken with a Flight Examiner. You will train with your flight instructor for the practical test which tests your physical flying skills. Here are the three tests in detail: Written […]
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What is an aircraft class rating?
December 18, 2018 in
An aircraft class rating is a flight crew qualification that authorises the holder to operate aircraft that fits the description of the class rating and are not designated as type-rated aircraft. For example, a Diamond DA42 is a multi-engine aeroplane and is not designated as a type rated aircraft, so it is covered by the […]
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How do I get my Air Transport Pilot Licence ATPL?
December 18, 2018 in
You must be at least 21 years old to get your ATPL. You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your ATPL: Hold either a Commercial Pilot Licence or Multi-Crew Pilot Licence with the same aircraft category rating Complete the relevant flight training Learn the theory and […]
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How do I get a Commercial Pilot Licence CPL?
December 18, 2018 in
You must be at least 18 years old. You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your CPL: Complete flight training Meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements Pass 7 CPL theory exams set by CASA Pass a CPL flight test
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How do I get a Private Pilot Licence PPL?
December 18, 2018 in
You must be at least 17 years old to get your Private Pilot Licence (PPL). You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your PPL: Hold a RPL or you have done an integrated RPL training course; Pass a PPL theory exam; Meet the minimum aeronautical experience […]
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What is the difference between a Student Pilot Licence (SLP) & Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)?
December 18, 2018 in
A GFPT was a student pilot licence which allowed you to carry passengers and for every flight you needed to be authorised by a qualified fight instructor. Under Part 61, the holder of an RPL is the person responsible for the safety of the flight and they don’t need an instructor to authorise them to […]
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What is the difference between a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) & Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)?
December 18, 2018 in
The Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) is issued by Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) whereas the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is issued by CASA. The RPC allows you to fly any aircraft under 600kgs (e.g. Sling 2) and take up to 1 passenger whereas RPL allows you to fly any aircraft up to 1500kgs (e.g. Cessna 172 […]
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Do you offer full time courses?
December 18, 2018 in
Yes we do, we offer full time courses for both local and international students.
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Are there different types of pilot licences?
December 18, 2018 in
Yes, there are different types of licences. You can obtain a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC), a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). A CPL is required if you intend to obtain work as a pilot. Details of paths to each licence can be found in our […]
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I want to become a pilot, how do I get started?
December 18, 2018 in
We believe you probably have an ambition or dream to learn to fly, however, you don’t know if you like it or have an aptitude for it or not until you fly once. A Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is a good starting point. If you are uncertain about learning to fly, or if you just […]
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Do I have to have perfect vision to be a commercial pilot CPL? What are the eyesight requirements?
December 18, 2018 in
No, as long as your vision can be corrected to 20/20 with glasses or contacts, you will be eligible for a 1st Class CASA Medical Certificate. This makes you eligible to fly as a civilian professional pilot. If you wish to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence, you will need to conduct a CASA Class 1 […]
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How old can I start flight training? What are the age limits?
December 18, 2018 in
We would recommend students be at least 14 years old, so you can fly solo at 15 and obtain the RPL at 16 and PPL at 17. For the CPL, you need to be at least 18 on the date you get your licence. For younger aviation enthusiasts, we have children’s programs on our flight […]
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What are the minimum requirements for airline employment?
December 18, 2018 in
For direct entry to most airlines you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and typically theory credits for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Airlines will publish their minimum criteria for pilot applications on their website. Some airlines have recently lowered their requirements, students with 250 – 300 hours are able to get a […]
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Do I need to be studying maths or physics at school?
December 18, 2018 in
You do not need to study physics or maths at school to obtain a pilot licence. Having this knowledge certainly does help, but is in no way a requirement. If you wish to become an airline pilot you may need both physics and maths — both are typically entry requirements. You can check individual airline […]
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Do I need a licence to fly as a student pilot?
December 18, 2018 in
You don’t need a licence to fly as a student because while you are learning you will be under the supervision of a flight instructor and your flying school at all times, including when you are flying solo. However, to fly solo you need to have an aviation reference number, which you can obtain from […]
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Who can be a pilot?
December 18, 2018 in
Anyone can Learn To Fly! Learning to fly is not as hard as you might imagine, however, it does require dedicated time. It will require your mind and your body, giving you new muscle memory skills and knowledge. The good news is that just about anyone can learn to fly, it’s all up to YOU.
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What are the requirements to start flight training?
December 18, 2018 in
We suggest you must be a minimum age of 14 and be able to understand and speak English to start the flight training. Some students start their theory training at the age of 13.
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