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 some of the tactics we’re using to help better prepare you for a career in the modern aviation industry.
Simulation is Taken Seriously
We’re moving into a new era of flight training and simulation technology is set to play a big role in the flight training of the future. Flight simulators are now set up as exact replicas of real aircraft, which enables you to develop a phenomenal degree of skill before even stepping into a plane. There are a number of advantages to adopting a more simulation-focussed approach to flight training, including:
- Reducing costs - Improving range of experiences - Helping the environment
Of course, flying time in a real aircraft will remain a vital element of obtaining pilot licences, but utilising the available technology to develop skills in a cost-effective way is an exciting step forward for the industry.
There are many different licences, endorsements and ratings to strive for in the aviation industry, each with its own components and requirements. Rather than viewing other aviation schools as pure competition, we see plenty of positives in striking up partnerships with schools that can help you achieve these different training milestones.
As we’ve found by partnering up with Melbourne Flight Training, a partner can fill the gaps in resources and capabilities to offer a more holistic flight training program. Melbourne Flight Training is a Recreational Aviation school, whilst we are a General Aviation school, together we are able to help more students and accommodate your needs throughout your entire flight training journey.
Cost-Effectiveness is Key
Flight training has become much more affordable and there are two key ways this was made possible. Firstly, the modern aircraft that are now available are cheaper to purchase and use less fuel, which can save you a couple of thousand dollars on your training.
Secondly, there are now more training options available to help you gain the maximum amount of value. For example, our Recreational Pilot Licence program will enable you to obtain both an RA Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) and GA Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) at the end of the course. Without paying extra, you’ll be able to fly aircraft registered under both RAAus and CASA.
Students Come First
In days gone by, flight training has been delivered using a largely top-down approach whereby students needed to adapt to the strict structures imposed by the instructor and program. Nowadays things are changing and there is a lot more flexibility in terms of course duration, structure and components.
Depending on your individual goals and budget, you can choose to take on a full time or part-time course and even decide which aircraft you would prefer to train in. With the opportunity to tailor flight training courses to your individual needs, more people will discover that flight training is within their reach.
Positive Learning Environment
To transform from a flying novice into a confident and competent pilot, you need to learn in a supportive and empowering environment. The quality of teaching plays a large role in creating this kind of environment, which is why we encourage a culture of companionship and mentorship amongst our instructors. Instructors that support you every step of the way and continuously push you to improve are the ones who will turn you into a fantastic pilot.
At Learn to Fly, many of our instructors completed training with us or our partner Melbourne Flight Training. The fact that they came back to help teach the next generation of pilots tells us that we must be doing something right!
The aviation industry has undergone some exciting developments in the last few years alone and we take pride in preparing our students to be the best possible pilots in this evolving landscape. To stay informed about industry news and developments, as well as updates from Learn to Fly, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.