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 the Learn To Fly Flight Training Centre (LTFFTC). We are also proud to receive our Part 142 qualification.
FLIGHT TRAINING IN A DIAMOND DA40
DA40 is a reliable and durable four-seater aircraft, made out of lightweight and robust composite material. Powered with a CD-135 jet fuel engine, DA40 boasts a spectacular balance between performance and durability, making it a perfect training aircraft.
Our DA40 has a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) system, helping LTF students secure a seamless transition from RPL to CPL training. It also makes the aircraft both efficient and economical. It is great for exploring the barren Australian terrain on cross-country flights, while still providing all of the benefits you would expect from a modern aircraft.
This state-of-the-art aircraft is decked out with both round instrument panels and a Garmin G500. Students have the added opportunity to learn the Garmin G500 and the Garmin GNW430 avionics system used prominently in all aspects of modern aviation. This broadens the course learnings and future employment opportunities.
ABOUT THE LEARN TO FLY FLIGHT TRAINING CENTRE (LTFFTC)
Learn to Fly Melbourne has made an agreement with Moorabbin Airport Corporation (MAC) to build a fight training centre at Moorabbin Airport. Upon completion, the LTFFTC will be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Victoria.
Designed by Prestigious Millennium Design (PMD), the new multi-functional building is facilitated within an aircraft hangar, plus:
- four lecture rooms
- two flight-simulator rooms
- 15 briefing rooms
- a library
- a specialty pilot shop
- a sky view balcony
- student lounge
- an operations room to support aircraft movements and flight schedules.
ABOUT NEW PART 142 QUALIFICATION
Learn To Fly Melbourne recently became a Part 142 accredited flying training operator under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) through our new partnership with Australian Pilot Training Alliance (APTA).
Achieving this advanced certification brings numerous flight training benefits to students, pilots and instructors. We’ve put together a list of our top 5:
- A syllabus of training provided by Part 142 organisations must be approved by CASR, which results in further internal development and higher levels of safety and training.
- New courses and types of flight training are included in our comprehensive CASA approved flight training syllabus.
- Students can enjoy 10% off because of the GST exemption available to Part 142 integrated training programs.
- A Part 142 flight training organisation must have a professional development program for all students, trainers and flight instructors, which can improve all personnel’s know-how and ensure ongoing high standards.
- A Part 142 flight training organisation must have Safety Management Systems to maintain high aviation standards.