Basic pilot navigation skills. A PPL training feature.
If you have already learnt the fundamentals of flying and are hoping to obtain your Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or even a Cross Country Endorsement (for RA-Aus pilots), then learning basic pilot navigation skills is the next thing on your agenda.
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The best aviation websites for student pilots
According to studies, the average person apparently spends nearly seven hours a day on the internet in some way, shape or form. When you take away social media, endless perfectly posed selfies, cute puppies, and videos of cats doing hilarious things – there is actually an incredible amount of useful information out there on basically anything you might need to know, including aviation websites for student pilots.
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The most common student pilot mistakes
In our last blog, we asked our instructors for their top tips on how to make the most out of your time at a flying school. In this blog, we asked them what they thought were some of the most common student pilot mistakes.
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8 ways to maximise your student flight training
You’re passionate about aviation, and you’ve made the commitment to learn how to fly. Like learning anything, you can be certain that that more effort you put in, the more you will get out of it – and the more successful you will be. We asked our Senior Flight Instructors for their top flight training tips, so that you can get the most out of your time as a student pilot.
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Pilot Tips: Flying The Perfect Circuit From Start To Finish
Flying circuits makes up a huge part of flight training - but what makes up the "perfect" circuit pattern? In this blog we reveal pilot tips to flying the perfect circuit from start to finish.
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How to pass your ICAO Aviation English exam with flying colours
Effective communication is an important skill for any pilot, and being able to pass your ICAO English Exam with flying colours is crucial to your career. This can include listening on the radio to other aircraft or air traffic control, communicating your own intentions verbally, and working with colleagues both in and around aircraft.
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Step By Step Guide for Qantas airline pilot selection process
Even though there are many more opportunities now available to join an airline, the selection process is still challenging and competitive. In this blog we provide a step by step guide to the Qantas Group Airline Pilot Selection Process.
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Singapore Airlines Group pilot selection process. A step By Step Guide.
The latest blog in our series about airline pilot interview preparation discusses the Singapore Airlines Group pilot selection process, which includes Singapore Airlines and Scoot.
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Step By Step Guide – Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon Pilot Selection Process
This is the first in a series of blogs that will discuss the selection process for 3 of the major airline groups, and how we can help you with each stage. Today we discuss the Cathay Group, which includes both the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon pilot selection processes.
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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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Meet our newest Learn To Fly instructor David Ostler
Whilst many pilots take on the role of an instructor towards the start of their career to build hours in preparation for moving on to other commercial opportunities like joining an airline, David’s passion for flying has led him to want to teach others after having already built an incredibly impressive range of flying experiences himself.
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The flying hours required for an Airline Cadet Pilot Interview
Airline cadet candidates apply to airlines with varied amounts of flying experience before their interview. How much flying should you have prior to an interview, and before you start a flying course?
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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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6 Frequently Underestimated Questions During Pilot Interviews
Through our highly successful airline interview preparation courses, we outline the most frequently underestimated questions during pilot interviews. Contributed by Darren McPherson, our Airline Interview & Workshop coach and A350 senior captain at a major international airline with over 30 years’ experience.
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Learning to Fly with Balendran Thavarajah: My Flight Story
LTF student Balendran Thavarajah has just successfully completed his first solo flight. We thought it would be a great idea to share his flight story, to show you that it is possible to juggle a busy professional and family life with your dream of flying.
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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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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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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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Tips for passing pilot theory exams
Okay, so this was a hard pitch as a movie title. I know nothing grabs you like the words ‘exams’ and ‘theory.’ Well, what can I say? One thing is for certain, none of the exam questions will be about cats, so how about you close YouTube for now while I give you the inside scoop on what to expect from your theory exam.
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Airline pilot career pathways
There are two ways you can enter the aviation workforce and become an Airline pilot. These are as a cadet or a direct entry pilot. Cadets will need to pass several rounds of exams including a group interview and aptitude test.
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A successful forced landing. Case study (Part 2)
The case study of the successful forced landing has proved that other than having tremendous flying experience, pilots need to be determined and make quick decisions. Forced landings are simulations that we do when we are down to 500 feet and when we punch the power and overshoot; however, in reality, if your engine fails, you are literally flying the final 500 feet to the ground without training. The instructor did have the fortune to go through specialised forced landing training and he shared some excellent tips to students.
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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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How to execute a forced landing: A student pilot experience (Part 1)
On the 26th of February, like any other Sunday, I was sitting in the flight operation office here in Hong Kong. Little did I know, out there in the Tolo Harbour, a Cessna 152 was about to be at the centre of a whirlwind adventure involving a forced landing.
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