The Significance of a Part 142 Flying School
Students training towards a CPL Course on the Integrated 150 hour syllabus should be aware that there has been a significant regulatory change that could significantly impact on the cost of your training.
From 1st September 2018, many schools have lost their ability to continue delivering the Integrated Course. From 1st September 2018, Flying Schools will now have transitioned to Part 141 or Part 142 School. The Part 141 school will only be able to continue delivering the 200 hour CPL as there is *’no teach-out’ clause. The 200 hours CPL also attracts GST.
This means, if you commenced with a Part 141 flight school on an Integrated course prior to September 2018, this course will revert to the more expensive non-integreted 200 hour course. You will not be able to continue on the Integrated course after 1st September 2018 unless your flying school has transitioned to the Part 142 Flying School.
The higher level Part 142 Schools now have exclusive access to the Integrated 150 hour syllabus which is also GST free. To date, less than 10% of flying schools have successfully transitioned to the Part 142 Flying School.
Australian Pilot Training Alliance is one of those schools that has successfully transitioned to Part 142. Your continued training is assured under the 150 Hour Integrated Course. To students who have commenced Integrated training prior to 1st September 2018 must ensure their flight training provider has the Part 142 Approval.
* ‘No teach-out’ clause simply means if you start an Integrated Course with a flying school who does NOT transition to a Part 142 Flight Training Organisation on 1st September 2018, then you cannot continue with the Integrated Course, it now (on September 1st) reverts to the more expensive 200 hour syllabus.
The Australian MEIR/CPL is very well recognised worldwide. APTA’s training is ICAO Compliant, further AP now has the highest accreditation in Australia being one of the very few of 350 flying schools in the country to be accredited as a Part 142 Flight Training organisation. Regarding other accreditation, the best place to check would be with your own aviation authority.
To convert the Australian CPL to your own country’s CPL, you would need to do the conversion exams & any additional requirements in the country you want to convert your licence to. The same would apply if you came to Australia with an overseas licence.
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