FAQs

About APTA

What accreditation does APTA hold?

Does APTA train to ATPL?

I heard APTA was a Part 142 Organisation, what does that mean?

What is Apta Flight Training’s pass rate?

Is Australian pilot training Alliance open Public Holidays?

What importance does Apta place on safety issues?

Is there recreational facilities to use?

What are Australian Pilot Training Alliance opening hours?

What Public Transport is available?

Where is Australian Pilot Training Alliance located?

Am I Eligible to Fly?

I am not very tall, will I still be able to fly?

How does CASA deal with pilots with colour vision deficiency?

Do I need maths to study flight training?

How can I arrange a medical?

How old do I have to be to start flying?

Can I fly if I have had eye correction surgery?

Do many women learn to fly?

What are the entrance requirements to enrol at APTA?

Which subjects should I choose at school to give me the best chance of success?

Do I have to meet a standard medical condition?

Do I have to undergo a Security check?

I want to learn to fly but get dizzy easily.

Will I get airsick?

Cost of Flying

How much does a licence cost?

Apart from the cost of flying the aircraft, what are the other expenses I will incur?

How much does it cost to go from the first lesson to first solo?

I notice that the APTA aircraft rate is not the cheapest in Melbourne. Can you discount the pricing further?

Does APTA provide VET Fee Help?

How and when do we pay for the course or lessons?

For Solo Flights, are there any additional charges i.e. briefing?

What currency can I use to pay for my lessons?

What if I run out of money or can’t afford to pay?

Can I pay in advance?

Are there any "up front" payments required?

Can I pay for my flying using a credit card?

How much does it cost to learn to fly?

Flying Courses

When is your next intake of students?

I have an overseas issued CPL, and I want to convert it to an Australian CPL.

Can I complete a Private Pilot Licence in two months?

Where will I fly and for what percentage of the course?

Can I study part time or do I need to study full time?

Is it possible to complete two RPL lessons in one day?

Flight tests have a Test Fee associated with them, what is this?

Where do we do the flying?

What percentage of the course will I be actually flying?

Are the training courses fully integrated?

When do your courses start?

How long does it take to obtain a licence?

Will I get a frozen ATPL on completion of my training?

How long will it take to learn to fly?

Can I opt-out of the lessons I don't want to do?

What is an Endorsement?

What is a Rating?

What is a Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL)?

What is a Private Pilots Licence (PPL)?

What is a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)?

International Students

I am an International Student needing an "offer letter". How long does that usually take?

I’m ready to apply, what do I do next?

I am already an International Student with another Educational Organisation. Am I able to undertake part time pilot training or is there some special procedure?

I’m an international student, what additional expenses will I incur?

I want a CPL, but I would like to come to Australia and complete it over a number of short trips. Is this possible?

I’m from India, does your training meet Indian DGCA requirements?

I have started my training overseas but wish to continue my CPL in Australia

I am hoping to complete my PPL in another country and move to APTA to complete my CPL and MEIR. Is this possible?

Can I work in Australia while I am doing my training?

What happens if my English isn’t to the required standard?

Can I work in Australia while doing my training?

I have an overseas ATPL and want to get an Australian ATPL

I am an overseas students, what age can I come to APTA?

Do you offer Flight Instructor Rating Courses to International Students?

Do you offer Flight Instructor jobs to International Students?

Is the Australian Pilot Licence recognised worldwide?

Do I have to pay the overseas application fee if I am here on a tourist visa?

I am an International Student, will I require a Student Visa?

After training do you provide interviews with Airlines?

I am in Australia on a Tourist Visa and want to join your school on a Student Visa?

Are Australian qualifications recognised overseas?

Can I work in Australia once I complete my training?

Do I have to become an Australian citizen?

What currency can I use to pay for my lessons?

Where can I live?

Can I go to my home country for holidays?

My native language is not English, does it matter?

I am from an overseas country, can I learn to fly at Australian pilot training Alliance?

Can I convert a foreign license to an Australian licence?

Living In Australia

What is Melbourne's cost of living like?

What are the living expenses like in Australia?

What accommodation do you offer?

Do you help your students find accommodation?

What shopping facilities are nearby?

Other Questions

I'm considering a career change. Is this a good idea?

After I complete my training, how long would it take to get into an Airline in Australia?

I am coming from overseas, can you put me in contact with past graduates from my country?

I am a high school student. Can I do work experience with APTA?

Is the Australian Licence EASA, FAA, or JAA?

Can I take a passenger with me on a Trial Introductory Flight?

I have an Overseas ATPL to convert to an Australian ATPL.

Can an RAA student join an integrated 150 hour CPL?

I'm an Australian student and I have heard about Airline Cadet Programs

What will happen to my training after the new rules on September 1st 2018?

How long does it take to become an Airline Pilot?

I have obtained a licence in one type of single engine aeroplane. Can I fly another type?

Can I carry passengers during my flying lessons?

When is the best time to commence flying training?

I have commenced flying with another school, but I’m not happy with them, can I transfer to Australian Pilot Training Alliance?

Am I covered by insurance?

Will I get to fly by myself?

Can my friends come along during my lessons?

Will I learn to do aerobatic manoeuvres?

What if the weather is bad on the day of my lesson?

What age do I have to be to get a Pilot Licence?

Is there a minimum number of hours required to get a licence?

Are there any limitations about when or where I can fly?

Our Fleet

How many students share an aircraft?

Can I hire an aircraft for my personal use?

How old are the aircraft?

Do I have to maintain or repair the aircraft?

How fast do the aircraft go?

What sort of aircraft does APTA use?

How do I learn to fly a variety of aircraft?

Team of Flight Instructors

Does it matter if my Flight Instructor wants to be an Airline Pilot?

How much experience does my Flight Instructor have?

How does my Flight Instructor stay up-to-date?

Is my Flight Instructor qualified?

Theory Courses

How many students in a class?

Where do I study the theory?

Do you offer ATPL Training?

Does Australian Pilot Training Alliance theory courses?

What theory subjects will I study?

Will my Flight instructor teach me all of the theory subjects?

Want to Try it Out?

I would like to sample flight training or join a course. What do I do now?

I've heard of a Trial Introductory Flight, what is this?

I just want to do 1 or 2 lessons to see if I like flying. Can I do this without committing to the whole course?

Do the hours I fly in a Trial Introductory Flight count towards my licence if I decide to continue?

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