International Student – Introductory Package
On this program you can do only one lesson, or as many as you want. This program is designed for Overseas Students wanting a risk free and cost effective package. You only pay for your flying on arrival in Australia. You simply decide on arrival, how many lessons you would like to undertake, and pay only for those lessons.
Step One (Accommodation) – Calculate whether you want a package of one, two or three weeks. Cost of Accommodation can begin from $250 per week.
Step Two (Airport pick up and drop off) – Allow up to $150 each way for Taxi from Melbourne Airport to Moorabbin. Other options, Skybus to the CBD or Uber.
Step Three – Contact APTA with what lessons you would like to undertake (please use the Enquiry Page https://www.auspta.edu.au/enquire then just make your way to Australian Pilot Training Alliance in Australia.)
Step Four (lessons approximately $350 to $400 depending on duration)
- Effects of Controls
- Straight and Level
- Climbing and descending
- Climbing and Descending Turns
- Circuits- generally requires approximately 8 Lessons
- First Solo Flight (please note that if you intend to proceed to the first solo flight there are some additional requirements that need to be attended to prior to your departure.
For Students wishing to continue to their first solo flight, they should follow the procedure outlined below.
At least 6 weeks before arrival, visit the CASA website https://www.casa.gov.au/files/form1162pdf and download form 1162. This is the application for an Australian Pilot Licence Number, and will take approximately two weeks to process.
The next step is to complete an Aviation Medical in your home country if practical. A list of CASA Approved Medical Examiners located overseas can be found at https://www.casa.gov.au/licences-and-certification/aviation-medicine/search-medical-examiner-or-eye-examiner. Contact the Doctor and book in for a Class 2 Australian Aviation Medical. You should allow up to four weeks for this to be processed.
All Pilots wishing to undertake solo flight must have an ARN and a Medical Examination. Pilots doing first solo will also need to complete an English Assessment on Arrival in Australia. This test is fairly simple but if you have any concerns contact our Office for Guidance.
This is great way to get a feel of flight training in Australia. We look forward to welcoming you to Australia Pilot Training Alliance!