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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to FTA’s IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program! FTA has extensive experience in delivering airline cadet pilot training to airlines worldwide over the last 33 years. FTA is the current training provider for Cathay Pacific Airways, Cebu Airlines, China Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, TAG Aviation, Vietnam Airlines, QantasLink and Virgin Australia

our latest airline partner

IndiGo is our latest airline partner. We are looking forward to extending our relationship with the airline, and more importantly, to offer you a high quality, fit-for-purpose training program to facilitate your employment as a First Officer with IndiGo.

We hope that you find the information useful and invite you to register below. We are looking forward to meeting you shortly.
Mr Johan Pienaar, CEO

Toowoomba, Queensland


Toowoomba is a large inland city situated within a 90-minute drive from Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and two international airports (Brisbane and Gold Coast). Toowoomba has an estimated resident population of 135,600.

A university and cathedral city, it hosts the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers each September and national championship events for the sports of mountain biking and motocross. Toowoomba has many beautiful parks and gardens, shopping centres, sport clubs, cultural venues and restaurants. It is also referred to as the Garden City and capital of the Darling Downs, a farming region on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland.

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Toowoomba has a subtropical climate with warm summers and cool winters. Situated on top of the a mountain range, our climate ranges from a cool 5°C to 16°C in winter to a mild 17°C to 27°C in summer. Toowoomba is home to a number of high quality education institutions. The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) main campus with a large international student population, is one of Toowoomba’s three universities.

Brisbane is accessible from a large number of Indian cities as Brisbane International Airport has daily direct flights from Bali, Guangzhou, Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Further information on Queensland can be found at the following website – Welcome to Queensland

Program Details

FTA has designed a seamless training program that minimises the requirement for cadets to travel, with all training taking place in two countries. The program is designed in four phases being, phase one DGCA ground theory and examinations in India, the basic phase two encompasses the CASA commercial pilot licence (CPL) and Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR) in Toowoomba.

Phase three will commence where the cadet completes a Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) program in Adelaide, followed by an A320 type rating program in Melbourne, which is within a one hour flight from Adelaide.

Phase four of the program is conducted in India which comprises the conversion of the CASA licences to a DGCA license.

Program Phase 2 (Australia)

Integrated ground theory and flying delivered over seven modules of training. On completion of the course, cadets achieve:

  • AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
  • AVI50415 Diploma in Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)

Duration: 46 weeks

200 hours Flying Training:

  • 80 hours single engine dual (including 5 hours CAP10 upset recovery)
  • 100 hours single engine solo
  • 20 hours multi-engine dual

36 hours Simulator Training:

  • 36 hours DA40/DA42 simulators


  • 500 hours CPL(A) initial delivery though computer based training (CBT) and onsite face-to-face classroom lessons and 35 hours IREX ground
  • Flying: individual flying lessons
Practical Flying

  • Basic and advanced flying techniques
  • Advanced flying manoeuvres and procedures
  • Navigation
  • Night flying
  • Operating in a commercial flying environment
  • Multi-engine endorsement
  • Instrument flying, 2D and 3D approaches
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery training (UPRT)

Program Phase 3 (Australia)
  • Muti-crew Cooperation (Adelaide)
  • Airbus A320 Type Rating (Melbourne)
Program Phase 4 (India)
  • License Conversion (India)

Cadets will be hosted at the University of South Queensland (USQ) residential college in Toowoomba. This College provides stress-free on-campus accommodation. As a resident, cadets will benefit from a wide range of services and facilities with the added bonus of an inbuilt student community. The college is safe and secure with plenty of academic and social support available to the cadets.

Cadets will have access to an on-site Manager, Coordinator and Collegiate Team (student leaders) who provide a personal level of support including networking, advice and companionship. Cadets will also have access to our Residential College Wellness Educator (CWE) who prioritises the well-being of the residential college community, with a focus on quality residential life and experience. The CWE can provide support, information and referrals to other on-campus health services (General Practitioner/Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Psychologist etc.) for personal issues, study difficulties or wellbeing needs.

Please see our FTA Queensland brochure below for catering and traveling information.

Photo Credit : University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba

Welfare Team

The student welfare team consists of male a female staff that are on call 24/7. They assist students with all non-operational issues during their training, such as medical emergencies, pastoral care, administration and personal support.

IndiGo Program Fees and Brochure
Program Fees

Program Fees

IndiGo Program Brochure

Program Brochure

FAQ, Enrollment Questionnaire and Registration

For clarity on a question please see Frequently Asked Questions section when answering the questions. By completing this registration form, you acknowledge that you will have evidence for each question and that you can supply such evidence at time of selection testing.


Last Name/Surname


Telephone/Mobile Number
(Mobile preferred)

Aadhar Number

Minimum Requirements

Please answer all questions below:

Q1 : Are you between 18 and 32 years of age at time of application? Age :
Q2 : Do you have a valid passport and the unrestricted right to live and work in India, with the ability to travel unrestricted worldwide? YesNo
Q3 : Are you an Indian nationality, or hold an Overseas Citizenship of India? YesNo
Q4 : Will you be eligible to hold a visa for Australia for the purpose of study? YesNo
Q5 : Are you fluent in English - both written and verbal? YesNo
* You do not need to hold an IELTS, your level of English fluency will be assessed during the Selection process.

*As a guide, you would be considered fluent in English, both written and verbal if you are proficient enough to achieve - IELTS level 5.5 minimum or equivalent English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or Test of English for International
Communication (TOEIC) test scores.
Q6 : Will you be able to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate and consent to all IndiGo referencing checks? YesNo
Q7 : Are you in possession of a valid Indian DGCA Class 1 Medical certificate with no limitations? please see notes below. YesNo

* Candidates not possessing an Indian Class 1 medical can apply forselection, however you must possess an Indian Class 1 medical prior to commencing the program. DGCA Medical Centres (see CLASS I & II MEDICAL CENTRES)

* Able to obtain chest x-ray and potential General Medical Certificate from an Australia approved physician

* Prior to your induction training with IndiGo you will be required to pass a drug test

Q8 : Your Birth Date (dd/mm/yyyy)?
Q9 : Will you be able to provide evidence of academic results of 10 + 2 with a minimum of 51% in each of these subjects Physics, Maths and English, from a recognised board or university? YesNo
Q10 : Your preferred Postal Address ?

Ensure that all questions have been answered before submitting your registration. We will be in contact for any questions you may have.

Please use the code below as reference in your correspondence to FTA. A copy of this application will be emailed to the applicant. Also ensure you check your spam/junk folder for return email from FTA

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