Welcome to Flight Training Adelaide’s (FTA) 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, 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
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2016, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.7 million.
Adelaide stretches 20 km from the coast to the foothill. The city sits at an average elevation of 50 metres above sea level. Mount Lofty, east of the Adelaide metropolitan region in the Adelaide Hills at an elevation of 727 metres, is the tallest point of the city.
FTA has designed a seamless training program that minimises travel to the cadet, with all training taking place in two countries. The program is designed in three phases being basic phase (Phase 1) in Adelaide towards a CASA Commercial Pilot License (CPL) and Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR).
Phase two will commence in Adelaide where the cadet completes a Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) program, followed by an A320 type rating program in Melbourne, which is within a one hour flight from Adelaide.
Final phase of the program is phase 3 and comprises the CASA license conversion into an Indian license. This program is done in Hyderabad.
Integrated ground theory and flying delivered over seven modules of training. On completion of the course, cadets achieve:
- Commercial Pilot Licence (AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation CPL-A)
- Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (AVI50415 Diploma in Aviation Instrument Rating)
- Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
Duration: 48 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) and 35 hours IREX ground theory: face-to-face classroom lessons, supported by computer-based training
- Flying: individual flying lessons
- Muti-crew Cooperation (Adelaide)
- Airbus A320 Type Rating (Melbourne)
- License Conversion (Hyderabad)
FTA’s campus has been purposefully designed for flight training, with theory classrooms, simulators, aircraft maintenance and administration facilities, hosting up to 280 students. FTA’s facilities are designed to ensure the least amount of disruption to the cadet. Unlike other training schools, all facilities whether operational, residential or recreational are located within the same campus, thus eliminating the need for any transport to the student between facilities.
For a detailed map of the campus please see FTA CAMPUS MAP
FTA also understands that for some cadets this may be the first time away from home. To this end, FTA has a full time welfare team that is on call 24 hours a day. The welfare team is comprised of both male and female staff who will look after any non operational concerns a cadet or a cadet’s parent may have through out the training period.