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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program

Dear Applicant,

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 34 years. FTA is the preferred training provider for Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cebu Pacific, Cobham Airlines, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, TAG Aviation, Vietnam Airlines, QantasLink and Virgin Australia.

high quality, fit-for-purpose training programs

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.

Adelaide and Port Lincoln, South Australia

South AustraliaAdelaide 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 foothills. 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.

South AustraliaPort Lincoln* is known as the Seafood Capital of Australia and is only a 50 minute flight to the west of Adelaide on South Australia’s Southern Eyre Peninsula.

* Please note that currently Port Lincoln’s Campus is under construction. During the construction phase, students in Port Lincoln will have access to facilities similar to those offered at FTA’s Adelaide campus.

Adelaide and Port Lincoln have a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot dry summers and mild short winters, with most precipitation falling in the winter months. Average weather in the summer months is in the mid 30°C with average weather in the winter months being 11°C – 15°C and the average yearly temperature being 23°C

Adelaide is a very safe city and boasts a large young international population, with over 20,000 international students at Adelaide’s 4 universities alone.

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

Additional information can be found at the following websites Adelaide and Port Lincoln

Program Details

FTA has designed a training program that requires travel for cadets in only two countries. The program has four phases:

  • Phase 1: DGCA ground theory and examinations in India and FTA Pre-course Computer Based Training
  • Phase 2: CASA Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MECIR) at FTA Adelaide and Port Lincoln
  • Phase 3: DGCA licence conversion flying module in India
  • Phase 4: Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC) at FTA and A320 type rating in Melbourne, Australia

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

Flying Training (206 hours):

  • 85 hours single engine dual (including 3 hours CAP10 upset recovery)
  • 100 hours single engine solo
  • 21 hours multi-engine dual

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 school lessons
  • 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
  • Endorsement on the use of: ILS, VOR, NDB, DGA and GNSS (RNAV)
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery training (UPRT)

Program Phase 3 (India)
  • Licence Conversion flying module (India)
Program Phase 4 (Australia)
  • Multi-crew Cooperation (Adelaide)
  • Airbus A320 Type Rating (Melbourne)


CampusFTA’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

Welfare Team

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.

IndiGo Program Fees and Brochure

Program Fees

Program Fees

Program Brochure

Program Brochure


Please read the application prerequisites and frequently asked questions

Further queries? Contact indigo@flyfta.com



September Testing Dates September 23, 24, 25 & 30
October Testing Dates October 01, 03, 9, 10 & 11
November Testing Dates TBA

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