Flight Training Adelaide

providing world class aviation training solutions

Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program

FTA’s relationship with Vietnam Airlines dates back to 1993. FTA has graduated over 100 ab-initio cadet pilots for Vietnam Airlines, most of whom have gone on to become captains in the airline as well as top level managers, including the 787 and A350 fleet Chief Pilot.

Vietnam Airlines and
Flight Training Adelaide
FTA has extensive experience in training cadets from Asia. Current overseas airlines and Government agencies training at FTA include Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Dragonair, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, and TAG Aviation.

With 50 aircraft in our fleet, 9 simulators including 3 jet simulators, a fully residential campus within the airport grounds and dedicated student welfare team, FTA is ideally positioned to offer the perfect training solution to cadets from Vietnam.

Cadet Program

Integrated ground theory and practical flying delivered over various modules of training. The course provides students with the required flying hours and theory credits to achieve an Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) CPL (AVI50215 Diploma in Aviation CPL-A), MECIR (AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation – Instrument Rating), UPRT, ATPL theory, and MCC (Vietnam Airlines specific)


Entry Requirements
  • Must hold Vietnamese citizenship
  • Holder of an CASA medical certificate
  • Complete selection with Vietnam Airlines and Flight Training Adelaide
  • Ability to apply for Australia student visa


Duration – 55 weeks

  • 195 hours flying training (DA40, CAP10 and DA42)
  • 72 hours flight simulator training (DA40/DA42, Mechtronix Ascent XJ and MCC simlutors)
  • 854 hours ground theory training

FTA’s campus has been purposefully designed for flight training, with theory classrooms, simulators, aircraft maintenance and administration facilities, hosting up to 280 students.


Facilities within the campus includes:

  • Single room accommodation facilities
  • Dining hall
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts, badminton court, soccer pitch, five a side football court
  • WiFi Internet access

For more information see FTA Facilities

Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2014, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.3 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.

Adelaide has 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 Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

Further information on Adelaide can be found at South Australia

Enrollment Questionnaire and Registration


FTA welcomes you to register
for the Vietnam Airlines Cadet Program today!

We are accepting enrollment from Vietnamese citizens for the program tailored to Vietnam Airline requirements.

The first step will be to complete our enrollment form and a FTA representative will be in touch to guide you though the application process and discuss the acceptance requirements for the program in detail.


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