Welcome to FTA: Flight Training School in Adelaide

At Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) we provide world-class, customised aviation training solutions for the fixed wing and rotary wing industry.


Airline pilot training in Australia requires the appropriate theory knowledge and flying skills to be able cope in an ever-changing flying environment. Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) is a CASA approved integrated flying school, offering an AVI50222 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) for fixed wing and AVI50319 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) for rotary wing, with a training ethos focussed on producing future captains through customised face-to-face ground theory and practical flying training.


FTA, an internationally respected flying school in Australia, is located at Parafield Airport, South Australia. The college started operations in 1982 and over the years has had a number of corporate owners, including Hawker de Havilland and BAE SYSTEMS. In 2005 the college was purchased by Hong Kong-based Young Brothers Aviation.

World-class training


FTA offers airline cadet and self-funded aviation training programs to domestic and international students, including a full range of services like selection, ab initio training and advanced training courses. All FTA training programs are based on integrated learning. This ensures that the student’s theory knowledge, aircraft handling skills, aviation law knowledge and cockpit management skills develop simultaneously. FTA also provides theory classes for the ATPL in Australia.


Purpose built training facilities


Our training ethos is focussed on producing future airline and helicopter captains, rather than simply training cadets to obtain a licence . To achieve this we have made, and continue to make, considerable infrastructure and asset investments to supply appropriate aircraft and simulators for training.


Our campuses have been purposefully designed and built for pilot training in Adelaide, South Australia and Wellcamp, Queensland, with theory classrooms, simulators, aircraft maintenance and administration facilities. The aircraft parking areas and student accommodation are within the campus boundary.


Expert staff and trainers


Our highly trained and committed staff ensure that the environment and content of our courses complement our facilities and exceed the expectations of our customer airlines, helicopter operators and candidates.


All of our courses are delivered in person and we strongly believe that, in our industry, there is no substitute for face-to-face teaching and learning. FTA’s integrated training programs consist of face-to-face ground theory classes and one-on-one flying lessons delivered by dedicated area specialists in flying, ground theory and multicrew cooperation training. We value the personal interactions between students and trainers as part of our high-standard training and know that student engagement in the program directly reflects in their ability to succeed.


Whether you are an airline cadet or a general aviation student, either our Adelaide flying school or Wellcamp flying school has the right course for you. We hope the information on our website gives you a good understanding of what we offer at our world-class airline pilot training school.




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