IndiGo Cadet Training Program



Dear Applicant


Welcome to the Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) lndiGo Cadet Program. FTA has been delivering airline training programs to the world’s leading airlines since its inception in 1982. FTA became an lndiGo approved provider in 2017, and nothing gives us more pride than seeing our graduates transitioning into the IndiGo’s A320 fleet.


FTA prides itself on being an open and transparent Training Provider. Please look at FTA’s pricing information on our website, which clearly details everything that is included in our price.


You are encouraged to do a price comparison against other providers, taking into account all costs that are associated with the training program. The pricing information sheet will help you undertake the price comparison exercise.


FTA operates two campuses. One is located in Adelaide, South Australia and the other in Toowoomba, Queensland. If you are successful in attaining a course position, you will be advised at which of the two campuses your training will be conducted. The training price is the same irrespective of campus location. It is worth mentioning FTA has conducted training for IndiGo Cadets at both sites in the past.


FTA trusts that the information provided is useful and should you have any further queries, please contact the FTA marketing team on


In the meantime, you are invited to apply for the lndiGo Cadet Program via FTA’s website.

Mr. Johan Pienaar - Chief Executive Officer

Application Details
The application program usually runs in five phases as detailed below:
    • Phase 1: Application submission – Familiarise yourself with the contents of this page as well as the FAQs before submitting your application.
    • Phase 2: Invitation for selection – FTA will contact you on behalf on IndiGo when the selection testing can commence.
    • Phase 3: FTA Selection Testing – Should you meet eligibility criteria, details of ADAPT tests will be sent to you.
    • Phase 4: IndiGo Selection Testing – Should you clear Phase 3, IndiGo interview and Group Activity to follow.
    • Phase 5: Training – Should you clear phase 4, FTA will advise your course start date.


    South Australia

    Adelaide, South AustraliaSouth Australia Logo

    Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2021, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.4 million.

    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.

    The Economist ranked Adelaide the world’s third most liveable city in 2021.

    Toowoomba, QueenslandQueensland Tourism Logo

    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 175,000.

    Toowoomba has a subtropical climate with warm summers and cool winters. Situated on top of 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.

    Program Details

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

    • Phase 1: India – DGCA ground theory and examinations in India
    • Phase 2: Australia – CASA Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Single-Engine Instrument Rating (SECIR), Multi Engine (ME) Module
    • Phase 3: India – DGCA Licence conversion flying module
    • Phase 4: India – A320 Type rating

    FTA IndiGO Program details

  • Program Phase 2 (Australia)
    Integrated ground theory and flying delivered over seven modules of training. On completion of the course, cadets achieve:

      • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) – AVl50222 Diploma of Aviation (CPL-Aeroplane)
      • Single-engine Instrument Rating -AVl50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
      • Multi-engine module

    Duration: 46 weeks


    Flying Training (210 hours):

    • 95 hours single-engine dual
    • 100 hours single-engine solo
    • 15 hours multi-engine dual


    Simulator Training (40 hours):

    • 30 hours DA40 simulator
    • 10 hours DA42 simulator



    • 350 hours CPL (Aeroplane) and 35 hours Instrument Rating ground theory: face-to-face classroom lessons, supported by computer-based training
    • 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
    • Single-engine endorsement
    • Endorsement on the use of: ILS, VOR, DGA and GNSS (RNAV)
    FTA Campus


    Both campuses have been designed to cater for international students. The campuses are 30 minutes from the city centre. On campus all the training facilities are less than 5 minutes walking distance from student accommodation, including the learning re­source centre. We also provide recreational facilities. The campus is secure and we have security guards on duty at night.

    Residential Facilities

    Student accommodation is located within the airport grounds. We have dedicated male or female accommodation units. Units house 4-6 students, each with a private bedroom and study area, plus a shared lounge, kitchenette, laundrette and bathroom facilities.


    FTA provides a cleaning service once a week, which includes clean linen and towels.


    Units have high speed Wi-Fi coverage, enabling video and social media contact with friends and family back home.


    Recreational Facilities

    FTA provides a large number of recreational and sporting facilities to students on campus: fully equipped gymnasium, tennis courts, swimming pool (Adelaide only), basketball court, barbeque areas and a soccer pitch.


    Welfare Team

    The student welfare team consists of male and 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.


    Program and Fees Information
    IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program Course Brochure Brochure
    Pricing Information Brochure


    Course Brochure

  • Application
    STEP 1
    Please read the application prerequisites and frequently asked questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    STEP 2
    Further queries? Contact
    STEP 3
    Complete the application form

    Application Form


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