IndiGo Cadet Training Program


Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the IndiGo Cadet Program Application page. It gives us great pleasure to announce that we are opening the apply TAB for the purposes of collecting application forms. This phase is now open and we invite you to submit your application.

Mr David Toy, COO
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. This phase is now open and we invite you to submit your application
    • Phase 2: Invitation for selection – FTA will contact you on behalf on IndiGo when the selection testing can commence. This phase is currently not open
    • Phase 3: FTA Selection Testing – Should you meet eligibility criteria, details of online written tests and Cut-e assessment will be sent to you. This phase is currently not open
    • Phase 4: IndiGo Selection Testing – Should you clear Phase 3, IndiGo interview and Group Activity to follow. This phase is currently not open
  • Phase 5: Training – Should you clear phase 4, FTA will advise your course start date. This phase is currently not open
Adelaide, South Australia

South Australia
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2020 Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.3 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.
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. The Economist ranked Adelaide the world’s third most liveable city in 2021.

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.

Program Details

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

    • Phase 1: India – DGCA ground theory and examinations in India
    • Phase 2: Australia – CASA Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Single-Engine Instrument Rating (SECIR) at FTA Adelaide
    • Phase 3: India – DGCA License conversion flying module
    • Phase 4: Australia – CASA Multi Engine Instrument rating/MCC/JOC/Type Rating

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

  • AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)
  • AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

Duration: 42 weeks

Flying Training (203 hours):

  • 103 hours single engine dual hours
  • 100 hours single engine solo hours
Simulator Training:

  • 28 hours DA40/DA42 simulators

  • Ground Theory: 490 hours face-to-face theory delivery of onsite towards a CASA CPL(A) and IREX qualification.
  • 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)
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 cadets. Unlike other training schools, all facilities, whether operational, residential or recreational, are located within the same campus, thus eliminating the need for any transport for students 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 throughout the training period.

Please read the application prerequisites and frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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