Welcome to FTA’s IndiGo Cadet Program! FTA has extensive experience in delivering airline cadet pilot training to airlines worldwide over the last 37 years. FTA is the current approved training provider for Cathay Pacific Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, Cobham, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, TAG Aviation, Qantas Group Pilot Academy, QantasLink, Skymark, and Virgin Australia.
We are looking forward to extending our relationship with the IndiGo Airlines and more importantly, to offer you a high quality, fit-for-purpose training program to facilitate your employment as a First Officer with IndiGo Airlines.
Mr Pierre Steyn, COO
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 135,600.
A university and cathedral city, it hosts the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers each September and national championship events for the sports of mountain biking and motocross. Toowoomba has many beautiful parks and gardens, shopping centres, sport clubs, cultural venues and restaurants.
It is also referred to as the Garden City and capital of the Darling Downs, a farming region on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in southern Queensland.
Toowoomba is home to a number of high quality education institutions. The University of Southern Queensland’s (USQ) main campus with a large international student population, is one of Toowoomba’s three universities.
Brisbane is accessible from a large number of Indian cities as Brisbane International Airport has daily direct flights from Bali, Guangzhou, Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
FTA has designed a training program that requires travel for cadets in only two countries. The program has four phases:
Duration: 46 weeks
Flying Training (206 hours):
At FTA we know that for many cadets their training in Toowoomba may be their first time away from home. Therefore we have support systems and infrastructure in place to make cadets as comfortable as possible and allow them to concentrate on training.
Cadets will be hosted at the FTA Queensland purpose built facilities located the Wellcamp Airport, Toowoomba. This College provides stress-free on-campus accommodation. As a resident, cadets will benefit from a wide range of services and facilities with the added bonus of an inbuilt student community. The college is safe and secure with plenty of academic and social support available to the cadets.
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.
Cadets will have access to the academy’s Welfare Manager, who provides a personal level of support including networking, advice and companionship. Cadets will also have access to our welfare manger who prioritises the well-being of the residential college community, with a focus on quality residential life and experience. The CWE can provide support, information and referrals to other on-campus health services (General Practitioner/Medical Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Psychologist etc.) for personal issues, study difficulties or wellbeing needs.