India Private Training Program

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to Flight Training Adelaide’s (FTA) India Private Training Program. FTA has extensive experience in delivering airline cadet pilot training to airlines worldwide over the last 38 years. FTA is the preferred training provider for Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Cobham Aviation Services, Hong Kong Government Flying Service, TAG Aviation, Starlux, Skymark, QantasLink and IndiGo. The India Private Training Program is not affiliated with any airline. On completion of the program, the graduate will have the necessary licences and qualifications to apply for a job with an India Airline. We hope that you find the information useful and invite you to register below. We are looking forward to meeting you shortly.

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Mr David Toy, COO
Adelaide, South Australia

South AustraliaAdelaide 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 third most liveable city in the world to live 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 and Multi-engine endorsement

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)
Phase 3 (India)
  • Licence Conversion flying module
  • Multi-engine Endorsement
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 to the student 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.

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