Outback Pilot Cadet Program - Overview

The Outback Pilot Cadet Program offers outstanding training and real-life practices in remote communities. Students will experience a broad overview of working in a commercial operation, become familiar with outback life, and gain valuable knowledge about the different conditions and settings outback pilots encounter.

The program offers a unique opportunity for students to commence flight training with no previous flying experience and then graduate as a skilled pilot.

Students are trained by Flight Options Pilot Academy and undertake work experience with Chartair, Australia’s leading charter and scheduled services operator.

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion upon successfully finishing the program and may have the opportunity to be employed with Chartair.

* Key selection criteria apply.

Course Outline

Stage 1

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)

  • Training commences at Flight Options Pilot Academy
  • Students will complete “on the job” work experience at Chartair, Darwin, for two weeks.
  • Trainer – C172

Stage 2

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

  • Training continues at Flight Options Pilot Academy (trainer – combination of C172, C182 and FRASCA simulator)
  • Final 30 hours of training completed at Chartair, Alice Springs in their C210 and Chartair’s Senior Base Pilot will complete a Flight Check
  • CPL Flight test undertaken at Flight Options Pilot Academy in a C182

Stage 3

Multi-Engine Class Rating

  • Training continues at Flight Options Pilot Academy
  • Trainer – PA44T

Stage 4

Multi-Engine Instrument Rating

  • Training continues at Flight Options Pilot Academy
  • Trainer – C172, PA44T, FRASCA simulator

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