Pilot Training

Operational expertise

At the foundation of all Qantas Flight Training programs are pathways and policy designed to achieve the highest possible standards in the operation of commercial aircraft.

Curriculum is developed to cover the requirements of government regulators and the airlines. Courses have a detailed theoretical component, followed by quality instruction in the full flight simulators located within our training bases.

A valuable part of each course is the operational expertise shared by our instructional staff. Their “real world” industry experience has been gained working within the Qantas Group of Airlines.

We deliver pilot training to the Qantas Group and to Customer Airlines.

Aircraft endorsements

For over fifty years, Qantas Flight training has been supporting pilots as they obtain licence approval to fly the various aircraft types for one of the world’s best airlines. Our courses include the latest simulators and multimedia learning, making them among the most comprehensive in the industry. Interaction with skilled training professionals ensures a confident knowledge of systems and processes that prepare trainees for the flight simulators, and eventually, a successful career flying “on the line”.

Each endorsement has two main components, the ground phase and the handling phase.

The Ground phase is where crew receive a through understanding of how their aircraft operates. They start by examining the aircraft’s systems. This subject is presented as computer based learning and classroom briefings.

Next they move to aircraft procedures training. Standard operating procedures form the backbone of safe airline operation so this phase is comprehensively covered using computer based training, the latest training devices and fixed based simulators.

The handling phase of recurrent training takes place in full flight simulators. The complete realism of our devices enables them to be rated “zero time”. This means that flying done during this phase can be counted as aircraft hours, pilots are able to graduate with a licence to fly passengers on their chosen type.

To complete the endorsement, aircraft handling exercises around airports give skills in take off, landing and manoeuvring. Base training can be conducted in full motion simulators or in an aircraft if required by aviation regulators.