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Australian Airline Pilot Program

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From Zero to ATPL, and a lot of Jet Time!

This program is designated spedifically for the aspiring pilots from Australia, It is designed to get Aussies airline employment ready with the major carriers in Asia and ME

Program Outline

 

Our Full Professional Airline Pilot (Australia) is an integrated flight training course from Zero to ICAO Airline Transport Pilot License with Instrument and Multi-engine ratings (CPL/ME/IR), Flight Instructor rating and a jet type rating. It is designed to get a new pilot from Zero to over 3000 hours flight time, including 1500 hour on passenger jet.


Quick outline:

  • Over 3000 hours flight time
  • 3 pilot internships with salary in the US
  • Full Commercial, Flight Instructor and ATP lisenses
  • Ability to build over 1500 hours on a jet with MTOW over 30 tonnes.
  • International Airline employment placement in Asia and Middle East
  • Enhanced consulting and visa support
  • 6 months campus accommodation (included)
  • Base cost only $56,883.00 USD (plus internship and gov. fees)

 

The goal of any student pilot is to achieve sufficient flight time and aeronautical experience to become employable by the airlines. However, most airlines require pilots to hold an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) issued by a recognized ICAO member state. In addition, most of major international carriers in the Middle East, such as Emirates, Qatar, Fly Dubai, Etihad, and so on, require pilots to have at least a 1000 hours on a passenger jet with max. takeoff weight of 20 or 30 tonnes, to be eligible for employment as First Officer.

Therefore, our experienced consultants designed this program specifically for the Australian citizens to get them airline employment ready with the major players in the Middle East and Asia. The program is absolutely unique. This program integrates flight training, initial pilot internship, advanced pilot internship and airline pilot internships in the United States, taking advantage of the F-1 and E-3 visa programs for the international students. Total duration of this program, to achive its objectives, is 48 months, apprximately.

10 Main Advantages of This Program

This flight training program is engineered by our aviation training consultants, who are current and active airline pilots, flight instructors and other esteemed aviation professionals. Our consultants have an extensive work experience as pilots in Asia and the Middle East. Our consultant are well aware of challenges that a newly-minted commercial pilots face after they complete flight training and, based on their extensive experience, can help our pilots to overcome such obstacles with ease. Therefore, this flight training program is designed with Ten Most Important Advantages in mind:

Intergrated Part-141 Training Curriculum.

Our flight academy is an accredited college and uses a specially accredited Part 141 flight training curriculum. Such curriculum is highly respected by the airlines and, therefore, gives our our student an important advantage when applying for employment anywhere in the world.

US Pilot Internships, up to 3000 hours with jet time

Graduates are able to build the initial 1500 hours as flight instructors in our academy, up to 1500 hours of flight time on the F-1 visa (CPT and OPT options). Following this, the graduates get placed as First Officers with the regional airlines in the United States for two years, to build another 1500 hours of flight time, becoming fully-employable by any major carrier in Austrakia, the Middle East, Asia.

Fully-accredited College

Our FTP is a fully-accredited aeronautical college. Academic credits earned while studying can be transferred to any other college or university after completion of flight training program, if student wishes to persue advanced degree. (A full BSc in Aeronautics degree program is available upon request)

Great Weather All Year Around

Our flight training facilities are located in Florida, United States. Students enjoy a flying weather 365 days a year with very little or no weather-related interruptions. Therefore, our students no issues completing their flight training programs on time.

Around-the-Clock Flight Schedule

Our flight center has over 40 new light training aircraft, including: Cessna 172SP, Piper Cherokee 28, Beech Duchess 76. An in-house team of fully qualified engineers services academy's fleet 7 days a week.

Jet type-rating

Our full program includes type rating and full regional airlines training program, provided by an airline of your internship in the United States. The exact type of aircrat is subject to demand and availability by the airline. Most popular types include: Bombardier CRJ-200/700/900 and Embraer 170/175.

Low Cost of Training

Our program is priced to be extremely competitive on the international aviation trainin market. In fact, we can guarantee you that no other flight training facility offere better value "Airline Employment Ready" program for this price.

U.S. Student Visa Support

Our company provides special enhanced visa support for all students. Hence, our applicants enjoy a particularly high student visa approval rate. We make emphasis on visa support is for the F-1 and E-3.

Employment Guarantee for Graduates

Al our graduates are offered initial and advanced internships option with the academy (flight instructor, F-1 visa CPT training), then as commercial pilot (F-1 visa OPT train ing) and, finally, after transitioning from F-1 to E-3 visa, as a regional airline pilot (First Officer) with some airlines in the United States.

Airline Placement Support

Our company's consultants will provide extensive and comprehensive employment placement support with the major airlines in Asia and the Middle East. Such airlines include, but not limited to: Emirates, Qatar, Fly Dubai, Etihad, Air China, Eva Air, Hong Kong Airlines, Air Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air and many more.

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As you can see, this flight training and internship program is not just about the flight training. It's a completely integrated and encompassing educational and career development tool which is imperative for anyone who wants to achieve success in the modern aviation industry and become an airline pilot within the shortest time-frame possible.

 

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Program Structure & Timeline

This program is structured in such a way, that every segment leads a young pilot to the ultimate goal: employment in the airlines. The program is divided into the following stages:

1 Enrollment (2 months)  

2 CPL/AMEL/ASEL course (6-8 month) USA
3 CFI/CFII/MEI course (2-3 months) USA
4 CPT Internship (flight instructor) (6-11 months) USA
5 OPT Internship (CFI or charter pilot) (12 months) USA
6 E-3 Airline Pilot Internship (24 months) USA
7 Employment placement assitance (6 months) Int.

 

 

All stages of flight training are conducted in the United States to a very high standard by an accredited college. After the completion of flight training, student will be offered internship as a flight instructor and an ability to build a very important to career development flight time. After pilot achieves 1500 hours of flight time, student will be able to obtain his/her ATPL and proceed with the advanced internship working as a first officer, flying a regional jet. This internship will allow student to continue gaining valuable experience working as a professional pilot and building a much more desirable jet time.

More details about the program segments:

Enrollment. At this stage, student will be required to complete enrollment application form (here >>>) and provide documents for initial consideration by our company. After application details and document screening, student will be contacted for the initial interview, if needed. At the moment, our requirements are basic and simple: high school diploma (or higher), Australian passport, good health with no disqualifying conditions (see full list of enrollment requirements here >>>) Once all requirements are satisfied, the student will be furnished with the flight training agreement, visa support paperwork, preliminary aviation training study materials and TSA security clearance.

Aviation English. After arrival in the US, students will be required to undergo a test for ICAO-4 English certificate.

Academics and flight training. After arrival in the United States at our flight training center, a student will undergo a short FAA pilot medical. After this, a student will start his/her theoretical and practical training: ground school and flying. We aim to conduct at least 3-4 hours of ground school every day and 2-3 hours of flight training together with the ground school. The flight training phase of this program will be divided into Private, Instrument, Commercial and Instructor segments, each giving our student a higher level of aeronautical license on each stage. Once our student has completed his/her Flight Instructor License course, the structured internship phase may begin.

Curriculum Practical Training USA*. Student, or at this point, a fully-qualified FAA commercial pilot and a flight instructor, will be offered opportunity to work as a flight instructor in our academy under the CPT (Curricular Practical Training) program of their F-1 visa. During this period, student may obtain up to 1500 of total flight time, including at least 500 hours of cross-country time, 100 hours of instrument time and 75 hours of night time. Approximately 25% of this flight time will be conducted on multi-engine aircraft. All of the flight time will be logged as PIC (Pilot-In-Command) and in multi-crew environment. Internship is limited to 18 months. Estimated salary will be $20 per flight hour, up to $1600 per month.

Optional Practical Training USA** The student's F-1 visa also offers a unique opportunity to work under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) program ourside of the academy. Such program allowes pilots to build valuable turbine time iand gain experience working for charter companies or airlines in the United States. Such airlines, as C-208, DHC-6 or other similar varieties, may be offered as an internhip option. 100% of specific aircraft training is paid by the internhip company. This option is available for those students who worked under CPT for less then 12 months and is limited to another 12 months of OPT. Our company will assist graduates with various US airline employment options. Estimated salary will be $25 per flight hour, up to $2000 per month.

Airline Pilot License. Once a student achieves the required for ATPL flight time (1500 hours), he/she will be able to take theoretical and practical exams to obtain Airline Transport Pilot License. This process should take 2-4 weeks.

Airline Internship. At this point, our company will refer a pilot for internship as an first officer with the regional carriers in the United States. Airline will pay for Pilot's ATP practical training, and a full PIC type-rating on an applicable passenger jet. 100% of training fees are covered by the airlines. Expected salary during this period is $32-38 per flight hour. Expected monthly salary is up to $3800.

Airline Employment Placement. After the completion of the airline pilot internship, our fellow first officer should have approximately 3000 hours of total flight time with 1500 hours on a passenger jet. This makes our pilot a highly competitive candidate for the first officer employment in any major carrier in Australia, Middle East and Asia. Our company will start providing active employment placement assistance, which includes provision of excellent employment reference letters, interview referrals, professional recommendations and technical interview prep. Those pilots who want to obtain employment in Australia immediately after the completion of airline employment internship in the USA, will be offered options to convert their FAA ATP to CASA ATP at their own expense (FAA to CASA ATP conversion process is outlined here: https://www.casa.gov.au/file/106526/download?token=RMFUPS9Z)

We are confident, that in view of growing pilot deficit in the World, and a unique and robust nature of our ATPL program, our graduates will be able to obtain airline employment within 2-4 months after completion of their internships.

 

*USA CPT internship is limited to 18 months, with recommended duration of 6-11 months. There is no obligation or training bonds. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include the following requirements: passage of all FAA theoretical exams with a grade or 85% or more; not more then one FAA practical exam failure; no accidents, accidents or FAA violations during training phase; English level ICAO5 or higher and ability to communicate in English clearly (with the flight students). This Internship if offered ONLY to graduates of Aerocadet's Full Professinal Airline Pilot flight training program or Aerocadet's Degree Program, who studied from either Zero or PPL levels.

**USA OPT internship is limited to 12 months, with recommended duration of 12 months and optional extension for up to 24 months. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include: completion of the CPT internship, good overall conduct, absense of accidens, incidents, DUIs and FAA violations.

***Airline pilot internship is limited to 24 months and subject to E-3 visa limitations (https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-workers/e-3-certain-specialty-occupation-professionals-australia). There is no obligation or training bonds. Pilots are free to leave internship at any time without penalties. Conditions of internship include the following requirements: no accidents, accidents or FAA violations; English level ICAO5 or higher. Completion of " USA internship" and at least 1500 hours of flight time. This Internship if offered ONLY to graduates of Aerocadet's Full Professinal Airline Pilot flight training program or Aerocadet's Degree Program, who studied from either Zero or PPL levels.

 

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Flight & Ground Training

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Here is the summary of what students will get during the flight training stage of our program:

3000+ hours of total flight time 316+ hours ground of school
  76 hours of Private Pilot ground school
  40 hours of Private Pilot flight training
  60 hours of Instrument Rating ground school
  40 hours of Instrument Rating flight training
  60 hours of Commercial Pilot ground school
  120 hours of Commercial Pilot flight training (ASEL/AMEL)
  120 hours of FAA Instructor ground school (CFI, CFII, MEI)
  25 hours of FAA Instructor flight training (CFI, CFII, MEI)
  510 hours of standardization and CPT internship
  1000 hours of Advanced Internship (up to 12 months)
  1500 hours of Airline Pilot Internship (up to 24 months)*

 

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Licensing

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Students will obtain the following internationally recognized FAA-ICAO aeronautical licenses:

  PPL Private Pilot License
  CPL Commercial Pilot License
  CFI Certified Flight Instructor License
  IR Instrument Rating
  ME Multi-Engine Rating
  SE Single-Engine Rating
ATPL Airline Transport Pilot License (after 1500 hours flight time)

 

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Academics

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA

The academics in our academy are fully-accredited college course and each carry certain amount of academic credits that may be transfered to any other college or university upon completion of student's program. Students will take the following subject which have the following academic credit values:

First Year Flight Training Courses:

Private Pilot Ground School 5 credit hours
Private Pilot Flight Training 2 credit hours
Multi-Engine Pilot Ground School 1 credit hour
Multi-Engine Flight Training .5 credit hour
Instrument Rating Ground School 4 credit hours
Instrument Rating Flight Training 2 credit hours
Commercial Pilot Ground School 4 credit hours
Commercial Pilot Flight Training 3.5 credit hour
Commercial Pilot Flight Training Lab 3 credit hours
  Total: 25 C.H.

Aviation Electives

Pilot Career Planning and Interviewing 1 credit hours
ATPL Certification Training Program Theory 1 credit hours
  Total: 6 C.H.

Additional Training Courses

Fundamentals of Instructing 2 credit hours
Flight Instructor Airplane Theory 3 credit hours
Flight Instructor Instrument Theory 3 credit hours
Flight Instructor Certification Course 1 credit hours
141 Flight Instruction Standardization 1.5 credit hours
CRJ Simulator Course Theory 3 credit hours
Jet Transition Course Lab 1.5 credit hours
Aviation Internship I 3.5 credit hours
Aviation Internship II 3.5 credit hours
  Total: 22 C.H.
  Total academic credit hours: 53

 

The listed above academic courses and their respective credit hour ratings may be converted into any college or university accreditation scale using the standard European Academic Credit Transfer System (details from Wikipedia article here >>>)

 

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Accommodation

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA During the primary stage of training, flight students are required to stay at the FTP campus (6-8 months) located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and are allowed to move to personal accommodation once they start their paid internship as a flight instructor. The quality of campus accommodation is comparable to any public American college or university campuses, and includes such amenities as swimming pool, dining hall, air conditioning, cable TV, high speed Internet, pilot shop and access to other student services. Students are offered standard shared room accommodation (two people in one room) and have an upgrade option to a non-shared accommodation.

Campus is located only a few minutes walk from the airport and approximately 10-15 minutes from the beach.

Six (6) months of standard (shared) accommodation is included in our ATPL program.

 

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Cost

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA The price for our ATPL flight training program is one of the lowest on the World aviation training market. Here is what's included in the basic package:

Six months of campus accommodation

Administrative and consulting services

F-1 Visa support services

Basic Flight Instructor Internship

Recommendation Letters and Employment Support

 

Base cost of training: $56883.00 USD


In addition to the base cost, we offer upgrades and discounts. Some upgrades are required (for example, if you don't have ICAO-4 certification, you will be required to go through ICAO-4 English ground school), some are optional. Also, we offer discounts to already existing ICAO PPL holders, or students who chose to live outside of campus due to family considerations.

Advanced internship placement fee: + $5000
All government fees (USCIS, TSA, FAA, SEVIS, etc) + $5175
Accommodation deposit, cleaning and maibox fees + $310
ICAO-4 Aviation English certification + $550
Holder of current and valid ICAO PPL (discount) - $10207
Out of campus accommodation (discount) - $3300

 

Additional Services

(Offered only by "Aerocadet")

FAA to CASA pilot conversion + Inquire
International Ferry Pilot Internship + $1750

* All prices are in United States Dollars.

 
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Payment Structure

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Our academy does not require students to pay for the entire flight training program in advance. We have a payment structure that needs to be followed by all students, with some exception. Students must submit the following payments:

(1) [1] Refundable* enrollment deposit, which is a minimum of 5% of the base training cost ($2845) plus academic transcripts validation and certification fees ($550), plus advanced emoloyment placement fee ($5000)**. This deposit is included in the total flight training program estimate cost and is required for reservation of student's place in campus, classes, as well as fees for processing of paperwork.

[2] First tuition installment of $15,000 after the arrival in the United States.

[3] Second tuition installment of $15,000 sixty days after payment of the first tuition installment

[4] Third tuition installment must include the remaning outstanding balance and be submitted sixty days after payment of the second tuition installment. If student applied and qualified for the Financial Aid program (not more then 25% of the total estimated program cost), the last payment may be submitted by the financial aid company.

* conditions of deposit refund are outlined in the flight training agreement, which students are required to sign upon enrollment and before any payments are due

** after the initial advanced internship deposit payment, no additional expenses will be required for obtainment of internship, such as type-rating and airlne training costs.

 

Student loans

Raich Aerospace Group LLC Aviator DBA Sovrasco LLC Aerocadet DBA Global Air Ferry DBA Our company can provide administrative support for students to obtain Financial Aid from their respective banks and financial institutions. Such support is offered by providing conditional employment offer letters and training bond contracts. Read Details HERE >>>

If an applicant has a relative or a close friend residing in the Unites States, who wishes to serve as a student loan co-sogner, program financing may be arranged up to 75% of the basic training cost.

Please note: Aerocadet does not provide flight training sponsorships.

 

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