Learning to fly with Qantas
QANTAS Group’s new Pilot Academy officially opened in Toowoomba today, along with the launch of a scholarship program for indigenous, female and regional students.
Qantas will provide three scholarships for indigenous students, each valued at $85,000, and to be made available in the future for female students and candidates from regional and remote areas.
The training facilities include a 1,500m2 hangar, four flight training simulators, classrooms, plus purpose-built pre-flight briefing and flight scheduling areas.
The academy has the capacity to train up to 250 pilots each year, with the first 34 students having started their training at the new facilities earlier this month and 100 students expected to be in training by the end of 2020.
Upon completing the 12-month training, graduates will hold a commercial pilot licence and join Qantas’ pilot talent pool.
Students are pictured.