GA Ready

The workhorse of the Top End - the Cessna 210, is right at home on a bush strip in the middle of nowhere!

By way of being located in the Northern Territory (right where the professional journey begins for many new Commercial Pilots), Flight Standards is pleased to offer a unique training package tailored to suit those who intend to make this region the start point for their career or who would like some experience on a relevant aircraft type.

The course is conducted over six days (full-time) and includes the following training, presented in a commercial aviation context:
Cessna 210, Piper Saratoga / Lance or GA8 Airvan Type Familiarisation – with minimum of 5 hours on type achieved during the course;
Remote / Unsealed Airfield operations – including an “overnight” on a simulated charter operation;
Land & Hold Short Operations (LAHSO) training – a qualification necessary for efficient operations at Darwin International Airport and attractive to prospective employers;
Darwin airspace familiarisation training – including a visit to Darwin ATC;|
Pilot Approved Maintenance training – conducted by our friends R&R Avionics, Darwin.

In addition to the specific training above, pilots on this course will also receive guidance on other useful skills such as drum refuelling and how to best present for potential employers when seeking that elusive first job (how to prepare a resume, how to present for interview and likely interview topics).

Finally, in conjunction with Hardy Aviation, the opportunity to travel in the right seat of an RPT service through the Tiwi Islands will provide an invaluable insight to the job of an on-line GA pilot.

The flight training is delivered by our team of instructors all of whom have extensive charter experience in the Top End.  Our course is the original!  We teach you what you need to know that others can’t and we teach it right where you need to be to make the right contacts.  In fact, the aircraft you will fly on this course will have been provided by one of the operators that you will be seeking a job from!

The all-inclusive price includes one night accommodation away from Darwin during the course and all notes / training materials.  Minimum course participation is two pilots, Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) is a pre-requisite.

Successful completion of the course will include the issue of a Flight Review (Single Engine Aircraft).


Contact us today to discuss a flexible training option to suit your needs: