Airways Aviation Australia

Airways Aviation Sunshine Coast, Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra West, Queensland, Australia

Global Pilot Training Group focussed on Airline Pilot Training with 3 locations in Australia - Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Cessna 172, Diamond DA-40, Diamond DA-42


Boeing B737-800 FTD-1 Simulator

Financing partner

For Australian Nationals


Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Entry Requirements

18 years of age and hold an appropriate immigration visa, Class 1/2 medical, willing to undergo an Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC) check, English Language 5.5 IELTS or TOEFL 530 (paper based)

Airways Aviation Australia, founded in 2014, is one of the largest pilot training centers in Australia and has a number of training locations globally including 3 pilot training school locations in Australia. A few years ago, Airways Aviation opened its subsidiaries across Europe and Asia whose main goal was to cover pilot training market globally. With its flight training subsidiaries in Spain, England and Montenegro, European students provide training in accordance with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards, and at flight training centers throughout Australia, students can obtain licenses under Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations.

Airways Aviation has numerous ground school locations including in the UAE, South Africa, New Zealand, China, Jordan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Kuwait where students from these countries can complete the ground school closer to their homes before continuing to fly to some of the flying centers of Airways Aviation.

Airways Aviation Australia three locations in Australia consist of:

  • Sunshine Coast Pilot Training Academy, located in Caloundra, idyllically positioned between stunning golden beaches and sandy islands on the one side, and rainforest hinterland on the other. At this location Airways Aviation offers Flight Training for Commercial Pilot License, Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot License - Aeroplane), Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) and License Conversion. Caloundra is the southernmost part of the spectacular Sunshine Coast and offers a buzzing resort-like lifestyle for residents, while enjoying the advantage of being an easy one hour drive north of the Queensland capital, Brisbane.
  • Gold Coast Pilot Training Academy is an outstanding facility located on the idyllic southern Queensland coast, 39 nautical miles south of Brisbane and just a short drive from the vibrant and cosmopolitan Surfers Paradise. The academy itself is part of the Gold Coast International Airport aerodrome and benefits from easy access to nearby accommodation, restaurants and community services. At this location Airways Aviation offers the following courses: Bachelor of Business (Aviation Management) and Commercial Pilot License, Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service), Commercial Pilot License, Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot License - Aeroplane), Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating) and License Conversion.
  • Airways Aviation Airline Training, Brisbane is their first location to establish an advanced simulator centre with a 737 FTD1.


The initial flight training is done at Airways Aviation Sunshine Coast base before the later parts of the pilot training are conducted at its Gold Coast pilot training school.

The Airways Aviation fleet consists of a different type of aircraft such as Cessna 172, DA40, DA42, PA28, BE76 and others. The Pilot Training Group additionally has an Airline Training Center in Brisbane, Australia equipped with the modern Boeing 737-800 Flight Training Device 1 (FTD1).

A unique feature of this Pilot Training Group in Australia is that it offers an Australia Pilot Training Scholarship to the value of AU$35,000 towards their Diploma of Aviation Course (Commercial Pilot License - Aeroplane).

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