Australian Wings Academy

Australian Wings Academy, Lores Bonney Circuit, Bilinga, Queensland, Australia

11 Aircraft Flight School focussed on Airline Pilot Training of both Australian and International Students


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

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Cessna 172, Diamond DA40 TDI, Diamond DA42 NG


Alsim AL200 and Redbird FMX

Financing partner

VET Student Loans


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)

Australian Wings Academy (AWA), located at the Gold Coast Airport, is a professional Pilot Training Academy. The Academy has been operating since 1980, formerly known as Gold Coast Aviation Centre. Australian Wings Academy specialise in flight training for Airline cadets, and Commercial and Private Pilots. AWA is a registered Training Organisation (RTO) in the state of Queensland, Australia and a CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) provider. This accreditation allows Australian Wings Academy to bring international students in to Australia on an extended visa.

The Gold Coast offers fantastic all year round weather with one of the best climates in the world for pilot training and widely acknowledged as Australia's premier tourist destination. There is plenty of part time work for students, and it offers a great lifestyle.

Australian Wings Academy has the best Airline Pilot Flight Training facilities in Australia, boasting new classrooms, briefing rooms and a state of the art dual Synthetic Flight Trainer. Australian Wings Academy offers flight training, ground school classes, simulator training, instructor courses and a jet bridging course.

Australian Wings Academy is focused on and geared towards training professional pilots ready for airline employment. AWA creates the airline environment, which is critical to a smooth transition from Ab-initio to the right hand seat. This is not just a cosmetic exercise in wearing a uniform; it is a procedural and cultural process. Students are introduced to a Student Handbook. The cockpit is run as a 2 crew operation using airline style callouts. Later in the course students are introduced to computerised flight plans. These goals and policies are achieved as the school has experienced airline professionals in the management team.

With the current world-wide pilot shortage, there has never been a better time to learn to fly and there is no better place to learn to fly.

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