Flight Academy Australia

Flight Academy Australia, Hargrave Avenue, Essendon Fields, Victoria, Australia

7 Aircraft Flight School just outside Melbourne's CBD training a large number of Australian and International Students


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

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Piper Warrior II, Piper Warrior III, Piper Seminole, King Air


King Air Simulator and Airbus A320 Synthetic Trainer


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)

Flight Academy Australia (FAA), located at Melbourne's Essendon Airport, is a wholly owned division of Business Aviation Australia. Flight Academy Australia is co-owned and operated by Michael Lanza, a well known and respected operator with over 30 years operational experience in the aviation industry. The Essendon Airport is approximately 10 kilometres north of Melbourne CBD. As a Registered Training Organisation – programs available include integrated courses & Diplomas from RPL through to CPL, ATPL and Multi-Crew Training along with Multi-Engine, IFR, NVFR, Turbine & Instructor Endorsements. Flight Academy Australia offers high quality instruction by experienced pilots & industry professionals; from ground theory in their modern, purpose built classrooms to flight instruction in modern aircraft fleet comprised of single engine through to the Airbus A320 synthetic trainer which is rented from Flight Deck Experience.

Flight Academy Australia special focus is providing airline pilot training for Australia & the Asia-Pacific region. They benefit from a close working relationship with Australian Government, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia along with Civil Aviation Authorities of both The People’s Republic of China and Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Essendon Airport benefits from two runways, a control tower, Class C airspace and published instrument approach procedures – making it most suitable for pilot training in all weather conditions.

In addition to operations at Essendon Airport, Flight Academy Australia have also partnered with Lethbridge Airport located 40 nautical miles (75 kilometres) west of Melbourne. This partnership enables the Academy to provide training at Lethbridge, an environment which consists of two long runways, sealed and unsealed, in low traffic control-free Class G airspace.

Flight Academy Australia has a long list of satisfied clients including the Australian Air Force Cadets & produces the most professional pilots, with past graduates having gone on to a successful career in aviation both in Australia and internationally.

Flight Academy Australia is also able to offer domestic and international Air Charter services in a range of aircraft to cater for the corporate and private sectors.

Want to hear first-hand accounts of pilots from their flight school selection, training to becoming an airline pilot – click here to head over to the advice & tips page.