Moorabbin Flight Training Academy

Moorabbin Flight Training Academy

35 Aircraft Flight School, one of the largest in Australia and major trainer for Chinese Airlines


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

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

20 PA28 Piper Warrior, 6 PA28R Piper Arrow, 6 PA44 Piper Seminole, 1 C152 Cessna Aerobat, 2 Beech C90 Kingair


Kingair C90 and 2 Synthetic Flight Trainers

Airline Partnership

China Southern


Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Civil Aviation Authority of China

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)

Moorabbin Flight Training Academy (MFTA), was founded in 1999 and its main training base is located at Mangalore Airport Victoria, Australia. Since its incorporation Moorabbin Flight Training Academy has established itself as a company capable of offering a wide range of flight training services. Moorabbin Flight Training Academy trains pilots for major Chinese airlines and is one of the biggest Flight Training Organization in Australia (training aircraft fleet of more than 35 aircraft).

Moorabbin Flight Training Academy has an enviable record of success and is dedicated to setting the standard for international pilot training, meeting all the CASA and CAAC approved training syllabus. Their aircraft fleet consists of different modern types starting from Piper Warriors up to Kind Air. In addition to the training of Chinese Airline pilots, MFTA's courses for non-commercial private clients. Such a course will allow students to gain the qualifications to fly solo anywhere in Australia. It will also allow foreign students to complete their initial training in Australia with a view to converting their Australian PPL to the appropriate license in their home country.

The CAAC commercial pilot licence course conducted by Moorabbin Flight Training Academy is run on a full-time basis for approximately 65 weeks. Private pilot licence training can be completed in 12 weeks, to a maximum of 24 weeks.

Over 520 airline cadets have graduated from Moorabbin Flight Training Academy, and over 110 cadets are currently in training. Our past and present customers include China Southern Airline, China Eastern Airline, Air China, CAUC.

The school training department includes 33 Flight Instructors, 2 approved testing officers and 2 english language teachers.

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