Qantas “Academy” set to start in a few months

Qantas Academy (basically a cadet program) is set to open mid-2019 with applications to start being accepted soon. 18 months of classroom work, simulator and other training will get you ready to either fly a Q400 for Qlink, mainline Qantas jets (second officer) or fly for Jetstar.

My best bet would be that you will probably be employed with Qlink.

Who’s applying?!

Qantas Pilot Academy

Well, it’s finally here…

Whether it’s flying a Dash 8 across to Longreach or landing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Los Angeles, our pilots say they have the best office in the world.

We train our pilots to the highest standards and we can draw on almost 100 years of aviation experience. We want to help shape the next generation of pilots and that’s why we’re establishing the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. It will open its doors in 2019 with an initial intake of 100 pilots.  Once it’s fully established we expect to train up to 500 pilots a year.

We expect the typical entrants to be high school or university graduates with a strong academic performance. After 18 months of classroom, simulator and real world flight training you’ll graduate. The training could lead to employment with one of the Qantas Group airlines, including Jetstar.

You can register your interest here:

Jetstar Cadet Program open

So we have been receiving messages about Jetstar’s Cadet Program lately. There’s nothing really new here except that they have finally added it to their website on a dedicated page.

Really not too much in addition to what we have on the Jestar Cadet Program page except the pricing now seems higher!

The deadline for this wave is September 15th!

Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program

The Jetstar Airways Pilot Cadet Program is a great one for those wanting a First Officer position on an Airbus A320. Jetstar Airways is a subsidiary of Qantas and operates as Australia’s domestic low cost carrier. Jetstar also has international services using their Airbus A330 fleet and future Boeing 787 when their orders are fulfilled.

They offer two schemes for applicants. Applicants with little or no experience can apply for the Ab Initio Program which runs about 18 months in Victoria, Australia or for 65 weeks if done in New Zealand. The second is the Advanced Cadet Program which is 3 months and is geared towards pilots who already holds licenses and ratings.

In order to be eligible for the program, the applicant must have the right to work and live in Australia. The cost of the program is around $87,000 Australian Dollars and repayable direct from your salary upon your selection for employment.

The program is very clear cut to anyone wanting to fly for Jetstar. We do not see any hidden agendas when it comes to this program.

Read more about the Jetstar Cadet Pilot Program.