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FAQs

About MFT

What accreditation does MFT hold?

Does MFT train to ATPL?

I heard MFT was a Part 142 Organisation, what does that mean?

Where is Melbourne Flight Training located?

What importance does MFT place on safety issues?

What is Melbourne Flight Training’s pass rate?

What are Melbourne Flight Training’s opening hours?

Is Melbourne Flight Training open Public Holidays?

What Public Transport is available?

Is there recreational facilities to use?

Team of Flight Instructors

Is my Flight Instructor qualified?

How does my Flight Instructor stay up-to-date?

How much experience does my Flight Instructor have?

Does it matter if my Flight Instructor wants to be an Airline Pilot?

Our Fleet

How many students share an aircraft?

What sort of aircraft does MFT use?

Can I hire an aircraft for my personal use?

How old are the aircraft?

Do I have to maintain or repair the aircraft?

How fast do the aircraft go?

How do I learn to fly a variety of aircraft?

Flying Courses

I have an overseas issued CPL, and I want to convert it to an Australian CPL.

Can I complete a Private Pilot Licence in two months?

Where will I fly and for what percentage of the course?

Can I study part time or do I need to study full time?

When do your courses start?

What is a Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL)?

What is a Private Pilots Licence (PPL)?

Where do we do the flying?

What percentage of the course will I be actually flying?

What is a Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)?

Are the training courses fully integrated?

Will I get a frozen ATPL on completion of my training?

How long will it take to learn to fly?

Is it possible to complete two RPL lessons in one day?

Flight tests have a Test Fee associated with them, what is this?

What is a Rating?

What is an Endorsement?

Can I opt-out of the lessons I don’t want to do?

How long does it take to obtain a licence?

Theory Courses

Where do I study the theory?

How many students in a class?

Do you offer ATPL Training?

Does Melbourne Flight Training run theory courses?

How many students in a class?

What theory subjects will I study?

Will my Flight instructor teach me all of the theory subjects?

Am I Eligible to Fly?

I am not very tall, will I still be able to fly?

How does CASA deal with pilots with colour vision deficiency?

Do I need maths to study flight training?

How old do I have to be to start flying?

How can I arrange a medical?

Can I fly if I have had eye correction surgery?

Do many women learn to fly?

What are the entrance requirements to enrol at MFT?

Which subjects should I choose at school to give me the best chance of success?

Do I have to meet a standard medical condition?

Do I have to undergo a Security check?

I want to learn to fly but get dizzy on balconies.

Will I get airsick?

Want to Try it Out?

I would like to sample flight training or join a course. What do I do now?

I would like to sample flight training or join a course. What do I do now?

I’ve heard of a Trial Introductory Flight, what is this?

I just want to do 1 or 2 lessons to see if I like flying. Can I do this without committing to the whole course?

Do the hours I fly in a Trial Introductory Flights count towards my licence if I decide to continue?

Cost of Flying

How much does a licence cost?

Apart from the cost of flying the aircraft, what are the other expenses I will incur?

How much does it cost to go from the first lesson to first solo?

I notice that the MFT aircraft rate is not the cheapest in Melbourne. Can you discount the pricing further?

Does MFT provide VET Fee Help?

How much does it cost to learn to fly?

How and when do we pay for the course or lessons?

Can I pay for my flying using a credit card?

Are there any “up front” payments required?

Can I pay in advance?

What currency can I use to pay for my lessons?

For Solo Flights, are there any additional charges i.e. briefing?

What if I run out of money or can’t afford to pay?

Living In Australia

What is Melbourne’s cost of living like?

What are the living expenses like in Australia?

What accommodation do you offer?

Do you help your students find accommodation?

What shopping facilities are nearby?

International Students

I want a CPL, but I would like to come to Australia and complete it over a number of short trips. Is this possible?

I’m from India, does your training meet Indian DGCA requirements?

Can I work in Australia while I am doing my training?

I am hoping to complete my PPL in another country and move to MFT to complete my CPL and MEIR. Is this possible?

I have started my training overseas but wish to continue my CPL in Australia

What happens if my English isn’t to the required standard?

Can I work in Australia while doing my training?

I have an overseas ATPL and want to get an Australian ATPL

I am an overseas students, what age can I come to MFT?

I am from an overseas country, can I learn to fly at Melbourne Flight Training?

Do I have to pay the overseas application fee if I am here on a tourist visa?

I am an International Student, will I require a Student Visa?

After training do you provide interviews with Airlines?

What currency can I use to pay for my lessons?

Where can I live?

Is the Australian Pilot Licence recognised worldwide?

Are Australian qualifications recognised overseas?

Can I convert a foreign license to an Australian licence?

I am in Australia on a Tourist Visa and want to join your school on a Student Visa?

Do I have to become an Australian citizen?

Can I go to my home country for holidays?

My native language is not English, does it matter?

Do you offer Flight Instructor Rating Courses to International Students?

Do you offer Flight Instructor jobs to International Students?

Can I work in Australia once I complete my training?

Other Questions

After I complete my training, how long would it take to get into an Airline in Australia?

I am coming from overseas, can you put me in contact with past graduates from my country?

I am a high school student. Can I do work experience with MFT?

Can I take a passenger with me on a Trial Introductory Flight?

I have an Overseas ATPL to convert to an Australian ATPL?

Is the Australian Licence EASA, FAA, or JAA?

Can an RAA student join an integrated 150 hour CPL?

I’m an Australian student and I have heard about Airline Cadet Programs

What will happen to my training after the new rules on September 1st 2018?

How long does it take to become an Airline Pilot?

When is the best time to commence flying training?

Can I carry passengers during my flying lessons?

I have commenced flying with another school, but I’m not happy with them, can I transfer to Melbourne Flight Training?

Am I covered by insurance?

Will I get to fly by myself?

Can my friends come along during my lessons?

Will I learn to do aerobatic manoeuvres?

What if the weather is bad on the day of my lesson?

What age do I have to be to get a Pilot Licence?

Is there a minimum number of hours required to get a licence?

Are there any limitations about when or where I can fly?

I have obtained a licence in one type of single engine aeroplane. Can I fly another type?

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