Moorabbin Airport is the leading General Aviation flight training airport in Victoria.
Moorabbin is one of the largest aviation education facilities in the world, training 1,250 pilots every year by 670 people employed in the aviation industry. Our economic analysis values the export of flight training from Moorabbin Airport, in the order of $50 million per annum from the training of local and international students. In addition, 400 flight training instructors are based at Moorabbin Airport. 25% of students training at the airport are undertaking simultaneous university studies and 30% of students come from international destinations.
The airport supports one of the largest general aviation clusters on the east coast of Australia and has the largest number of flight training organisations in South East Asia.
Moorabbin Airport will continue to develop the flight training and education offerings, with the target to more than double the number of aviation students trained responsibly at the airport over the coming years. Working with Victorian universities and all levels of government, the airport seeks to continue to work with institutions involved with, or considering aviation related courses.
Learning to fly at Moorabbin Airport offers trainee pilots excellent aviation infrastructure, including:
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Moorabbin Airport is home to the largest commercial flight training centre for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. CAE Oxford, one of the world’s leading independent providers of integrated aviation flight training, chooses Moorabbin Airport as its Australian base. Download our checklist of flight training questions you may consider asking your prospective flight training school.
Students split their time between Swinburne and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy covering the academic units of their course at Hawthorn and completing flying theory and flying training at Moorabbin Airport.
The program incorporates:
Applications for this program must be made directly with Swinburne University of Technology.
Soar Advanced Flight Training (SAFT) has joined forces with Box Hill Institute to deliver the Diploma of Aviation. Theory classes are held at Box Hill Institute, while flight training is completed at Moorabbin Airport.
Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence - Aeroplane), students will be awarded Diploma competencies, and be eligible to undertake the CASA licence tests for the following qualifications:
The following endorsements will also be achieved:
Fixed wing flight training organisations at Moorabbin Airport offer training to become a Private Pilot or a Commercial Pilot. The details for the stages of qualifications available for flight training are available from the flight training schools on Moorabbin Airport.
Rotary wing, helicopter, pilot training is available from Moorabbin Airport from a range of operators. Many of our operators recommend you take a trial flight to see if flying is your thing and then explore your options. It is possible obtain a Private or Commercial Helicopter Pilot’s Licence from Moorabbin Airport.
The training schools provide details on costs, requirements and many other tips to maximise your learning.
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