Sydney Flight College recently joined an elite group of flying training organisations in Australia after receiving Part 142 flight training approval from CASA. This approval covers Integrated training towards the Commercial Pilot Licence, and Multi Pilot training through an approved Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) training course.
These courses enable Sydney Flight College to offer a complete suite of flight training options, from Recreational Pilot Licence right through to MCC and the recently launched Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) ground theory courses. “This is another step forward for Sydney Flight College” said Joseph Pilo, CEO of SFC. “We are now in a position to graduate students with airline-ready qualifications”.
The ability to provide an Integrated CPL training course reduces the number of hours which students are required to complete from 200 to 150. “This is an essential approval for us to have to meet the needs of the pilot training marketplace” says Matthew Piers, Chief Marketing Officer for SFC. “The SFC & TAFE NSW AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) is delivered in 170 hours, including 19 hours on the Cessna 206. This provides the perfect balance between saving the student hours to invest in more advanced aviation qualifications, but also ensures that our graduates are ‘job ready’ for their first charter or airwork role”.
Once launched, the MCC course will consist of both ground school and simulator training. This combination introduces students to working in a multi–crew environment to develop the non-technical skills that contribute greatly to aviation safety when operating effectively in a modern flight deck. The course will ensure that students develop skills in both the Pilot Flying (PF), and the Pilot Monitoring (PM) roles during scenario-based training exercises.
“A Part 142 approval is the result of a long and thorough application process with CASA, which require demonstration of robust flight training systems and processes” says Chris Koort, Head of Operations at SFC. “This approval is testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire SFC team, and in particular the Passion for Flying which our flight instructors demonstrate every day”.
Sydney Flight College has grown from humble beginnings as a flying club into one of the leading colleges for pilot training in Austraia, and is based in state-of-the-art facilities at Bankstown Airport, NSW.