DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME AN AIRLINE PILOT?
Entry requirements for our programs vary according to training location and local regulatory requirements however generally you should meet the following minimum entry criteria:
- Aged over 17 years old to commence training
- Completed Secondary School education achieving national qualifications in English Language
- Proficient in the English language
- Capable of holding a Class 1 Pilot Medical Certificate
- Successfully complete and pass the assessment process for your preferred training program
PILOT MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Prior to enrolling on any CAFS Pilot Training Program, you must possess a valid Class 1 Medical Certificate. All pilots are required to have this certificate throughout their entire flying careers. Further information on this can be obtained from your local aviation authority but a typical medical examination would include:
- Review of your medical history
- Hearing and vision tests
- Lung function and heart tests
- Blood and urine analysis
- General physical examination
Whilst a medical certificate is not required to attend our assessments, we recommend that you thoroughly check that you meet the qualifying criteria for a pilot medical certificate before embarking on the application and selection process for a program.
PREVIOUS FLYING EXPERIENCE
Whilst gaining some flying experience can be beneficial and can help you determine whether flying is the career for you, it is not an entry requirement for the majority of our training programs. The exceptions to this include our Modular Training Program where some previous flying experience and qualifications are necessary to embark on the more advanced modules of pilot training.
Entry criteria for airline-mentored programs are developed in conjunction with our airline partners and can in some cases be more stringent than our typical minimum requirements. Further information on these requirements can be viewed on our airline program pages.