WELCOME to Australian Airline Pilot Academy

With over thirty years of flying tradition and experience behind us, we know what it takes to make the best airline pilots. AAPA is managed by its parent company Regional Express (Rex) which is the largest independent regional and domestic airline in Australia, recognised by experts all over the globe as the world’s best regional airline.

AAPA only trains pilots to commercial airlines standards and has a much more stringent and rigorous pedagogy compared to what is prevalent amongst pilot schools catering to General Aviation. AAPA has been approved by civil aviation regulatory bodies in China, Singapore, Australia, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates to deliver ab-initio Integrated Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC).

AAPA has trained pilots for Air China, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Okay Airways, Scoot, Qatar Airways, China Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Tigerair, Rex, Vietnam Airlines and Air Arabia. Besides training cadets for airlines, AAPA also accepts private candidates aspiring to be airline pilots.

AAPA has two large campuses at Wagga Wagga, NSW and Ballarat, VIC, and has a total combined capacity of over 400 cadets a year for its residential CPL programme.

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Campuses and Locations

AAPA Wagga Wagga NSW

The AUD28million state-of-the-art pilot training academy is located at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia. This academy is the first pilot training establishment in Asia Pacific that features a fully self-contained campus with modern classrooms that comply with both Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards, examination rooms approved by CASA’s designated examination provider Assessment Services Pty Ltd (ASL), language laboratories to cater to foreign students, individual bedrooms for all students, complete with recreational facilities like swimming pool, gymnasium, soccer field and a multi purpose hard court. The campus is also situated right next to the flight training centre with its own hangar where all the aircraft are parked and ready for flight training.


AAPA Victoria, Ballarat VIC

AAPA Victoria's campus is located at Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. The campus consists of the Flight Training Centre on the airport and the Academic and Administration Centre and student accommodation in fully equipped houses.

The modern facilities comply with both CASA and overseas regulatory standards and provides students with the best learning environment.