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Oxford and Swinburne announce new pilot training program

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 7, 2011

Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) and Swinburne University of Technology have announced a new pilot training program for students on the Bachelor of Aviation and Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Commerce at Swinburne to commence in January 2012.

The Airline Preparation Program First Officer (APPFO) course has been designed to train pilots wanting to pursue a career path in general aviation or to undertake jet endorsement training and move into a First Officer position within an airline.

“Redesigning the program is an important and innovative step which will address the growing needs of OAA and Swinburne’s combined customers as well as the future demands of the industry to receive training which further reinforces flight safety and modern aviation technology as core principles,” said Pablo Muller, Oxford Aviation Academy’s Head – Sales and Innovation.

The flying training part of the syllabus will be conducted at OAA’s Moorabbin Airport facility in glass cockpit equipped Cessna 172s and Piper Seminoles, in conjunction with synthetic training devices such as simulators.

The course costs about $89,000, and students will graduate with a Swinburne Bachelor of Technology or Bachelor of Aviation / Bachelor of Commerce, Swinburne Graduate Certificate of Aviation (Piloting), Oxford Airline Preparation Program First Officer (APPFO) course, a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), a Multi Engine Command Instrument Rating (MECIR), a Multi Crew Cooperation and Jet Orientation Course (to meet the proposed CASA Civil Aviation Safety Regulation Part 61 for multi crew and human factors competencies for Flight Crew Licence holders), and credits for all Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) theory subjects.

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