Qantas Group’s new pilot academy at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport (WTB) has been officially launched today. With the capacity to train up to 250 pilots each year, Qantas hopes The Pilot Academy will build a long-term talent pipeline for the airline and its subsidiaries Jetstar and QantasLink plus the wider industry. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce
Preparing the next generation of Australian pilots and maintainers to operate the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will now be undertaken on home soil, with the final Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) training mission now completed at Luke Air Force base.
This story from the Australian Aviation archives comes from December 2008, when Ellis Taylor wrote about 2FTS at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Pearce in Western Australia.
This story by Owen Zupp from the August 2019 edition of Australian Aviation looks at the role and purpose of the flight simulator in pilot training.