• A Flight Standards C172 on approach to Delissaville in the NT. (Hels Orr)
    A Flight Standards C172 on approach to Delissaville in the NT. (Hels Orr)

CQUniversity has signed an agreement with Darwin-based Flight Standards to provide practical flight training to CQU student, the university announced today.

The agreement enables CQU to provide training for students in any mainland state.

CQUniversity Dean, School of Engineering and Technology Professor Steve Hall said the partnership showed the University’s commitment to continuously growing its aviation program.

“This partnership is particularly poignant as it will give our Bachelor of Aviation (Flight Operations) and Graduate Diploma of Aviation (Flight Operations) students who study with CQU across the country, an opportunity to train with a provider in every mainland state,” he said.

“Flight Standards has a group of industry-experienced pilots with years of aviation and flight training experience that services the Northern Territory region as well as Brisbane and Perth, giving our online students who study in those regions a wonderful opportunity to fly with an already established flight trainer.”

Flight Standards Directors Cameron Marchant and Ben Mackney said they were thrilled to partner with CQUniversity to deliver flight training to CQU students based in the NT, Brisbane and Perth.

“Flight Standards prides itself on being able to deliver industry contextual training in regions where many pilots commence their careers in aviation,” Mr Mackney said.

“This partnership with CQUniversity represents a unique opportunity for students to benefit from our ability to complement academic studies with real-world flight training, ultimately to prepare them well for entry into the workplace.”

Flight Standards is well acquainted with what is required by commercial operators, particularly within the general aviation sector, as they also operate two well-known aviation charter companies in the Northern Territory, both of which are well regarded as starting points for newly qualified commercial pilots.

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