Future Cadet Pilot Program (FCPP)

The Future Cadet Pilot Program (FCPP) is a comprehensive course that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to go into your airline cadet pilot interview with the best possible chance of success.

The all-inclusive course syllabus features flight training to develop your practical and technical flying skills, theory training, the Cadet Pilot Interview Workshop, and the specialised Airline Interview Coaching Session with international Captain Darren McPherson from Aviation Consulting Services.

We offer 3 package options for this program – Lite, First Solo and RPC/RPL – so that you can choose a package that suits your current level of flying experience.

Cadet Pilot Interview Workshop

Aimed at airline hopefuls that already have flight experience under their belt, this workshop includes a range of sessions to familiarise you with the aviation industry and flight training principles, as well as our specialised Airline Interview Coaching Session.

Airline Interview Coaching Session

This highly specialised session is conducted by airline interview consultant and international airline captain Darren McPherson. It will teach you how to prepare your application, and then guide you through the recruitment process along with the elements and phases of the interview.

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Airlines Our Student Pilots Have Joined Include:

Airline Pilot Interview Process Overview

Cathay Group

Interview Process

Description

How We Can Help

  • 1. Initial Psychometric Testing

    Designed to screen applicants and look at key qualities that are desired for the role as a pilot, the psychometric test covers general personality, intelligence, numerical reasoning and eye hand coordination

    How we can help
    • Our airline interview preparation courses give you the opportunity to complete example psychometric tests similar to those used by the airlines.
    • We will then thoroughly analyse your results with you, based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 2. Initial Interview Screening (HR & Technical)

    This interview assesses the candidate’s overall motivation towards the role as pilot and the airline specifically, as well as basic aviation technical knowledge.

    How we can help
    • International airline Captain Darren McPherson will teach you how to best present yourself and your documents, based on 30 years of industry experience.
    • International airline Captain Darren McPherson will teach you how to best present yourself and your documents, based on 30 years of industry experience. During the program he will thoroughly review your CV, as well as enhance your HR skills and technical knowledge specifically based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 3. Groups Skills & Exercises

    These timed exercises place candidates in a range of situations to identify skills such as communication, leadership, mathematical problem solving and threat management.

    How we can help
    • Group skills have become a significant factor in the airline pilot recruitment phase.
    • We will review the effects of different personality types and examine leadership qualities as well as effective problem solving techniques within a group, through airline-based scenarios.
  • 4. Extended HR and Technical Interview

    These interviews may be conducted by personnel from both the HR and Flight Operations department, and delve deeper into the candidate’s attitudes towards work, studies, life experiences, preparation and aviation knowledge.

    How we can help
    • In a simulated mock interview environment, we will work through advanced airline-specific HR questions and response methods, and perfect interview presentation techniques.
    • In a simulated mock interview environment, we will work through advanced airline-specific HR questions and response methods, and perfect interview presentation techniques.The technical session will outline effective levels required for the various airline entry points. This will help identify your current level of knowledge, and any areas that you should upskill prior to interview.

Qantas Group

Interview Process

Description

How We Can Help

  • 1. Remote Psychometric Testing

    This testing is conducted externally, prior to an invitation for further assessment. The psychometric test covers general personality, intelligence, numerical reasoning and eye hand coordination.

    How we can help
    • Our airline interview preparation courses give you the opportunity to complete example psychometric tests similar to those used by the airlines.
    • We will then thoroughly analyse your results with you, based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 2. Groups Skills & Exercises

    These timed exercises place candidates in a range of dynamic scenarios to identify skills such as communication, leadership, mathematical problem solving and threat management.

    How we can help
    • Group skills have become a significant factor in the airline pilot recruitment phase.
    • We will review the effects of different personality types and examine leadership qualities as well as effective problem solving techniques within a group, through airline-based scenarios.
  • 3. HR Interview & Assessment

    In this interview the candidate’s personal and career history are examined with particular emphasis on enthusiasm, and attitudes; whilst closely examining problem solving skills in theoretical yet dynamic situations.

    How we can help
    • International airline Captain Darren McPherson will teach you how to best present yourself and your documents, based on 30 years of industry experience.
    • During the program he will thoroughly review your CV, as well as enhance your HR skills and technical knowledge specifically based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 4. Simulator Exercise & Training Aptitude and Assessment

    The simulator exercise will allow the candidate to demonstrate flying skills. A number of selected training events are presented to assess the candidate’s aptitude as to their rate of learning and ability to process new tasks in the aircraft and training environment.

    How we can help
    • We offer this part of the program in partnership with Flight Experience Melbourne and their state-of-the-art Boeing approved B737-800 flight simulator.
    • Our highly qualified Flight Instructors will walk you through airline-specific simulator assessment profiles and assist with the techniques necessary to prepare you for this component of the interview process.
  • 5. Psychological Assessment

    This assessment is to correlate the written testing and interview assessments with that of a professional assessor in order to both validate the candidate and the process of one’s true character as opposed to an artificial or pre-rehearsed interview candidate.

    How we can help
    • Different airlines look for different personality aspects that align with their core values.
    • Through detailed discussion, we can help you to understand the specific personality traits that your target airline(s) look for, and how to emphasise these qualities and a genuine way during your interview.
  • 6. Detailed Reference Check

    The final step of the process is to conduct detailed reference checks with nominated referees to further validate an applicant's performance and responses to previous interview components.

    How we can help
    • We can work with you to determine which of your referees are likely to be the most appropriate to provide to the airlines, as well as provide you with guidance on what will most likely be covered, so that you can discuss this with your referees prior to them being contacted.

Singapore Airlines Group

Interview Process

Description

How We Can Help

  • 1. Computer Psychometric Testing

    Designed to screen applicants and look at key qualities that are desired for the role as a pilot, the psychometric test covers general personality, intelligence, numerical reasoning and eye hand coordination

    How we can help
    • Our airline interview preparation courses give you the opportunity to complete example psychometric tests similar to those used by the airlines.
    • We will then thoroughly analyse your results with you, based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 2. General HR Interview

    This closely assesses the candidate’s overall motivation towards the role and to the airline, as well as some technical knowledge. In particular, enthusiasm and general attitude are assessed through detailed and focused questions about their dedication to becoming a pilot.

    How we can help
    • International airline Captain Darren McPherson will teach you how to best present yourself and your documents, based on 30 years of industry experience.
    • During the program he will thoroughly review your CV, as well as enhance your HR skills and technical knowledge specifically based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 3. Prepared Written Essay

    A number of word-limited and topic-based questions are prepared by the candidate prior to the next stage of the interview process, documenting their motivation towards becoming a pilot and furthermore working for the airline specifically.

    How we can help
    • As part of our programs, we work through example questions with you and assist you in constructing your responses.
    • From extensive experience, we are able to guide you on the type of content and response structure that the airline is looking for.
  • 4. Detailed HR & Technical Interview

    These interviews may be conducted by personnel from both the HR and Flight Operations department, and delve deeper into the candidate’s attitudes towards work, studies, life experiences, preparation and aviation knowledge.

    How we can help
    • In a simulated mock interview environment, we will work through advanced airline-specific HR questions and response methods, and perfect interview presentation techniques.
    • In a simulated mock interview environment, we will work through advanced airline-specific HR questions and response methods, and perfect interview presentation techniques.The technical session will outline effective levels required for the various airline entry points. This will help identify your current level of knowledge, and any areas that you should upskill prior to interview.

Air New Zealand

Interview Process

Description

How We Can Help

  • 1. Groups Skills & Exercises

    These timed exercises place candidates in a range of dynamic scenarios to identify skills such as communication, leadership, mathematical problem solving and threat management.

    How we can help
    • Group skills have become a significant factor in the airline pilot recruitment phase.
    • We will review the effects of different personality types and examine leadership qualities as well as effective problem solving techniques within a group, through airline-based scenarios.
  • 2. Technical Knowledge Quiz

    Candidates are required to sit a multichoice exam covering a range areas appropriate to the position including Air Law, instrument procedures, aerodynamics, systems, plus a range of CPL theory topics

    How we can help
    • Our theory sessions go beyond basic aeronautical knowledge and cover all areas that the airline quiz may cover.
    • We will go discuss aerodynamics, meteorology, VFR and basic IFR operations, aerodromes, radio procedures and much more.
  • 3. Initial Interview Screening (HR Based)

    In this HR-based interview the candidate’s personal and career history are examined with particular emphasis on enthusiasm, attitude, and alignment with the airline’s core values.

    How we can help
    • International airline Captain Darren McPherson will teach you how to best present yourself and your documents, based on 30 years of industry experience.
    • During the program he will thoroughly review your CV, as well as enhance your HR skills and technical knowledge specifically based on what airlines are looking for.
  • 4. Simulator Assessment Exercise

    The simulator exercise will allow the candidate to demonstrate flying skills in a simulated large jet transport aircraft. A number of selected training events are presented to assess aptitude, knowledge of flight practises, and ability to process new tasks in the aircraft and training environment.

    How we can help
    • We offer this part of the program in partnership with Flight Experience Melbourne and their state-of-the-art Boeing approved B737-800 flight simulator.
    • Our highly qualified Flight Instructors will walk you through airline-specific simulator assessment profiles and assist with the techniques necessary to prepare you for this component of the interview process.
  • 5. Extended HR Interview

    Throughout this extended HR interview, a candidate’s personal and career history is further examined. This is to assess the individual’s qualities, attitudes and enthusiasm towards not just the airline, but New Zealand as a whole.

    How we can help
    • In a simulated mock interview environment, we will work through advanced airline-specific HR questions and response methods, and perfect interview presentation techniques.
    • We discuss in-depth information relating to the airline itself, and their core values.

COMPARE FUTURE CADET PILOT PROGRAM OPTIONS

Future Cadet Pilot Program

Lite

$5,450

First Solo

$8,750

RPC/RPL

$13,500

Dual Flight Training (hours) 5 15 25
VR Simulation Training (hours) 2 3 5
B737-800 Sim Training/Airline Ops Induction 1 1 2
RPL Theory Book Yes Yes Yes
Ground Theory Course Bak + Radio + Pre-Solo Bak + Radio + Pre-Solo RPL Theory Course
Pre-Solo Assignment & Pre-Solo Exam - Yes Yes
RPL Theory Exam & RPL Flight Test - - Yes
Advanced Theory Sessions - Pilot Interview Yes Yes Yes
Airline Interview Coaching Sessions Yes Yes Yes
ICAO English Online Course & AELP Exam Yes Yes Yes
Logbook, Certificate & GoPro Video Yes Yes Yes
Sling 2(RA) $5,350 $8,275 $13,500
Sling 2(GA) $5,500 $8,495 $14,250
Diamond DA40 $5,995 $9,995 $16,750

 

*Ancillary costs may include Aviation Medical Check, additional competency hours (if required) and flight test flying hours. Prices are subject to change and will be charged based on the current pricing schedule at the time of booking. Current as at February 2019.

Success Stories

Shaun Goh

Cadet Pilot – Singapore Airlines

Completed LTF Future Cadet Pilot Program

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Dean Shing

Cadet Pilot - Cathay Pacific

Completed LTF Future Cadet Pilot Program

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Silas Zhang

Cadet Pilot – Jetstar Airways

Completed Airline Interview Coaching Session

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