White Star Aviation is a boutique Flight Training Academy in Ballina, ready to launch the next generation of inspiring aviators. Their clean and modern facilities are located at the Ballina Airport, less than 30 minutes away from Byron Bay and 60 minutes to the world-famous Gold Coast.
Uniquely owned by a team of three aviation professionals who collectively hold all of the qualifications, skills and approvals required to operate a full-scope aviation business, White Star Aviation affords its customers diversity of operations few others can offer. Boasting over 100 years of General Aviation experience, the management team share a passionate obsession with the industry that sets them apart.
The White Star Aviation fleet boasts the latest technology in avionics and in-house maintenance ensures minimum down-time on aircraft, including:
Students are mentored through their program by a network of Airline Captains. Their ‘Captain’s Lounge’ portal provides the students with direct access to 14 airline captains across 5 continents, representing 12 companies, all available to provide guidance, mentorship and insights to our current and past students.
White Star Aviation is a Part 141 CASA approved flight training facility at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (New South Wales). The standard course is aligned with the CASR Part 141 flight training requirements under White Star Aviation’s CASA Air Operators Certificate (AOC).
11 – 12 months (200 hour program)
Ballina (New South Wales)
*There may be additional fees not contained in your tuition fees.
Self study for a minimum of 5 hours per week is required with access to a computer and reliable internet connection. Each study period needs to be completed before progressing to the next study period.
This is an intensive course; students are expected to complete additional revision on a regular (daily) basis. For minimal disruption, it is recommended that students do not undertake any employment whilst studying this program.
Face to face training is located at White Star Aviation in Ballina, New South Wales. Flight lessons/briefings may be conducted at various aerodromes that may require travel. A minimum of 20 hours per week face to face training is required.
If you hold a CASA Recreational Pilot Licence, CASA Private Pilot Licence and/or a foreign pilot licence you may be able to have your previous studies, qualifications and experience assessed for certification against this course.
There is free parking available onsite.
The facility has a range of student study areas with equipment to assist students with course study.
There are full kitchen facilities available for student use.