For Jack Hay to achieve his childhood dream of flying the big planes, he had to undergo specific training. At RMIT, he not only found it, but also the interpersonal skills to make it in the big time.
Associate Degree in Aviation (Professional Pilots)
The program is a great preparation for professional life. You gain an excellent understanding of how commercial operations work as well a solid base of aviation common sense.
Since I was young, my dream job’s been to fly sea planes around tropical islands or to work for an airline doing domestic and international flights. So deciding to become a pilot is not the most difficult choice I’ve ever made.
After looking around further, I found that it had the best course structure, an excellent reputation among pilots, and could get me to where I wanted within two years.
RMIT offers the flexibility to do either an instructor rating or a multi engine command instrument rating in the final semester of training. This allows you to choose your own career path
The program is a great preparation for professional life. From second year, the training’s conducted in a simulated commercial environment. You gain an excellent understanding of how commercial operations work as well a solid base of aviation common sense.
It also helps give you the discipline needed in a professional environment. This program is a full time commitment. I attend the flying school from 8.30 to 4.30, five days a week. Sometimes I have very early starts or late finishes so I’ve learned how to be flexible. It can be hard work at times but putting in the effort is worth it.
One of the rewards is the flying itself. I thoroughly enjoyed the aerobatics training and, though it’s been challenging, the Instrument Rating was great in the ways it opened up new flying styles too.
I love what I do because I can wake up every day and go flying and call it a job!