19 Lores Bonney Circuit, Coolangatta, Australia, 4225+61 7 5536 3622 | 1800 747 400

About Us

Our Premises

AWA’s purpose built modern premises can cater for up to 60 students at any time, providing high-tech training facilities including:

  • Fully air-conditioned classrooms (1 x 24 seat and 3 x 10 seat)
  • Briefing rooms
  • A “black-out” simulator room
  • Flight Planning Area
  • Study Area
  • Student lounge with food and beverage vending machines
  • Direct Airside access

Course Management

AWA has the skill and expertise to manage the course from start to finish with proficiency checks to ensure students are progressing satisfactorily. Should a student fail to meet the required standard at each check, a review will be undertaken by a senior instructor and remedial training prescribed. The student will be reassessed following the remedial training and may proceed once performance is satisfactory.

Check Points

  • BAK Ground School Exam
  • GFPT Stage
  • PPL Test (Approx 48 hours)
  • 20 Hour Intervals After PPL
  • CPL Completion
  • IFR Simulator Stage Completion


Airline Environment

Australian Wings Academy is focused on and geared towards training professional pilots ready for airline employment. AWA creates the airline environment, which is critical to a smooth transition from Ab-initio to the right hand seat. This is not just a cosmetic exercise in wearing a uniform; it is a procedural and cultural process. Students are introduced to a Student Handbook. The cockpit is run as a 2 crew operation using airline style callouts. Later in the course students are introduced to computerised flight plans. These goals and policies are achieved as the school has experienced airline professionals in the management team.

Instructor Student Ratio

AWA has a policy of having a low student to instructor ratio. This ensures that students receive close, personal attention.


Our Chief Flight Instructor holds a complete range of test approvals so all training and testing is done in-house. AWA knows the standards demanded by the airline client and enforces them at all times.

AWA employs flight instructors that have been trained by us or meet our exacting standards. All instructors undergo significant standardisation training and regular monitoring.


The Gold Coast Airport

AWA’s primary training base is the Gold Coast Airport located in the Coolangatta control zone. The Gold Coast offers fantastic all year round weather with one of the best climates in the world for pilot training.

Our syllabus of training incorporates flights into more than 20 additional airfields throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales offering a sufficiently challenging combination of changing airspace environments and surrounding terrain.

The Gold Coast Airport has just undergone a runway upgrade and accommodates both domestic and international airline traffic, preparing our students for operations in all categories of airports.

Check out their website on www.goldcoastairport.com.au

About AWA
AWA has commercial airline experience which is passed on to the students in preparation for a successful flying career. With modern facilities and a fleet which boasts Garmin 1000 “glass” avionics and an IFR Simulator, Australian Wings Academy is proud to be the number one place for Pilot Training in Australia. Learn More
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Australian wings Academy is now training some of the industry’s best pilots. Our flight school produces airline pilot candidates who go on to work for the industry’s most successful carriers, who fly the most sophisticated aircraft.
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