Take off in our modern training fleet
Becoming airline-ready means learning to fly in advanced aircraft that are efficient, reliable and equipped with some of the flight deck technology you’ll encounter once you’re a pilot, whether thats flying for a commercial airline, a business jet or maybe even becoming an instructor.
Our expanding fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft gives you the best possible flying experience and, with our all Diamond fleet, you’ll save valuable training time with a seamless transition from initial flight training in the single engine Diamond DA40 aircraft, to multi-engine, advanced flight training in the Diamond DA42.
You’ll become familiar with a glass cockpit from day one using the Garmin G1000 all glass avionics suite as you progress from your very first solo to the Airline Pilots Standard Multi Crew Cooperation course in the final phase of the course.
We have eight Diamond Star DA40 aircraft, a mixture of TDIs and NGs, which are the ideal aircraft to begin flight training in. Diamond aircraft have an industry-leading safety record and the single-engine DA40 offers student pilots the ultimate in handling, stability, control and ease of operation.
Each of our four-seater DA40s is equipped with Garmin G1000 Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIS) and two-axis autopilot, giving you the perfect start to commercial flight training.
We have four Diamond Twin Star DA42’s. Two are the latest DA42 VIs (one is fresh from the factory), and the others are TDIs and NGs. These twin-engined aircraft are ideal to fly when training and offer student commercial pilots the very latest in technology, safety, and performance.
Each of our four-seater DA42s is equipped with advanced avionics, two-axis autopilot, G1000 flight instrumentation (EFIS) and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). The aircraft’s efficient engines, performance, stability, handling characteristics and ease of operation are second to none, giving trainee pilots the ideal environment for advanced commercial flight training.
Our Slingsby Firefly is the T67M variant, which served with the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, and remains in that unique colour scheme, fitted with a 200HP engine. This superb training aircraft is used to teach Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (AUPRT).
Diamond Aircraft DA42
Our newest simulator, which came direct from Diamond Aircraft is located at our dedicated Simulator facility, Hangar 18 – close to the academy.
It’s an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, the twin-engined aircraft you’ll fly in. It’s fixed-base, and Diamond flight simulators are built with authentic aircraft parts, with real avionics, high-end visuals and OEM flight dynamic models for fidelity that is simply unsurpassed. The instrument panel is fitted with the Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite and standby instruments, allowing you to train in a completely realistic environment. The simulator is at the cutting edge of the industry, meaning you’ll receive the most sophisticated sim training in preparation for advanced flight training.
ALSIM Diamond DA42
The ALSIM AL42 simulator is located at our Sim Centre at Glenmore Business Park, close to the academy.
It’s fixed-base, built using genuine aircraft parts and is also equipped with the latest Garmin G1000NXi avionics suite. It also comes with the latest generation visual system, GFC 700 autopilot and PBN/LPV capabilities.
For the final phase of your course, the three week APS MCC (Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation), you will complete your training in our new MPS Airbus A320 FTD-1 simulator. The Airbus simulator is an immersive training experience that will help you prepare for your future career in aviation.