Gold Coast, Australia

Our Gold Coast Pilot Training Academy is an outstanding facility located on the idyllic Southern Queensland coast, 39 nautical miles south of Brisbane and just a short drive from the vibrant and cosmopolitan Surfers Paradise. The Pilot Training Academy itself is part of the Gold Coast International Airport and benefits from easy access to nearby accommodation, restaurants and community services.

Training facilities

Our pilot training facilities in our Gold Coast location are designed for an exceptional learning experience. They are modern, spacious, comfortable and are equipped with the latest technology. Our facility offers:

  • A modern fleet of aeroplanes
  • State-of-the-art training simulators for aeroplanes
  • Large, purpose built classrooms
  • State-of-the-art hangars
  • Computer labs and study areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Student breakout areas, including common room and kitchen facilities
  • A fantastic team of dedicated customer service staff


If you require accommodation, we can arrange and recommend a number of options. If you’re planning to stay for a longer period of time, we would recommend Australia Homestay Network (AHN), GBS and Connect Relocate. Please check their websites for placement fees. Connect Relocate & AHN can provide a range of accommodation including shared, homestay (with meals), units and houses.

Things to do

Our Academy is just a short drive from some of the most famous theme parks, beaches, shopping and entertainment in Australia. Nearby Kirra has an outstanding range of amenities including surf shops, cafes, and the famous Kirra Surf Lifesaving Club. We also recommend walking and cycling along the ocean path to the famous surf break of Snapper Rocks. There is also an endless array of shopping and dining options along the foreshore of Coolangatta, ranging from beach bars to casual cafés, bistros and trendy restaurants.

To see what is on during your stay, visit https://www.destinationgoldcoast.com

About Gold Coast International Airport

Gold Coast International is a medium-sized airport that offers a range of training benefits including:

  • A 2,492m (8,176ft) long runway
  • A shorter cross runaway for short-field approaches and cross-wind training
  • Exposure to commercial operations within a controlled airspace
  • Large surrounding training area across a wide range of terrain & landscapes

Student pilots build confidence & experience as they learn to fly in busy commercial airport environment.

Airways Aviation Education Pty Ltd
Hangar 51
Lores Bonney Circuit
Bilinga, Queensland 4225,

t: + 61 (0) 7 5599 3445

CRICOS Provider Code: 00296A,

RTO Code: 31633.

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