Australian academy to train Indian pilots
10 September 2007
Victoria's Ballarat airport is to be upgraded to establish a pilot training academy on the site. The Ballarat council has signed an agreement with a Singaporean consortium to establish the facility.
The academy will train up to 600 pilots a year, starting November 2007. Most of the students will be from India and China. Pilots will be trained on Cessna 172s, which are small, light fixed-wing aircraft that already operate out of the airport and most regional airports in central Victoria.