Things To Know

The following information covers the most commonly asked questions regarding your time spent in the classroom and facilities available in the local area.

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Do I have access to the classroom after hours?

Our classroom is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A refundable $20 key deposit is required to sign out a classroom key. You are free to use the key to access the classroom facility during the full duration of the course. The $20 deposit will be refunded when the key is returned.

What do I wear to class?

Neat, comfortable and casual attire. There is no requirement to wear a pilot uniform. Please keep in mind the classroom has reverse cycle air conditioning and is kept at a comfortable temperature. Shoes are to be worn to class at all times.

Do I need to have an ARN number?

You are not required to have an Australian Reference Number (ARN) to complete our CPL(H) theory course, however you will need an ARN to book any CASA CPL(H) PEXO Exams.

When is my account due?

All theory course, accommodation, supply shop and CASA/ASPEQ examination fees are due on day one of the course. You will be issued with a full statement showing all charges incurred and deposits paid.

Before moving onto the next subject of the Full-Time Ground school, you must ensure your account is up-to-date and payment has been made for previously attended subjects. We are unable to issue course material to students who have outstanding accounts.

CASA CyberExams can’t be booked on your behalf unless CASA/ASPEQ fees have been paid by you to us prior to booking.

Are credit card facilities available?

Yes – EFTPOS facilities including credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) are available and incur a 2% surcharge.  American Express card transactions incur a 3% surcharge.

Do you accept personal cheques?

Yes, we do accept personal cheques. Please write the full name, address and telephone number of the cheque holder on the back of the cheque. If cheques are dishonoured the appropriate bank fees will be charged to your account.

What bank facilities are available in the local area?

An ATM is located at the Airport Terminal. Should you require more specific banking services (including cashing Travellers Cheque and Foreign Money) a Bank of Queensland is located at the local shopping centre which is within walking distance to the Airport. Australia Post is also located at the local shopping centre and provides basic banking services for Commonwealth Bank customers.

All major banks are located at Maroochydore which is a 15 minute drive from the Airport.

What parking facilities are available?

Advanced Flight Theory has its own carpark located at the western side of the complex. There is no charge to park in this carpark.

Are Internet facilities available?

Yes, we have an Internet Cafe with 10 computers permanently online available for study and personal use and students are welcome to use our free Wi-Fi of you wish to bring your own laptop, tablet etc.

What about lunch and other meals?

The AFT complex has two kitchens available for student use.  Coffee and Tea are provided complimentary to all students.  Each kitchen contains a large refrigerator and microwave.  You are welcome to bring your own lunch and use the facilities provided.

We also have a snack van that parks outside the classroom at Morning Tea so you are able to purchase your morning tea or lunch for the day. A cafe is also located within the Airport Terminal.  The local Pacific Paradise Tavern has daily specials along with a number of other local restuarants, cafe’s and takeaway shops.

Do I need to book my CASA PEXO Exams for each subject studied in the classroom?

No – We have secured our own booking sessions with ASPEQ and will book the examinations on your behalf. Our Course Co-ordinator’s will ask you to complete an examination form on day one of each subject.

CASA/ASPEQ PEXO Exam fees are not included in your course fees.

Unfortunately, CASA PEXO Exams can’t be booked on your behalf unless CASA/ASPEQ fees have been paid by you to us prior to booking.

Am I guaranteed a CASA PEXO Exam position will be available to me on every subject?

While we make every effort to ensure all of our students are able to complete the CASA PEXO Exam at the end of each subject, there are occasions where ASPEQ is not able to accommodate all of our student bookings with their limited computer and supervisor availability at the Maroochydore venue. When ASPEQ is not able to make enough positions available for all of our students we must give priority to students attending the course for the first time and students re-sitting an exam may need to attend a different exam session.

We regret that availability of CASA/ASPEQ exam bookings are totally beyond our control.

Accommodation deposits cannot be refunded unless we can fill the vacancy created.


Who do I phone if I have questions or problems over the weekend when I arrive?

Advanced Flight Theory’s airport office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will not be able to contact us at the airport office over the weekend if you have a problem.

Advanced Flight Theory’s airport office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. You will not be able to contact us at the airport office over the weekend if you have a problem. If you have any questions or problems over the weekend, feel free to contact our Course Co-ordinator Brett Adamson on his mobile phone:

Brett Adamson – Office Hours 1800 000 767 or After Hours Mobile 0408 968 597