Getting your Australian Pilots license
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is Australia Government’s aviation regulator for all pilot licences. Licenses available in Australia are Recreational Pilot, Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot and Airline Transport Pilot. A Recreational Pilot licence is for recreational purposes only. You obtain a Private Pilot Licence, a Commercial Pilot Licence and an Airline Transport Pilot Licence, in that order.
To successfully obtain your Australian Pilots license you need an Aviation Medical Certificate and an Aviation English Language Proficiency assessment, both of which are certified by CASA. Your local flying school has a list of aviation medicine doctors in your area and the flying school can help organise your Aviation English Language Proficiency assessment.
Image: Salli-Ann Ward, Chief Pilot, PolAir