Student Stories

Read our student stories below and hear from the pilots who have experienced it all first hand through TFT. Learn about their journey and follow along to see where they are now! 

Graduate: Matt Steiner - Position: Shark Bay, WA

Position: Shark Bay, WA.
Charter and scenic flights in C172, C206 and Beechcraft Bonanza
"When I was younger my dad had lots of aviation magazines that I would read that first got me into aviation.
I chose TFT because of its location. I’m from Melbourne where I did a bit of flight training but there were no jobs for low hour pilots in Victoria. TFT is perfect for finding the first job as it has similar weather to where I was most likely to get the first position. Also meet great contacts in the area. The school has a good reputation with an excellent fleet.
The schooling itself is really well run. Getting the exams out of the way fast and first before flying is the move. Theory instructor Tim is really professional and the flying instructors are so accessible. The culture at TFT is perfect for a student pilot. Instructors Dean and Shannon are incredibly approachable and share so much knowledge. They instilled a lot of confidence in me for my flight test and have genuine interest in the students doing well.
Having instructors that have had lots of jobs previous to working at TFT made it easier to be job ready. What to expect, pathways, opportunity’s, how to approach employers etc. Shannon really goes out of his way to help the students. I probably owe myself picking up a job to his guidance."

Graduate: Flinn Kelly - Position: Aircraft Australia, Mackay QLD

"I always had a bug for aviation but never pursued it, then when I decided to have a go I never looked back.
I chose to train with TFT due to the fact the CPL was offered in 9 months & the good weather Nth Qld offers for training.
All aspects of my experience at TFT were great from training in Class C airspace from day dot, using modern facilities & aircraft, getting real world charter experience, and having great people around the hangar.
From starting with zero experience in Sep 2020 and finishing with a CPL, MECIR & FIR in Oct 2021 and 2 weeks later working as an instructor for Aircraft Australia based in Mackay, this shows the quality of TFT and how they helped me become industry ready."