Sky’s the limit for new aviation school

Grace Kiehne, Jack Boss, Cr Paul Gaddes
21st Nov 2023

A new flying school - that is equipped with cutting-edge technology and a team of experienced instructors – has taken off in Armidale.
White Star Aviation, a flight training academy, has been operating the new school from the Armidale Regional Airport and will provide top-quality flight training to aspiring local pilots.
“The school’s mission is to empower individuals with the practical skills and knowledge required to embark on successful careers in the aviation industry,” said Jack Boss, White Star Aviation.
“Whether students aspire to become professional airline pilots, charter operators, or pursue other exciting aviation opportunities, White Star Aviation aims to equip them with the necessary skills and confidence to excel in their chosen fields.
“The flight school’s location in Armidale, NSW, offers an ideal training environment. With its diverse terrain, weather and surrounding airspace, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of challenging flight conditions, preparing them for real-world scenarios they may encounter in their future careers.
“White Star Aviation prides itself on maintaining the
highest standards of safety, professionalism, and innovation. The instructors at WSA possess extensive flight experience and are eager to train aspiring pilots by passing on their experiences along the way.”
Courses offered at White Star Aviation include private pilot training, commercial pilot training, instrument rating, and multi-engine rating. White Star Aviation, alongside Aviation Australia, also offers an immediate career pathway with the Torres Strait Air - pilot cadet program.
White Star offers a Diploma of Aviation program, and students can access VET student loans through Aviation Australia’s study now, pay later options. No other flight school in our region offers this funded specialised training.
“In addition to flight training, White Star Aviation aims to foster a vibrant aviation community in Armidale,” said Mr Boss. The school will actively collaborate with local organisations, aviation enthusiasts, and industry professionals to promote knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.
“White Star Aviation will endeavour to contribute to the growth and development of the aviation sector in the region and to become a member of Armidale’s welcoming wider community.”