Training and checking

Our team of dedicated instructors has 130 years combined  experience and more than 25,000 hours of flight experience. They train our crews, and those of other aviation organisations, on some of the most advanced training facilities in the world.

Our approach to creating training and development frameworks for each of our clients means we customise both the training and assessment according to the specific needs of each project.

LifeFlight Training Academy

LifeFlight’s Training Academy is an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTA) and a Civil Aviation Safety Authority approved training facility.

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) Academy runs 24/7 and provides integrated training solutions for our pilots and aircrew, doctors, paramedics and rescue officers, and external aviation and medical personnel in simulated scenarios. Our skilled instructors draw on their own experience of operating rescue aircraft and providing aeromedical care, to provide the best possible ‘real world’ training.

Our proven capability to deploy specialist aircrew who are trained to help support our critical care medical personnel as part of a multidisciplinary team, is an established part of how we provide our lifesaving aeromedical services.

1,400+ qualifications issued each year.

2,400+ Flight Simulator training hours in FY22/23.

1,000+ HUET students accredited.

Thales Reality AW139 Simulator

Located in the LifeFlight Training Academy is the most advanced helicopter simulator in use today.

The Thales Reality AW139 is a state-of-the-art, full flight simulator designed to deliver advanced mission oriented, high fidelity training for AW139 helicopter crews.

Specifically designed for emergency services, search and rescue, and oil and gas industry helicopter operations, the simulator sets the safety and training standard in innovative AW139 aircrew training. Compliant to Level D in European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) and CASA regulation requirements, the simulator enables pilots to maintain their professional qualifications in line with regulatory authority requirements.