A new generation of lincoln-class aviators is being trained to learn the basics of aviation from the beginning of the pilot’s life to the day of the flight.
Aviator schools have been offering aviation school courses since the 1960s.
Now, a new generation are taking the opportunity to learn from an aviator’s first day.
The aviologists are being trained by the Aviators School at the University of Sydney to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest avionics, technology and techniques to ensure a successful flight, said David Beresford, an aviologist at the university’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aviation Technology.
The aviation school, which has three schools in Sydney, is open to all aviographers, and the first class of new students will be trained in the aircraft’s flight management system.
“The idea is to help us understand the aircraft better, but also how to be more effective in flight,” Mr Beresfield said.
“It’s not about learning the system, it’s about understanding the aircraft and the capabilities that are available.”
Aviologists in the aviator school have the chance to practice the techniques they will be learning on the flight deck during their flight training.
“We train aviaters to fly from the ground up to the air,” Mr Briscoe said.
The school also trains aviatic pilots in flying skills and navigation techniques.
Mr Beresbourne said he was looking forward to the students coming into the aviator school, and to the opportunity for him to teach them.
“I’m really looking forward about the new students coming in,” he said.
“This is a great opportunity for them to get up to speed on the aircraft, learn what the avionics are and what to expect on the next flight.”
The aviator schools are open to everyone from the general aviation community to pilots, engineers and flight instructors.
Aviators are required to pass a test to become an aviatrix.