Australian Jump Pilot Academy (AJPA)


Australian Jump Pilot Academy

VH-LVN Tandem Exit YWOL

Australian Jump Pilot Academy (AJPA) is Australia’s premier and only dedicated jump pilot training provider with multiple locations across Australia.

With thousands of hours experience operating in the Skydiving industry, we have some of the most experience examiners in the country. The AJPA has an enviable record of success and is dedicated to setting the standard for the training of parachute jump pilots in Australia.

Whether you are interested in the exciting challenge of being a jump pilot or in a career as a commercial airline pilot, AJPA can assist you by offering courses of the highest standards and levels of safety.

Our affiliated company Skydive The Beach Group / Skydive Australia operate the largest fleet of skydiving aircraft in the world, consisting of over 35 aircraft ranging from IO-550 equipped C182’s through to the workhorses of the fleet Cessna 208 Caravan’s. Skydive The Beach Group now operate a fleet of over 17 C208 Caravan’s and employ in excess of 40 pilots throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Contact us today and find out how we can kick-start your career as a jump pilot.




Our Courses





Happy Clients

  • D.Grey

    I was highly impressed by the standard of training I received. The ground course was a great introduction into skydiving operations and placed a large emphasis on emergency procedures and engine management. The flight training was very well structured with briefing pre and post flight. I was fortunate to receive a flying position with Skydive the Beach immediately and have been with the company for the past two years. I would highly recommend training with Australian Jump Pilot Academy as the course not only covers the key aspects for skydiving operations, but also provides skills that are employed across all aspects of aviation.”

  • R.Legget

    I thoroughly enjoyed the JPA course with AJPA, jump flying is a very fun, challenging and exhilarating form of aviation. I had been out of flying for over a year and the examiner was very accommodating and extremely helpful in getting me back up to speed as well as completing the JPA course in a cost effective way. The course was a lot of fun (especially going to flight levels for the first time) and definitely enhanced my flying ability greatly. The staff are really friendly and make it a comfortable environment to fly… highly recommended! 

  • A.Stratton

    The JPA training through the Australian Jump Pilot Academy was great. No shortcuts were taken and it prepared me for my first job as a jump pilot. The best thing about the JPA training was the on going support upon completion of the course. They organised my first first job in the industry being in job in remote WA where there was no other pilot or engineer anywhere remotely close. Any on going questions regarding maintenance or jump flying related queries were quickly answered by their examiners. This is what I feel really makes the difference.

  • John.M

    Highly impressed by the standard of training received, the ground course was a great introduction into skydiving operations and placed a large emphasis on emergency procedures and engine management. The flight training was very well structured with pre and post flight briefings. I was fortunate to receive a flying position with Skydive the Beach immediately… I would highly recommend training with Australian Jump Pilot Academy as the course not only covers the key aspects for skydiving operations, but also provides skills that are employed across all aspects of aviation.

  • A.Stratton

    This was the most exhilarating and rewarding experience of my aviation career, the staff were warm, friendly, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. AJPA is a vibrant and supportive organisation and assisted greatly in helping me gain a start within the skydiving industry.

    Very High Recommended.

  • A.Thompson

    I thoroughly enjoyed the course of instruction with Aus Jump Pilot Academy, I recently completed the C208 Caravan Endorsement / ICUS and JPA Course and was fortunate enough in gaining employement almost immediately upon completion of my training. The endorsing officers improved and fine tuned my aviation skills and knowledge. They focus heavily on the emergency procedures and preparing you to be able to respond quickly and correctly when faced with any situation. The technical knowledge, skills and core values that I obtained whilst undertaking this course have allowed me to meet the highest of standards of performance.

  • T.Rowed

    Great Course and people. Well structured and well run, instructors provide great feedback and are very experienced. Great Value for money, would definitely recommend to other pilots.

  • A.Jones

    Very enthusiastic and professional team. Fantastic course, well structured and fun. Great place to learn the appropriate skills and priced very very competitively… couldn’t recommend highly enough.

  • A.Murphy

    Really good courses and instructors at a very competitive price. Surely the most fun you can have doing a C208 endorsement. Currently happily employed with Skydive Australia.

  • N.Fabert

    Best Instructors I’ve ever had, lots of fun with very high professional standards. I came out of this training being a better pilot. Thanks Ty, Dan and the rest of the Team.