Flight One (Archerfield Airport – Brisbane, Australia) has, for over 10 years been servicing the Australian aviation industry as a well regarded Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved charter company and pilot training centre.

Flight One Academy, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO 45165) was created in response to increasing demand for delivery of high quality, nationally recognised aviation training. In 2019, we incorporated ICAT Aviation College, a high quality aircraft maintenance engineer training centre, giving us the unique capability to conduct both pilot and engineer training in one training centre.

The Academy’s trainers and assessors hold both VET and industry qualifications that meet the national standard and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to professional development. Whether directly delivering nationally recognized training under the RTO’s auspices, or supporting industry-facing tuition through our wider CASA-accredited Group, our experienced aeronautical team is well paced to provide you with a seamless learning experience. Our core values reflect a desire to be client focused, accountable, team oriented and success driven, or CATS for short. Put us to the test – we are confident you will find a willing and supportive group of friendly team members.


Bob Tisdall

B.Sc M.ScTech (Aviation) FACS

Bob has a strong background in the information technology space, being co-director of the Dialog Group; Australia’s largest privately owned IT company. Coupling his passion for delivering efficiencies through new technologies with his long-held interest in flying, Bob serves as Chairman of the Tisdall Aviation Group.

His influence can be felt in the development of new systems of aviation information management with a view to enhancing the delivery of our services to students and clients alike. As a keen aviator, Bob works actively to lift the profile of the general aviation industry, and cement Flight One Academy as a cornerstone educational agent within it.

Lucas Tisdall

CertIVTAE, Dip.MarRes B.Com B.IntBus GCert.Hist M.ScTech M.AvMgt (Dtn) FIML MAICD MRAHS C.Dec

With almost two decades of experience as a former corporate and business banker with two of Australia’s ‘Big s4’ banks, Lucas continues to engage with business leaders and entrepreneurs in consultancy and advisory capacities across south-east Queensland. His flying and commercial interests have taken him to most parts of the country, and indeed to many international locales in line with these activities.

Lucas is also undertaking a PhD program aimed at influencing infrastructure policy for regional Australia. Matching the insights gained in these endeavours with the genuine need for the general aviation sector to flourish, he continues to focus on the hands-on development of Flight One Academy’s capabilities in the aerospace industry as our Principal Executive Officer.


Flight One Academy is located at Brisbane’s metropolitan airport, Archerfield. The airfield has a long history of aviation activity since its founding in the early 1900’s. Headquarters for numerous squadrons of British, American and Australian troops and flyers Archerfield (YBAF) is a thriving commuter and training precinct in the city’s western corridor. Operating as a Class D towered aerodrome, the airport nestles between Brisbane Airport (YBBN), RAAF base Amberley and the Gold Coast Airport (YBCG). The airport is serviced by bus, taxi and ride-share providers, with rail only a short distance away. Flight One’s campus accommodates a multi-modal learning environment, with access to resources permitting quality learning outcomes.


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