Recreational Aviation is all about affordable flying, fun and the starting point for an aviation career.
Aircraft and pilots are regulated by Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus), on behalf of CASA. Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) is Australia’s largest sport aviation organisation and is the main body in Australia responsible for administering ultralight, recreational and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) operations. There are over 10,000 members and 3,500 registered aircraft.
RA-Aus aircraft are amongst the safest forms of transport available.
Gold Coast Sports Flying Training (GCSFT) – ( Gold Coast Sports Flying Trust trading as Gold Coast Sports Flying Training).
Gold Coast Sports Flying Training is an accredited Flight Training School (FTS) with Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) and we provide flying training in recreational aircraft. Our operations, training and aircraft are governed by RA-Aus.
RA-Aus administers ultralight, recreational, weight shift microlight and LSA aircraft. RA- Aus train and certify pilots, flying instructors and maintainers, register their aircraft fleet and oversee a large number of flight training schools across Australia. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) sets the regulations and then works with self- administering organisations (such as RA-Aus) to ensure the regulations are applied and enforced.
By joining RA-Aus, your membership includes the issue of the Student Pilot Certificate and a host of other benefits which your instructor can describe. You can also find out more at www.raa.asn.au
In addition, you will also join the Gold Coast Sports Flying Club as a student member. This allows you to use the facilities of the Club during your learning-to-fly phases. Once you have gained your RPC, then you can convert your student membership into a full membership. You will be able to privately hire aircraft to fly or, who knows, maybe someday you’ll invest in your own personal aircraft!