Trial Introductory Flight
The TIF allows you to, apart from enjoying the stunning Gold Coast scenery, take the controls under the guidance of one of our highly experienced instructors – and actually fly the aircraft!
Gifting a Trial introductory flight to a friend or family member is an adventurous, thoughtful gift for any keen aviator or adventurer. Check out our vouchers here.
This is also an awesome way to get a feel for the aircraft and school without any strings attached – no commitments!
Once you are sure that you would like to obtain your aviation qualification, you can commit and enrol for a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC), thereafter, you can progress to various endorsements.
Keep in mind, if you do choose to try a trial introductory flight, it counts as your first lesson should you continue with us, so you won’t be wasting the hour!
Recreational Pilot Certificate
Starting your RPC means starting on an incredible journey!
We have four modern aircraft at your disposal whilst all maintenance is done by the aircraft distributor onsite when necessary and offer Recreational flight training and private hiring in four Sling 2s, seven days a week.
From your trial flight, to solo flight, to taking up your first passenger, there is always something new to be learned with the RPC. It’s the simplest and most affordable pathway to achieving your pilot certificate in Australia and makes this journey available for anyone aged 14-80 with a passion for aviation.
Once you have achieved your RPC, then you may wish to undertake your passenger- carrying endorsement and your cross-country endorsement.
The RPC lets you:
Your flying lessons are carefully structured to help you develop the range of skills and knowledge necessary to ensure that you can operate and fly a recreational aircraft competently, safely and responsibly.
The RA-Aus Syllabus of Flight Training is used as the basis of our flying training.
The syllabus mandates a minimum of 20 hours to achieve your RPC (15 hours dual instruction + 5 hours solo flying), but our experience has shown that around 25 hours is a more realistic “average”.
Requirements to obtain your Recreational Pilot Certificate: