Flight Training RAAUS

If you are interested in learning to fly, one of the best ways to make certain if it is for you or not, is to come along and have a Trial Instructional Flight (TIF). This way you get to have a look around the facilities, meet the instructors, and have some hands on flying experience.
It’s a fun and inexpensive way for you to find out more about this type of flying…its also a great gift idea for that special person in your life who loves flying!
 
What happens on a TIF?
A Trial Instructional Flight starts with meeting your instructor, and sitting down with him for a briefing talking about what to expect on your first flight. During the ground briefing, you will be instructed on some basic aerodynamics to give you an understanding of the basic effects of controls, this makes for a better, all-round, experience for your first flight.
After your briefing, you and your instructor will then proceed to the aircraft. Once at the aircraft you will be shown different parts and features to give you some further understanding of the aircraft you are about to take to the sky in…then it’s time to get into the cockpit!
The cockpit is one of the most exciting places to be for a new pilot, there are plenty of gauges and switches, which at first seems daunting but before long, you will be as at home with the cockpit as you are with your car.
Once in the pilots seat, you will get to follow through the pre-start checklist with your instructor, and once complete you push the starter on your first flight! Your instructor will take you through the process of taxiing to the run-up bay where you will be shown what further checks need to be carried out before take off.
Once on the runway you will have the opportunity to take the controls under the guidance of your instructor (for your first take off) and once off the ground, you will complete the experience with being able to control the aircraft in the air right to the point of landing.
  
I loved my TIF, now I want to start flying. Where to from here?

All you need is:

  • to be medically fit (to equivalent of being able to drive a vehicle)
  • a current Australian driver’s licence
  • be over the age of 15  (in order to be able to fly solo). 

Read more about flying requirements on the Flying Costs  page.

This is an experience of a lifetime and something you will never forget. Our students enjoy the whole process of learning to fly, so will you!
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