Students have the opportunity to participate in private flying lessons at the Tooradin Airfield on Wednesday afternoons, with ultimate goal of attaining their private pilot’s licence.  Each year there is an information evening, followed by an expression of interest.  The success of this program relies on parent volunteers transporting students to and from the airfield each week.

Training typically begins with a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) where you are given a simple pre-flight briefing before taking to the air with your Instructor. You take control of the aircraft once at altitude and carry out some very basic manoeuvres to get the feel of actually flying the aircraft.  If you decide that you wish to continue with lessons the time you spent on your TIF counts towards your pilot certificate.

The minimum flight time required to gain your Recreational Aviation Pilot Certificate is 20 hours including a minimum of 5 hours solo. You can then proceed to achieve your Passenger Carrying endorsement and Cross Country endorsement. There are 5 multiple choice theory exams which must be passed and we supply training manuals and theory training if required.  No aviation medical is required but you must be medically fit enough to hold a motor vehicle drivers licence.

For more information please refer to the Tooradin Flying School website: http://www.tooradinflyingschool.com/

Flying dates in 2015:

 

22nd April 29th April 6th May 13th May
20th May 27th May 3rd June 10th June
17th June 24th June

 

There is no aviation on 10th June due to the General Achievement Test and Digital Delivery Day.