Phoenix Aero Club (formerly the NSW Police Aero Club) has been teaching pilots to fly since 1977. Phoenix Aero Club was based at Hoxton Park Airport until that airport closed on 15 December 2008, and then moved to Camden Airport. Phoenix Aero Club acquired Liverpool Flying School in April 2011. Phoenix Aero Club now operates Phoenix Flying School (incorporating Liverpool Flying School).
John Naughton was our first CFI, followed by Keith Robey MBE, our longest serving CFI at Hoxton Park. Senja Robey then held this role until 2012. Rene Ledergerber was our Chief Flight Instructor & Chief Pilot until the end of 2015. George Raby was our Chief Pilot and Head of Operations (the new title for CFI under CASR Part 141), but resigned as from 23 October 2016.
Ben Holloway has now been appointed as our Head of Operations, and has vast experience in flying training for private and commercial purposes.
Instructors can be contacted by email.
General enquiries should be directed to our Secretary
We hold a CASA Part 141 Flight Training Certificate for Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot flight training.
Senja Robey has recently retired as an Instructor.
Why is Phoenix Flying School different from others?
When you do a Trial Instructional Flight you will be able to inspect our facilities and aircraft and meet our instructors over a cup of tea or coffee.
We run selected ground instruction courses on fixed dates, and tailor your flight training to suit your needs. We aim to provide you with your own personal instructor, thus offering the best possible training. All our aircraft are well maintained and well equipped. When taking your family or friends flying, you can rest assured that they will feel safe and comfortable flying with you.
We aim to make learning to fly fun, in an informal yet professional environment, which is what flying is all about.
Come and see us soon!