Flight Training

At Phoenix Flying School we hold a CASA CASR Part 141 Flight Training Certificate and can offer training from ab-initio through to Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot Licence (including Night VFR). Read further to see the requirements for each stage of licensing. Our instructors can also conduct Aircraft Flight Reviews, as well as instruction in your own aircraft. Contact the instructors or head of operations for further details or if you have any questions.

The following two links can be used to guide your cost estimate for undertaking flight training with us. We are a not-for-profit organisation which means we keep flying costs as low as possible!

Training & Hire Pricing Schedule        Pilot Licensing Cost Guide

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Trial Instructional Flight (TIF)

This is where it all begins! Come down to the club for a 30 minute, $150 trial flight that will get you hooked! Our friendly and experienced instructors will be able to give you a thorough introduction to the principles of flying, and you will have the opportunity to be in control of the aircraft! The flight also includes a pre and post flight briefing on the ground.


Pilot Licensing

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)

The RPL is your first step to an exhilarating career or life-long passion in the aviation industry. The requirements for an RPL are as follows:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have  a Class 1 or 2 medical certificate, or a recreational aviation medical (conditions apply)
  • Have 25 hours flight time (comprising 20 hours dual and 5 hours solo)
  • Pass an aeronautical exam with the associated rating
  • Pass a flight test

RPL holders are allowed to fly up to 25nm from the aerodrome where the flight began, the designated training area, or a direct route between the two, in day VFR private operations in a single engine aircraft.  If the individual already holds a pilot certificate issued by a recreational aviation administration organisation, they will be able to exercise the privileges of a RPL after they have conducted a flight review.

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)

A Private Pilot Licence allows you to fly anywhere in Australia and gain ratings (including night VFR and Instrument ratings) and endorsements to fly many exciting new aircraft.

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Minimum of 40 hours flight time including 10 hours solo plus 5 hours solo cross-country and 2 hours instrument time
  • All classes of airspace need to be ICAO compliant

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

The CPL allows you to fly for hire or reward, anywhere in Australia and is a stepping-stone to the Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) which is required for employment with airlines.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Pass all 7 theory exams within a two-year period including:
    • Human Performance and Limitations
    • Meteorology
    • Aeronautical Knowledge
    • Aerodynamics
    • Navigation
    • Engine systems and management
    • Operation and performance
  • Minimum of 200 hours flight time.
  • A CPL holder cannot be pilot-in-command of an aircraft engaged in multi-crew charter or RPT, a multi-engine aircraft with more than 9 passenger seats in RPT, or a turbojet aircraft with MTOW greater than 3500 kg in RPT.

Theory Training

Sydney Aviation Theory offers personalised tuition in a wide range of Aviation theory subjects – please contact our Head of Operations for further information.

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