About Us

Phoenix Aero Club (formerly the NSW Police Aero Club) has been a premier flight school in Sydney since 1977. Our roots trace back to Hoxton Park Airport until its closure on December 15, 2008, after which we relocated to Camden Airport. In April 2011, we acquired the Liverpool Flying School, further solidifying our commitment to excellence in flight training.

We hold a CASA CASR Part 141 Flight Training Certificate, offering comprehensive flight training programs for recreational, private, and commercial pilots. Our team of experienced instructors have included industry veterans such as John Naughton, Keith Robey MBE, and the late Senja Robey. Following our tradition of excellence, Ben Holloway now leads as our Head of Operations and Chief Flight Instructor, bringing extensive expertise in flight training for both private and commercial purposes.

At Phoenix Aero Club, we offer top-notch flight training in Sydney, tailored to meet the needs of aspiring pilots at every level. Whether you’re pursuing your dreams of becoming a pilot or seeking aircraft hire services, we’re dedicated to helping you soar to new heights. Join us and experience the thrill of flight with one of the most reputable flying schools in Sydney.

Our Mission

We’re more than just a flight school – we’re a welcoming community dedicated to aviation enthusiasts. As a non-profit organization, we prioritize creating an enjoyable and sociable environment for our members and visitors.

Our mission is to uphold the highest standards of safety and professionalism, guided by our team of experienced instructors who are passionate about aviation. To ensure accessibility, we operate with volunteer management, allowing us to keep costs low without compromising on quality. Join us in experiencing the thrill of flight in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Want to volunteer with us or instruct with us?

Keen on volunteering with the Aero Club or hold an Instructor Rating and would like to instruct?

Instructor Requirements:

  • Commercial Pilot Licence
  • Class 1 or 2 Medical
  • Instructor Rating (min. Grade 3)
  • Single Engine Cessna and Piper experience preferred.