Welcome to THE Sunshine Coast Aero Club
The Sunshine Coast Aero Club is a social flying club located at the Sunshine Coast Airport (YBSU formally Maroochydore Airport). We are situated north of the Maroochy River central to the beautiful Sunshine Coast beaches and only one hour north of Brisbane. The club caters to both general aviation and recreational aviation.
General Aviation Pilots
As a Flying Member, you will be entitled to club rates to fly a selection of GA aircraft from the convenience of Class ‘D’ airspace. As a Social Member, you will be welcome to our regular social evenings in our licensed clubhouse.
Recreational Aviation Student Pilots
Because of the controlled airspace at the Sunshine Coast Airport, the club is privileged to have a CASA exemption to allow RA Aus training flights from the airport. We are currently in the process of re- establishing our flight training facility for the RA-AUS Pilot Certificate. As it has in the past, this will provide a distinct advantage (both cost wise and experience wise) for a potential pilot to begin their flying career at Sunshine Coast Aero Club as RA Aus pilots or students are normally not permitted to fly in controlled airspace.
What does it cost? At the Sunshine Coast Aero Club, we have not been a high volume training organisation. We can dedicate the necessary time to each student. These days, learning to fly can be affordable for nearly everyone. The RA Aus Pilot Certificate minimum requirements are 15 hours of dual training and 5 hours of supervised solo training . It is normal for the average student pilot to require around 10% – 15% more time than the absolute minimum hours, even more if there is a break in the training. There are other incidental costs (which some schools forget to mention) i.e. theory text books, pilot log book, licence fees, RA Aus and Aero Club membership fees, and ‘ground school’ long briefings and theory classes. Our Student Pilot Starter Kit provides the essentials to get your flight training underway as quickly and economically as possible in one cost saving package!
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