I have always wanted to learn to fly but now I have a family to support and can only afford to pay for one, sometimes two, lessons each month. Is this enough to eventually get my license?
If you cannot afford to budget at least one lesson per week, you should consider our finance options explained below. In your situation this would allow you to get your license much quicker and at a lower overall cost.
I hear that the Sunshine Coast Aero Club Flying School can arrange low interest financing for me to learn to fly. This sounds too good to be true! Are there any catches? How does this work?
Call us to get rates estimates and more details
Sunshine Coast has a control tower. Can I still private hire an aircraft from the Aero Club with a RA-Aus Pilot Certificate?
Yes, you can. All members that have been trained at the Sunshine Coast Aero Club that have done an airspace check flight with the CFI are able to privately hire aircraft during towered hours from the Aero Club.
If I do a Navigation Endorsement that includes 2 hours of solo navigation, does that count towards a RA-Aus passenger carriage endorsement?
Does my flight training in a RA-Aus registered aircraft counts towards a RPL, PPL or CPL?
If I did my RA-Aus Pilot Certificate and Navigation Endorsement how long would it take to get a RPL?
What are the benefits of applying for a RPL and why do I need a PPL?
What is the best way for me to achieve an unrestricted license to fly anywhere in Australia?
My dream is to be an airline pilot. What is the fastest and most cost efficient pathway to a Commercial Pilot License (CPL)?
aircraft (minimum 200 hours). Then do a few hours familiarisation in a high performance GA aircraft to prepare for the CPL flight test. You will also need to pass the CPL theory exams (seven subjects) before you can take your CPL flight test.
What is the SCAC company policy on recency?
To private hire the club aircraft you must complete one flight in the aircraft every 30 days. Flying time in similar aircraft types will be considered at the discretion of the CFI. If you haven’t flown the club aircraft in the last 30 days you will need to do a ‘check flight’ with one of our instructors.
What is the Sunshine Coast Aero Club promise?
What People are Saying
“Worth Every Cent”
With a couple of flight schools on the Sunshine Coast, I'm so happy that I chose Sunshine Coast Aero Club! I'm roughly 20 hours into my training and am very impressed with the fantastic training I have been given mainly by instructors Nathan and Tom, which has enabled me to do some pretty cool and exhilarating stuff including flying solo! Another awesome thing about the Aero Club is that it offers lots of fun opportunities to connect with others in the Aero Club, like through monthly social events. Overall, the Aero Club is the best place to learn to fly on the Sunshine Coast (no matter your age, gender or experience), with amazing views, fantastic and friendly instructors and a very fun and enjoyable atmosphere. Worth every cent.
“Perfect for Aviation Enthusiasts”
The atmosphere at the Sunshine Coast Aero Club is amazing; the view is perfect for aviation enthusiasts, the bar is always stocked with drinks and snacks, and everyone of any age is welcome. The pool table and coffee machine are perfect for those IMC days! The wonderful people who drop in at the club enthusiastically share their stories and passion; this is a fabulous spot within our Sunshine Coast aviation community.
“Knowledgeable, Patient Instructors”