Sunshine Coast Aero Club FAQ Page
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.