What are the requirements to start flight training?
We suggest you must be a minimum age of 14 and be able to understand and speak English to start the flight training. Some students start their theory training at the age of 13.
Who can be a pilot?
Anyone can Learn To Fly! Learning to fly is not as hard as you might imagine, however, it does require dedicated time. It will require your mind and your body, giving you new muscle memory skills and knowledge. The good news is that just about anyone can learn to fly, it’s all up to YOU.
Do I need a licence to fly as a student pilot?
You don’t need a licence to fly as a student because while you are learning you will be under the supervision of a flight instructor and your flying school at all times, including when you are flying solo. However, to fly solo you need to have an aviation reference number, which you can obtain from CASA, and you need to provide CASA with your proof of identity. To fly solo, you also need to hold a medical certificate.
Do I need to be studying maths or physics at school?
You do not need to study physics or maths at school to obtain a pilot licence. Having this knowledge certainly does help, but is in no way a requirement. If you wish to become an airline pilot you may need both physics and maths — both are typically entry requirements. You can check individual airline recruiting websites to view a list of requirements.
What are the minimum requirements for airline employment?
For direct entry to most airlines you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and typically theory credits for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Airlines will publish their minimum criteria for pilot applications on their website. Some airlines have recently lowered their requirements, students with 250 - 300 hours are able to get a job with big airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.
How old can I start flight training? What are the age limits?
We would recommend students be at least 14 years old, so you can fly solo at 15 and obtain the RPL at 16 and PPL at 17. For the CPL, you need to be at least 18 on the date you get your licence. For younger aviation enthusiasts, we have children’s programs on our flight simulator and offer a number of activities designed to educate and entertain children of all ages. In terms of an upper age limit, you can go flying no matter how old you are as long as you can pass the medical check.
Do I have to have perfect vision to be a commercial pilot CPL? What are the eyesight requirements?
No, as long as your vision can be corrected to 20/20 with glasses or contacts, you will be eligible for a 1st Class CASA Medical Certificate. This makes you eligible to fly as a civilian professional pilot. If you wish to obtain your Commercial Pilot Licence, you will need to conduct a CASA Class 1 Medical Clearance.
I want to become a pilot, how do I get started?
We believe you probably have an ambition or dream to learn to fly, however, you don’t know if you like it or have an aptitude for it or not until you fly once. A Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is a good starting point. If you are uncertain about learning to fly, or if you just want to get airborne to “feel what it is like” before you commence training, a Trial Introductory flight is an air experience flight; a way of sampling flight training without making any commitment to joining the school.
Do you offer full time courses?
Yes we do, we offer full time courses for both local and international students.
How long does it take to obtain a pilot licence?
A Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) typically takes 30 - 35 hours of flight time. A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) typically takes another 30 - 35 hours of flight time. A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) will take 150 (Integrated) hours or 200 hours (Non-Integrated) of flight time from scratch. The time it takes you will depend heavily on how frequently you are able to fly, how flexible your schedule is, and your overall commitment to study. We have the aircraft and instructor availability for you to complete your licences as fast as you are able to pass each of the required competencies.
Is there much home study involved?
How you decide to manage your time between studying at flight school and studying at home is up to you. Experience shows that those who are able to spend more time studying at flight school tend to absorb more knowledge. If you're spending enough time at flight school then you may not need to study much at home, but if you aren't then we recommend that you study fairly regularly at home so that you retain what you have learnt and are ready for your next lesson.
How often do I need to train?
The more you are able to train, the more successful your training will be. Experience has shown that students who study and train more regularly are able to retain and build on their knowledge more easily. The more time you spend at your flight school (even if you aren't flying), the more you will learn. Whilst we understand that everybody has different time commitments in their lives, we recommend that you train a minimum of once a week. Note that our Diploma in Aviation courses have a minimum weekly hour attendance requirement. Check out our blog on making the most out of your flight training for more tips.
Are there any time limits on finishing a flight training course?
Since flight training is competency-based, there are no times limits imposed on completing courses. Overseas students flying in Australia will however need to be aware of time limits relating to their visa. Some components of theory, licences and endorsements do have expiry or maintenance periods but this can be easily managed during your flight training.
Is flight training expensive? Can I afford it? How much does it cost?
One of our key missions is to make pilot training accessible and affordable for more people. We have a number of options available to help you to cut down and manage costs to make your flight training affordable based on your personal financial situation. Please visit our Training Courses page to learn more about individual course costs.
How much time and effort will flight training take?
The best way is to tell us how much time you have available and we will arrange both the theory and the flying sessions for you to personally suit your schedule. The flying can be done from just one session per week through to full time which is 2 sessions a day, 5–6 days a week. The length of time it takes to complete the theory components will depend on you. As an example, full-time RPL theory will take about 5 days. We offer integrated flight training, which means that theory can be done in conjunction with the flying.
Is public transport available?
The Moorabbin area is served by frequent bus and train services. The bus service has a pick up and drop off point adjacent to the Moorabbin DFO shopping complex. It is 5 minute walk from the Moorabbin DFO bus stop to Learn To Fly's base at 22-24 Northern Avenue. There are also two railway stations – Mentone and Cheltenham – that are local to Moorabbin Airport. Buses depart from both stations to the nearby DFO shopping complex. Always check timetables for schedule details, particularly for weekends and evenings. All timetables can be found at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/timetables
Is student accommodation available?
We can organise homestay accommodation for international students from $45 per night or $1,000 a month including water, electricity and internet. Student apartments will be available in early 2020. Please contact us for more information.
Will I get air sick?
Air sickness is completely dependant on the individual. Some people will have a tendency to feel air sick initially, but as time passes and you feel more confident in the aircraft the chance of feeling sick is significantly reduced. If you have previously suffered motion sickness it's best to let your instructor know.
What methods of payment does LTF accept?
Payments can be made online (for selected products), by cash at the LTF front desk, by EFT/Bank Transfer, Credit/Debit Card Visa, Mastercard or American Express. There is a 2% surcharge for American Express, Visa and Mastercard.
How safe are small aircraft? Is flight training safe?
There is certain amount of risk in everything we do. Flying an aircraft has some degree of risk, and for that reason they must be treated with care and respect. If you learn to fly safely with experienced and professional instructors then you will go a long way towards reducing that risk. Your safety and that of the aircraft and its occupants is the most important objective for our instructors. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards. Statistically, flying is actually safer than driving a car on the road!
Will I be covered by insurance when I am at Learn To Fly?
Learn to Fly has insurance cover for the following:
  • $5 million Liability Insurance which covers all of our flying operations.
  • $15 million Hangar Keeper's Liability Insurance which covers all ground operations including incidents and accidents happening within the school and on the apron.
Students and Trial Introductory Flight customers should contact their insurance provider for advice on any personal insurance cover they may wish to take out for their flight or flight training.
Is it possible to get a pilot licence if I have a lot of other time commitments?
The Recreational Pilot Licence only requires a minimum of 25 hours flying time (although most students will take slightly longer). With good coaching, preparation and commitment, you could have your RPL in 4 to 6 months even if you can only spare a few hours a week or can only fly on weekends.
What is a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF)?
Our Trial Introductory Flight is the perfect opportunity to feel what it's like to be a pilot, whilst flying over stunning views of Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. The objective of the TIF is to give you a good understanding of what flying a light aircraft feels like, plus an insight into the flight training process. Whilst it can be a wonderful once-off experience, it is conducted based on approved flying syllabus and therefore can be approved as flight training if you decide to continue towards achieving objectives such as a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) or Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL).
The TIF follows the same sequence as a normal instructional flight:
  1. Pre-flight briefing: You will usually spend a little time in a briefing room going over the flight and what to expect;
  2. Aircraft pre-flight inspection: You will be shown around the aircraft while the instructor does the pre-flight inspection. You will be shown how to get in, how to strap in, and the equipment in the cockpit will be briefly outlined to you.
  3. Flight procedures: Your flight will be in our training area. You will be shown the airfield from the air, the local scenery and points to orientate yourself. You will spend time with control of the aircraft in your hands, under the guidance of the instructor. This will give you a 'feel' for what it’s like to fly.
  4.  Post-flight Debriefing: Your instructor will answer any questions you have and underline a few of the main points of the TIF.

Trial Introductory Flights are conducted in our Sling 2 training aircraft and are 30 minute or 60 minute (most in-depth experience) flights (note - ground preparation and transition to and from our flying training area takes approximately 20 minutes). 

Other things you may need to know:

  • Trial Introductory Flights are conducted with the Student and Instructor only. Passengers are not allowed.
  • The take-off and landing are controlled by the Instructor only.
  • Clothing should be appropriate for the season and allow you to climb in and out of the aircraft comfortably. Shoes must be closed-toe - thongs are not acceptable.
  • The age of participants should be that of a person is capable of beginning training (normally 13 years of age or older).
  • The TIF is not recommended for persons with known medical conditions that may potentially become a safety hazard.
  • You must be able to communicate in English to a minimum standard of being able to understand instructions and emergency procedures, particularly whilst in flight. We are not able to guarantee that instructors able to communicate in languages other than English will be available.
Are there different types of pilot licences?
Yes, there are different types of licences. You can obtain a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC), a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). A CPL is required if you intend to obtain work as a pilot. Details of paths to each licence can be found in our Courses section.
What is the difference between a Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) & Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)?
The Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) is issued by Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAus) whereas the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) is issued by CASA. The RPC allows you to fly any aircraft under 600kgs (e.g. Sling 2) and take up to 1 passenger whereas RPL allows you to fly any aircraft up to 1500kgs (e.g. Cessna 172 or Diamond DA40) and carry up to 3 passengers. At Learn To Fly Melbourne, we offer both RPC and RPL. Student can choose to achieve their RPL through RPC. Student can gain their RPC through the RPC training program, the RPC is equivalent to an RPL. Once students receive their RPC, they can apply to CASA for the issuance of an RPL by simply filling in a form. Afterwards, to activate the RPL, a flight review on a GA aircraft is needed and this can be done by our sister company – Melbourne Flight Training (MFT).
What is the difference between a Student Pilot Licence (SLP) & Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)?
A GFPT was a student pilot licence which allowed you to carry passengers and for every flight you needed to be authorised by a qualified fight instructor. Under Part 61, the holder of an RPL is the person responsible for the safety of the flight and they don’t need an instructor to authorise them to fly. RPL holders need to have a separate endorsement to fly in controlled airspace, at controlled aerodromes, use an aeronautical radio and conduct cross country flights.
How do I get a Private Pilot Licence PPL?
You must be at least 17 years old to get your Private Pilot Licence (PPL). You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your PPL:
  • Hold a RPL or you have done an integrated RPL training course;
  • Pass a PPL theory exam;
  • Meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements;
  • Pass a PPL flight test
How do I get a Commercial Pilot Licence CPL?
You must be at least 18 years old. You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your CPL:
  • Complete flight training
  • Meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements
  • Pass 7 CPL theory exams set by CASA
  • Pass a CPL flight test
How do I get my Air Transport Pilot Licence ATPL?
You must be at least 21 years old to get your ATPL. You also need to do the following for the category rating you want to get with your ATPL:
  • Hold either a Commercial Pilot Licence or Multi-Crew Pilot Licence with the same aircraft category rating
  • Complete the relevant flight training
  • Learn the theory and pass 7 ATPL theory exams
  • Complete an approved course of multi-crew cooperation training
  • Pass an ATPL flight test
  • Meet the minimum aeronautical experience requirements
What types of exams will I need to pass to get my pilot licence?
For each pilot licence, you are required to pass 3 types of exams - an oral test, written test and practical flying test.
  • Written Test: This is a multiple choice test that covers all areas of aviation theory relating to your licence course. There are many resource guides available to assist with preparation including books, mock exam questions, and the best resource of all - your Learn To Fly instructors and fellow students. We recommend spending as much time studying at school as you can, as well as time outside of school studying on your own. Most written aviation theory exams require a 70% pass mark.
  • Oral Test: The day you take your practical flying test in the aircraft, your Flight Examiner will conduct an oral interview where you will be asked to discuss all the theory and knowledge areas you’ve studied during the course. This includes aircraft systems, weather, aerodynamics, air laws, airport operations, airspace designations and operations, charts, aircraft performance, and much more. The oral exam requires study, preparation and understanding on your part. Your flight instructor will be able to assist you with preparation, as will your fellow students (especially those with first-hand experience completing the exam).
  • Practical Test: Your practical flying test takes place in the aircraft, and this is where all your training comes together. You will fly with an official flight Flight Examiner who will ask you to perform all the manoeuvres and skills you have been working on from the beginning of your flight training. Your flight instructor will assist you in preparing for the actual test scenario in your flights leading up to the test.
Are Australian pilot licences recognised by other countries around the world?
Both the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) are CASA Part 61 licences, meaning that they are recognised internationally and comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Annex 1 requirements. They also adopt the ICAO's aircraft type and class ratings system, simplifying the aircraft endorsement system for pilots. There are currently 193 ICAO member states worldwide, with that number increasing each year. To fly in other ICAO countries having completed one of the above licences, a simple validation and check flight is normally all that is required.
Where can I fly when I have my pilot licence?
Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) holders can fly within 25 nautical miles of their departure airport. Private Pilot Licence (PPL) holders are able to fly anywhere within Australia. Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) holders can fly within 25 nautical miles of their departure airport but are only able to fly RA-Aus-registered aircraft. With the RPC Cross Country Endorsement, that range can be extended to flights anywhere within Australia.
What is a proficiency check and why do I need to have one?
A proficiency check is an assessment of your skills and knowledge in a particular operational area. Pilots are required to undertake proficiency checks to ensure they continue to be competent conducting particular kinds of operations. After gaining a qualification, it is normal for some skills to deteriorate over time. A proficiency check ensures your piloting skills continue to meet the standards described in the Part 61 Manual of Standards, and where applicable, those of your operator. The following proficiency checks are prescribed under Part 61:
  • Instrument rating proficiency check (IPC)
  • Instructor rating proficiency check
  • Examiner rating proficiency check
  • Aerial application rating proficiency check
  • Night vision imaging system proficiency check
You can find out more about proficiency checks on the CASA website.
What is an aircraft type rating, and which aircraft require one?
A type rating authorises a pilot or to operate a particular type of aircraft. All aircraft that are certified for multi-crew operations will have a type rating. Type ratings are also given to specified single-pilot aeroplanes that have performance, complexity or handling characteristics that warrant pilots completing a type specific training course. In order to pilot a type-rated aircraft, you need to complete the relevant aircraft type training and flight tests. At the end of the test, assuming you pass, your flight examiner will enter details of the rating in your licence and send a report to CASA so that your records can be updated. For more information on type ratings, please visit the CASA website.
What is an aircraft class rating?
An aircraft class rating is a flight crew qualification that authorises the holder to operate aircraft that fit the description of the class rating (and are not designated as type-rated aircraft). For example, a Diamond DA42 is a multi-engine aeroplane and is not designated as a type-rated aircraft, so it is covered by the multi-engine aeroplane class rating. You can find out more about aircraft class ratings on the CASA website.
Do you provide DGCA syllabus for Indian student pilots?
Our Cessna 172, Diamond DA40 and Diamond DA42 aircraft are all approved by DGCA. This means that you can easily convert your CASA CPL to the DGCA CAPL licence back in India.
What are the minimum requirements for airline employment?
For direct entry to most airlines you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and typically theory credits for the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Airlines will publish their minimum criteria for pilot applications on their website. Some airlines have recently lowered their requirements, students with 250 - 300 hours are able to get a job with big airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines.
Can I learn to fly with Learn To Fly Melbourne if I am from overseas?
Yes - in fact most of our students are international. You will need to be able to obtain a visa for entry into Australia, and you will also need to satisfy the relevant course regulatory requirements (which can include English proficiency, medical check, age, and aviation security check). For the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), Private Pilot Licence (PPL) and other programs which can be completed in under 3 months, students may be able to learn whilst on a tourist visa. For the Commercial Pilot Licence (which takes approximately 12 months), students will most likely require a student visa. We are able to put students in contact with a registered migration agent to assist with requirements and the application process. The best source for specific visa requirements is https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ but please contact us if you require further information.
Is student accommodation available?
We can organise homestay accommodation for international students from $45 per night or $1,000 a month including water, electricity and internet. Student apartments will be available in early 2020. Please contact us for more information.
If I get a Flight Instructor Rating or a Commercial Pilot Licence, will I get a job?
Learn To Fly Melbourne have flight training operations in Melbourne and Townsville. We do hire our students and have flight instructors at these 2 bases who are employed in their first flying job. We are committed to the development of future pilots and transitioning them into pilot careers once they hold the required licences.
Do domestic and international students pay the same price?
All of our pricing is identical between domestic and international students. International students may be required to pay additional fees to obtain a Student Visa where applicable.
Do you provide DGCA syllabus for Indian student pilots?
Our Cessna 172, Diamond DA40 and Diamond DA42 aircraft are all approved by DGCA. This means that you can easily convert your CASA CPL to the DGCA CAPL licence back in India.
Can I work in Australia on a Student Visa?

If you are an International Student on a student visa you are permitted to work 20 hours a week. For full visa conditions please visit https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ or contact a registered migration agent.

Do you offer full time courses?
Yes we do, we offer full time courses for both local and international students.
What types of exams will I need to pass to get my pilot licence?
For each pilot licence, you are required to pass 3 types of exams - an oral test, written test and practical flying test.
  • Written Test: This is a multiple choice test that covers all areas of aviation theory relating to your licence course. There are many resource guides available to assist with preparation including books, mock exam questions, and the best resource of all - your Learn To Fly instructors and fellow students. We recommend spending as much time studying at school as you can, as well as time outside of school studying on your own. Most written aviation theory exams require a 70% pass mark.
  • Oral Test: The day you take your practical flying test in the aircraft, your Flight Examiner will conduct an oral interview where you will be asked to discuss all the theory and knowledge areas you’ve studied during the course. This includes aircraft systems, weather, aerodynamics, air laws, airport operations, airspace designations and operations, charts, aircraft performance, and much more. The oral exam requires study, preparation and understanding on your part. Your flight instructor will be able to assist you with preparation, as will your fellow students (especially those with first-hand experience completing the exam).
  • Practical Test: Your practical flying test takes place in the aircraft, and this is where all your training comes together. You will fly with an official flight Flight Examiner who will ask you to perform all the manoeuvres and skills you have been working on from the beginning of your flight training. Your flight instructor will assist you in preparing for the actual test scenario in your flights leading up to the test.
What is a proficiency check and why do I need to have one?
A proficiency check is an assessment of your skills and knowledge in a particular operational area. Pilots are required to undertake proficiency checks to ensure they continue to be competent conducting particular kinds of operations. After gaining a qualification, it is normal for some skills to deteriorate over time. A proficiency check ensures your piloting skills continue to meet the standards described in the Part 61 Manual of Standards, and where applicable, those of your operator. The following proficiency checks are prescribed under Part 61:
  • Instrument rating proficiency check (IPC)
  • Instructor rating proficiency check
  • Examiner rating proficiency check
  • Aerial application rating proficiency check
  • Night vision imaging system proficiency check
You can find out more about proficiency checks on the CASA website.
What is a flight review and do I need to have one?
A flight review is an opportunity to receive training that refreshes your flying skills and operational knowledge. Pilots undertake flight reviews to ensure they continue to be competent flying particular types of aircraft or exercising the privileges of an operational rating. After gaining a qualification, it is normal for some skills to deteriorate over time. A flight review ensures your piloting skills remain, or are brought back up to standard. Flight reviews are also used to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirement for countries to ensure pilots continue to be competent in exercising the privileges of their licences and ratings. If you hold a pilot licence, rating, or endorsement, and are unsure whether you require a flight review to demonstrate certain aspects of your qualifications, then please contact us.
Is there much home study involved?
How you decide to manage your time between studying at flight school and studying at home is up to you. Experience shows that those who are able to spend more time studying at flight school tend to absorb more knowledge. If you're spending enough time at flight school then you may not need to study much at home, but if you aren't then we recommend that you study fairly regularly at home so that you retain what you have learnt and are ready for your next lesson.
How often do I need to train?
The more you are able to train, the more successful your training will be. Experience has shown that students who study and train more regularly are able to retain and build on their knowledge more easily. The more time you spend at your flight school (even if you aren't flying), the more you will learn. Whilst we understand that everybody has different time commitments in their lives, we recommend that you train a minimum of once a week. Note that our Diploma in Aviation courses have a minimum weekly hour attendance requirement. Check out our blog on making the most out of your flight training for more tips.
Are there any time limits on finishing a flight training course?
Since flight training is competency-based, there are no times limits imposed on completing courses. Overseas students flying in Australia will however need to be aware of time limits relating to their visa. Some components of theory, licences and endorsements do have expiry or maintenance periods but this can be easily managed during your flight training.
How much time and effort will flight training take?
The best way is to tell us how much time you have available and we will arrange both the theory and the flying sessions for you to personally suit your schedule. The flying can be done from just one session per week through to full time which is 2 sessions a day, 5–6 days a week. The length of time it takes to complete the theory components will depend on you. As an example, full-time RPL theory will take about 5 days. We offer integrated flight training, which means that theory can be done in conjunction with the flying.
How long does each flying lesson last?
Whilst studying your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL), you will generally spend around 2-2.5 hours at the airport — 1 hour in the air, with the remaining 1-1.5 hours split between classroom briefing, aircraft preparation and debriefing. When you are studying your Private Pilot Licence, you may need 4-6 hours at the airport — which will be made up of 2-4 hours in the air, with the remaining 1-2 hours split between flight planning, classroom briefing, aircraft preparation and debriefing.
Can I take passengers on my lessons?
Once you have passed your Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) you are able to take passengers on most lessons. Lessons where passengers cannot be carried are generally those where simulated emergencies are practiced. We also encourage students to "back seat" other student's flying lessons, you can learn a lot while sitting in the back seat observing how other pilots conduct their flight operations. You are not able to bring passengers on a Trial Introductory Flight.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my flight?
Safety is always paramount at Learn To Fly Melbourne, and for both flight lessons and Trial Introductory Flights we will assess the weather ahead of time to determine whether your flight has a good chance of going ahead. If it is looking likely that the weather may cause your flight to be cancelled, we will contact you to reschedule. There may be times when changeable weather means that we need to cancel flights unexpectedly or at short notice, but we try to be as proactive as possible. For student pilots, your instructor is trained to assess weather conditions and determine whether flying will be suitable for your level of experience. There may be times when your instructor “pushes the envelope” and encourages you to fly in less than suitable conditions. This is done so that experience is gained with poor weather conditions and techniques that help maintain a good safety margin.
How much experience does my Flight Instructor have?
Flight Instructor experience and seniority is divided into three grades numbered 1 through 3, with Grade 1 being the highest. An instructor’s progression to a higher grade is based on achieving at least the required number of flying instruction hours as well as satisfactory reviews. Several hundreds of hours are involved in this process. In addition to this, instructors often undertake other ratings and endorsements, fly recreationally and participate in other flying activities. Consequently their total flying hours is likely to be much greater than just their instruction hours, as will be their overall flying experience. Several of Learn To Fly Melbourne’s instructors have total flying hours in the thousands, and even some in the tens of thousands!
How safe are small aircraft? Is flight training safe?
There is certain amount of risk in everything we do. Flying an aircraft has some degree of risk, and for that reason they must be treated with care and respect. If you learn to fly safely with experienced and professional instructors then you will go a long way towards reducing that risk. Your safety and that of the aircraft and its occupants is the most important objective for our instructors. All of our aircraft are maintained to the highest Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) standards. Statistically, flying is actually safer than driving a car on the road!
How do I monitor whether my flight training is progressing well?
It’s best to be critical and demanding in regards to your flight training to ensure you are getting the most value from your time and money. There are a few warning signs you can lookout for to ensure your training is unfolding the way it should. Things to watch out for include:
  • Constant rescheduling or cancellation of lessons not due to weather
  • Failure to provide proper briefings
  • Constant changes of Instructor
  • Inconsistency within the school
  • Limited or no time with senior pilots
  • No proper debriefing
  • Poor paperwork
Check out our blogs on 8 Ways To Maximise Your Flight Training and The Most Common Student Pilot Mistakes for some extra tips.
Will I be covered by insurance when I am at Learn To Fly?
Learn to Fly has insurance cover for the following:
  • $5 million Liability Insurance which covers all of our flying operations.
  • $15 million Hangar Keeper's Liability Insurance which covers all ground operations including incidents and accidents happening within the school and on the apron.
Students and Trial Introductory Flight customers should contact their insurance provider for advice on any personal insurance cover they may wish to take out for their flight or flight training.
If I get a Flight Instructor Rating or a Commercial Pilot Licence, will I get a job?
Learn To Fly Melbourne have flight training operations in Melbourne and Townsville. We do hire our students and have flight instructors at these 2 bases who are employed in their first flying job. We are committed to the development of future pilots and transitioning them into pilot careers once they hold the required licences.