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Trial Instructional Flight
Thinking of learning to fly, but not sure? Why not book a Trial Instruction Flight. Our instructor will spend about half an hour explaining how aeroplanes work and how to operate the controls. Then you will be taken on a half hour training flight where you will learn how to operate all the basic controls and fly the aeroplane yourself. Why not give us a call on (03)5339 1742 and book in for a Trial Instruction Flight for just $99. A Trial Instruction Flight (TIF) voucher makes a great present Birthday or Christmas present for someone special....
Recreational Flying (RAA Training)
RAA (Recreational Aircraft Australia) Training is the most affordable way to fly. The Club has a yellow Skyfox Gazelle and a new Tecnam Sierra - perfect for RAA training. We have RAA Certified Flying Instructors including Graham (our CFI). Come out to the Club, have a talk to our instructors, look at the aircraft and find out just how affordable learning to fly can be....
General Aviation Training
Whether for business, pleasure or eventually for a career, flying is a fascinating and rewarding pastime. A Private Pilot Licence will allow you to fly aeroplanes anywhere in Australia and, if you wish, your passengers can share the cost of the flight with you. Learning to fly may be one of the most rewarding experiences you could undertake in your life. Yes, it does involve a lot more than learning to drive, but it does not require any special abilities or education standards....
Secondary School Program
The Ballarat Aero Club is offering a new opportunity for secondary school students to undertake flying training as a part of their school studies. The program offers the opportunity to complete the GFPT within school time and also is an excellent pathway for those interested in an aviation career. For more details, click “more” below....
Horsham Aero Club held a Fly in on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th October 2008. I attended the Club on Saturday morning and was surprised at the number of aircraft landing at Ballarat to refuel their aircraft and themselves at our Club, whilst on their way to Horsham. I know of three aircraft from our Club that went to Horsham on Saturday, TIM with Dave Addison and Keith Jeffs, Ted Hardcastle in his C150 and Colin Davies in JFY.
Two Club aircraft flew to Horsham with two others IFG Gruman tiger and USV an Archer Two on Sunday 19th October. DHS participants were Wayne Mitchell, Keith Pitman and George Henderson-Drife. BJV Peter Fletcher and friend. USV Mike McCaw and Matt Chester and IFG with Justin Brown and his son.
At Horsham we found it interesting with a DC3 doing joy flights over the Grampians. Watching that graceful old bird take off and land with a fair crosswind was interesting to say the least. There were vintage/classic cars and motorbikes, even Len Kennedy would be home on the later (there was even a three wheeler Harley Davidson there, Len). The Rotary/Lions BBQ went down well; it was doing a roaring trade. The Horsham Aero Club had an open house where free tea or coffee was offered and a rest talking to other aviators. A Jabiru was used as a tug to launch a glider, which was interesting to watch.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day but the flight up and back was very enjoyable with our pax. We left Ballarat about 10.30am with broken cloud at 4,000ft and light overcast at 12,000ft. We went up through a hole to above the broken cloud, which was great with cloud above and below and Mt. William sticking its head out of the cloud. We averaged about 94