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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 Skyfox Gazelle, a Tecnam Sierra and a new Tecnam Bravo - 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....
LEARNING TO FLY RECREATIONAL AEROPLANES.
If you are wish to learn to fly for pleasure, just want to become airborne and have fun without too much fuss, or perhaps want to build an ultra light aircraft, then this is the way for you to go.
The Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) organisation has authority from CASA to regulate and oversee the operations of small aeroplanes in Australia. These aeroplanes (previously called "Ultralights") have a maximum of 2 seats and a limited maximum weight. There are just a few restrictions placed on ultra light operations including: not for flying commercial (paid) operations, not flying in controlled airspace, flying only in visual daytime conditions, etc. That still leaves a lot of room to fly through most of this country, operate ultra light, and have a lot of fun - that's what it is all about.
If you have ever wanted to learn to fly and think you cannot afford it, then read on. Here you will find a brief overview of what is involved.