All the feelings of success, excitement and accomplishment after piloting an aircraft solo for the first time are incredibly achievable with our First Solo Flight Course. The goal for this program is to develop your skills to a standard where your Flight Instructor feels comfortable to send you on your first solo flight.
3 weeks (Full Time), 3 months (Part Time)
When on ground
On arrival, students will be provided with basic information regarding both practical and theoretical flight training. This will include runway orientation, aircraft checklists, airport and airspace introduction, wing terminology, basic flight training procedures and radio call structures.
Theory sessions will cover aeronautical knowledge, aircraft general knowledge, flight rules, radio procedures and Moorabbin Airport procedures. Ground Theory will be integrated into flight training. You will need to pass the Radio and Pre-Solo Air Legislation exams before going solo.
In the air
The flight training you will undertake will be conducted in the Cessna 152 aircraft. The Cessna 152 is one of the world's most popular and safest training aircraft. Every new exercise is demonstrated by the flight instructor and the student will improve learned skills through practice.
At the end of the course, if your instructor feels you are competent to fly the aircraft on your own, they will send you on your FIRST SOLO. Yes, that does mean you are flying on your own with your instructor watching you from the ground. It’s an exciting moment for any pilot!
If you want to carry your family and friends, you will need a Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL).