The best way is to ring us on 03 5339 1742 to talk to one of our instructors, and organise a time to visit our facilities. We will show you around the club and our aircraft, as well as discuss some training options for you.
You can join us for a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) for only $119, you’ll get a short briefing and a 20 minutes flying lesson which you do actually get to fly the aircraft for the very first time. See if you like it and if you do, next step is to join the club and book in your next lesson.
Minimum age requirement to obtain a pilot licence are as follows:
- Recreational Pilot Licence – 16 years old
- Private Pilot Licence – 17 years old
- Commercial Pilot Licence – 18 years old
However minimum age to fly solo is 15 years old, and you can start your training prior to your birthday.
This varies between different students based on their motivation, availability, other commitments, theory exams, weather etc
Estimate a full time students should find himself/herself achieving the following milestones in the following time frames:
- Recreational Pilot Licence – 3 Months
- Private Pilot Licence – 6 Months
- Commercial Pilot Licence – 12 Months
You can start whenever you want. There are no “starting dates” for any course we provide simply because all of us have different needs and commitments in their lives.
An aviation medical examination is required before you fly solo. This is conducted with a Designated Aviation Medical Examiners (DAME) who is approved by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
To excecise the previllege of a RPL or PPL, you will require a minimum of a Class 2 medical, and Class 1 for CPL.
List of DAMEs can be found on CASA’s website www.casa.gov.au
If you have any concerns about your medical, you can discuss with a DAME, or contact CASA on 131757, or go on their website for more information.
Just simply pay as you go.
We accept credit cards, direct debit and cash.
Ballarat Aero Club is partnering with Australian Pilot Training Alliance (APTA) to become a Part 142 accredited flying training operator under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR). A Part 142 approval is the highest attainment that a flying school can achieve in Australia and less than 10% of flying school in Australia is approved.
Part 142 organisations deliver training syllabus approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This results in higher levels of training and safety to be delivered to you.
You can joined our 150 hours integrated CPL course instead of 200 hours syllabus delivered by other Part 141 flying schools. In which you can also enjoy a 10% GST free to your flight training as a Part 142 organisation.
It is your guarantee for the training quality you receive in Australia.