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Mission Statement

I am proud to represent Bankstown Flying School both as the Owner, Chief Pilot, Chief Flight Instructor and Examiner. Our team of Management and Instructors will provide you with excellence in Flight Training, whilst representing the Cirrus brand in the highest way possible.

Nigel Clark, CEO, HOO, Platinum CSIP, Testing Officer

Nigel Clark, CEO, HOO, Platinum CSIP, Flight Testing Officer

Our Team

Bankstown Flying School is represented by flight training excellence. We are also the NSW exclusive Cirrus Flight Training Centre.

Nigel Clark

CEO, HOO, G1 Instructor, Flight Examiner, Platinum CSIP, Cirrus Aircraft Test Pilot

Nigel Clark, is a Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner, Cirrus Aircraft Platinum CSIP and has more than 10,000 hours of flight experience. He has been providing flight training since 2001, taking on Bankstown Flying School Pty Ltd in 2016.
Nigel hand picked a team of experienced, dedicated instructors providing RPL, PPL, CPL and advanced training concepts including NVFR, IFR, MECIR, Flight Instructor Rating, and in partnership with Cirrus Aircraft, Bankstown Flying School is a Cirrus Training Centre. Bankstown Flying School has two in-house flight examiners as well as two CSIP’s.

Tania McGregor

Office Manager

NSW JP, RPL/ PPL/ PIFR Pexo Invigilator, Security ID (Airport Security ID) Identity Verification

Amy de Manincor


Amy has a great working knowledge of aviation and Cirrus Aircraft, as a Pilot, she has logged many hours of flying and is a great asset to the Bankstown Flying School.

John Warner

John Warner

G1 Flight Instructor, DFTE, NVFR, FIR, Cirrus TCI

John is available Wednesdays and Saturdays, his bookings fill up fast so it is best to book well ahead of time.

Peter Zhang

G1 Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner (RPL & PPL), PEXO Invigilator (RPL/PPL) DFTE, NVFR, PIFR/IFR, MECIR, FIRTE, FIR MEATA

Peter is available Tuesday – Saturday

Rocky Cheung

Rocky Cheung

G1 Flight Instructor, DFTE, NVFR, PIFR/IFR, MECIR/ FIRTE

Ker Yan

G1 Flight Instructor, DFTE

Craig Drabsch

Craig Drabsch


Sam Warriner

Sam Warriner

G2 Flight Instructor, NVFR, PIFR/IFR, MECIR, DFTE, TCI

Hannah Flaherty

Hannah Flaherty

G3 Flight Instructor

Book early to fly with Hannah, she is available Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Saturday’s.

Our Promise

As representatives and partners of the Cirrus Flight Training Brand, we provide the highest standards in flight training

Flying requires dedication and some study to mantain a good safe standard, but above all, it is great fun and we look forward to seeing the smile on your face as we zoom through the sky.

We are proud of our excellence in Flight Training and this is further supported by us being selected to be the only NSW Cirrus Training academy.

We are very big on safety and culture and all of our staff and instructors have been selected to uphold the highest standard in flight training
Transparent pricing and realistic course cost estimates
We are proud to be the exclusive NSW Cirrus Training Centre and whilst others do offer Cirrus courses, we are the only factory certified Cirrus Flying school in NSW.
We understand you are busy and need flexibility, we promise to work with you.


Here’s what our happy pilots had to say about our school:

I completed both my CPL and CIR through Bankstown Flying (BFS). In my experience, I found BFS to be less like a school and more like a close-knit flying club……Read more HERE

A.B - SR22 Cirrus Aircraft Pilot

After an almost 4 decade long love affair with aviation, I finally made the full commitment to become a pilot and it was the best thing……Read more HERE

M.N - SR22 Cirrus Aircraft Pilot

Came to BFS for a Cirrus SR22 conversion, heard great things about the school, Nigel was excellent……..Read more HERE

K.S - Airline Pilot

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