Flight Training

Flight Training

Flight Training

There are 4 stages to your initial training

TIF

RPL

PPL

CPL

1. TIF- This is where the journey begins

Why not try a short Trial Instruction Flight (TIF), with you at the controls? It’s yours any time you like. Your instructor will show you many of the basics, and you can enjoy the view at the same time.

  • Trial Instructional Flight (60 minutes in a Piper Archer II) which costs $249

2. RPL

Your first licence
This will take you from your first lesson through to obtaining your Recreational Pilot License (RPL). The first license allows you to carry passengers within 25nm of the aerodrome flying in our local training area.

The training for this license is undertaken in a Piper Archer II.

Learning to fly is one of the most memorable things that you will ever do, in this license you will learn how to control an aeroplane safely and is a combination of practical and theory.

At Bankstown Flying School all ground briefings from start to the completion of your RPL are free.

You are required to do a minimum of 25 hours to obtain this license but as it is competency based many students take much longer.

There is a Basic Aeronautical Knowledge Exam (BAK) which is taken in house and your flight test which can be conducted by our in-house examiner and CFI Nigel Clark.

3. PPL

This license will enable you to travel almost anywhere in Australia and incorporates cross-country navigational training into what you have already learned. You will learn how to plan and execute a cross country navigation flight over different terrain and airspace.

The training for this license is conducted in the Piper Archer II.
You are required to do a minimum of 20 hours to obtain this license but as it is competency based many students take much longer.

There is an external PPL exam and your flight test which can be conducted by our in-house examiner and CFI Nigel Clark.

4. CPL

The Commercial Pilot License is designed to consolidate what you’ve learnt during the PPL cross country phase but to a higher level of accuracy, professionalism and broader range of skills.

The Commercial Pilot License will enable you to work as a pilot in anything from aerial photography, freight, scenic flights, charter etc. The course is designed to prepare you for your career as a pilot.

It requires a minimum of 200 hours from RPL through to the end of your commercial license to sit the flight test. During this license you can complete several endorsements and ratings to count towards the total time. These include but are not limited to a night VFR rating, an initial multi- engine endorsement, CSU/retractable undercarriage.

For more information and to help you design your syllabus please contact us on 02 9707 3822 or send an email to enquiries@bankstownflying.com.au