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We are the only Cirrus Factory certified Flight School in NSW!

If you are looking to fly any Cirrus Aircraft, then you have come to the right place, for 5 years we have been proud to represent the Cirrus brand as the dedicated and only factory certified Cirrus Training Centre in NSW.

The transition course is designed for licensed pilots who wish to fly Cirrus aircraft. If you are current but have never flown a Cirrus, the transition course, designed by Cirrus, has excellent structure and can be completed in approximately 10 hours of in flight training with one of our CSIP or TCI Cirrus Specialised Instructors. The Transition Course utilizes Cirrus’s on-line computer training portal and you can learn the theory side at your own pace.

After completion, combined with some VFR flying of your own, you will become proficient and comfortable with the airplane in VFR or IFR conditions. In a very short time, you will undoubtedly become a fan of the capable Cirrus Aircraft.

The SR20 and SR22 Transition eCourses will cover the following items:
– Operational characteristics specific to Cirrus aircraft
– VFR Maneuvering, takeoffs, and landings
– Avionics and autopilot usage and management
– Aeronautical Decision Making (ADM) and Risk Management
– Cross country flight procedures
– Abnormal and emergency procedures
– Scenarios for use of the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS), see a great article HERE
– Avionics malfunctions and abnormalities
– Program, configure, and interpret Primary Flight Display (PFD) and Multi-Function Display (MFD)

Typically, proficient pilots can expect to spend approximately three days (or equivalent) to complete the course. Emphasis is placed on the pilot gaining proficiency in all of the areas listed above. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to understand and operate relevant aircraft systems, maintain positive aircraft control in visual conditions and limited instrument conditions.

Due to the technology integrated into the aircraft, significant emphasis is placed on your ability to effectively manage these resources to the extent necessary for flight in visual flight conditions. Actual time requirements may vary depending on your previous flight experience. Completion of the course can accomplish the requirements for a flight review.

Cirrus Transition Training Syllabus Averages:
10 hours Cirrus Flight Time (6 hours minimum)
10 Cross Country Legs (7 legs minimum)
20 Landings (15 landings minimum)
8 hours Ground Pre/Post Time (No minimum)

Pre-Training Assignments must be completed prior to transition training (Cirrus Training Kits)
Successful completion of all course objectives will result in a certificate of completion.

We also offer a special type of course called enroute training whereby if you are needing to travel to regional areas or interstate then why not combine a Cirrus converions at the same time as your travel needs and you can then take an instructor along and receive partial flying credits towards your Cirrus conversion in one of our SR 20 or SR 22.

To view and download the Cirrus Syllabus click HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of conversion will depend on pilot experience level prior to flying the cirrus and also the amount of time and frequency you can dedicate to the course. We do quote basic estimates of around 10 hours flight time.
The Cirrus conversion course can be completed usually over a period of 3 or 4 days, with 1 or 2 flights per day. It is recommended to have finished the Cirrus Transition course online prior to any flight training.
As with any flight training, safety is the most important aspect, we will train you until a safe standard, so you are then comfortable yourself to fly off with family and friends
The selection of whether to convert in the SR 20 or SR 22 will depend on a number of factors and can be discussed with us so that we can map out the best training path for you.
For example we have a Doctor who regularly had to attend clinics in regional NSW, he was an existing pilot but not on Cirrus, so what we did was construct a Cirrus converion course so that he could complete part of the syllabus at the same time as his travel requirements.

Unfortunately we dont offer credit of finance for the course and the cost for the hours flown will have to be paid on completion of the flight

Yes we do offer rental to our pilots on completion and we have on offer a range of SR 20 or SR 22, you are free to take this away on long journeys as long as minimum hours are met, please enquire for more info
We have on show in our hanger a range of SR 20 and SR 22 aircraft, so please visit to discuss purchase as well as map put your training course.

We are proud to have in our hanger a new 2020 model SF 50 Vision Jet. This aircraft is not available to rent or train on, but syndicates are on offer or you can discuss an outright purchase. Contact us for more info

Yes for certain circumstances such as full time courses, we do offer training away from our home base at Bankstown airport, please feel free to ask. *please note that additional expenses may apply such as accomodation and enroute travel costs*.


Here’s what our students had to say about our Flight Training:

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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