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About the Club
An Unparalleled History and Safety Record

Mission

Whether it is the realisation of your dream, or the start of a life long career in aviation, SFC has the right course for you.

Combining a state-of-the-art flight college with the friendliness of a club, you'll get the support you need to get the licence you want. Out courses are structured in a logical sequence, so you can begin with your Recreational Pilot Licence, and progress right through to your multi-engine command instrument rating, all under the same roof.

With over 40 years experience in training pilots, our Passion for Flight will get you in the air sooner!


History

Schofields Flying Club Ltd has grown to be the largest flying club in NSW. The Club has had a proud history of flying operations for over 40 years, with training as one its core propositions.

Students have come from all walks of life and at all stages in their careers, but all have shared the common passion for aviation. A large number have moved on to professional aviation careers, others have chosen the challenge of aviation as a recreation. All carry with them the enthusiasm for professionalism coupled with fun that so exemplifies the modern aviator.  The Club has also been a major promoter of aviation in Australia. It organised the first major Air Show in Sydney during 1976 at the Schofields naval airstrip, followed by more Air Shows in 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983 and 1985.

1988 was a key year for the Club when it was commissioned by the Australian Bicentennial Authority to organise and stage the outstandingly successful Australian Bicentennial Air Show at RAAF Richmond air base. The Club builds on the values underlying this tradition of aviation professionalism and industry enthusiasm in preparing aviators for tomorrow.  The Club has operated at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport throughout its life, in addition to early years of weekend operation at Schofields itself.

Sydney Flight College was introduced by the Club in 2001 with a variety of academic accreditations. With continuing growth the Club now distinguishes its training, charter and club activities as a family of SFC names. Sydney Flying Club and Sydney Flight Charter are newer faces to the business now continuing the proud heritage of Schofield Flying Club Limited.

The club maintains an unblemished safety record that is the envy off all general avaiation operators throughout Australia. Under the Schofields banner Sydney Flight Club, Sydney Flight College and Sydney Flight Charter are all managed by an industry leading Safety Management System that has the approval of The Civil Aviation Safety Authority.  Our members still affectionately call our operations “Schoies” in reflection of the affection they feel for everything we have achieved together over the years.