Trial Flights

One-off experiences to see the beauty of Sydney from above

Do you have an interest in flying or want to try something new?

With options ranging from a scenic flight over Sydney Harbour and surrounding beaches, through to a comprehensive package experiencing a taste of all aspects of flying, there’s an experience suitable for everybody.

With gift vouchers available, you can give someone an experience they will never forget!

Enjoy Sydney and surrounds from the air

Choose from a range of training flight experiences that take you over some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery with the best seat in the house.

Taster Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head west towards Prospect Reservoir, learn the basics of flying the aeroplane, and then return. Being of a short duration, this flight provides only a limited amount of instruction time.

Duration: 00:30
Price: $150

Pre-flight briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our instructors and learn the basics of the flight controls.  You’ll then head out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work in practice, before strapping-in and taking to the skies!

Flight lesson –  30 minutes

From Bankstown you will head west towards the Blue Mountains, learn the basics of flying the aeroplane, and then return.

On the Day

  • Dress code – casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule.

Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, Australia.
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges.
  • This flight is non-accredited training.

Warragamba Dam Training Flight

Take-off in one of our Piper Warriors with you at the controls! You will be climbing out of Bankstown Airport, leaving the city behind and heading west towards Warragamba Dam and the Blue Mountains.Your Instructor will be guiding you through the 45 minute flight where you will experience what it is like to pilot an aircraft.

Duration: 00:45
Price: $180

Pre-Flight Briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our instructors and learn the basics of the flight controls.  You’ll then head out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work in practice, before strapping-in and taking to the skies!

Flight lesson – 45 minutes

Take-off in one of our Piper Warriors with you at the controls! You will be climbing out of Bankstown Airport, leaving the city behind and heading west towards Warragamba Dam and the Blue Mountains.Your Instructor will be guiding you through the 45 minute flight where you will experience what it is like to pilot an aircraft.

On the Day

  • Dress code – casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule.

Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, Australia.
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges.
  • This flight is non-accredited training.

Northern Beaches Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head north and then east, flying over Parramatta and Hornsby, and then out to the coast to explore the Norther Beaches and Ku-ring-hai Chase National Park, before returning to Bankstown.

Duration: 1:00
Price: $270

Pre-flight briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our Instructors and learn the basics of flight controls.

We will equip you with all the knowledge and expectations necessary to take on your first flying lesson before heading out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work.

Flight lesson –  60 minutes

From Bankstown you will head north and then east, flying over Parramatta and Hornsby, and then out to the coast to explore the Norther Beaches and Ku-ring-hai Chase National Park, before returning to Bankstown.

On the Day

  • Dress code – Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule the flight.

 Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club Bankstown Airport NSW Australia
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges
  • This flight is non-accredited training

Three Sisters Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head northwest and experience spectacular views of Katoomba and the Three Sisters. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos before returning. 

Duration: 1:00
Price: $310

Pre-Flight Briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our Instructors and learn the basics of flight controls.

We will equip you with all the knowledge and expectations necessary to take on your first flying lesson before heading out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work.

Flight lesson – 60 minutes

From Bankstown you will head northwest and experience spectacular views of Katoomba and the Three Sisters. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos before returning. 

On the Day

  • Dress code – Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule the flight.

Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club Bankstown Airport NSW Australia
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges
  • This flight is non-accredited training

Harbour Scenic Training Flight

Take the flight controls and fly over Parramatta north to the Bahai Temple and towards the magnificent northern beaches. Circle Sydney Harbour with stunning views of the Bridge, Opera House, North and South Head and of course the harbour and its foreshores. 

Duration: 1:10
Price: $340

Pre-flight briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our Instructors and learn the basics of flight controls.

We will equip you with all the knowledge and expectations necessary to take on your first flying lesson before heading out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work.

Flight lesson –  70 minutes

Take the flight controls and fly over Parramatta north to the Bahai Temple and towards the magnificent northern beaches. Circle Sydney Harbour with stunning views of the Bridge, Opera House, North and South Head and of course the harbour and its foreshores. 

On the Day

  • Dress code – Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule the flight.

 Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club Bankstown Airport NSW Australia
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges
  • The ability to enter the harbour is dependant on an Air Traffic Control clearance, and we will not know if this is possible until airborne.  In the event that a clearance is not available, we will instead explore the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney
  • This flight is non-accredited training

Sydney Coastal Training Flight

From Bankstown you will fly north and then east to Hornsby and Long Reef, before descending to 500 feet and flying down the coast as far as Sea Cliff Bridge. You will then return to Bankstown via Wedderburn and Campbelltown. This flight offers stunning views of the Sydney beaches, and the opportunity to look through Sydney Heads towards the city.  You’ll be learning how to fly the aircaft throughout this spectacular flight. 

Duration: 1:30
Price: $380

Pre-Flight Briefing – 10 minutes

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our Instructors and learn the basics of flight controls.

We will equip you with all the knowledge and expectations necessary to take on your first flying lesson before heading out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work.

Flight lesson – 90 minutes

From Bankstown you will fly north and then east to Hornsby and Long Reef, before descending to 500 feet and flying down the coast as far as Sea Cliff Bridge. You will then return to Bankstown via Wedderburn and Campbelltown. This flight offers stunning views of the Sydney beaches, and the opportunity to look through Sydney Heads towards the city.  You’ll be learning how to fly the aircaft throughout this spectacular flight. 

On the Day

  • Dress code – Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule the flight.

Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club Bankstown Airport NSW Australia
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges
  • This flight is non-accredited training

Flight Training Experience Package

Before you invest in training towards a career as a pilot, how can you be sure that flying an aeroplane is right for you?  This course is designed to help you answer that question.  The SFC Flight Training Experience Package is designed to give you insight into the flight training syllabus, and is also a requirement for candidates wishing to apply for AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) who do not have 5 logbook hours at the time of application.

Duration: 5 sessions, including 2.5 hr briefing time and 3.8 hours dual flying time
Price: $2150

Before starting your flight, sit down with one of our Instructors and learn the basics of flight controls.

We will equip you with all the knowledge and expectations necessary to take on your first flying lesson before heading out to the aircraft for the pre-flight inspection where you will get to see how the aircraft’s controls work.

Flight lesson –  5 sessions, including 2.5 hr briefing time and 3.8 hours dual flying time

Before you invest in training towards a career as a pilot, how can you be sure that flying an aeroplane is right for you?  This course is designed to help you answer that question.  The SFC Flight Training Experience Package is designed to give you insight into the flight training syllabus, and is also a requirement for candidates wishing to apply for AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane) who do not have 5 logbook hours at the time of application.

On the Day

  • Dress code – Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes and sunglasses are recommended.
  • If the weather is unsuitable for the flight, you will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule the flight.

 Notes

  • Conducted at Sydney Flying Club Bankstown Airport NSW Australia
  • This training flight includes all fees and charges
  • This flight is non-accredited training

Terms and conditions for Trial Instructional Flights:

  • Prices quoted are valid until 31/12/2019;
  • Quoted experience durations are from engine start to engine stop, your total time airborne will be less;
  • Flights will be conducted in a four seat PA-28 Piper Cherokee, and not the aircraft shown in the promotional photography on this page;
  • All flights are dependent on weather and aircraft serviceability. Should your flight be cancelled due to a reason beyond our control, you may re-book your experience for any time in the next 12 months at no additional cost;
  • Due to CASA regulations in relation to training flights, these experiences do not permit the carriage of additional passengers

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