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!

Photos are a guide only – actual aircraft type used may differ.

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: $190.00

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.

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over Sydney’s western suburbs while learning how to fly the aeroplane. There will also be an opportunity to take a photograph or two before returning to Bankstown.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.


Total duration (engine on to engine off) 30 minutes.

Warragamba Dam Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head west flying towards the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park, and get spectacular views of Warragamba Dam.

Duration: 00:45
Price: $260.00

From Bankstown you will head west flying towards the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park, and get spectacular views of Warragamba Dam. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos before returning.

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over Sydney’s western suburbs and then over Warragamba Dam while learning how to fly the aircraft.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.


Total duration (engine on to engine off) 45 minutes.

Northern Beaches Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head northeast flying over Parramatta and Hornsby, then to the coast to explore the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park.

Duration: 1:00
Price: $320.00

From Bankstown you will head northeast flying over Parramatta and Hornsby, then to the coast to explore the Northern Beaches and Ku-ring-gai National Park. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos before returning.

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over Sydney’s suburbs, coastline and National Parks while learning how to fly the aircraft.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

Total duration (engine on to engine off) 1 hour.

Three Sisters Training Flight

From Bankstown you will head northwest and experience spectacular views of Katoomba and the Three Sisters, in the Blue Mountains National Park.

Duration: 1:10
Price: $380.00

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

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over the Blue Mountains, while learning how to fly the aircraft.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

Total duration (engine on to engine off) 1 hour 10 minutes.

Harbour Scenic Training Flight

Depart towards the magnificent Northern Beaches and then circle Sydney Harbour with stunning views of the Bridge, Opera House, Manly and North & South Head.

Duration: 1:10
Price: $380.00

Depart towards the magnificent Northern Beaches and then circle Sydney Harbour with stunning views of the Bridge, Opera House, Manly beach and North & South Head. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos before returning.

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over the harbour, while learning how to fly the aircraft.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.


Total duration (engine on to engine off) 1 hour 10 minutes.

Note: The ability to enter Sydney 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.

Sydney Coastal Training Flight

Our most spectacular flight offering stunning views of the Sydney beaches, and the opportunity to look through the Heads towards the city and Harbour Bridge.

Duration: 1:30
Price: $440.00

Our most spectacular flight offering stunning views of the Sydney beaches, and the opportunity to look through the Heads towards the city and Harbour Bridge. 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. You’ll be learning how to fly the aircraft throughout this spectacular flight.

On arrival at Sydney Flight College at Bankstown Airport you will have a 10 minute pre-flight briefing with one of our instructors where you will learn the basic controls of flying a light aircraft. You’ll then head out to the aeroplane for the pre-flight inspection and get to see in more detail how the aircraft’s controls work.

After taxi and takeoff you’ll soon be soaring over the harbour, while learning how to fly the aircraft. There will also be plenty of opportunities to take photographs before returning to Bankstown.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

Total duration (engine on to engine off) 1 hour 30 minutes.

Sydney International Airport Experience

Take advantage of reduced air traffic at Sydney International for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to land there in the cockpit!

Act fast – this experience will only be available for a limited time.

Duration: 1:00
Price: $790.00

Offered only for a limited time, this trial instructional flight will have you taking off from Bankstown and taking in the sights of Sydney Harbour either from above or from the coast abeam Sydney Heads. You’ll then make an approach to Sydney International either from over Botany Bay, or from the North with spectacular views of the City on the approach. After landing on one of Sydney’s huge runways you will come to a stop, re-taxi, and take-off again before heading back to Bankstown.

Flight conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia. To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

Total duration (engine on to engine off) minimum 1 hour.

This flight requires significant planning by a specialist flight instructor. The price is reflective of this planning, and the coordination time required with Sydney Air Traffic Control to secure a landing slot. It also includes the high landing fee charged by Sydney International Airport.

Flight Training Experience Package

The SFC Flight Training Experience Package is designed to give you insight into the flight training syllabus, so you can assess if flying is right for you.

Duration: 5 sessions, including 2.5 hr briefing time and 3.8 hours dual flying time
Price: $2,150.00

Before you invest in substantial training towards flying for pleasure, or 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.

This package is made up of 5 sessions and includes 2.5 hours of theory, and 3 flight lessons totalling 3.8 hours dual flying time.


Flights and theory lessons conducted at Sydney Flight College, 60 Birch Street, Bankstown Airport, NSW, 2200, Australia.

To book your experience please call us on 02 9709 8488 stating your voucher number. We are open 7 days per week.

Casual, comfortable dress with enclosed shoes, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.

Remember your experience with an SFC cap

A limited edition Sydney Flying Club baseball cap is available exclusively to our Trial Instructional Flight customers. Available as an add-on at checkout. One size fits all. Subject to availability.

Price: $30.00

Terms and conditions for Trial Instructional Flights:

  • There is no minimum age to participate in these experiences, although persons under the age of 18 will require completion of a consent form by a parent or guardian;
  • Minimum height of participants 140cm;
  • Maximum weight of participants 110kg;
  • 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 (except for The Sydney International Airport Experience which must be re-booked within 1 calendar month);
  • Due to CASA regulations in relation to training flights, these experiences do not permit the carriage of additional passengers;
  • Once purchased, gift certificates are not refundable;
  • Customers wishing to change the date or time of their booking greater than 48 hours prior to the booking start time can do so at no additional cost;
  • Booking change requests less than 48 hours prior to the booking start time are not available, and the gift certificate will be forfeited and no refund will be given;
  • If a customer fails to arrive for the experience (a ‘No Show’) or is greater than 15 minutes late for the pre-arranged booking time (a ‘Late Arrival’) the gift certificate will be forfeited and no refund will be given;
  • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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