Learn to fly

Whether you want to fly for fun or see aviation as a career, RAAus is the best place to start!

learn to fly

Learning to fly is an exciting journey. From your trial introductory flight (TIF) to your first solo, passing your theory exams, learning to navigate, gaining your pilot certificate and then taking a friend or loved one with you for the first time and sharing your passion with them. 

Steps to achieve your Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC):

  • Subscribe to the RAAus Mailing List to keep up to date with information
  • Contact your local Flight Training School to arrange a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF)
  • Sign up for a FREE 3 month Temporary Membership with Recreational Aviation Australia (this will allow you to complete a maximum of 3 hours of flight training at a RAAus school before committing to a financial membership (FMEM)). These lessons can take place over a 90-day period, giving you plenty of time to see if you love flying as much as we do! Once you are ready to keep learning to fly, you can convert your Temporary Membership by paying for a FMEM.
  • Start flying lessons and work towards achieving your first solo flight
  • Complete the required Recreational Pilot Certificate exams
  • Continue flight training for issue of a Recreational Pilot Certificate
  • Complete a flight test to achieve your Recreational Pilot Certificate
  • Achieve a passenger endorsement to take your friends and family flying!

Recreational Aviation Australia offers:

-        The most simple and affordable pathway to achieving your pilot certificate in Australia

-        Access to a modern fleet of safe aircraft with over 3200 aircraft registered with RAAus

-        Over 160 Flight Training Schools across Australia

-        Access to flight training for anyone interested in flying, whether you’re 14 or 80!

-        Scholarships for young pilots learning to fly

Did you know?

-        You can fly solo from the age of 15 and start flight training even earlier.

-        You can achieve your Recreational Pilot Certificate in as little as 20 hours flight time.

-        Flying may not be as expensive as you think – Contact your nearest flight school to find out pricing today.

-        Flying requires pilots to maintain a medical standard. Recreational Aviation Australia only requires a self-declared drivers licence                     medical saving you time and money - Some conditions apply.

-        Competent pilots may own and maintain their own aircraft, significantly lowering costs.

-        Hours flown with Recreational Aviation Australia count towards achieving your recreational or professional goals, whether you                         want to fly for fun or as a career, the sky really is the limit.