MURRAY BRIDGE FLYING SCHOOL Frequently Asked Questions
Who can be a Pilot?
Anyone can learn to fly! Learning to fly is easier than most imagine but it does require dedication and time to learn the many aspects involved such as Aerodynamics, Weather, Rules of the Air, Navigation and How to Fly the Plane! The great news is that anyone can learn to fly, its up to YOU to make it happen!
What are the requirements to start Flight Training?
You must be at least 14 years old and able to understand and speak English.
How do I start?
Give us a call or purchase a gift voucher and we can organise an obligation free 30min Trial Instructional Flight (TIF). This is a great way to get a taste of what General Aviation has to offer. TIFs are available 7 days a week and cost $150
How what days do you train?
We have enough instructors to cover training over a 7 day roster and we train nearly every day of the year. This means you can book in and complete your training as often as it suits you.
Why are your prices cheaper than the other flight schools around Adelaide?
There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, we operate aircraft with lower running costs than our competitors and operate out of a quiet aerodrome with no landing fees, no time spent waiting for clearances and vastly reduced taxi time. This allows us to begin the lessons much sooner and not waste our student's time and money. Secondly, we run our school at lower profit margins to ensure we pass the savings on to you and retain our reputation as Adelaide's 'Value for Money' training school.
What is the difference between your school's GA (General Aviation) training and that offered by RAAus (Recreational Aviation Australia)?
The primary difference between General Aviation training and RAAus training is that we run a fleet of Cessna, Piper and Beechcraft aircraft that are fully certified and maintained to CASA's strict maintenance standards. This results in a significantly improved safety record and an overall safer experience for GA Pilots and passengers. Depending on your Licence and level of training, our aircraft are certified to fly at Night, in Instrument Conditions (clouds) and can carry many more passengers. RAAus aircraft are limited to 1 Pilot and 1 Passenger, Day VFR flying only.
Where can my (commercial) licence take me?
Due to our high standard of training, our previous CPL (commercial licence) students have taken many different professional pathways in the aviation industry. Here are just some of them:
- Skydiving pilot
- Outback charter/scenic bush pilot
- Commercial Airlines (Qantas, Virgin, REX, Cobham, AirNZ, Cathay Pacific etc.)
- Royal Flying Doctor Service pilot
- Cropdusting/firebombing pilot
- Royal Australian Air Force pilot
- Flight Instructor
- Helicopter pilot
Do you have accommodation available?
Yes! We have an air-conditioned house on the airfield with all amenities and linen supplied, available to students for $60/night. This price includes use of a courtesy car for trips into town.