top of page

Learn to Fly!


Recreational Pilots Certificate RPC

This is the entry level Pilot Qualification that's both affordable and accessible to just about anyone who's ready to fly!


The RPC can be used as a stand alone certification to enjoy recreational flying or as a stepping stone onto higher qualifications.

Your RPC lets you...​

  • Fly a Recreational Aeroplane (under 600Kg Max take off weight).

  • Operate within 25 nautical miles (about 50Km) of the aerodrome you took off from.

  • Carry a friend with you as a passenger (once you've received your passenger endorsement).

  • Fly anywhere in Australia that is outside of controlled airspace (once you've received your cross-country endorsement).


Recreational Pilots LicencE


This is the licence that allows you to step up to flying larger General Aviation aircraft with more complexity and more passenger seats.

Your RPL lets you...​

  • Fly a Light General Aviation Aeroplane (under 1500Kg Max take off weight).

  • Operate within 25 nautical miles (about 50Km) of the aerodrome you took off from.

  • Carry up to 3 friends with you as passengers (as long as you hold an aviation medical certificate).

  • Fly anywhere in Australia that is outside of controlled airspace (once you've received your navigation endorsement).

  • Fly into controlled airspace and land at controlled aerodromes (once you've received your CTA/CTR endorsements)

  • Undertake additional training for flight activity endorsements like aerobatics or formation flying.


Private Pilots Licence


This is the licence that removes the restrictions of the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) in terms of aircraft that you can get checked out on and the ratings and endorsements that you can pursue.

Private Pilots can qualify to fly all kinds of aircraft just about anywhere in the world on private operations...that means, you just can't get paid for'll need a CPL for that!

During the PPL component of your training, you'll become very competent at flying in controlled airspace and you'll also learn new skills like radio navigation.

Once you've got your PPL, you can choose to complete additional ratings like:

Night VFR 

Instrument Rating

Multi-Engine Class rating

...and of course all the benefits of the RPL are still available to you.


Commercial Pilots Licence


This is the licence that allows you to work as a professional pilot and to earn money doing the thing you love!

Commercial Pilot's can end up flying in such diverse roles as:

Air Charter

Aero-Medical Services (Flying Doctor)

Corporate Aviation

Aerial Agriculture (Crop spraying or spreading)

Aerial Fire Fighting

Regional or Major Airlines (with appropriate additional qualifications)

During the CPL component of your training, you will learn how to operate the aeroplane to the very high standards expected of a professional pilot. You will become very proficient at smooth, confident, efficient and safe flying while making operational decisions in a simulated commercial environment.

instrument rating


This advanced qualification allows you to to fly an aircraft by day and night in almost all weather conditions.

Instrument Rating training involves intensive sessions of ground, simulator and in-flight training in all facets of instrument flight operations.


Instrument Ratings are available to Private and Commercial Pilots and both Single and Multi-Engine IRs are available.


tail wheel and aerobatic


Some might say that this is the qualification that turns you into a 'real pilot'.

Tail wheel aircraft have demanding handling characteristics during take off and landing. This means as a tail wheel pilot you must have highly developed and intuitive 'stick and rudder skills' and excellent hand-eye co-ordination.

Adding aerobatic flight skills to your licence means you will gain confidence at handling an aircraft throughout its full envelope...including upside down!

Flying tail wheel and aerobatics will enhance your skills even when flying other aircraft and will increase your confidence and ability to handle emergency situations.'s also just about the best fun you can have in an aircraft!

Tail wheel and Spinning only endorsements are also available.

RFC Citabria Form2.jpg



Flight Instructors have an important job.


Training student pilots is an exacting and demanding task that requires skill, empathy and rigorous personal standards.

If you love flying, are a people person and want to share the joy of flight with others maybe a job as a flight instructor is for you?

The RFC conducts training courses for both Recreational and General Aviation Instructors.

Minimum experience and flying standards apply

Please contact us for details.




The Night VFR Rating allows you to fly an aircraft by night in fine weather conditions. This means the convenience of being able to depart early on a flight (before sunrise) or arrive late (after sunset). This added flexibility in flight planning can add a lot of convenience to your operation.

Flying at night requires discipline and good planning, but if approached correctly offers some great rewards. Flying in the cool, smooth night air is usually a very comfortable experience and the city lights, moonlight and stars can make for some magical sights.

Single and Multi-Engine Night VFR Ratings are available.




The Multi-Engine Class Rating is required to fly multi-engine aircraft.

Multi-Engine aircraft offer more power and performance as well as added systems redundancy, and for aircraft with adequate power, the ability to continue flight with one engine inoperative.

Learning to fly a multi-engine type involves learning about the systems and flight profiles for the aircraft as well as the correct techniques to manage engine failures and single engine flight.

The Multi-Engine Class Rating is available to Private and Commercial Pilots

bottom of page