The Northam Aero Club Flying School operates a possible seven days per week depending on Students requirements
The first step to a career in Aviation or to obtain the recreation Pilot Licence or the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is normally a Trial Instructional Flight (TIF). This flight, is a hands on experience flying from the Captain's seat, with an Instructor at your side to guide you through this unforgettable experience. This flight usually lasts approximately 30 minutes and is loggable time towards your licenceL. Cost is $155.00.
There is no minimum education requirement for the issue of any Australian Pilot's licence. Also there is no age limit. However before a person can fly solo they must be at least 16 years old and have passed a Medical Examination given by a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Designated Aviation Medical Examiner (DAME).
Northam Aero Club requires all Student Pilots to become members of our club.
The first level of training takes you through to the Recreational Pilot Licence(RPL).
The training is undertaken in the Club's Cessna C172, the cost being $300.00 per hour. This includes pre-flight briefing and a debriefing at the conclusion of each flight.
Once you have your RPL you can commence Navigation training.
There is a minimum of 5 hours of cross country time to gain your navigation endorsement, which will allow you to fly anywhere in Australia.
The navigation training is broken into 7-8 exercises of between 2.5 hours and 4 hours each. two of these exercices will be solo.
Prior to commencement of your flight training speak to one of our Instructors who will be able to help you decide on the right path to take towards your Aviation dream.
Advantages of learning to fly at Northam are:
Theory courses for the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) exam and the Private Pilot Licence exam are available on request
Refresher courses and AFR's are also available for licenced Pilots, as well as Aerobatics, Night VFR, etc.
Hire Fee Structure:
Private Hire - $220 per hour
Dual Training - $330 per hour
TIF’s - $165 per 1/2 hour
Briefing - as required.
Instructor (in owner's aircraft) - $100 per hour
Pre-paid Discounted Block Rates Available:
• 5 hours - less 5%
• 10 hours - less 10%
• 20 hours - less 15%
Student pilots may use the discounted block rate for aircraft hire only.
Instructor fees remain as priced above.
For all further enquiries please contact:
NAC Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0428 743 031
Matt Bignell - 0428 962 001
For Flight Training, please contact either:
Flying Instructor (and RAA Instructor) MURRAY BOW on 0424 160 750
Flying Instructor KEVIN LATHBURY on: 0434 000 217
For any other queries, please contact
President Errol Croft on: 0428 880 149
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Latest update : July 15, 2020