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.
Cost of joining the Northam Aero Club is $10.00 Nomination Fee, Plus $55.00 Annual Subscription. Total to join $65.00.
The first level of training takes you through to the Recreational Pilot Licence(RPL).
A minimum of 25 hours is required prior to gaining thr RPL,including 5 hours solo. However a more realistic figure is between 25
and 30 hours depending on how often you fly. It normally takes between 10 and 15 hours to achieve your first
Solo Flight. Again this depends on how often you fly.
Having successfully completed the GFPT, gained your RPL, you are now able to carry passengers in the local training area.
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.
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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:
- Into the training area quicker than major city airports, which means cheaper costs.
- No landing or air service charges levied at the Northam airfield.
- No heavy traffic with consequent delays.
- Competitive aircraft hire rates.
- Professional one on one training.
- Club membership allows participation in club flying and social activities.
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.
Briefing fees for AFR:
In own aircraft: $90.
In the Club's aircraft: $80.
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