Training Packages

Trial Instructional Flight

The Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) is no joy flight. It's a 30-minute hands-on lesson where you actually get to fly our Tomahawk training aircraft. You'll be one-on-one with an instructor who'll be giving you a pre-flight briefing about aircraft systems and flying in a nutshell. 

Our TIF's give you a feel for what it's really like to fly an airplane. The TIF is a valuable teaching process and it means there are fewer surprises for new trainee pilots when they start the 'real thing'.

Student in front of tomahawk


This initial investment in flying training is just $150.00. Do it the smart way and talk to one of our skilled & experienced pilots to help plan your flying career. 

Contact us on (02) 6021 2929 or email flying@smartair.com.au.  

7x7Intro Course


What is the 7x7 Intro Course 

The 7x7 Intro Course is the smart way to try flying before you invest in a full training course: in other words, it is designed to expose a prospective pilot to the world of aviation. 

Who can do the course?

Just about anyone. You don’t need a medical or a licence application so it’s a straighforward way to get started. While some people find it easier than others, we know that with a bit of effort, almost anyone can reach the required standard. You might like to try our Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) first.

What does the course involve?

You will receive 7 pre-flight briefings and 7 one hour practical flying lessons for an all-inclusive fee of $1750. Lessons will include a ground briefing as well as a total of 7 hours flight time.

The lessons are:

  1. The effect of controls
  2. Straight and level
  3. Climbing and descending
  4. Turning
  5. Stall recovery
  6. Revision
  7. Circuits

Lessons cover the theory behind each skill set before taking to the sky with your instructor.

How long is the course? 

Quick answer: two months.

The course is very flexible and bookings can be made at times that suit you and your instructor. But because we’re only human, breaks in learning inevitably lead to us forgetting important information, so we strongly recommend all seven lessons be completed within two months.

What if l want to learn more?

As the name suggests, the course is designed as an introduction to the world of aviation. It is a complete course in itself for those simply wanting to learn how to fly an aircraft, or alternatively, it can be the first step towards an ongoing hobby or career.

After completing the 7x7 Intro Course, the next step is to go solo. You will have already learnt the basics, so then it’s a matter of practicing until you can fly on your own. You then learn to navigate using charts and navigation aids, and progress towards a Private Pilot Licence. After that, a Commercial Pilot Licence, Night Rating and Multi Engine Instrument Rating are all within reach.

Just ask your instructor for more details about further training.

Contact us on (02) 6021 2929 or email flying@smartair.com.au

See our students who have taken to the skies with Smartair

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