Our TIF's give you a feel for what it's really like to fly an aeroplane.
The Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) is no joy flight. It's a 30-minute hands-on experience where you get to fly our Piper Tomahawk. 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.
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 $1800. Lessons will include a ground briefing as well as a total of 7 hours flight time.
The lessons are:
Lessons cover the theory behind each skill set before taking to the sky with your instructor.
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.
Smartair instructors teach the basics of flying , both flying practicals and theory over a 5-day period. Classes run from 8.00am through to 5.30pm each day from Smartair's base at Albury Airport.
Each morning after a collective briefing on that day's exercises, students are then able to take to the sky in turn, with the instructor beside them. After flying, it's right back down to earth because students need to study modules from the supplied theory books to cover the syllabus required for the pre-solo exam.
We will be running the course on throughout School Holidays. Please give us a call on (02) 6021 2929 to find prices and more information on running times.
The School Holiday Program is a course designed to give students who want to make aviation their career and give them a head start. It's the smart way for budding aviators to get a taste of flying - because they actually get in the air and learn the basics. Students can then make an informed choice about becoming a career pilot or recreational pilot.
Just about anyone who is capable of controlling an aircraft. Our focus is on school students who can't wait to get started in their aviation career, but maybe you've enjoyed a Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) and want to learn more. You don't need a medical or a licence application, so it's straight forward way to get started.
Our instructors will be happy to discuss how you can build on your School Holiday Program experience to achieve the licence that is
right for you.
Get in touch with us through either email, phone or enquiry form and we will assist in any way possible.