Ready for your very first flight? Our Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is an ideal way to discover the joy of flight, learn more about aviation, and what it will take to become a pilot.
You'll receive expert flight instruction including practice on a simulator (3hr TIF), which boasts state-of-the-art avionics systems and the latest training technology. You’ll be briefed on the aircraft and how it its controlled in order for you to fly it.
Startup procedure - Following the checklist to initiate engine start up
Radio Communication - Receive the weather information and communicate with ATC (Ground and Tower)
Taxiing - Movement of the Aircraft on ground from the parking bay to the runway in use
Take–off & Climbing - You and your instructor will take off from the active runway and climb to the assigned altitude
Departure - Depart Essendon control zone via one of the assigned outbound VFR points
Straight and level - Clear of the zone track to the desired area where you will get to practice various flight sequences related to Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training
Returning to Essendon - You and your instructor will fly the aircraft to one of the inbound reporting points, request the clearance from the Tower
Joining Circuit & Landing - Following the clearance your instructor will set up the aircraft on approach for landing and demonstrate a landing
TIF's can be a 1hr or 3hr session with all time at the controls going towards flying time for your private pilot's license
TIF COURSE COST
3 Hr TIF: $495
1 Hr Classroom Lesson
1 Hr Flight Lesson in the Full Motion Flight Simulator