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Learning to fly through a registered SAFA flight training school is the safest way to learn to fly, and in Australia is the only legal way to undertake flight training. Our schools are required to conform to the SAFA (and CASA) standards for equipment, operational systems, certification and ongoing support.

SAFA flight training schools will train and qualify Supervised Pilots or Pilot Certificate holders to fly capably on their own (within the limits of their skill and experience), and to be able to extend their flight skills and experience in a progressive manner.

Newly certified pilots are then encouraged by SAFA flight training schools to join a local SAFA affiliated Club. SAFA Clubs will provide support and guidance to new pilots to help them improve their skills and gain more experience so they can get more of out of their sport, safely.

Most flight training schools will run sessions to help you to take your skills to the next level of proficiency. The schools will organise tours and specialist clinics, providing endorsement training such as VHF Radio Operator, Towing, Motored Flight, Cross-Country Flying and SIV Manoeuvres.

The Flight Training Facilities listed below are the registered and approved SAFA flight training schools. Undertaking flight training outside of the SAFA framework is not compliant with Australian law and will not lead to a Pilot Certificate.

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