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Flying lessons and pilot licences in Sydney

Learn to fly courses in Sydney

Get your pilot licence at Flight Academy Bankstown in Sydney. We offer LTF packages and flexible options for your RPL, PPL and CPL. Contact us for more information about advanced training.

Pay as you go, no upfront payments are required. 

Learn to fly packages

From $1,300

This is a more advanced alternative to the Trial Introductory Flight. LTF packages include your first 3 flights and briefing notes.

Recreational Pilot Licence

Approx. $10,000*

Whether you want to fly for fun or as a pathway to a career in aviation, the RPL is the first step to become a licensed pilot.

Private Pilot Licence

Approx. $27,500*

This is the second pilot licence in Australia once you complete RPL with navigational endorsement. You will learn and qualify to fly more complex and larger aircraft.

Commercial Pilot Licence

Approx. $80,000*

Get ready for real-world scenarios of commercial operations with the CPL course. We offer flexible learning options with part-time and full-time courses.

*About our pricing: we offer a pay-as-you-go pricing model rather than requesting lump sums upfront. We know learning to fly is not easily affordable by everyone, and try to make it accessible to as many people as possible. Our course prices are approximate based on average students. Flying is competency-based training, all pilot students are different and the total hours of training before they are ready to complete their tests may differ.
For any questions or to discuss your personal situation please don’t hesitate to call us on 02 9791 9155

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Aussie owned and operated, our Bankstown flight school is the sister company of Sydney Skydivers. We are aviation experts with over 50 years experience. Get high-quality instruction from experienced real-world pilots.

Nick TaylorNick Taylor
05:31 07 May 24
Amazing! Just book it. Enough said.
Flynn EllingtonFlynn Ellington
03:24 29 Apr 24
My flight was a great experience. Great people!
Cris VegaCris Vega
04:59 09 Jan 24
BETTER THAN THE AMUSEMENT PARK!Anthony made my trial introductory flight a fantastic experience! Booking was a breeze, and his guidance, coupled with a great sense of humor, made the entire journey enjoyable. I highly recommend this flight school to anyone looking for a friendly and professional experience in aviation.
Anthony GeltchAnthony Geltch
06:06 13 Oct 23
GarryGarry
22:13 20 Jun 23
Very friendly chaps here. Easily one of the best on the field
Wiz MeisterWiz Meister
06:45 19 Jun 23
Just started with FAB recently, instructors are definitely very knowledgeable and take pride in their teachings. Communication is one of many strengths they have.They make operating a plane fun and easy just like when your learning how to drive.Definitely would recommend to anybody looking into getting into aviation
Fatz OFatz O
11:39 13 May 23
We had such an amazing experience from initial booking all the way through to my sons trial flight. Mark was Knowledgeable and patient and taught us so much. Great value for money introduction. Could not recommend them more! Hope to be back soon.
Pavel GrozdovPavel Grozdov
22:37 25 Mar 23
Adrian SmithAdrian Smith
07:29 01 Feb 23
Super friendly and easy going, let us know when the weather was looking good and suggested the best days to fly. On the day went through everything and explained it all very well so we were up and flying in no time at all.
Artem NosovtsevArtem Nosovtsev
03:03 24 Jan 23
Fantastic school! Amazing staff, professional and individual approach everyone. Heaps of fun! Will come back for sure!!!
Tony BaiTony Bai
22:02 18 Jan 23
Very competent instructor and great facilities
John IskanderJohn Iskander
11:17 10 Jan 23
Very fun experience and felt comfortable the whole time. Anthony was very competent and friendly.Definitely a memorable experience.
HyeonjunHyeonjun
12:06 11 Dec 22
Flying again with FAB was the best choice.I had to move 4 different schools before but never had this much details and explanations, and I'm really happy to find this school. It's definitely worth to learn fly with them.
Sharath VennuSharath Vennu
08:42 11 Dec 22
I’ve starting my PPL training with Flying Academy Bankstown and I have to say it’s been amazing so far. Anthony, the chief instructor, has been super helpful and very understanding regarding each student’s needs and requirements and helps you achieve them.I’ve don’t about 5 hours so far and can’t wait to do more.
Phielix PhielixPhielix Phielix
07:08 11 Dec 22
Great experience learning to fly! My instructor is really helpful and I'm learning a lot!
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High-quality pilot training

Our flying courses in Sydney are conducted by highly-qualified instructors that are also real-world experienced pilots. Contact us to discuss your particular situation, we can cater for your needs: from Trial Introductory Flights (TIF), to learn to fly packages, RPL, PPL, CPL and advanced training.

Our flight school

Our flying school in Sydney is equipped with all the facilities required: hangar, classrooms, flight simulator, kitchen and students’ hang-out area. We are located at 77 Tower Rd, Bankstown Aerodrome NSW 2198.

Flexible bookings: to change your booking at no extra cost you must give us more than 48h notice. $50 fee applies for late changes or cancellations. If we cannot fly due to bad weather or other circumstances we will reschedule your booking. All flying credit and vouchers are valid for 3 years. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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