LEARN TO FLY
POINT COOK FLYING CLUB WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF MOORABBIN AVIATION SERVICES OFFERS FLIGHT TRAINING EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY TO HELP YOU GET STARTED IN AVIATION. YOU’LL BE STARTING WITH BASIC TRAINING TO PROGRESS TO YOUR RPL THEN IF YOU CHOOSE YOU CAN PROGRESS ONTO YOUR PPL. YOU WILL BE FLYING OUT OF RAAF BASE AT POINT COOK, THE BIRTHPLACE OF AVIATION IN AUSTRALIA!
YOUR RECREATIONAL PILOTS LICENSE
1st stage of obtaining your Private Pilot Licence.
The Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) will be the first licence obtained during your training towards your Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Until this stage you are not authorized to carry any passengers on your flights.
Once you have passed the RPL you may carry passengers to and from the training area during solo flights. You will still be limited to a confined training area unless you have completed an RPL navigational endorsement.
YOUR PRIVATE PILOTS LICENSE
The 2nd Stage: Completion of your Private Pilot Licence (P.P.L.)
Once you have completed the Recreational Pilot Licence (R.P.L) you may then commence navigation training.
The navigation exercises teach you the practical skills and airmanship required for flying safely to distant locations: managing fuel and flight logs; radio communication and transitions through different air space and control zones; unplanned diversions (due to weather etc.); conducting circuits at unfamiliar aerodromes; and landing on different types of surfaces.
YOUR COMMERCIAL PILOTS LICENSE
The CPL is not offered at Point Cook but Morrabbin Aviation Services offer the course out of their Morrabbin base.
If you wish to continue your training and attain a Commercial Pilot Licence, you will need at least 200 hours of flying experience, with specified time spent as pilot in command, and both cross country and instrument flight experience.
If you enrol in an integrated CPL course with Moorabbin Aviation Services, this time may be reduced to 150 hours. The difference in hours reflects the different approach to the training. With the150-hour course, the theory and the flight training are coordinated and conducted together, whereas the 200-hour option is often arranged separately.