Take control during this introductory training flight and experience flying from the pilot's seat! This Melbourne aircraft trial flight is your opportunity to live the dream. Take to the skies with an expert instructor, who will assist in making your very first flying lesson an event to remember!
Your light aircraft introductory flight commences with a classroom briefing on the functions of the aircraft's controls, plus all you need to know to enable you to control the aircraft on your first lesson. After briefing, the instructor will take you through the pre-flight inspection on your training aircraft before you take your place in the pilot's seat. Your instructor will talk you through the start up, taxiing and take-off, then you take to the sky for your first real flying experience! The flight is to the south of Moorabbin airport and lasts approximately 30 minutes. During this time you will have hands-on experience in flying the aeroplane. You will fly up to an exhilarating 2000-3000ft on your trial instructional flight! Following the flight there will be an opportunity for you to discuss any questions you have on flight training with your instructor. Please note: Due to the popularity of this experience, weekend appointments book well in advance. If you have a weekend date in mind please give advance notice. There are weekday spots readily available.
Please allow for a waiting period of 6 weeks for weekend bookings and 4 weeks for weekdays due to the popularity of this experience.
Minimum age is 15 years old
Weight restrictions and surcharges apply if you weigh 100kg or more - please contact RedBalloon to check if you have any concerns as alternative arrangements can be made
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged with them according to their policy.
The price quoted is for one person. You will be one-on-one with your instructor during your trial flight.
Flying may be cancelled in weather conditions that would make the flight uncomfortable for a novice. Please call the flying school if in any doubt. Any cancelled flights will be rescheduled for a later date by the experience provider.
Comfortable clothing and footwear is required to enable you to climb in and out of aircraft. High heels are not recommended.
Our operators and their instructors are approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and are members of the Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia. This experience is conducted in a 2 seat training aircraft.
Moorabbin Airport, Victoria - approximately 22km southeast of the Melbourne CBD.