The Redcliffe Aero Club has been training both professional and recreational pilots for almost 40 years, helping people broaden their experiences and achieve a high level of personal satisfaction by making dreams and goals a reality.
Unlike most flying schools, our core instructional team are employed as full time professional Flight Instructors (not casual), meaning your training team is consistent and regular. Our Instructors are highly experienced and motivated to help you quickly succeed.
To ensure you are comfortable during your theory exams, RAC holds approval to administer the necessary CASA PEXO exams on the premises. For flying tests, RAC maintains close relationships with preferred CASA approved testing officers. This way, students can feel confident that test expectations accurately reflect our training standards
The Redcliffe Aero Club trains people with all goals. Whether you’re intending to fly for recreation, or whether you are seeking a career as a pilot, we can take you from your very first flight right through to job-ready as a General Aviation Pilot or Airline Cadet.
Flying with Redcliffe Aero Club will be one of the best choices you will make.
For Private Pilots
RAC prides itself on finding the balance between the social and recreational aspects of aviation for members and professional training operations for aspiring career pilots.
As a student pilot working towards a licence for recreational purposes, you’ll experience a relaxed and enjoyable approach to training requirements without compromising on safety and our high standards. You’ll be on a first name basis with the entire RAC team and welcomed to participate in our social events such as BBQs and flyaways.
We believe that the experience of gaining your licence should be as enjoyable as using it afterwards, therefore Redcliffe Aero Club actively promotes a friendly and positive atmosphere and avoids the ‘mass produced’ feeling of airline academy type schools.
For Commercial Pilots
Members who aspire to become a career pilot will find Redcliffe Aero Club offers an excellent approach to commercial licence training. We know that every student has individual strengths and weaknesses, so our Instructors will work with you one-on-one to help develop your personal skill set to be the best pilot you can be. We believe this is an important factor when choosing a training provider, so RAC actively avoids the ‘mass produced’ impersonal feeling of airline academy type schools.
Many of our former students and instructors are now flying for Qantas, Virgin, Cathay Pacific, Qantas Link and in the general aviation sector, reflecting the high standard of training they have received, and the Redcliffe Aero Club’s highly regarded reputation within the industry.
RAC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) offering Diploma Courses for Commercial Licence and Instrument Rating students. We are also a VET Fee-Help approved provider, allowing candidates to access government funding for their training costs.