COVID-19 – Stay Safe Measures at SCFS (updated 28/04/2022)

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  We hope the current world wide spiralling fuel costs will be a temporary burden on our business.  Therefore, rather than increase our aircraft hire rates, we have introduced a temporary “Fuel Surcharge” on all aircraft hire rates, based on average fuel prices on 1/12/2021. This will be adjusted up or down on a regular basis to reflect our fluctuating business costs for MoGas and AvGas aircraft fuel. We thank you for your understanding.

Sunshine Coast Flying School & Aerobatics Academy

for unique pilot training not provided by other flying schools in Queensland. 

  • You will learn to fly, really ‘FLY’ in 3 dimensions!

  • We don’t stop there! To make you a more accomplished and safer pilot we specialise in advanced handling skills in Aerobatics, Spin Recovery and Emergency Maneouvre  Training (EMT). This option is not available at most other flying schools.

  • Please download our Information Pack providing detailed information on the Advanced Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) course syllabus, prices, FAQ’s and much more.

  • Thrill Seekers check out  our  Airborne Thrills & Adventures  including:



Go to our secure Online Stop, browse through our Flight Training Courses, Airborne Thrills & Adventure Flights and more. Just complete our secure ‘checkout’ process to make your purchase. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, AfterPay and EFT


CFI, COLIN APPLETON, discussing Aerobatics training
at our Caloundra based partners, GOFLY AVIATION

Location Location!

  • All flight training and adventure flights take place above the spectacular coastline and hinterland.

  • The nearby Sunshine Coast Airport provides our students the added advantage of learning to fly with confidence and skill in controlled airspace.  This is especially valuable for our students who want to make flying their career.

  • Operating from multiple locations listed below you can gain your Recreational Pilot Certificate / Licence, RA and GA endorsements, including Basic & Advanced Aerobatics, or just enjoy our Airborne Thrills & Adventure Flights.

    • Caloundra  Aerodrome *, at the southern tip of the Sunshine Coast, less than an hours drive from North Brisbane.  This is our home base for advanced flight skills training which includes Spin Prevention & Recovery, Emergency Maneouvre and Aerobatics Training.

    • Gympie Aerodrome (Kybong), in the beautiful Mary Valley just 30 minutes drive north from Noosa or 15 minutes drive south from historic Gympie. This is our home base for those wanting to learn to fly. We offer an Advanced Recreational Pilot Certificate Course, Aircraft Private Hire, Hands-on Action Flights and much more.  Professional flight training in a friendly environment.  

Much laugher and screaming!

Video Recording

  • All aircraft can be equipped with the Garmin Virb 30 high definition video and audio recording which is a fantastic training aid and an exciting record of an Adventure Flight experience to share with family and friends!  Just select the Flight Video option during ‘checkout’.

  • The Garmin Virb 30 records flight data such as ground speed, altitude, G force, flight track and much more.  Using the free Garmin video editor, you can choose to add flight data into the video. How cool is that!  The video recording of your flight will be available to download, stream or share with friends for a minimum of 30 days after your flight.  You can play on a TV, smart phone, laptop and any device that supports MP4 video.


Please note: all flight and gift certificate purchases are non-refundable but fully transferable.  Just call us to change the booking name!

* Flight training from Caloundra Airfield operates from the facilities of our partners GoFly Aviation.

The “SMILE” says it all!

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Visit our Store to see the full range of Thrill Rides and Flight Training, special offers, special events and more…

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Learn to Fly

Learn to fly with the best aircraft and experienced, professional, friendly instructors offering the most comprehensive RPC and Advanced Pilot Skills Flight Training courses available.

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Learn Advanced Handling & Aerobatics

CFI, Colin Appleton is one of Australia’s most experienced aerobatics instructor! You can increase your pilot skills with Colin’s professional development training.

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Our Aircraft

Facts and Figures about our fantastic aircraft:- Sting Carbon S4, Sting Carbon RG Turbo, Robin R2160 and Extra 300

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Our Instructors

Flying high performance aerobatic aircraft like the Extra 300 safely and skillfully requires far more training, experience and skill than the average pilot. All pilots and instructors have many years experience in competition aerobatics…

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Come Fly With Us!  See You Soon!

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