Types of Pilot Certifications

At Bunbury Flying School we live and breathe aviation, which is why our students don’t just receive the bare minimum when it comes to training – they receive the very best Southern Aviation has to offer. Our main priority is making sure all of our students enter the industry with genuine operational capability, not just good test scores.

Located on the scenic coast of south-west Western Australia at Bunbury Airport, our school offers a range of aviation courses that cater to both the private and commercial pilot training sectors. With a host of full-time and part-time courses available, our objective is to provide you with the training you need at the pace you require to achieve your goals.
Recreational Pilot
With the base Recreational Pilot Licence you can fly within 25 nautical miles of your departure airport, and with further training you can add endorsements for navigation and controlled airspace to enable you to fly most anywhere. To complete this initial course you will need to log 25 hours of flight time, including 20 hours of dual instruction and 5hrs of solo flight time.

Upon completion, you’ll have the knowledge, practical skills, experience, and confidence to operate a light piston aeroplane.
Private Pilot
To become a Private Pilot, you will undertake more extensive training than a Recreational Pilot, learning how to navigate and also enter controlled airspace. This course will equip you with the skills you need to venture a little further from home for the day or longer, and will allow you to fly in both controlled and non-controlled airspace anywhere in Australia, so you have more freedom to do what you love – fly!

This is also phase one of our Commercial Pilot course, so if you decide you want to make your hobby a career, you’ll be heading in the right direction.
Commercial Pilot
If you’re keen to get paid for your piloting skills, a Commercial pilot certification could be for you. Combining both learning theory and many hours of flying, this comprehensive course will teach you everything you need to know to make a career as a Pilot.
Flight Instructor
Some people were born to fly, and if you’re one of them, why not gain the skills and qualifications that will allow you to help other like-minded individuals take flight? Our Flight Instructor certification will teach you all of the theoretical and practical skills you need to pursue a career as a Pilot or Flight Instructor. During this course you will be presented with the opportunity to participate in learning theory, where you can share your experience and knowledge with other pilots in training.

This brief overview is just a snippet of the skills and experience you will attain when undertaking one of our industry-leading aviation courses or qualifications for aspiring Pilots. If you want to learn more about the requirements and learning outcomes of each of our courses, request a course guide or contact us today.

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