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Microlight Training

AirBorne Upper Hunter is the premier provider of microlight flight training in Australia. You can learn to fly a microlight that has wheels then proceed onto floats for water landings. Although we are based in Newcastle (in the Hunter Valley, NSW Australia), we conduct training all over the country, and specialise in training overseas students.

Learning to fly a microlight is an experience that is fun, challenging and offers great rewards. Australia’s airspace is relatively uncomplicated and there are few areas that are inaccessible to microlights. For microlights, there isn’t even a need to report to a Control Tower.

We believe that almost anyone can learn to fly a microlight if they have the desire and commitment. From the age of 15 you can start your training and by 16 be away flying yourself around, before your friends can even drive!

For the more mature students, there is no upper age limit, as long as you meet the medical requirements for a car licence, you can learn to fly a microlight.

Learning to fly a microlight with AirBorne Upper Hunter is great fun. Whether you just like the challenge of something new or want to overcome a fear, we will ensure you get the most from your training.

Our experienced instructors are among the best in Australia and deliver a comprehensive course that meets all the regulatory requirements, while being easily tailored to suit each individual student’s needs.

We understand that learning to fly takes considerable time and effort, so we are flexible in our hours. We fly 7 days a week, daylight to dusk, and can run theory courses at night if required.

FLIGHT training with AirBorne Upper Hunter follows the HGFA syllabus, as approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

microlights beachThe regulations require a minimum of 20 hours of instruction before your General Skills Test for your HGFA Pilot's License (Microlights), but only those with previous flying experience are likely to achieve this. As a rough guide, the Australian average is about 30 hours. Budget for that and you won't be far wrong.

All our training is done on a one-to-one basis. If you need more time on an exercise, we can give it. If you're ready to move on to another aspect there's no-one to hold you back.

How long it takes to get your license depends on the individual (student and instructor!), the weather and the frequency of lessons. Generally, someone able to fly once a week will learn quicker than someone was flying just once a month.

We suggest no more than two, or possibly three, lessons a day because time is needed to let things sink in. It is amazing just how much you learn from replaying a flight in your mind. If you fly too soon, previous lessons are not properly absorbed and so the foundations are weakened. This eventually leads to remedial lessons, so does not really save time - or money!

Your instructor will update you on your progress after every flight.

To find out more call us on 0428 444 868 or contact us here.


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