Learning to Fly Brisbane

PathFinder Aviation

Learning to fly in Brisbane? Our flying school provides the best value in Brisbane with real safety measures in place and a great, fun environment where you can learn how to fly.

Best Value. Real Safety. Serious Fun.

  • Discovery Flights
  • RA-Aus Pilot Certificate
  • Navigation Endorsement
  • Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Night Visual Flight Rules (NVFR)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)

Want to start flying?

Turn your dreams of flying into reality by taking part in flying lessons with PathFinder Aviation.

Anyone 14 or over can take advantage of this opportunity to pilot an aircraft and learn how to fly. All you have to do is take the first step and book in a flying lesson with PathFinder Aviation.

We have flight lessons available for beginners looking to experience the wonders of flight for the first time right up to flying enthusiasts who wish to take professional flying lessons to get a Pilot Certificate or Pilot Licence.

Whatever level of experience you have, our flight instructors will guide and train you as you take flight.

Sling 2 at sunset

Come fly with us!

Experience the sensations and thrill of learning to fly in Brisbane with a Discovery Flight.

With an experienced flight instructor by your side, you will get to take the controls and get a feel for the machine. You can take part in a 30-minute or 60-minute flight – the choice is yours!

30 mins $197; 60 mins $337

Sling 2 at Archerfield QLD.

Book your first lesson

People learn to fly for many reasons; whatever your reason, whatever your goal, we can help you on your journey.

The first step is to simply make a booking for a chat with our Chief Flying Instructor and then to book your flying lessons.

PathFinder Team

Contact Us

07 3255 5734


Victa Ave, Archerfield Airport

PO Box 80, Archerfield, Qld 4108

Why Choose PathFinder Aviation for Flying Lessons in Brisbane

Value, Safety and Fun are our core values here at PathFinder Aviation. When it comes to teaching you how to fly, we’re the very best!

Here’s why:

Best Value

PathFinder is proud to offer the best value flying lessons in Brisbane, allowing you to gain your Pilot Certificate or Pilot Licence at Archerfield Airport for a more affordable price.

Learning to fly Brisbane wide shouldn’t cost the world.

Everything is included in our price – no extra fees or surprise charges!

And there’s no need to pay upfront for your flying lessons. Just pay as you go for each lesson you take.

Not only will we teach you how to fly at a price you can afford, but you can trust that you’ll get the highest quality lessons and all the training required to ensure you are competent and confident in the air.

Sling 2 at Archerfield Airport.

Real Safety

The aircraft we train you in is very well maintained and thorough safety checks are undertaken on the aircraft before every lesson, giving you peace of mind that everything is in working order when hitting the skies.

All of our flight instructors have extensive flying and flight instructor experience. You will always feel safe with one of our instructors by your side guiding you throughout your flight.

Serious Fun

Most of all, we want you to have fun!

We’re passionate about flying, and we want to share that passion with you. Not only are our flight instructors friendly and patient, but they genuinely want you to get the most out of your flying experience.

Realise Your Dreams of Becoming a Pilot

If you’re not 100% sold on putting your dreams of flying into action, let us show you that flying with PathFinder Aviation is fun, affordable and completely safe by visiting us in person before booking your flying lesson.

You can find us at Victa Avenue, off Mortimer Road, on the south side of Archerfield Airport in Archerfield.

Speak with our Chief Flying Instructor, meet the team, see the aircraft and have your questions answered. When you’re ready, we’ll book you in for your first lesson.

Still not convinced? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page where common questions about our flight training in Brisbane are answered to put your mind at ease.

What to Expect when Learning How to Fly

All of our flying lessons are conducted at Archerfield Airport – Brisbane’s home for recreational flying. Here’s what you can expect when taking part in a flying lesson at PathFinder Aviation:

Sling 2 at Kilcoy

1. The Aircraft

After conducting a pre-flight briefing and aircraft safety check, we will put you in the cockpit of one of our aircraft.
The Sling was specifically designed to be the most practical light sports aircraft available. This plane is ideal for conducting flying lessons because it is highly responsive and simple to operate. Or we have a Cessna 172, or a Tomahawk.

Sling 2 at Archerfield Airport.

2. In-Flight Training

You will receive one-on-one training from a dedicated and experienced flight instructor. They will be right next to you in the cockpit to teach you the controls and check on your progress. You will be under close supervision at all times so there’s no need to worry about doing something wrong, as our instructor is right there to help you and guide you through your flying experience.

Sling 2 at Archerfield Airport

3. Flying Solo

If you wish to take on more flying lessons beyond your discovery flight, you will have the opportunity to receive a Pilot Certificate which allows you to fly on your own. Once you become more confident with your flying skills, you will be sent out to fly solo and a flight test will be conducted at the end of your training.

You can’t beat the feeling of flying an aircraft solo for the first time and becoming a pilot!

Let us help you get there by booking your first Brisbane flying lesson with us at PathFinder Aviation.

Flexible Flying Lessons in Brisbane

Flying lessons can be conducted either full time or on days and times that suit you on a regular basis. Whenever you want to fly, we’re available – even during early mornings and on weekends.

If you’re serious about improving your flying skills, we encourage you to attend flying lessons as regularly as you can, allowing you to fly through the air on your own sooner rather than later. After all, practise makes perfect!

And if you choose to pursue your flying dreams further, all the hours you clock up during your flying lessons will count towards gaining your Recreational, Private or Commercial Pilot Licence.

Getting a Pilot Certificate or Pilot Licence

When learning to fly in Brisbane, there are 4 types of licences you can gain from PathFinder Aviation:

RA-Aus Pilot CertificateYour first step towards obtaining your pilot licence is getting a RA-Aus Pilot Certificate. This involves spending a minimum of 20 hours flying, including 5 hours of solo flying without an instructor. This allows you to fly within the allocated training area on your own.

Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)If you wish to fly a 4 seat aircraft, you will need a Recreational Pilot Licence. This enables you to fly within 25 Nautical Miles of your airport, or Australia wide with a Cross Country Endorsement.

Private Pilot Licence (PPL)This licence will allow you to fly a single engine aircraft anywhere in Australia.

Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)This licence will allow you to work as a professional pilot.

Have a look through our other pages to discover what each type of licence means, how much it costs to obtain and the benefits you gain as you achieve each level of qualification.

Pathfinder Aviation Archerfield Airport.

Start Flying with PathFinder Aviation Today

Ready to hit the skies and start your flying lessons? When learning to fly around Brisbane, there is no better flying school to turn to than PathFinder Aviation.

Located at Archerfield Airport, PathFinder Aviation is the best place in Brisbane to start your journey.

Start flying today by calling us on (07) 3255 5734 to book in your first lesson.