This account of a nav comes from one of our favourite students – Mike Webb. Mike’s health keeps him from getting his solo wings so often Merit Aviation instructors are forunate enough to be his co-pilot on cross country adventures. This is his account of a recent flight. Over to you Mike!… Our trip Moruya […]
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Want to become a pilot but not sure you'll love it as much as you think you will. Well... give it a try and find out with a Trial Introductory Flight. It’s also the first flight you can log as a pilot in your pilot logbook if you continue on with flight training!
OK. So you've tried a flight and now you want to keep flying but you're not sure where you want to take your flying yet. With our starter program we'll take you through the building blocks of flight to move you towards going solo and getting a license.
Get your license
You want to fly on your own or with passengers – great! Let’s get busy getting you a license so you can become the pilot in command you want to be, whether that’s flying across Australia or just joy flying around your local airport.
What license do I need?
Recreational Pilot License
With just a driver's license medical and a membership with Recreational Aviation Australia, learn to fly and travel all over Australia.
- Min 20 hours of flight training
- Driver’s license medical
- 5 theory exams
- Additional ratings available for navigation and passenger carriage
Private Pilot License
Build on your RPL and go for your PPL. Learn to navigate your aircraft from A to B via Z. And once you pass your exam and flight test you’ll be licensed to carry up to 5 passengers anywhere in Australia.
- Min of 15 extra hours of flight training
- Navigation and controlled airspace training
- PPL theory exam
Commercial Pilot License
If a career flying aircraft is your goal, then progressing to a CPL is the way to go. There are so many opportunities available in charter, spotting, survey, photography and public transport – that it will be hard for you to decide which one you like!
- Min 200 flying hours
- CSU and retractable undercarriage training
- Build hours and experience as the pilot in command
- Pass all seven CPL theory exams
Merit Aviation is located at Moruya Airport, on the NSW South Coast
Head east to the coast and away from controlled airspace, where you can learn in a more relaxed environment. Moruya Airport is just 2 and a half hours from Canberra. Commute for the day or stay for a week!
Head south and you’ll find the skies have a lot less traffic and therefore a lot less stress. We are 4 and a half hours from Sydney so you should plan to visit us to do your training in chunks. An awesome way to focus on your flying.
We have lots of students from Bega with it being just 2 hours drive away. Flying in Moruya is the best way for land lubbers to enjoy the coast. You’ll have a totally new appreciation of beaches along the NSW south coast.
- Dual Rate $653/hour
- Private Hire $583/hour
2 turbo-engines & all leather interior makes this a lovely aircraft for taking the family places. Train & hire with us!6 seater
- Dual Rate $329/hour
- Private Hire $249/hour
A great next step aircraft when you want to add a navigational endorsement. And has 2 door entry.4 seater
- Dual Rate $239/hour
- Private Hire $189/hour
We have 2 Foxbats and their great forward and side visibility make them a pleasure to fly over beautiful Moruya.2 seater
- Dual Rate $259/hour
- Private Hire $209/hour
Our C150 is a wonderful and forgiving training aircraft, with easy to learn cockpit layout – a great starter trainer.2 seater
- Dual Rate $349/hour
- Private Hire $309/hour
A bigger aircraft that’s perfect to take flying cross country. A good next step from your initial flight training aircraft.4 seater
- Dual Rate $315/hour
- Private Hire $265/hour
Master taxiing, flying and landing a tailwheel aircraft. This aircraft is a great trainer for learning to dance those feet.2 seater
My First Work Adventure: Flight Training In Outback QLD
The trip to Cunnamulla’s purpose was to conduct flight training for a couple of outback cattle station owners. This was so they could fly their aircraft around their properties. I turned up to the airport at Moruya and what greeted me was a whole lot of luggage, laid around the cargo hold of our Seneca. It’s […]