Taste the sky, feel the wind rush through your hair with a trial flight. Enjoy either a 30 minute or 60minute flight of absolute bliss.A Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is if you are uncertain about learning to fly, or if you just want to get airborne to “feel what it is like” before you commence training, it is an air experience flight; a way of sampling flight training without making any commitment to joining the school.The objective of the TIF is to give you a good and fair sampling of what flying feels like, plus an insight into the flight training process. It is a once off experience; all subsequent flights are on an Approved Syllabus with training toward achieving objectives.
A trial flight includes a brief with an instructor. They will talk through effects of controls, the aerodynamics involved in flight, answer any questions you may have. Next they will walk you through a pre-flight of the plane, explaining the various parts of the plane and how they are controlled. Now you are ready for your flight! Either a 30min lesson or 60min depending on your choice. During the trial flight your instructor may give you control of the flight too! So be ready to take charge! Once on the ground we will finish with a de-brief. This is your chance to ask any questions and see how you can make your dreams come true! You will be presented with a gift certificate for your flight and an experience of an lifetime!Pre-flight briefing. You will usually spend a little time in a briefing room going over the flight and what to expect; Aircraft pre-flight inspection. You will be shown around the aircraft while the instructor does the pre-flight inspection. You will be shown how to get in, how to strap in, and the equipment in the cockpit will be briefly outlined to you.Flight procedures. Your flight will be in our training area. You will be shown the airfield from the air, the local scenery and points to orientate yourself. You will spend time with control of the aircraft in your hands, under the guidance of the instructor. This will give you a 'feel' for what it’s like to fly.Post-flight. debriefing Your instructor will answer any questions you have and underline a few of the main points of the TIF.The Trial Introductory Flights are conducted in our training aircraft and are 30 minute or 60 minute (most in depth experience) flights (note - ground preparation and transition to and from our flying training area takes approximately 20 minutes).Other things you may need to know:Trial Instructional Flights are conducted with the Student and Instructor only. Passengers are not allowed.The take off and landing are controlled by the Instructor only.Clothing should be appropriate for the season and shoes must be of the closed toe style, thongs are not acceptable.The age of participants should be that of a person is capable of beginning training (normally 13 years of age or older). Persons with known medical conditions that may become a safety hazard should not conduct TIF's.English Language must be of a standard that can understand instruction and emergency procedures, in flight, in English.