Become a Pilot for 3 Days in 2023
If you wonder what it is like to fly an aircraft, have fun, challenge yourself and make new like-minded friends, this opportunity is for you!
In co-operation with our aviation services partner, Moorabbin Flying Services (MFS), Scout Air Activities offers an introduction for Venturers, Rovers and Guides to give you a real taste for learning to fly! No prior experience necessary.
The program provides an opportunity for a maximum number of four participants over three days (Wednesday to Friday) to experience what is like to train as a pilot as well as share the flight environment utilising MFS' Piper Warrior aircraft.
All practical and theory training is delivered by MFS instructors with each participant receives pre and post-flight briefings. Visits to local on-field aviation businesses/organisations and facilities may be arranged, due to security requirements visits to the control tower are no longer available.
This really is a fantastic opportunity to learn many of the hands-on skills required to pilot an aeroplane in a fun and relaxed environment. While there is some time spent flying in an aircraft or a full size simulator, the focus is that by the end of the course you will understand what it takes to become a pilot, the medical requirements, the structure of a typical training day, the knowledge and skills required to obtain your licence, and what are the various training pathways for either a career in aviation or as a recreational pilot including Vocational Education Delivered in Secondary Schools (VETDSS) options for Years 10 to 12.
While targeted at participants 15 years of age, participants over 13 years of age will be considered based on height and maturity.
If you are looking for other options for Venturer Award or King's Scout have a look at our Venturer and King's Scout Award Programs or Scouts NSW AirVenture Flying Camps pages.
Like everything in aviation what happens on any day depends on the actual weather, the order of session may be change within or across days if necessary. For more details on the program see Moorabbin Flying Services website.
Normally offered by MFS at $789, for Venturers, Rovers and Senior Guides booking through Scout Air Activities Victoria the cost is $749.00, a saving of $40.00, plus a $0.50 TryBooking fee per participant payable by credit card or Paypal at the time of booking.
Registrations will close two weeks prior to each event unless sold out earlier, refunds will only be provided after registrations close if another participant from the waitlist is able to attend. Four events have been scheduled during school holidays in January, April, July and Sept/Oct, additional events may be scheduled if there is sufficient demand. Follow the registration link for dates and availability.