Flying Training

Royal Newcastle Aero Club offers flight training for Recreational, Private and Commercial Pilot levels as well as advanced training including  Emergency Manoeuvre Training, Aerobatics, Night-flying, Tail Wheel and Formation Flying.

Situated on the New England Highway at Rutherford, Russell Field is privately owned and has large bitumen sealed runways with a challenging grass cross strip.  Our training area covers some of the Valley’s most beautiful bushland and countryside.

You can begin your training at the Recreational level and progress to pursue a full career in aviation.

An average student will generally qualify for a Private Pilot Licence after approximately 55-60 hours.  At RNAC your instructor will make every effort to keep your budget on track with regular progress reports to project expected outcomes.

Royal Newcastle Aero Club operates 7 days per week and encourages you to take your first step to achieving your aviation goal by taking a Trial Instructional Flight.  This is a thirty minute flight where, after a pre flight briefing, your take the controls of the aircraft.  This is where you ‘get the feel’ of flying a light aircraft, and in a relaxed atmosphere you can ask your instructor all the questions you have about learning to fly. It is that easy!