Bruce Hartwig Flying School

Bruce Hartwig Flying School

7 Aircraft Flight School outside Adelaide training a large number of domestic and international students to become Airline Pilots


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Diamond DA20 Evolution, Cessna 172, Cirrus SR20, Cessna 206, Diamond DA42 Twin Star, B55 Baron, PA31 Chieftain


Redbird FMX

Financing partner

VET Student Loans


Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Entry Requirements

18 years of age and hold an appropriate immigration visa, Class 1/2 medical, willing to undergo an Aviation Security Identity Card (ASIC) check, English Language 5.5 IELTS or TOEFL 530 (paper based)

Bruce Hartwig Flying School, established since nearly 50 years and located at Parafield Airport South Australia aims to be Australia's centre of Aviation Training excellence. Since its founding days Bruce Hartwig Flying School has trained over 2,000 students (both domestic and international), flown over 35,000 hours and has had 0 accidents.

Mr. Bruce Hartwig was a talented flying instructor with a gift for explaining the complexities of flying to his students in a style that was easy to understand. Bruce opened his own school in the regional South Australian town of Waikerie in the 1960s, attracting students from all over Australia. For many years the School was active at a national level, contributing to the national training industry and became the first aviation school in Australia to attain an ISO 9001 international quality assurance rating, the first to win Skills for All subsidies and one of the first to be granted VET-FEE HELP approval.

Bruce Hartwig Flying School training aircraft fleet consists of an carefully chosen mix of aircraft designed to cater for the diverse training needs and interest of its students. Aircraft include the Diamond DA20, Cessna 172, Cessna 206, Cirrus SR20, Beechcraft BE55 Baron, Diamond DA-42 Twinstar and a Piper PA31 Chieftain. Bruce Hartwig Flying School fleet as a mix of traditional analogue and state of the art glass cockpit aircraft. In addition, Hartwig Air has purchased and installed a Redbird full-motion flight simulator for student instrument training, and flight maneuver practicing. All of the instructors are highly qualified professionals from many different backgrounds, ranging from single engine charter through to wide body international airline captains.

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