Bunbury Flying School

Bunbury Flying School, Davenport, Western Australia, Australia

8 Aircraft Flight Training division of Southern Aviation


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

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

VulcanAir P68C, Nanchang CJ-6, Aero Subaru Fuji FA200-160, Cessna 150, Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna 182RG, Wilga PZL


Redbird MCX


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)

Bunbury Flying School is the flight training division of Southern Aviation, and caters for the private and commercial pilot training sectors. The School offers pilot integrated licence courses from Recreational to Commercial Pilot, a range of Operational Ratings including Instrument, Instructor and Multi-Engine Class Ratings, as well as Endorsements for various Design Feature and Activities such as Tailwheel and Aerobatics. Bunbury Flying School is located at Bunbury Airport, 145km south of Perth on the scenic coast of south-west Western Australia. An accommodation service is provided within 4 km from the airport for residential students.

Bunbury Flying School courses are offered on either a full-time or part-time basis. The School operates 7 days per week; full time courses are generally conducted on weekdays, with weekends available primarily to part-time students.

Bunbury Flying School aims to provide personalised and cost-effective training in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. At Bunbury Flying School the students can learn to fly for fun or for a career! Bunbury Flying School operates a fleet of dedicated training aircraft, equipped for basic training e.g. Private Pilot Licence, and through to advanced training e.g. Multi-engine IR. Maintenance is provided by an on-site facility, which assures a high level of serviceability.

The local airspace at Bunbury is ideal for initial training, as the relatively low traffic density allows a beginner to focus on and master the basics without disruption. The training area is immediately adjacent to the airport, and the short transit time ensures cost effective training.

For advanced stages of training and the development of skills in the broader operational situation, centres such as Perth and Albany offer the full range of navigation and instrument approach aides, in controlled and uncontrolled airspace.

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