Royal Victorian Aero Club

Royal Victorian Aero Club, Bundora Parade, Moorabbin Airport, Victoria, Australia

14 Aircraft Not-for-Profit Flight School set up in 1914


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

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Piper Cherokee, Piper Archer, Piper Arrow, Alpha 160A, Piper Seminole, Partenavia 68


CR-12 and DCX Synthetic Trainer


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)

The Royal Victorian Aero Club traces its history and beginnings back to 1914, only eleven years after the Wright Bros famous first powered flight in December 1903 and only four years after the first powered flights in Australia in 1910.

Located at Moorabin Airport the Club operates both as a flight school and a club where members can hire aircraft from their fleet, go for joy flights, participate in flying competitions, flyaways, and social gatherings, have a drink or a meal at the Aero Bar restaurant and generally enjoy the world of aviation.

With a proud history of training pilots for over 100 years, Royal Victorian Aero Club continues to play a significant role in aviation and has provided pilots to some of the most prestigious airlines throughout the world. Many of their former students are today flying with Emirates, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas, Virgin, Jet, Indigo as well as the Australian Defence Forces and other commercial aviation organizations.

With Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training student training program is personalized on an individual basis with dedicated Flight Instructor who will constantly assess student progress and competency.

Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training delivery is flexible and can accommodate your time frames, goals, and budgets. Learning to fly at Moorabbin Airport offers the trainee pilot an excellent aviation infrastructure: 5 operational runways – in excess of 13km of sealed runways and taxiways, over 40 aviation related businesses including hangars, flight operations, aircraft testing, flight simulator, aviation maintenance and other aviation support services, A busy aviation environment with 250,000 movements per year – 70% of movements are flight training related, Moorabbin Airport is not subject to curfews, operating 24 hours per day which facilitates flight training outcomes. The no-curfew enables pilots to train in all weather conditions.

Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training offers the perfect facilities for training pilots up for a career in aviation. The fleet consists of predominantly Cessna and Piper aircraft, which are well known for their suitability as training aircraft, and are the choice of many flight training organisations. The constant-speed, retractable phase of the training is conducted in a Piper Arrow. Multi-Engine Command Instrument Rating training is conducted either in Piper Seminole or Partenavia aircraft. Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training is authorised to cross-hire a variety of other aircraft on an as-required basis.

Also, Royal Victorian Aero Club Flight Training operates both the CR-12 and DCX synthetic trainers produced by Precision Flight Controls. Both simulators are fully approved by CASA for use as a procedural trainer for both single and multi-engine operations. These simulators provide excellent systems training and are also an effective tool for multi-crew procedures training.

The schools is proud to say that it operates 362 days per year and is set up as a not-for-profit organisation.

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