FAQs

Our Location

What shopping facilities are nearby?

Is there recreational facilities to use?

When is MFT open? Is MFT open on public holidays?

Is Public Transport available?

Where is Melbourne Flight Training located?

The cost of flying

What if I run out of money or can’t afford to pay?

Can I pay in advance?

Are there any “up front” payments required?

Can I pay for my flying using a credit card?

How long will it take to learn to fly?

How much does it cost to learn to fly?

Our fleet of aircraft

Can I hire an aircraft for my personal use?

How old are the aircraft?

Do I have to maintain or repair the aircraft?

How fast do the aircraft go?

What sort of aircraft does MFT use?

Team of Instructors

Will my instructor teach me all of the theory subjects?

Does it matter if my Instructor wants to be an airline pilot?

How much experience does my Instructor have?

How does my Instructor stay up-to-date?

Is my Instructor qualified?

Licences / endorsements / ratings

What age do I have to be?

Can I convert a foreign license to an Australian licence?

Is there a minimum number of hours required to get a licence?

Can I opt-out of the lessons I don’t want to do?

What is an Endorsement?

What is a Rating?

Are there any limitations about when or where I can fly?

How do I learn to fly a variety of aircraft?

What is a Recreational Pilots Licence (RPL)?

What is a Private Pilots Licence (PPL)?

Living oveaseas?

Do I have to become an Australian citizen?

What currency can I use to pay for my lessons?

Where can I live?

Can I go to my home country for holidays?

My native language is not English, does it matter?

I am from an overseas country, can I learn to fly at MFT?

Other questions you might have

Do I have to meet a standard medical condition?

Do I have to undergo a Security check?

What importance does MFT place on safety issues?

Am I covered by insurance?

I want to learn to fly but get dizzy on balconies.

Will I get to fly by myself?

Can my friends come along during my lessons?

Will I learn to do aerobatic manoeuvres?

Will I get airsick?

What if the weather is bad on the day of my lesson?

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