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Aircraft & Instructor Rates

The rates below are applicable to customers undergoing flight training and hire with the Academy. For joy flight prices, please see our JOY FLIGHTS page.

Whilst aircraft and instructor rates may vary from time to time, we always strive to give you the very best value for money. Our charging regime is relatively unique in that where possible, our hire rates are based on airborne time plus a fixed ground time component. This means better value for money as you don’t unnecessarily pay for engine warm-up in the middle of winter, ground-based delays and taxi-in time! It also encourages proper engine warm-up time which means greater reliability and safety long-term.

All our prices include GST & landing / movement fees at Bankstown (YSBK) and are current as of 01 July 2023.

Robin 2160i Aircraft hire $345.00 / hr
Piper PA28R Arrow Aircraft hire $385.00 / hr
Beech C33 Debonair* Aircraft hire $389.00 / hr
Pitts S-2A* Aircraft hire $419.00 / hr
Yak 52TW* Aircraft hire $829.00 / hr
Extra NG* Aircraft hire $990.00 / hr


Out-landings per airport operator
Instructor Hire Standard dual rate $135 / hr
High Performance aircraft rate $150 / hr
Solo supervision fee $20 / flight
“BYO aircraft” fee $50 / hr
Briefings Short (0-20 min) $33.00
Medium (21-40 min) $66.00
Long (41-60 min) $99.00
Tutorial $198.00

*Additional fees, pre-requisites and/or insurance minimums may apply. Please contact us for more details.

AAA Aircraft & Instructor hire cancellation policy:

For any booking no-show, or cancellation due to an avoidable cause within 24 hours, the following fees will apply:
For private hire or solo bookings: $250.00
For dual bookings: $500.00
However, if your slot is able to be filled the applicable fee will be waived.

(not applicable to AAA Joy Flight Experiences – please see Terms & Conditions page):

Course cost and information sheets (downloadable .pdf’s)