Learning to fly can be a considerable investment. The primary determining factor of the length of time a flight training course will take and the cost incurred will be the regularity of the flying. If you fly regularly the knowledge and experience gained is more likely to be retained, which reduces the need for remedial flights and catch up theory lessons at our ground school.
REGULAR TRAINING LEADS TO QUICKER LEARNING WHICH WILL MINIMISE THE OVERALL COST
The size of Amber Aviation Academy allows training to be tailored to your schedule and rate of learning progress. Unlike the larger commercial flight schools, our flight training courses are conducted on an individual or small group basis, with an assigned instructor. This personalised tuition approach encourages more questions and personal dialogue, resulting in an improved learning curve and better educational outcome.
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with personalised flight training that puts you in command
A Private Pilot's license will allow you to fly to almost anywhere in Australia taking family and friends to enjoy the adventure. For those considering a career in aviation a PPL is your first step towards gaining a Commercial Pilot’s licence
The Night Visual Flight Rating (NVFR) allows you to fly in visual conditions at night which is a requirement for Airline Entry and Flight Instructor rating. This rating includes basic aircraft handling and navigating at night. To be eligible you must at least hold a PPL
The multi-engine rating provides you with the specific skills required to safely and accurately operate a twin-engine aircraft. This course is essential for aspiring professional pilots and private pilots who want to step up to more capable aircraft.
MECIR allows pilots to fly multi-engine aircraft in full Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). You’ll learn how to use the air-traffic control system, and expand your knowledge of aviation weather reports and forecasts.
If you’ve always wanted to know what it feels like to fly, this is where you should begin. Choose a one or three hour Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) and our instructor will take you through the basic principles of flying from take off to landing. Learn more
We pride ourselves on our ability to train our pilots to meet their own individual goals, ranging from piloting an airliner through to recreational activities such as gaining a Private Pilot Licence for weekend adventures. Learn more
Our flight training courses are fully integrated with our state-of-the-art full motion RedBird flight simulator, enabling you to become a better pilot and get your flight lessons in a more affordable and faster way. Our flight simulator is an approved Flight Training Device by CASA allowing students to log instrument time and components of advance endorsements. It also allows students to perfect flight techniques and emergency procedures while on the ground resulting in safer and more proficient pilots.
Amber Aviation holds safety as our highest responsibility. We have implemented a company-wide Safety Management System (SMS) that exceeds the Standards and Recommendations of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority which contributes to the amplification of our safety and quality excellence throughout flight training courses.
We have worked to make our flight training courses as accessible as possible at an affordable price for all of our students. International students are warmly welcomed and encouraged to train with us and live in the world’s most livable city. Learn more
Learning to fly can be daunting, but our passionate flight instructors are here to make you a safe, competent and highly sought after pilot. With over 35 years of experience, we have perfected a personalised service with tailored programs and flight training courses to suit individual student needs. Learn more
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Graduates from Amber Aviation Academy are now flying aircraft for multiple airlines around the world. Turn your dream of becoming a pilot into a reality when you learn to fly in Melbourne with our flight lessons from Essendon Airport.
Will you be our next graduate pilot to fly the world?
Excellence in Flight Training
Amber Aviation Academy is committed to delivering the highest quality pilot licence while providing a fun and safe atmosphere. We pride ourselves in producing some of the safest, most competent pilots and flight instructors in the industry who are now enjoying successful and rewarding careers in aviation.
With qualifications nationally accredited and internationally recognised Amber stands out from the other flight schools in Melbourne offering an individualised training experience focusing on personal learning outcomes.
Whether you want to learn to fly as a commercial pilot, receive a Diploma in Aviation or require advanced flight training, such as a Twin Engine Rating or an Instrument Rating, we have a solution to meet your needs.
CESSNA 152 & A152 Aerobat
The Cessna 152 is a two-seat, single engine, fixed tricycle gear, high wing airplane used primarily for flight training and aerobatic endorsements. This economical choice in aircraft is sure to give you excellent airmanship skills.
The Cessna 172 Skyhawk is an exceptionally well-proven and reliable training aircraft. The 172 is a four-seat, single engine, fixed tricycle gear, high wing airplane that has been used for flight training and personal use since it was first introduced in 1957. Our modern versions contain upgraded avionics and extended capabilities and we use our 172's for both initial and advanced flight navigation training.
The Cessna Turbo 182 RG Skylane features a high performance 300hp Lycoming engine with a recent overhaul, retractable landing gear, IFR and autopilot. The well equipped panel including the Garmin GNS 530 and EDM 700 instruments make the 182 RG the perfect aircraft for those looking to set out on an aviation adventure.
The Cessna 207 is a well known utility aircraft and has been operating around the world for more than 50 years, with a simple and effective design making it cost effective and efficient in a variety of roles. A 207 endorsement is essential for those wishing to pursue employment in the outback regions and tourism sectors.
The smallest of our twin engine fleet, the Partenavia combines the added peace of mind of two engines with a cost effective, long range charter and survey machine. If you are interested in learning to fly multi-engine aircraft, this aircraft is a perfect place to start. Pricing.
The Cessna 310R is an industry standard multi engine charter aircraft, delivering 6 seat capacity, high speed cruise and a strong uplift capability. The 310R is equipped with a Garmin 500 full glass panel and is available for advanced multi-engine IFR training and company charter operations. Pricing.
The Piper Chieftain is one of the most popular charter aircraft in Australia and known for its versatility and reliability. A critical step on the path to an airline career is gaining valuable experience flying a large, fast, turbo charged aircraft.
The Liberty XL2 is the next generation training/touring aircraft offering full IFR capabilities that far surpasses any of its competition. The aircraft’s high levels of safety, performance, comfort, economy and affordability make this the ideal choice for use in advanced flight training. Pricing.
Ready to Learn to Fly?
A Trial Introductory Flight includes a Simulator lesson and is the best way to learn what it takes to become a Pilot
Trial Introductory Flight
Ready for your very first flight? Our Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) is an ideal way to discover the joy of flight, learn more about aviation, and what it will take to become a pilot.
Learn to fly on our exceptionally well-proven and reliable training aircraft. With our flight training aircraft such as the Cessna 150 and 172 and over 35 years of experience in flight training excellence, our flight lessons are designed to help you reach your aviation goals.