Trial Introductory Flights (TIF)

If you are undecided whether flying is for you, then the first step is to go on a Trial Introductory Flight, an unforgettable experience that gives you your first taste of flight.

When you first walk in to the North Queensland Aero Club, we will introduce you to one of our highly qualified flight instructors who will sit with you and explain the basic fundamentals of flight. After a discussion about the what makes an aeroplane fly you will have the opportunity to work with the instructor to carry out a pre-flight inspection to ensure the aircraft is safe for flight before climbing aboard the pilots seat and taking to the skies above the Atherton Tablelands.

Your instructor will handle all radio calls and conduct the take off, once safely established in the cruise your instructor will hand over to you and let you fly the aeroplane, talking through what makes the aircraft climb and descend and turn. The instructor will then take over and bring you safely back to earth.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a Trial Introductory Flight Take?

The experience will last between 60 & 90 minutes. This allows time for any questions with your instructor

What options do I have?

We offer two trial flight options:

  • General Aviation
  • Recreational Aviation

What is the difference between General Aviation and Recreational Aviation?

  • General Aviation – this option is recommended for those primarily interested in a career in Aviation. General Aviation is regulated by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority).General Aviation aircraft in Australia are VH registered.
  • Recreational Aviation – this option is more suited to those who wish to fly for fun. Recreational Aviation is regulated by RAA (Recreational Aviation Australia) Recreational aircraft registered under RAA are differentiated by 24 prefixes in their registration numbers.

What aircraft will I fly for my TIF?

  • General Aviation – Trial Flights for this type of flying is carried out in a Cessna 152. The NQAC have 3 in our fleet
  • Recreational Aviation – Trial Flights for this type of flying is carried out in a Jabiru J160D. The NQAC has one in the fleet

Are there any age restrictions to do a Trial Flight?

There are no restrictions on the age to do a trial flight. The person completing the TIF must be of sound mind, be physically fit and be able to reach and fully manipulate the aircraft controls

What should I wear?

It is recommended that you wear a light cotton shirt and pants when flying as it can be warm in the cockpit.  Good quality closed in footwear is recommended.

In the interests of comfort for female students, pants are recommended rather than skirts.

We will provide you with an Aviation Headset throughout your flight which will ensure you have adequate communication between yourself and the pilot.

Sunglasses are also recommended however it is best to avoid polarised types as they can interfere with reading some of the aircrafts instruments.

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Recreational Aviation

Jabiru J160D
$150