Flight Training During the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Flight Training During the COVID19 Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us, and we are taking it very seriously at Learn To Fly. We want to do as much as we can to help you to continue with your flight training during the COVID19 pandemic. Your flight training is important, and we are open for business.

The Federal Government has confirmed that as at April 3rd, there are no specific restrictions on flying schools.

In response to the current situation, we are introducing a range of measures and initiatives to both ensure the safety of our visitors, students and staff. This is also to ensure that our students will continue to progress as much as possible.

We’ll get through this by working together! #TheSkyIsCalling.

Online Flight Theory Classes

We’ve now incorporated all of our theory classes into online distance learning via Zoom meeting software, so that our students can move forward with their flight training during the COVID19 pandemic.

This reduces the number of students that need to physically attend Learn To Fly. It also opens up avenues for new students to learn at their own pace, wherever they are.

Flight theory classes are conducted by an experienced Flight Instructor. Students have the option of attending interactive group classes, or watching the class when it is convenient for them. Instructors are available to assist with any questions.

All flight theory distance learning class videos are available for students to watch again at any time.

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Instructor Will presenting our LTF online flight theory courses

FREE Online Flight Theory Course Offer

We want to encourage as many student pilots as possible to keep up their flight training during the COVID19 pandemic.

For a limited time, when you purchase our online RPL or PPL theory courses, we’ll give you the value of the course back as a flight credit. You can use this whenever you are able to complete your practical flight training at a later date. That’s $998 of value, for free.

Terms and conditions apply – please email hello@learntofly.edu.au for more information and to register your interest.

Increased Safety Measures

In order to keep Learn To Fly’s visitors, students and staff as safe as possible, we are practising strict sanitisation procedures. These include:

  • All aircraft cockpit surfaces cleaned with disposable antibacterial wipes as part of pre-flight check procedure for all flights
  • Approved face masks available for all students and instructors to use while flying or attending LTF
  • Hand sanitiser located at reception used before and after any flights, and before and after using any LTF facilities (including the kitchen and bathroom)
  • Common surfaces including door handles and reception sanitised at least twice daily
  • All staff, students and instructors advised to clean their desks and equipment including computers with anti-bacterial handwipes
  • Extra emphasis on personal hygiene guidelines
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Additional requirements have been added to pre-flight checking procedures to sanitise the aircraft and ensure pilot safety.

Flight Training Enquiries

Unfortunately we are no longer able to conduct face-to-face meetings for those enquiring about flight training during the COVID19 situation. This will continue until the situation improves.

We ask that your initial flight training enquiries are directed to us by email to hello@learntofly.edu.au. We are still available to schedule an appointment over the phone, where an experienced member of our team will be able to discuss the best pathway to achieve your aviation goals.

Visitors to Learn To Fly

If you are thinking about visiting Learn To Fly to discuss flight training, we ask that you instead send us an email, and we will arrange a telephone appointment.

We are still conducting pre-booked Trial Introductory Flights, with strict sanitisation procedures in line with the advice from health authorities and the government. If you are attending Learn To Fly for a Trial Introductory Flight, we ask that you come either on your own or with only one other person. We are enforcing both the social distancing protocols (1 person per 4 square metres indoors) and the maximum of 2 people per group.

We ask that you help us with this.

All visitors to Learn To Fly will first have their temperature taken using a forehead reading device. If you return a reading of 37.5deg Celsius or above, then based on health authority advice, you will be asked to go home.

In addition to this, we will ask that you complete the following checklist:

  1. Do you have any flu symptoms such as headaches, running nose, sore throat, cough or fever?
  2. Have you travelled overseas in the past two weeks?
  3. Has anyone in your home travelled overseas in the past two weeks?
  4. Have you had close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

All of us here at Learn To Fly look forward to everything going back to normal. If you have any questions about our flight training options, or our safety procedures, please contact us.

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We’re committed to ensuring our students progress in their training as safely as possible.

We are pleased to offer our students interest-free payment terms over four (4) months on all of our pilot training courses. This makes it even easier for you to budget and learn to fly. Contact us to find out more!