Blogs : Gofly Online

Five things you must know before choosing a flight school

GoFly8 Sep, 2019

How to compare apples with apples It is no surprise that the second most visited page on the GoFly website is the ‘fleet and pricing’ page. Price is important for most customers however the issue with pricing is that most flight schools do not disclose their full costs. For instance many flight schools show the […]

You can’t buy yourself a Pilot Licence (how flight training really works)

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

As the Chief Pilot and owner of a busy flying school, one of my main roles is making sure our customer’s expectations are met. This comes down to clear communication on how the student’s flight training course will progress even before they complete their first lesson. It also means giving honest feedback along the student’s […]

Why we created GoFly Online and how it can help your flight training

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

In 2014 I decided to make the first Australian ‘Recreational Learn to Fly’ DVD series. The reason I created the DVDs was because I discovered students were not remembering everything they learned during their flight lessons and they wanted a way to both remember what they had learnt on that particular lesson as well as […]

Great places to visit now that you can fly a plane

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

There is something magical about flying an aircraft into an new destination then stopping for lunch or an overnight stay. As the owner of a busy flying school I often get asked by pilots who have obtained their cross country endorsement, about places to fly to for the day or for an overnight stay. Knowing […]

Is it better to learn to fly at a controlled or non-controlled airport?

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

As the owner of a busy flight school I often get asked by prospective students whether it is better to learn at a controlled or non-controlled aerodrome. By ‘controlled’, we mean Class D towered aerodromes like Archerfield or Maroochydore, while ‘non-controlled’ refers to aerodromes situated in class G non-controlled aerodromes such as Caloundra or Redcliffe […]

Why navigating an aircraft is not that hard (even without a GPS)

GoFly3 Jul, 2019

I love instructing and I really love supervising a student’s navigation training. Many students start their training with the expectation that navigation training, and navigating successfully, is going to be really hard work. I think part of the reason is that when you start learning to navigate, you are bombarded with all this new information […]

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