Central West Flying commenced operation by focusing on the fastest growing segment in Australian aviation, Recreational Flying, then added General Aviation, in conjunction with the Phoenix Aero Club.
We have combined instructors with a wide range of experience from hang gliding and ultralights to mutli-engine general aviation and modern aircraft in the recreational and general categories. Together these provide the best possible instruction in the best surroundings at the best possible price
Central West Flying has the benefit of being associated with the Bathurst Aero Club, an institution in the Bathurst Flying community that has been operating continuously since 1962. This adds diverse experience and other support to the school and provides us and our students with access to comfortable licensed premises. Our premises are able to cater for training groups of up to 20 people and social events of up to 80 people.
For the best Trial Introductory Flights in the West, wing your way into Central West Flying. Flights start at just $85 and you get to fly the aircraft with one of our experienced instructors guiding you along the way. Trail Flights can be bought as a gift certificate for family and friends. Get them in the air for Christmas or birthdays!
Ever thought of teaching other people to fly? Central West Flying runs training programs for those pilots who want to become full-time or part-time flying instructors. These are available as one on one training or group training, depending on demand.
Central West Flying now offers General Aviation (GA) training and well as Recreational Aviation training, providing options for all levels of aspiring pilots. You can learn in Australian built Jabiru aircraft or the venerable Cessna. We also offer tail-wheel training on a Decathlon.
Modern Flight Training Facilities at Central West Flying
Central West Flying school facilities are comfortable and functional with a control tower view over Bathurst Aerodrome and further into the Bathurst Region.
Our training systems are computerised, giving students the best possible environment to learn, prepare and lodge flight plans, do private study and sit their theory exams.