Instructor Rating


Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued will an instructor rating by Recreational Aviation Australia. This entitles you to provide ground and in-flight instruction in a recreational aircraft under direct supervision of a CFI.

Minimum Requirements

  • Health equivalent to a CASA Class 2 Medical
  • Hold RA-Aus Pilot Certificate with Radio, Passenger, Cross Country and Human Factors endorsements
  • Minimum of 150 hours Pilot in Command of Recreational Aircraft (Various with other flying experience)
  • 18 years of age

Course Structure

2 hours Dual in Jabiru J230-D      $450.00

25 hours Dual in Jabiru J160-C     $4,875.00

32 hours Extended Briefing         $1,760.00

TOTAL                                        $7,085.00

Please note costs based on a typical trainee instructor flying our Jabiru J170-D and actual costs may vary. Price does not include exam fees.

 Course Duration

Approximately 3 weeks full time or 6 months part time.

What next?

Contact Central West Flying on 02 6337 3945 for more information or to get started.

Central West Flying School operates in the fastest growing segment in Australian aviation, Recreational Flying, and also offers access to General and Commercial Aviation, in conjunction with Bathurst based Ward Air. Combined, we have instructors with a wide range of experience from hang gliding and ultralights right through to multi-engine general aviation and we operate modern aircraft in the recreational and general aviation categories. This provides the best possible instruction in the best surroundings, with reliable weather, at a reasonable price.

Central West Flying School and Ward Air have 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 schools and provides us and our students with access to comfortable licensed premises. The Club premises are able to cater for training groups of up to 20 people and social events of up to 80 people.

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.