Why learn to fly with us? Par-Avion Flight Training is dedicated to your learning and development in aviation. We provide a professional training environment with dedicated and experienced career instructors, integrated theory training, flight training and assessment. We have a variety of aircraft types coupled with modern facilities and you’ll be flying in one of the most scenic and diverse aviation environments in the world. You’ll also benefit from our long-standing industry experience and from learning within a real-world aviation business with diverse operations.
More time flying, less time waiting
Cambridge Aerodrome is only 15 minutes from the city of Hobart, and is a low density traffic aerodrome, almost solely dedicated to use by our organisation. Having little traffic means that your flying time and hands-on training is maximised in every flight hour.
In comparison to many mainland centres, our airspace is relatively uncluttered. You’ll spend more time in the air and less time taxiing, waiting for clearances and circling at crowded holding points. In comparison to aerodromes such as Moorabbin (Melbourne) or Bankstown (Sydney), this can mean a significant time and cost saving for students.
Well-equipped training fleet
Ab-initio training (ie for those new to flying) is conducted in the latest model Cessna 172 “S” models. The Cessna 172 (the world’s most popular and versatile training aircraft) with its high wing design and modern avionics is ideal for training students.
Commercial training is conducted in a Cessna 206 aircraft, an aircraft routinely used for single engine commercial operations throughout Australia and around the world. This gives the student experience in a “real world” commercial aircraft.
Students gain experience with basic and advanced Garmin GPS in their training, as well as ample hands-on flying in a variety of training scenarios and exercises.
We also have twin-engine and commercial aircraft in our fleet for advanced training.
Note: we do not use any types of ulralight or light-sport aircraft. These aircraft types do not meet our standards of safety, comfort or performance required for our flight training.
Weather for all types of training
Flying in Tasmania offers a unique combination of weather, airspace and topography that is ideal for authentic and varied flight training.
Over summer, we have the longest hours of daylight in the country, which means more flying opportunities. We have a generally moderate climate and temperature extremes are rare.
Tasmania’s weather and seasonal changes offer useful opportunities to gain experience in many types of weather conditions when training. While “cold and wet” may spring to mind, the reality is that our state is surprisingly sunny and dry in comparison to many parts of Australia.
Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions can often be experienced in Tasmania. This makes actual IFR training/practice and instrument approach training/practice a reality, meaning that your training is more authentic and aligned with real-world operations.
Real terrain, real learning
You’ll be flying over varied terrain within Tasmania including mountains, islands, remote areas and the sea. You’ll have opportunities to perfect your navigation skills, as well as the chance to experience flying in other parts of the country with navigation exercises taking place across the Bass Strait to mainland states of Australia.
Airport and airspace variety
Your flights will include major airports in Hobart and Launceston, regional airports in Devonport and Wynyard and many smaller airports and country airstrips throughout the state and Bass Strait. You’ll gain valuable experience and confidence as you fly into some of the remote and challenging airfields around Tasmania.
Tasmania’s airspace includes air traffic services at two Class D towered airports, with the remainder managed by Melbourne ATC, in both radar and non radar airspace.
Real industry experience
We are part of the Airlines of Tasmania group of companies. We conduct flight training, scenic flights and wilderness tours, intra and interstate charter flights, and Regular Public Transport (airline) operations. Your instructors therefore have a wealth of multi-faceted “real world” commercial aviation experience to bring to your training.
Flying training is a specialised field that requires professionalism and a real emphasis on safety. Our staff are dedicated career instructors with a wealth of experience in all aspects of general aviation. All our staff are committed to providing students with the highest quality training together with the highest safety standards.
Our staff regularly build and improve their aviation qualifications and competencies, together with their teaching and assessment skills and knowledge. Our courses are designed and supported by education professionals with a strong emphasis on effective and efficient learning.
An emphasis on you – the student
Much of our training is conducted in-person (face-to-face) with small class sizes and one-to-one learning with instructors in the aircraft, in simulators, and at pre and post-flight briefings. Our emphasis is on personal and individual training that is best suited to your learning style and needs. We provide dedicated learning support and welfare support to our students.