About Us

Welcome to the Royal Victorian Aero Club

With over 100 years of experience providing professional quality flight training, RVAC Flight Training provides a comprehensive range of services for both domestic and international students wanting to learn to fly for recreation, advanced flight training or a career in aviation.

Located at Moorabbin Airport, we offer our students and Members a complete range of Flight Operations and Training facilities, a diverse modern aircraft fleet, CASA approved Simulators and a staff of experienced Flight Instructors.

  • RVAC is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 22465)
  • RVAC offers a range of benefits and facilities for Students and Members.
  • RVAC is an approved VET Student Loan provider for a range of approved courses during a transitional period of January 1 – June 30 2017.

(VET Student Loans replaced VET FEE-HELP on January 1, 2017, this page will be updated when notification is provided to us by the Department of Education & Training regarding our application for ongoing approval)


Why train with the Royal Victorian Aero Club?


RVAC Flight Training is one of Australia’s most reputable flying school and a leader in providing contemporary and professional aviation training services for domestic and international students. With a proud history of training pilots for over 100 years, RVAC continues to play a significant role in aviation and has provided pilots to some of the most prestigious airlines throughout the world. Many of our former students are today flying with Emirates, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Qantas, Virgin, Jet, Indigo as well as the Australian Defence Forces and others commercial aviation organizations.

Our Advantages

With RVAC Flight Training your training program is personalized on an individual basis with your Flight Instructor who will constantly assess your progress and competency.

Our Flight Training delivery is flexible and can accommodate your timeframes, goals and budgets.

RVAC operates 362 days of the year and Moorabbin Airport is close to the CTA and other airports and has a nearby Training Area.

Safety at RVAC Flight Training for all flight operations is our highest priority and is demonstrated in all our training standards.

RVAC Flight Training is fully compliant with all CASA Standards and Requirements.

RVAC has a depth of experience with students coming from diverse backgrounds and with various training requirements. Our experienced team of Flight Instructors is dedicated to the development of highly competent and disciplined pilots who will possess all the necessary skills to succeed with their aviation ambitions.

Located at YMMB

Moorabbin Airport is the leading General Aviation flight training airport in Victoria.

The Airport’s Flight Training Schools train 800 commercial pilots each year, with 30% coming from international destinations.

Learning to fly at Moorabbin Airport offers the trainee pilot an excellent aviation infrastructure:

  • 5 operational runways – in excess of 13km of sealed runways and taxiways
  • Over 40 aviation related businesses including hangars, flight operations, aircraft testing, flight simulator, aviation maintenance and other aviation support services.
  • A busy aviation environment with 250,000 movements per year  – 70% of movements are flight training related.
  • Moorabbin Airport is not subject to curfews, operating 24 hours per day which facilitates flight training outcomes.  The no-curfew enables pilots to train in all weather conditions.
  • Pilot Shop link Skylines

Not for Profit Organisation

One of the other key reason for training with the RVAC Flight Training is the fact that we are a Club, meaning we are a not-for-profit organisation. Any profits the club makes goes back into the club, benefiting its students and members. We do this by improving the facilities, purchasing new aircraft and upgrading the existing fleet.

Registered Training Organisation

The Royal Victorian Aero Club is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO no. 22465).

In Australia, a Registered Training Organisation is an alternative to university for post- secondary school studies. Registered Training Organisations offer courses which emphasize job-related skills and specific career pathways. A Registered Training Organisation is approved to provide vocational courses.

As a Registered Training Organisation, the Royal Victorian Aero Club offers vocational courses in Aviation

  •   AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence)
  •   AVI50515 Diploma of Aviation ( Instrument Flight Rating)
  •   AVI50516 Diploma of Aviation ( Flight Instructor)

All courses are in line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority qualifications & in accordance with the Australian Quality Framework.

It is advantageous and highly recommended for students determined to pursue a career in aviation to choose to complete their training with a Registered Training Organisation.

A Registered Training Organisation is  accredited by the Australian Government national regulator, the Australian Skills Quality Authority, and must pass and maintain stringent procedures to gain registration. Each Registered Training Organisation must ensure they have the appropriate infrastructure and professional trainers for students to achieve satisfactory progress.

The Royal Victorian Aero Club has an extensive fleet of aircraft and qualified staff with many years of experience and knowledge, enabling the delivery of well-structured theory and flight training.

Please call us on +61 3 8586 7777 if you have any questions.

Find out more about RVAC

RVAC Flight Training provides a wide range of flight types, from your first Trial Introductory Flight to a relaxing scenic flight taking in the views of Melbourne and the ability to hire one of our expertly maintained aircraft

Our Team

Board Of Directors

Flight Training Team

Our History

RVAC Constitution and By Laws

Annual Reports