About Us

Welcome to RVAC Flight Training Melbourne

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne (RTO 22465) is a well-renowned and accredited flying school based at Moorabbin Airport. With over 100 years of flying excellence, we specialise in providing comprehensive flight training services and courses for pilots of all abilities. Whether you’re a domestic student based in Melbourne or an international student, RVAC Flight Training Melbourne has comprehensive flight training courses to advance your knowledge on flying for recreational, private and commercial purposes.

With a range of exciting, practical and theory based courses, RVAC Flight Training Melbourne has courses for both individuals wanting to learn to fly for recreation, or organisations searching for advanced flight training. RVAC Flight Training Melbourne has an expansive range of accredited certificates, diplomas and flexible training courses suited for VCE and VCAL students, tertiary students, or simply those searching a career in aviation.

Located at Moorabbin Airport, RVAC Flight Training Melbourne offers our students and members a complete range of flight operations and training facilities, a diverse modern aircraft fleet, CASA approved flight simulators and a team of experienced flight instructors.

Learn to fly at the best flying school in Melbourne

Whatever your requirements, RVAC Flight Training Melbourne has the flying course that’s right for you. To build the strong foundations for a career in flying, look no further than one of the best flying schools in Melbourne.

Want to know why we’re the best? Here’s why:

One-on-one coaching in a flexible flight training environment

At RVAC Flight Training Melbourne, your training program is personalised on an individual basis.

Our Melbourne Flight Training courses have flexible delivery options, and can be tailored to accommodate your timeframes, goals and budgets. Your flight instructor will constantly assess your progress to equip you with the skills you need to excel in a commercial flying environment. Our courses cover both simulated and real aircraft flying exercises. RVAC Flight Training Melbourne courses cover a balanced mix of both theory and real air-time flight training. So if you can’t wait to get in the air, you’ve come to the right place.

RVAC operates 362 days of the year, and our flying school at Moorabbin Airport is close to the CTA and other airports. Fully equipped with flight training classrooms and a nearby runway and training area, our flying school will set you up for all aspects of training.

Years of flying experience

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is one of Australia’s most reputable flying schools. We have a proud history of training pilots for over 100 years. RVAC Flight Training Melbourne 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 world class airlines such as:

  • Emirates
  • Cathay Pacific
  • British Airways
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Airlines
  • Jetstar
  • Indigo
  • The Australian Defence Forces; and
  • other commercial aviation organisations.

Training pilots of all abilities

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne has decades of experience teaching students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. We are dedicated to supporting the development of highly competent and disciplined pilots who 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

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne offers the perfect facilities for training pilots up for a career in aviation.

Our commitment to safety

Safety at RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is our highest priority for all flight operations. This commitment is demonstrated in all of our training standards. RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is fully compliant with all CASA Standards and Requirements.

RVAC Flight Training as a not-for-profit organisation

The Royal Victorian Aero Club – better known as RVAC Flight Training Melbourne – is a local aero club, and a not-for-profit organisation. Any profits made from our flight training school go back into the club, benefiting its students and members.
We do this by improving the facilities, purchasing new aircraft and upgrading the existing fleet.

RVAC Flight Training as a Registered Training Organisation

RVAC Flight Training Melbourne is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 22465). In Australia, a Registered Training Organisation is an alternative to university for post-secondary school studies. Registered Training Organisations offer courses which emphasise job-related skills and specific career pathways, and are approved to provide vocational courses.

As a Registered Training Organisation, RVAC Flight Training Melbourne offers vocational courses in Aviation including:

  •   AVI50215 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence-Aeroplane)
  •   AVI50415 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)
  •   AVI50516 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

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

A Registered Training Organisation is accredited by the Australian Government national regulator: the Australian Skills Quality Authority. An RTO must pass and uphold stringent procedures in order to gain and maintain a valid registration.

Each Registered Training Organisation must ensure they have the appropriate infrastructure and professional trainers for students to achieve satisfactory progress.

For students determined to pursue a career in aviation, it is advantageous to complete flight training with a Registered Training Organisation like RVAC Flight Training Melbourne.

For comprehensive training at one of the best flight training schools in Melbourne, please call us on +61 3 8586 7777 or visit our contact page 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

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Our History

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