Learn to Fly - Trial Instructional Flight (TIF) - 1 Hr

Scenic Flight Over Melbourne CBD

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Ready for your very first flight? Our introductory flight is an ideal way to discover the joy of flight, learn more about aviation, and what takes to become a pilot.

With this offer, you’ll receive expert flight instruction as well as practice on a simulator, which boasts state-of-the-art avionics systems and the latest training technology. Even better, your time at the controls counts as flying time toward your private pilot’s license.

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Cruise Through the Air

You’ll begin your lesson by meeting with an CASA certified flight instructor who will provide a brief on the plane's controls, take-off, and landing. After that, you'll inspect the surfaces, controls, and instruments of your plane before heading for the skies where panoramic views await. You'll be in control of the plane for the entirety of this 60-minute flight (with the help of your instructor, of course), and it's a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the world of aviation.

Throughout your flight you will orbit the city and view the coastline from 1500 feet taking in some spectacular sights!



  1.  Startup procedure - Following the checklist to initiate engine start up
  2.  Radio Communication - Receive the weather information and communicate with ATC (Ground and Tower)
  3.  Taxiing - Movement of the Aircraft on ground from the parking bay to the runway in use
  4.  Take–off & Climbing - You and your instructor will take off from the active runway and climb to the assigned altitude
  5.  Departure - Depart Essendon control zone via one of the assigned outbound VFR points
  6.  Straight and level - Clear of the zone track to the desired area where you will get to practice various flight sequences related to Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training
  7.  Returning to Essendon - You and your instructor will fly the aircraft to one of the inbound reporting points, request the clearance from the Tower
  8.  Joining Circuit & Landing - Following the clearance your instructor will set up the aircraft on approach for landing and demonstrate a landing

Select our Add On to this package during your purchase to bring a friend of family member for the flight and also to purchase your Pilots Logbook as an option.

This training course also makes a great, one-of-a-kind gift for anyone in the family. It can be purchased and gifted online through our “BUY GIFT VOUCHER” feature. Get it for your mom or dad for Mother’s or Father’s Day and make the moment special.

If you’re a parent, you can also gift this course to your kids for their birthday, a gift they will always remember and thank you for and if you have a friend getting married, you can get this flight training course for him/her as a last-minute wedding gift as it can be purchased online without any fuss. We also have instant booking and delivery, so you don’t have to worry about anything. This way you’ll have the best wedding gift without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking for more flying related online gifts in Melbourne, Australia, make sure you check out our other flight experiences and flight training courses.

TIF Service Delivery Terms and Conditions


1. Redeeming Your Voucher

To redeem your voucher, please visit our online website www.flyamber.com.au/my-booking or email your request to info@amberaviation.com.au

2. Booking Changes and Cancellations

All booking changes or cancellations must be requested by email to info@amberaviation.com.au with invoice/order number, desired flight date and time, recipient's weight and contact details as well as emergency contact details.

Once you have made a booking and it has been confirmed by email, cancellation charges may apply if you are unable to attend.

An administration fee of $45.00 will be charged for booking changes where there is greater than 1 day to the confirmed date.

Changes within 1 day of the confirmed date will be subject to a $75.00 administration fee as a minimum.

If you do not show up for a Flight Experience and you have not changed the booking at least 24 hours prior to the Flight Experience, your Voucher will be cancelled without refund.

If for reasons outside of our control (weather, availability etc.) we had to cancel the experience we will contact you as soon as possible to organise another suitable time. There is no compensation applicable for any cancellation. Refunds are only applicable by flight credits and at the operator's discretion.

If the duration of your Flight Experience is reduced as a result of any of your actions, including but not limited to, your late arrival, your request for a toilet break, sickness or any physical restriction you experience during the session, you will not be entitled to any compensation or a refund.

3. Vouchers

Voucher expires 3 months from date of purchase for all of our promotions.

Vouchers can be extended for a period of 1 month for a fee of $75.00 (must be done within 7 days of original expiry date).

A voucher can be re-activated within 30 days of it becoming expired for a fee of $75.00. The voucher will be valid for 1 month from the date of expiry. Vouchers are non-redeemable for cash and are non-refundable.

4. Restrictions

The minimum age is 12 years. There is no maximum age. Maximum weight for this experience is 85 Kg. If this limit is exceeded, an additional charge of $45.00 per 10kg will apply.

People with special needs - please contact the Flight Operations prior to purchasing or booking this voucher.

For security purposes you must present a form of photo identification with your Voucher before you will be granted entry to the Aircraft. Entry to the Flight Experience will not be granted if you do not produce appropriate photo identification, in which case your Voucher will be cancelled and you will receive no refund.

5. Session Length

Session lengths are only an indication of the time you will be at the venue. At most venues you will take turns with members of the public and waiting time may be involved.

6. Dress code

Casual comfortable clothes including proper footwear (No Sandals, slippers or high heels).

7. Other Information

Where a DVD recording of a flight has been pre-purchased or requested on the day and for any technical reason Flight Operations or the Provider is not able to provide the appropriate recording within 8 months you will only be entitled to a refund to the value of the DVD recording. No additional compensation will be given.

Flights are conducted subject to weather and operational status. Due to weather or operational requirements the Company duly reserves the right to cancel any flight at its sole discretion.

  1.  Flight Briefing
  2.  60 minutes Introductory Flying Lesson with a Flight Instructor
  3.  Trial Instructional Flight Certificate
  4.  Flight time in a Liberty




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