“Nicholas teaches in a way that helps you understand”

Paul S

“Learning to fly with LAA is always fun, and focussed on safety. The classes are enjoyable and always thorough”

Matt P

“He is the best teacher I’ve had. And the locations are convenient facilities are excellent”

Susan T

Services Light Aircraft Academy

Our Services

Light Aircraft Academy is dedicated to teaching you how to fly in a fun, safe and enjoyable environment.

Our trial Introductory flight experience has you taking to the sky at the controls of a light aircraft!

Your first flight includes a detailed pre-flight briefing, pre-flight aircraft check, a 40 minute flight with you at the controls and a de-briefing. You’ll also get a 28 day RAAus membership FREE of charge! Gift vouchers available. Book today!

We offer Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC) flight training packages to suit all students from 14-80 years! Whether you want a recreational license, RPL (Recreational), PPL (Private) or CPL (Commercial), we have the training solutions to suit your needs.
We can conduct your full conversion training from General Aviation (GA) RPL, PPL or CPL to RAAus! Many pilots convert because they want to downsize, or for medical or financial reasons.

RAAus conversion training is easy! You simply require 5 hours of DUAL flight instruction in an RAAUs aircraft plus 1 hour of SOLO. We will take you through the theory (minimal) and flight sequences required in learning how to fly a higher drag / lower momentum RAAus aircraft!

Or, if you want to convert from other RAAus aircraft classes, we can conduct your conversion in the same way. Get in touch today!

Do you need an BFR? We can conduct flight reviews for licensed pilots and conduct proficiency checks and competency training.

The review itself is relaxed and should be fun, but we take the process seriously.

A BFR is always designed to be a collaborative effort, so it’s not a test. Rather, it’s designed as an update and learning experience for the pilot wanting to get up to speed with the latest legislation and learn some things in the air along the way!

We are looking to improve your safety, consistency, competency – and to discuss your understanding of all aspects of your flying; from the ground up! Book your BFR today!

Get your Pilot’s License with Light Aircraft Academy

We take care of it all:

  • Theory & in-flight training
  • Full training packages
  • Pay-as-you-learn options
  • Aircraft hire
  • Books, accessories & exams
  • Conversion training & reviews

Our learn to fly programs
are run from:

Light Aircraft Academy offers two locations in regional Victoria.

Swan Hill
Meet Your Instructor

Nicholas Christie

An experienced RAAus CFI
and GA Flight instructor.