Flying lessons in Brisbane: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Live out your dreams of becoming a pilot with a one-on-one flying lesson in Brisbane.

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Take to the skies and take the controls of an aircraft with a flying lesson. Feel the exhilaration as you learn to fly right from the pilot's seat.

Whether you're interested in learning to fly or would just like to experience the thrill of controlling an aircraft on your own, these are the best experiences in Brisbane.


Flying lessons in Brisbane deals

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Available on flights until 28 February 2022 to destinations including Sydney, Canberra, Merimbula, Melbourne and more.
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Available on select travel dates from 31 January – 30 March 2022. Destinations include Brisbane, Canberra, Hamilton Island, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select routes, dates and locations in Australia, including Darwin, Alice Springs, Cairns and Brisbane and New Zealand.
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Available on cruises in 2022–2023. Destinations include Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is for a 2-day cruise from Melbourne-Sydney.
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Available on 2 nights stays until 30 June 2022 on destinations including Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available from 26 January – 30 August 2022, including Australia Day. Attractions include Madame Tussauds Sydney, Australia Zoo, Sydney Opera House and more. T&Cs apply.
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Available on select dates across Australia. T&Cs apply.
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Available until 28 February 2022 on 2+ days rentals when you book 21 days in advance. T&Cs apply.
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Available on rentals until 28 February 2022 across Australia and New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

Where can I take flying lessons in Brisbane?

Most of the experiences we found leave from Archerfield Airport, located 15 minutes’ drive from Brisbane’s CBD.


Our top picks

Best for price: Learn to Fly Introductory Flight with Video, Path Finder Aviation

Best for price: Learn to Fly Introductory Flight with Video, Path Finder Aviation from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 30-minute introductory flight for $179
  • Fly an aircraft under the supervision of an experienced instructor
  • Any time spent flying counts towards future flying accreditation
  • Includes video footage and certificate of completion
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Best for value: Learn to Fly Introductory Flight, Path Finder Aviation

Best for value: Learn to Fly Introductory Flight, Path Finder Aviation from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Take the controls and experience the thrill of flight with 60 minutes’ flying time
  • A 20-minute pre-flight briefing helps you prepare for the flight
  • Prices start from $329 per person
  • Includes free HD video footage of you flying the aircraft to show your friends and family
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Best for experience length: Recreational Aircraft Pilot Training 1 Day Starter Package, Path Finder Aviation

Best for experience length: Recreational Aircraft Pilot Training 1 Day Starter Package, Path Finder Aviation from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • The perfect package experience for anyone interested in learning to fly
  • Experience two 45-minute flights with you at the controls
  • Thorough pre- and post-flight briefings and completion of training records
  • Includes free footage of you flying the aircraft to show your friends and family
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Best for views  Helicopter Flight Training Experience, v2 Helicopters

Best for views Helicopter Flight Training Experience, v2 Helicopters from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • Get behind the controls of a helicopter as you take to the skies for breathtaking views
  • Includes a 10-minute one to one instructional flight briefing
  • Feel the adrenaline rush as you take control and feel what it is like to fly
  • Take in the views of the city sights from large windows you can’t find in a plane
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Flying lesson companies compared

Book withPrice (from)LocationDurationExtras/Inclusions
RedBalloon (scenic flights)$147Archerfield30–90 minutes
  • Pre-flight briefing
  • Safety check
  • Video footage
  • Certificate of completion
  • Post-flight debrief
  • Personal logbook
  • Temporary membership to Recreational Aviation Australia for insurance
RedBalloon (helicopter flights)$295Archerfield30 minutes
  • 10-minute one to one flight briefing

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