Have you ever dreamed of soaring through the skies as a skilled aviator? Look no further than White Star Aviation – your gateway to the world of aviation excellence!

At White Star Aviation, we’re dedicated to nurturing the next generation of inspiring aviators. Whether you’re an enthusiastic self-funded pilot seeking thrilling flights or an ambitious individual ready to embark on a full-time aviation career, we have tailored programs to suit your aspirations.

As a boutique Flight Training Academy, we take care of everything so you can focus on reaching new heights. From comprehensive flight and ground training to flight examinations, aircraft acquisition, maintenance services, and aircraft hangarage, we offer a convenient one-stop-shop experience. Additionally, explore our well-stocked pilot shop to gear up for your exciting journey.

Located at the Ballina and Armidale airports, our clean and modern facilities are within easy reach – Take the first step towards your aviation dreams with White Star Aviation today!

Enrol now and soar towards an exhilarating future in the skies.


Our Flight Training Academy provides a wide array of aviation services, including:

Flight Academy Training

Offering training under both RAAus and CASA for the issue of an RPC, RPL, PPL, CPL, Instrument Rating, Flight Instructor Rating and additional Endorsements.

Flight Examination

White Star Aviation has you covered for all your flight test needs whether it be in our aircraft or yours. Whether you’re a new licence applicant or an old hand looking to add a new rating or endorsement to your licence, our in-house exam

Aircraft Maintenance

White Star Aviation are positioned to cover all aspects of your aircraft maintenance requirements. We maintain a wide-range of General Aviation aircraft including, Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft and are approved to maintain RAAus aircraft as well. As a Tecnam approved service centre, we are able to maintain all models of Tecnam aircraft, offering a professional friendly service and pricing only available at factory approved service centres.

Pilot Shop

White Star Aviation is the proud home of Flight Store – the leading supplier of aviation products, pilot supplies and flying gear in Australia. Providing the highest quality and widest range of products with fast delivery Australia-wide. Whether you’re in the market for a new headset, some sunglasses, a pilot bag or just some maps and charts, pop in today and have a browse.

FBO Services

White Star Aviation offer private owners and corporate operators a range of services at the Ballina Airport including ground handling, catering, baggage handling, ramp parking, WIFI, printing and more.

Aircraft Acquisition

One of the ultimate attractions of private or business aviation is the ability to take to the skies on a schedule that fits your needs – be it through charter, fractional ownership, aircraft leasing or an outright aircraft purchase.



White Star Aviation is dedicated to delivering the highest standard of training within a welcoming and inclusive environment. We understand and appreciate the uniqueness of each student, so we take the time to provide personalized support based on their individual motivations and abilities.

Our primary objective is to nurture industry-ready pilots who possess practicality, rationality, intelligence, logic, and a keen sense of responsibility. Our experienced and devoted staff ensure that the training environment and course delivery not only meet but exceed student expectations, contributing to the growing demand for exceptional pilots worldwide.

Flight Training Academy Ballina


Discover our two cutting-edge facilities nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of New South Wales. The first, Ballina Airport, is situated in the enchanting Northern Rivers region, while the second, Armidale Regional Airport, lies in the captivating Northern Tablelands. These picturesque locations provide the perfect environment for you to pursue your dreams and take flight.

With our clean and modern facilities, getting here is a breeze, as we are easily accessible with multiple domestic flights servicing both locations daily. What sets our bases apart is their placement in Class ‘G’ airspace, which translates to less time spent at holding points and shorter routes to the training area. Above all, this creates a safer and low-traffic environment, ideal for those starting their flying journey.

Furthermore, our strategic proximity to controlled aerodromes offering ILS and VOR approaches ensures efficient completion of instrument ratings, with all necessary navigation aids within a short flight. Embrace the opportunity to spread your wings and soar towards success in these remarkable settings




White Star Aviation boasts a network of airline captains from Australia’s mainline carriers who are ready to advise, train and mentor you throughout both your training and into your chosen aviation career path.

Flight Training Academy Ballina


The CKAS MotionSim1 boasts high fidelity motion and realistic visuals making it the perfect platform to provide initial flight training saving hours in the aircraft and reducing the over-all costs of training.

Students will complete 1 hour of Basic Instrument Flight in the CKAS MotionSim1 during their PPL training and another 4 hours of basic instrument flight and VOR orientation, tracking and intercepts during their CPL flight training.

The MotionSim1’s advanced features really shine during the Instrument Rating program in which 25 hours are completed in the device.

Flight Training Academy Ballina
Flight Training Ballina Private Pilot Licence


Unsure of where to begin? Why not explore your capabilities through our Trial Introductory Flight (TIF)? Experience the thrill of a 30-minute flying lesson with you at the controls!

During the TIF, you’ll have the opportunity to control an aircraft with the direct guidance of an instructor. The lesson will follow the same sequence as a normal instructional flight, starting with a pre-flight briefing and aircraft inspection. You’ll get hands-on experience with the aircraft’s controls, performing basic turns, climbs, and descents while flying.

Whether you dream of becoming a pilot, seek adventure, or simply love aviation, this is an unforgettable experience.

Price: $156 + GST


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