Calling all aspiring aviators! Are you ready to take flight and soar to new heights of excitement and inspiration? Embark on a thrilling journey into the world of aviation, where the joy of flying awaits you through accessible and affordable pathways.

Whether you’re a young student with dreams of kick-starting your aviation training, a working professional seeking a career change in the skies, or simply an aviation enthusiast yearning to fly on a budget, the adventure of flying for fun is within your reach.

Discover the unique path that suits you best, as you embark on this individualized and exhilarating journey. It all begins with a trial introductory flight (TIF) that will ignite your passion for flying. From there, your experiences will be as diverse as the clouds, from solo flights to conquering theory exams, mastering navigation, obtaining your pilot’s license, and even taking a friend on their first-ever flight.

Picture this: Owning and flying your very own aircraft, which significantly reduces your training costs. Now, that’s a game-changer and with White Star Aviation, it’s possible! 

The skies are calling – are you ready to answer?




If you’re passionate about recreational flying and don’t require the additional privileges of a PPL, the Recreational Pilot Certificate (RPC), is the perfect choice. Whether you’re looking to fly for leisure, explore a thrilling new hobby, or seek an affordable pathway into the aviation industry, the RPC caters to your needs.

With the RPC, you’ll have the opportunity to pilot a modern, highly maneuverable, and cost-effective Light Sport Aircraft (LSA). This ensures a remarkable flying experience with enhanced control and efficiency during your training.

Issued by Recreational Aviation Australia Ltd (RAAus), the RPC empowers you as a pilot in command, allowing you to operate an RAAus Registered Aircraft within a 25 nautical mile radius of your departure aerodrome.

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The Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL)  presents an exceptional opportunity for aspiring aviators to begin flight training even without prior flying experience. One of the key benefits of obtaining an RPL is the potential to fly into or in close proximity to bustling controlled aerodromes with the right additional training. Moreover, RPL holders can acquire various endorsements, such as aerobatics or specific design features, which might not be feasible with recreational aircraft, opening doors to piloting larger and faster planes.

Issued by the  Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) , this licence empowers pilots to operate General Aviation aircraft weighing up to 1500kg within a 25 nautical mile radius from their departure aerodrome.



Unlock the Skies: Advance with a Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

Embark on the next level of your aviation journey with a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) – a pivotal step in expanding your licence type. Authorized and issued by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority), the PPL empowers you to take to the Australian skies as a solo pilot, commanding aircraft weighing up to 5,700kg, and even welcome passengers on board. Sharing the joy of flight with others is made possible, as you can legally split the aircraft hiring expenses with your passengers. However, it’s important to note that flying for hire or reward requires a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). Soar higher and embrace the freedom and responsibilities that come with a PPL.

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Earn your internationally recognized Commercial Pilot Licence issued by CASA, unlocking opportunities to fly for hire or reward. This professional level license serves as the essential qualification for aspiring charter pilots and those seeking to conduct air-work operations in their first professional role. Take the first step towards a rewarding aviation career with our comprehensive Commercial Pilot License program.


The Private Instrument Rating (PIR) grants pilots the privilege to operate as the pilot in command in Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions, including flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) or within clouds. Additionally, the IR certification qualifies the holder to proficiently execute instrument approaches they have been trained and tested for.

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Embark on an Exciting Flying Adventure – Take a Trial Introductory Flight (TIF) Today!

Are you eager to explore the world of flying for leisure but unsure about where to begin? Look no further! Experience the thrill of being in control with our Trial Introductory Flight (TIF), a 30-minute flying lesson where you’ll be on the controls!

Under the expert guidance of an instructor, you’ll pilot an aircraft, following a standard instructional flight sequence, including a pre-flight briefing, aircraft pre-flight inspection, and relevant air exercises. Take the reins and execute basic turns, climbs, and descents, gaining hands-on experience of aircraft controls.

Whether you dream of becoming a pilot, seek an adrenaline rush, or simply love aviation, this unforgettable experience awaits!

Book now for just $156 +GST.



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.

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