First Solo Preparation Course

Pilots remember their first solo flight. It is a special feeling of excitement and sense of achievement when you take off and land your aeroplane for the first time by yourself. Now Soar Aviation can bring this dream to reality with a course especially tailored for your aspirations to take flight.

Soar Aviation’s First Solo Preparation course offers aspiring pilots solid grounding in theory, airmanship, flying skills and communication. Flying solo is a major milestone and this course is ideal for people who want to go for more than a joy flight and put a big tick in their bucket list.

Your first solo involves all the fundamental manoeuvres of flying an aeroplane including flying straight and level; climbing and descending; turning the aircraft and of course take of and landing.

Sounds daunting? It isn’t – at Soar Aviation our friendly instructors offer the finest teaching in an encouraging environment to achieve your dreams. Click here to book.

First Solo Flight Course Completion

First Solo Flight Course Completion

Lessons Included

  • Effects of Controls
  • Straight & Level
  • Climbing & Descending
  • Turning
  • Stalling
  • Introduction to Circuits
  • Normal Circuits
  • Flapless Circuits and Go-Arounds
  • Circuit Emergencies
  • Pre Solo Check Flight

Theory Exams

  • Pre-Solo Exam
  • Flight Radio Operator Exams


Study Options

  • Full Time – 1 week subject to weather and aircraft availability
  • Part Time - within 3 months under RA-AUS 3 Month Membership


Aviation Reference Number (ARN)

Class 2 Aviation Medical*
14 years minimum age**
*Required before flying solo
**First Solo Cannot occur before 15th Birthday

Course Duration

15 Hours Flying Training Theory
10 hours flight time*

*The course sets out the minimum time to prepare the student to fly solo. Some students may require more flight time at additional cost to reach the standard suitable to fly solo.  


Course Includes:

  • RA-AUS Temporary Membership
  • Ground Theory Manual
  • Flight Training Manual
  • Pre Licence and Flight Radio Exam
  • Pilots Logbook
  • Certificate of Achievement

Course Outcomes

Aircraft Radio Operator Certificate

FIRST SOLO FLIGHT VIDEO - Credits to Steven Pam!

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Posted by Steven Pam on Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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How to Redeem
  1. Please call our booking coordinator on 0395 875 020 and quote your Voucher Code to arrange your booking. Bookings lines are open 9am to 5pm (Mon-Fri)
  2. Print Gift Voucher and present on arrival along with a photo ID
Terms & Conditions of Purchase
1. Strictly one voucher per person, multiples can be purchased as gifts.
2. Participants must be aged 14-years or older and weigh less than 110 kg. Participants under 18 must have parental permission. 
3. Flights operate seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.
4. Bookings are subject to voucher expiry date and must be flown within given dates as stated on the Voucher.
5. Not valid: public holidays.
6. If Soar Aviation cancels due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather, you will keep getting re-booked until you get to fly (even after the validity). Refunds will not be offered for customers where flights have been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances like weather and aircraft maintenance. Flights can be rescheduled a maximum of 3 MONTHS after initial flight booking – the customer is responsible for calling to rebook. Your voucher will be void if not redeemed again within this timeframe.  Bureau of Meteorology weather forecast prior to booking
7. Subject to both Instructor and Aircraft availability and weather conditions – please check the Bureau of Meteorology weather forecast prior to booking.
8. Bookings are subject to availability. Book early to secure your desired date – weekend dates fill quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
10. 72 hours’ notice is required for changes/cancellation of booking you have made, changes within this timeframe will forfeit the full value of your voucher. All changes and cancellations are subject to our standard Refund Policy.
11. Voucher will be void if in breach of Voucher Terms & Conditions.
12. Booking lines open from 9am to 5pm (Mon-Fri).
13. Please supply a copy of your voucher at time of flight as proof of purchase. No voucher = no flight. 
14. Photo ID must be supplied at time of flight. 
15. Control of the aircraft is given to students at the discretion of the Pilot in Command for safety reasons, as such this cannot be guaranteed for all flights. 
16. A surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions, both online and in store. 
17. Non-English speaking participants may not be able to fly, as the Flight Instructor may not not be able to communicate critical safety information. Please contact us prior to booking to confirm. 
18. Instructors will endeavour to provide the exact flight duration time as specified on vouchers, however due to variable circumstances (weather, air traffic control, etc) your flight may vary +/- 10-15% as listed.  Please contact us if you feel your flight was less than the aforementioned variable so we can assist. 

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Whether you’re interested in becoming a recreational or a commercial pilot, realising your dream of flying has never been easier. Get in touch today, to get your flight training off the ground!

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