RMIT University's Point Cook site provides easy access to airspace, terrain and urban development, which maximises navigational experiences.
Our world-class flight training facilities and environment develop the necessary skills to gain a Commercial Pilots Licence. Point Cook was the world’s first military air base and is also home to the Royal Australian Air Force Museum.
The flight training is conducted in single-engine aircraft (C172S Cessna Skyhawk and C182T Cessna Skylane) and aerobatic aircraft (8KCAB Super Decathlon).
After the Commercial Pilot’s Licence, the optional instrument rating is completed in the Frasca 242 flight simulator and the twin-engine PA44-180 Piper Seminole.
Practical flight training is conducted at Point Cook Airfield, 25 kilometres south-west of central Melbourne. Flight training facilities consist of a modern, purpose-built, pilot training complex at the former home of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No 1 Flying Training School.
The 4500 feet of airspace over the airfield allows unrestricted training manoeuvres. As the only operator at Point Cook, this minimises circuit congestion and delays, and enables more take-offs and landings per hour than many other airfields, improving training efficiency.
The Point Cook Airfield training environment is ideally situated with access to all types of airspace nearby and variable weather conditions created by mountains, sea and city environments. This enables trainees to develop the confidence and capability to handle command under a variety of operational conditions.