Helicopter training Australia
Situated at Hobart International Airport, the Rotor-Lift Advanced Flying Academy offers comprehensive advanced flying training courses in its fleet of both single and multi-engine helicopters.
With the spectacular and diverse Tasmanian environment as their training ground, students flying with Rotor-Lift gain invaluable experience from the dynamic weather patterns of the deep southern latitude, right on Hobart’s doorstep.
Rotor-Lift’s Advanced Flying Academy is currently the only helicopter school in Australia to offer Multi Engine Training Approval (META) courses for experienced instructors or check captains. We are also proud to be the first flying school in Australia to be approved for Night Vision Goggle training, for pilots and crewman.
Our 2 full time instructors have considerable experience in helicopter multi engine IFR operations, with their aim to transfer the skills and knowledge they have accumulated in challenging operating environments on to our students.
Flying Academy location
Tasmania offers arguably the most suitable training area in Australia for high-quality helicopter IFR and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) training. All of the required IFR navigation aids are located at Hobart including ILS, VOR, NDB, DGA and two separate RNAV approaches. Additional to the navigational aids at Hobart there is an alternative ILS located at Launceston, and an RNAV approach to a heliport in the mountains at Strathgordon.
IFR training in particular benefits from the close access to robust weather formations throughout the western half of Tasmania. The student’s decision making process is very much enhanced when dealing with the multitude of weather events presented. This includes low cloud ceilings, wind sheer, turbulence, sea fogs, snow and icing. This is in direct contrast to the benign and relatively mild conditions that are experienced on the Eastern Coast of Tasmania, where much of the night visual training is completed.