Helicopter training Australia


helicopter_training_7420-EditSituated at Hobart International Airport, the Rotorlift 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 Rotorlift gain invaluable experience from the dynamic weather patterns of the deep southern latitude, right on Hobart’s doorstep.

Rotorlift’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.

With more than 10,000 flying hours and 35 years in the industry, Roger Corbin leads Australia’s most experienced IFR Flight Training School. Our 3 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.

We are a Registered Training Organisation (#60180)


Flying Academy location


helicopter-fleetTasmania 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.