Gold Coast, Australia

Australia's best flight training location

Training facilities

The Pilot Training facilities at our Gold Coast Academy are designed for an exceptional learning experience. They are modern, spacious, comfortable and are equipped with the latest technology.  Our facilities offer:

  • A modern fleet of airplanes
  • State-of-the-art training simulators for airplanes
  • Large, purpose-builtclassrooms
  • State-of-the-art hangar
  • Computer labs and study areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Student breakout areas, including a common room with exceptional views, and kitchen facilities
  • A fantastic team of dedicated customer service staff


  • 4x Cessna 172N G3X
  • 2x Cessna 172S
  • 2x Cessna 172R
  • 3x Cessna 172S G100
  • 1x Cessna 182
  • 2x Piper PA-44 Seminole


  • 1x Vis SIM
  • 1x Elite SIM
  • 1x ALSIM AL250


  • Ab-Initio Pilot Training (Aeroplane)
  • Recreational Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
  • Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
  • Multi-Engine Class Rating (Aeroplane)
  • Instrument Rating (Aeroplane)
  • Flight Instructor Rating (Grade 3 Endorsement)
  • Class Ratings
  • Type Ratings
  • Operational Ratings
  • Flight Reviews and Proficiency Checks
  • Training Endorsements
  • Nationally Recognised Training (RTO)
  • Overseas Student Education (CRICOS)

About Gold Coast International Airport

Gold Coast International is a medium-sized airport that offers a range of training benefits including:

  • A 2,492m (8,176ft) long runway
  • A shorter cross runaway for short-field approaches and crosswind training
  • Exposure to commercial operations within a controlled airspace
  • Large surrounding training area across a wide range of terrain & landscapes
  • Student pilots build confidence and experience as they learn to fly in busy commercial airport environment


Our Academy is just a short drive from some of the most famous theme parks, beaches, shopping and entertainment venues in Australia. Nearby Kirra has an outstanding range of amenities including surf shops, cafes, and the famous Kirra Surf Lifesaving Club. We also recommend walking and cycling along the ocean path to the famous surf break of Snapper Rocks. There is also an endless array of shopping and dining options along the foreshore of Coolangatta, ranging from beach bars to casual cafés, bistros and trendy restaurants.

World famous Surfers Paradise is an easy drive away, as is Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.


If you require accommodation, we can arrange and recommend a number of options. For long stays we recommend Australia Homestay Network (AHN), GBS and Connect Relocate.  Please check their websites for placement fees. Connect Relocate and AHN can provide a range of accommodations including shared, homestay (with meals), units and houses.

Airways Aviation Education Pty Ltd
Hangar 51
Lores Bonney Circuit
Bilinga, Queensland 4225,

t: + 61 (0) 7 5599 3445

CRICOS Provider Code: 00296A,

RTO Code: 31633.

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