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Why hire a flying instructor through Airtasker?

Learn how to fly and experience what it’s like on the pilot’s seat with the help of expert flight instructors on Airtasker! Whether you’re training for your first pilot license or simply flying for sheer fun, we can connect you to plenty of trained experts who can help you master the controls and be a confident pilot on air!

For unforgettable learning and flying experience, instructors can create programs and exercises tailored to your existing skills and goals. If you have no technical background, don’t worry, you’ll start learning from the basics, working your way towards more advanced training. There’s no pressure if you can’t get it right immediately! Your instructor will be there to guide you throughout the journey until you become the skilled pilot you aspire to be.

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Top Flying Lessons related questions

How long does it take to learn how to fly a plane?

It depends on your existing skills and how quickly you can pick up the topics. Usually, it takes a few months to a year to master complicated flight instruments and be comfortable flying in the air. If you are taking a pilot licence, you need certain flying experience with and without an instructor. Those who have previously taken a flying lesson and simply need to refresh their old skills won’t take too long before conducting a solo flight. 

What do I need to prepare for my flying lesson?

Since it can get really hot in the cockpit, it is advisable to wear loose clothes when flying. Bringing sunglasses is likewise a good idea to block the sun’s glare, but ensure that it has optical inserts if you have poor vision. Wearing an ANR headset can also out noise and protect your ears from air pressure! If you don’t have one, you can always ask your Tasker if they can provide the equipment for you. 

What skills and qualifications should I look for in a flying instructor?

When hiring a flying instructor, you must find someone who holds a flight instructor certificate. This way, you are confident that you are working with someone who has undertaken intensive training and passed complex assessments, qualifying them as experts in the field. It is also vital that they are passionate and flexible enough to work with students with different skill levels. Verify these qualifications by checking their ratings and reviews from previous tasks. 

What happens to my flying lesson if the weather is bad?

Flying in bad weather is a risky and life-threatening move, hence the reason why pilot instructors are not allowed to conduct lessons in such dangerous situations. It pertains to extreme snow, rain, and sandstorms that reduce the pilot’s vision while flying. In such unfortunate cases that your instructor has to cancel your lesson, you can always reschedule. For a smooth arrangement, make sure to coordinate your new preferred lesson dates with your Tasker. 

Do I need professional swimming background when taking a pilot test?

No. Having professional swimming background is not required when taking a pilot test. There are some airlines, however, that require their pilots and cabin crew to take swimming assessments, with the purpose of proving that they are confident in the water. In case you want to learn and improve this particular skill, you can also turn to Airtasker for nearby swimming lessons. From there, you’ll learn how to swim and tread water confidently without any floating or supporting devices.

Can I also book driving lessons through Airtasker?

Definitely! Apart from flying an aircraft, hundreds of nearby Taskers can also provide beginner and advanced driving lessons. Regardless if you need to learn a manual or automatic car, we can locate the most qualified instructors who can help you become a more sensible driver on public roads. If you’re up for more adventure, you can also book a motorcycle driving lesson using the same platform.

What do flying lessons include?

Taking airplane or helicopter lessons near you is the perfect opportunity for pilot trainees to learn the technicals and experience supervised flying with a certified flying instructor. For beginners, expect to learn the fundamental functions and skills that every pilot should master. If you already have flying experience and only need a refresher, a Tasker can proceed to the particular lessons you want to learn. Here are some of the flying courses that you can take and what to expect from each:

Light aircraft flying lessons

When learning how to fly a light aircraft, a Tasker starts by guiding you to the cockpit and helping you further understand the control system and gauges. Just like when driving a car, there is also an aircraft version of foot pedals that you need to perfect. Although this time, their purpose is to control the rudder and the rotation of the vertical axis. Once you have proven to know the fundamental moves by heart, you will proceed with your first flying experience! While in the air, your instructor may take over during critical moments to teach you a few moves, strategies, and techniques to help you gain better control of the aircraft.

Helicopter flying lessons

Even though helicopters and aircraft work with the same basic principles, they operate and fly quite differently. One thing to remember is that helicopters have a set of rotor blades that spin fast in the air, allowing them to take turns even in complicated situations. When you book a helicopter flying lesson near you, a Tasker can teach you how to control these blades and rotate this aerial vehicle efficiently and safely. They also conduct a step-by-step process on how to take off, manoeuvre to different directions, increase and reduce speed on air, and of course, land on the ground. 

Flying lessons before a licence test

There’s a wide variety of pilot licenses that you can take. For beginners, taking a light aircraft or private pilot license is always a good step. It allows you to fly your family, friends, and colleagues to places, although you are never allowed to provide any paid service. If you want to profit off your flying skills, take a commercial or airline transport pilot licence instead. Using the same platform, you can find Taskers who can run particular courses focused on enhancing the skills you need on your flight test. Let them know the specific licence you want to take, and then allow them to customise flying lessons according to your personal objectives.

Just one thing to remember - keeping a healthy lifestyle is crucial for pilots to ensure little to no risks of health emergencies while flying. If you need someone who can help you achieve your fitness goals before taking a pilot test, feel free to combine your flying lesson with a personal fitness training program

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I've just purchased a DJI spark. Looking for an experienced drone flyer to check that I have set it all up correctly and also spend some time teaching me flying skills and how to make the most of all the sparks features. Could be a 2-3 time lesson as at this stage I only have 2 batteries so approximately 30 min flight time. If you have a DJI spark to bring along aswell that would be preferable. Time and date can be discussed! But prefer to learn asap.

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Hi, I need someone with a drone (prefer DJI Phantom) to help me log 2 hours flying time VLOS for my RePL. This could take 6 x 20 minute fly sessions. I don't have a drone. This is for you to provide to teach me. I can drive to you (within reason). Mona Vale or near Gosford best for me to drive to you. Selected bidder will instruct me and supervise safe operations. I have about 30 minutes drone flying experience from the past. I expect you to sign off and verify this flying time to support my training requirement.