Peninsula Aero Club is a flying training school & club located at Tyabb Airport on the Mornington Peninsula. We provide flight training for all licence levels from Recreational to Commercial. Our instructors are professional in every way and this will be reflected in your training. We consider our students as individuals, not just a number. We give our full dedication to each student whilst they are flying or studying for theory exams.
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we're more than a flight school
LEARN TO FLY
Learning to fly is easier than you think and a life changing experience. You can choose to start your training as the beginning of a long and satisfying career, or simply for personal enjoyment.
PAC member, Peter Fitton has written his third book. Titled, First Officer, a tale about a father and son who go flying. Central to this story is the Peninsula Aero Club. Intended to encourage and motivate young people to seek out a career in aviation, it’s the sort of book you would give to your teenage children or grandchildren. First Officer is a learning-to-fly book, but Peter has managed to deliver the training aspects in a conversational manner, so as to seem part of an adventure story. It’s original and it’s Australian.
"When I started my flight training journey at PAC, I was in my late 40s. The biggest hurdle to overcome was myself. Without the patience, skills and experience of the instructors at PAC, I would not have fulfilled a life long dream. Great people, great training and a super community. Recommend to anyone looking for adventure and new friendships.”
My first ever flight in a light aeroplane was a TIF at Tyabb in 2013. Since then, I’ve achieved my private and commercial licences under the tutelage of PAC’s instructors. It is an extremely professional team, and I’m so glad to have found a community where I consider many of the instructors, members, and students to be not only instructors, but mentors and good friends.
"I learned to fly in 1995, and achieved my Private pilot licence in 1996, thanks to the great crew at PAC. After renting aircraft for many years I purchased my Piper Cherokee which now lives at Tyabb. It's great to have everything in one place - training, hangars, and maintenance facilities, plus the great social atmosphere at PAC. Can't recommend highly enough."
My husband (Kevin) and I have been members of PAC for 22 years. Kevin is the pilot not me. I joined the social aspect of the club to give me a chance to meet other like minded ladies. We have had some amazing functions over the years that social ladies' have organized, and will do so into the future. It is also something that Kevin and I can do together.
It is over 50 years since I learned to fly, and 7 years since relearning at Tyabb after a 22-year break. The advantages of Tyabb are minimal waiting time at the holding point before take-off, no air traffic control delays, and no twenty-minute transit to and from the training area. All that wasted flight time and money was avoided.
As i was a Berwick based Aircraft owner and stuck at Mangerlore due to bad weather. I went over to a group of other antique aircraft and found a group of Tyabb based pilots, very social and friendly. I was duly invited to come to Tyabb for lunch on a Sunday, well that was 1982 and I’m still there, never seen a well organised and well run Airfield such as Tyabb, great atmosphere great fun, just love it.