Peninsula Aero Club can offer you very competitive rates. With other airports being subjected to much higher operating costs, the financial benefits of flying at Peninsula Aero Club and the short distances to our training areas, make learning to fly at Peninsula Aero Club very economical.
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A great RAAus aircraft, the Foxbat is rugged and easy to fly. It has phenomenal short-field performance and is capable of cruising at over 90 knots, all while carrying a good payload.
The Cessna 152 is one of the most popular training aircraft of all time. A docile but robust aircraft with two seats, it’s the perfect machine for your initial flying training, or if you just want to go and practice your skills.
Cessna 152 Aerobat
The Aerobat is a Cessna 152 with a few structural changes to make it withstand aerobatic loads. If you want to improve your skills towards the edges of the flight envelope, perhaps an aerobatics rating in the Aerobat might be up your alley.
We couldn’t quite fit a G1000 in this Cessna 152, but it’s got an Aspen display in it if steam gauges are a bit old fashioned for you. A favourite of many of our students and members, TNV is great for when you want a 152 with a little bit of pizzazz.
VH-LKS, CIY, SYE
The Cessna 172 needs no introduction. Four seats, decent payload, great range, and acceptable performance makes this the perfect all-rounder aircraft whether you’re commencing your navigation training, heading off for a weekend with a friend or two, or just want to go fly around the Melbourne area to show visiting relatives the skyline.
(180 hp) VH-CUF
The PA-28 Cruiser in our fleet has plenty of hidden power. Out of the factory this had a 140 horsepower engine, but ours has been upgraded to 180 HP. This is our most powerful four seater and has a good payload capacity if you want to take the family away for the weekend.
The Cessna 206 is the Holden Ute of general aviation. Six seats, a big 300HP engine, and a cargo door so big you could load a cargo pallet in, this plane really cannot be stopped. If you’re wanting to take the family camping for a weekend, or perhaps you’re working to build up your logbook before heading north west to the bush, the 206 is the perfect machine.
The Sierra is our go-to training aircraft for Manual Propeller Pitch Control/Constant Speed Unit (MPPC or CSU) endorsements, as well as for Retractable Undercarriage (RU) training. Not quite as fast as its big brother, the Bonanza, this is a fantastic and affordable platform for both training and touring.
If taildragging is your style, the Decathlon will be right up your alley. With great performance and a good roll rate, this is a lot of fun for tailwheel endorsements, aerobatics, and everything in between.
Travel Air VH-UAJ
The Travel Air is a spacious, and affordable aircraft perfect for multi-engine training or cross-country touring. If you want to get your multi engine class rating, retractable undercarriage, manual propeller pitch control, and instrument rating all in one machine, this is what you’re after!
Partenavia P68B VH-LJR
The Partenavia P68B, affectionately known as the “party bus”, is a staple of the multi-engine world. It’s sophisticated enough to provide a comprehensive multi-engine or instrument rating training platform, yet still remain a straightforward and reliable machine. This is a great way to add on your multi-engine class rating or MECIR if you already have a retractable undercarriage endorsement.
Our CASA-approved simulator lives in a dedicated, air conditioned, and quiet room. The modern computer hardware and high fidelity LCD displays allow you to concentrate on reading plates or flying that to-minima approach without distraction. We offer affordable rates for bulk purchases of sim time, or you can book it for once-off training.