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Beginner Programs

Want to know what it feels like to touch the sky? Our beginner courses will show you whether flight training is right for you and all hours will count towards your pilot licence if you continue.


Recreational Aviation Programs

Jump into our Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) to experience the latest technology and achieve your flight training goals more cost effectively.


General Aviation Programs

Whether you want to fly for fun or pursue a career in aviation, working towards a GA pilot licence will give you the know-how you need to succeed.


Airline Interview Preparation Programs

If you’ve got your sights set on becoming a Cadet Pilot, you want to have our experienced team of Grade 1 and senior instructors on your side.


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Our Flight Training

At Learn to Fly Melbourne (LTFM), we use an innovative business model, high quality aircraft and experienced staff to provide you with cost effective training that helps you reach your goals faster. We train everyone from novices through to advanced pilots and can make your flight training process easy, from the time you start building flying hours on day one.

As a flying school we deeply care about your experience as a student. We have helped numerous students achieve their flying goals and along the way we make sure you receive genuine support from us. Every student is unique and so is your journey to becoming a pilot. Our team and instructors will help bring out your best effort so you can get everything you can out of your time with us and enjoy yourself day in and day out.

Our Facilities

The school is structured and staffed with the aim of providing the highest levels of ground instruction and flying tuition, our instructors are well qualified and experienced. Student’s flying time will be supplemented by simulator time in a new TRC 472 simulator offering 180 degrees panoramic vision and glass cockpit technology, modelled on the Cessna 172.

These services combines with the best geography, airport and navaid facilities, together with Melbourne’s many variable weather conditions will give student the best opportunity to develop their skills as a professional pilot. The practical and theoretical curriculum at Learn To Fly Melbourne is based on building block principles with defined goals so that student will be able to assess their progress throughout the various stages of their course.


Meet the team

  • Junior Instructors
  • Senior Instructors
  • Consultants

Meet the team

Alex Hartkopf - LTF

Senior Instructors

Alex Hartkopf is the Chief Flying Instructor (CFI) and Testing Officer at LTF. He has 2000+ flying hours as well as a double Bachelor degree in Aviation and Finance.

Cameron Mitchell - LTF

Senior Instructors

Cam decided to change career in his late 20's and pursue a career in aviation. His goals include flying for an airline or Royal Flying Doctors.

Owain Lim - LTF

Senior Instructors

Owain has had a passion for aviation since a young age. He completed his flight training at Moorabbin Airport.

Jesse Teague

Senior Instructors

Jesse completed his flight training at Moorabbin Airport, he also owns a music school.

Anurag Rawat

Senior Instructors

Darren McPherson


Darren McPherson is a Senior Captain of a major International Airline, he has got almost 30 years and 18,000 hours of flying experience, he flies A330 and A350. He also runs Airline Interview Coaching sessions for us.



Isaac is a Senior First Officer at a major International Airline, he flies A330. He is our flight training consultant in China. Isaac is also the ICAO English Testing Officer.

Horace Ho


Horace is our flight training consultant in Hong Kong. He started his flight training at Learn To Fly, he is passionate to share his aviation experience and knowledge to anyone who has a dream to soar up high.

Shuntai Tan


Shuntai is our flight training consultant in Singapore. His aim is to become an airline pilot and he is trying to help other Singapore students to reach their goals.

Rien N O'Mara

Senior Instructors

Nick Harris

Senior Instructors

Thierry d'Argent

Senior Instructors

Thierry is Grade 1 flight instructor with more than 3000 hours experience in flying different type of aircrafts from microlights to multi-crew operated, turbo propeller multi-engine aircrafts in different parts of the world.

Our Fleet





The Bristell is a premium European built 2 seater aircraft manufactured by one of the top aircraft manufacturers in Europe — BRM Aero. It is well known for its ergonomic design, quality construction and outstanding performance.




The Sling is a unique, all-aluminum aircraft with the feel and heft of a much bigger aeroplane. It was designed to be a cross country and recreational airplane, though it has proven to be an excellent trainer for pilots due to its amazing handling, near 360-degree panoramic visibility, 10-hour fuel range and great design.

  • Lockheed Martin Prepar3D 2.0 Flight Simulator Software

  • G1000 Student Trainer from Flight 1 Aviation Technologies

  • Driven by Personal Computer

  • TRC Professional Rudder Pedals

  • Two Adjustable Seats

Our TRC 472 Flight Simulator is modelled after the popular Cessna 172 Skyhawk, all details are precisely reproduced according to the exact dimensions of the original panel and they can be found in exactly the same position. Training with the TRC 472 is extremely close to reality, but much more economical and fun.

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee is a family of light aircraft built by Piper Aircraft and designed for both flight training and personal use. Piston powered with a single engine, these aircraft are all-metal, unpressurised aeroplanes with a single door on the copilot side, which is entered by stepping on the low-mounted wing.

The Partenavia P68 is a twin piston, light aircraft and a superb first multi-engine trainer due to its easy to handle flying characteristics. It will seat up to five passengers and is capable of very short trips (maximum range is 1000km) with a cruise speed of 210km/h.

The Super Decathlon are fixed conventional gear light airplanes designed for flight training and personal use. They are capable of sustaining aerobatic stress between +6g and -5g. The Decathlon entered production in the United States in 1970 and is a stronger and more powerful complement to the Citabria line of aircraft.

The Cessna 172 is one of the most popular aircraft ever made, with over 43,000 being produced to since their birth year in 1955. They are used primarily for training and/or private use and are still in production today. Learn To Fly operates two Cessna 172s, R & S models, and they are almost identical to one another.

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