Welcome to AV8 Flight Training

About Us

Dedicated Educators

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Here at AV8 we are passionate about gliding as a great way to experience flight for the first time,  learn to fly or sharpen your skills if you already enjoy being airborne. We chose the name AV8 to remind you that it should be your primary focus (Aviate-Navigate-Communicate in that order).


Our Founder and Chief Instructor  Catherine Conway was awarded an OAM for services to Gliding in June 2018.   Cath is particularly interested in helping young people experience the magic.


Our Aircraft

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Fly our modern Diamond Aircraft 

Super Dimona Motorglider.  


Enjoy an Air Experience Flight


Learn Advanced Manual handling and 

Emergency handling skills

OUR TRAINING SERVICES

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EXPERIENCE FLIGHT

We offer tailored air experience flights which can include a visual tour of the wetlands north of Outer Harbour,  a trip over the Barossa Valley ridges and some of Adelaide’s reservoirs or even a trip from Parafield to Aldinga, coastal one way and via the hills the other.  


A key part of these flights is that YOU get the chance to fly the aircraft.  

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LEARN TO FLY OR ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS

If you are already learning to fly, we can help with additional training in emergency procedures, stalls and recovery, forced landing training, and unusual attitudes.  Being a motorglider, we can also switch the engine off and restart it in flight.   Experience landing as a glider (with the engine turned off and the prop featherered).   Our training has something to offer anyone  -  from recreational pilot through to commercial.   

Sully credited gliding as a factor handling the emergency and Hudson Landing.

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SHOOLS AND YOUTH GROUPS

We also offer STEM/Aviation based experiences to schools and other youth groups where a flight is part of a broader experience of the Aviation and Aerospace industry.   Experience can be a day at Parafield or a multi-day live-in flight camp (in partnership with and at the home of Adelaide University Gliding Club).

Contact Us

AV8 Flight Training

60 Dakota Drive, Parafield, South Australia 5106, Australia

info@av8.net.au or 0429 803 705

Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday: By Arrangement


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Air Experience Flight Voucher

$200.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

30 minute flight over St Kilda Mangroves or South Para and Warren Reservoirs


Short term membership of the Gliding Federation of Australia is included.