Based at Lismore Airport, the Northern Rivers Aero Club is the premiere flying training and social aviation organisation on the Northern Rivers. We are extremely proud of our long history; our alumni include current and former RAAF pilots, instructors, airline and charter pilots, and many, many private pilots trained at our facilities.

Today, we operate a flying school with dedicated ex-military and civilian instructors to cater to a wide range of students. Our facilities include onsite accommodation, modern briefing/teaching facilities, study and recreational areas, not to mention a comprehensive Recreational-registered and GA-registered fleet to take students from the very beginning all the way through to the Commercial Pilot Licence.

The Northern Rivers Aero Club has a long history of training professional aviators from our base at Lismore Aerodrome.

A critical component of our training philosophy is to break up your learning into blocks; apart from providing course costs up-front, this also allows you to be focused on a specific goal, have a full and complete understanding of what is required of you in terms of study and performance during each component and walk away with a sense of completion at the end.

Some of the standout features of training with us include:

  • Reasonable airport traffic volume (that is outside controlled airspace) that provides limited delays but also experience in managing other aircraft working in your vicinity

  • Close proximity to the Gold Coast controlled airspace for  easily accessible experience as your license training progresses

  • Excellent facilities: free on-site accommodation, separate lecture and training rooms, quiet study areas, flight planning space plus a kitchen

  • A wide variety of training aircraft including Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) registered aeroplanes and more complex General Aviation trainers

  • Qualified and highly experienced instructors