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Flight Training

Whether you are new to flying or a seasoned pilot, your flight training experience should be a memorable occasion. ARC Aviation prides itself on offering comprehensive tailored training solutions to suit both business professionals and recreational pilots. Our instructors offer flexible booking times linked with aircraft availability and a state of the art flight training facility.

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Meet our Instructors

Darren Schmidt

Darren is a qualified Cirrus Standardised Instructor Pilot trained by Cirrus in Knoxville Tennessee and the Head of Operations at ARC Aviation.  With over 3,000 flight instruction hours and over 1,200 hours Cirrus time, Darren has extensive experience in single and multi-engine training from ab-initio to command instrument ratings.  
Darren also holds CASA testing approvals for RPL, PPL, NVFR and IFR.

Colin Burns

Colin is a qualified Cirrus Training Centre Instructor and has over 3,000 hours instructing experience in a range of single and multi-engine aeroplanes as a CASA Grade 1 Multi-engine IFR instructor.  Colin has extensive corporate aviation experience and also holds a part-time role piloting twin-engine business jets.

Modern Aircraft

Train in the latest Cirrus aircraft.
Our fleet of modern Cirrus aircraft includes the popular G6 SR20 with IO-390 Lycoming engine and Australia's best selling General Aviation aircraft, the Cirrus SR22.

Flight Instructors

Expert Instructors

Our flight instructors are experts in Cirrus flight training. Personally trained and evaluated by Cirrus training specialists, each Cirrus Training Centre pilot will provide a factory-level experience designed to get you flying in a Cirrus quickly, efficiently and safely.

Cirrus Approach

Using the Cirrus Learning Portal, Cirrus Approach incorporates on-line Aircraft and Avionics training modules and Flight Operations Manuals for each of its aircraft. ARC Aviation can coordinate and assist with your participation in all phases of Cirrus training.

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Cirrus Innovation

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The Plane with the Parachute

As the world’s first whole airframe parachute system included as standard equipment, CAPS® has returned 193 people to their families.

Multi-layered Engineered safety

Multi-layered prevention incorporating both passive features that are nearly transparent during flight and active features that reduce pilot workload.

Generation 6

The Cirrus Aircraft G6 is the smartest, safest, most innovative general aviation aircraft a pilot could desire. Designed around you, your passengers and your lifestyle, the 2020 G6 SR Series delivers an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality and safety.

The Plane with the Parachute

As the world’s first whole airframe parachute system included as standard equipment, CAPS® has returned 193 people to their families.

Multi-layered Engineered safety

Multi-layered prevention incorporating both passive features that are nearly transparent during flight and active features that reduce pilot workload.

Generation 6

The Cirrus Aircraft G6 is the smartest, safest, most innovative general aviation aircraft a pilot could desire. Designed around you, your passengers and your lifestyle, the 2020 G6 SR Series delivers an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality and safety.