GoFly Aviation now offers flight training 40 mins south of Brisbane at Heck Field airstrip near Jacobs Well. All training and flight testing is provided by GoFly Aviation instructors in association with Gold Coast Sport Flying Training. There is no congestion around the airstrip, meaning more flying time for you and no waiting for commercial aircraft. Senior Instructor Chris Maloney will be overseeing the training with support from Snr Instructor Brad Redding and Instructor David Karan. Flight testing will be conducted by CFI Nathan Slee.
The cost for training is the same as at our Sunshine Coast flight school: $314/hr. All dual flights are in our beautiful well maintained Sling aircraft. All students will receive FREE access to the GoFly Online training videos to allow them to not only refresh their memory about procedures but to get a head start on their next flying lesson.
Call or SMS Mariette on 0400 639 388 from Monday – Friday during business hours or email email@example.com or complete the New Student form.
DRIVING TO THE AIRSTRIP:
The address of Heck Field airstrip is 1638 Stapylton – Jacobs Well Road, Norwell. If you are travelling south from Brisbane suburbs, get onto the M1 motorway (or the M3 which turns into the M1) and take exit 38 (State Route 96) towards Stapylton Jacobs Well Road/Yatala North (unless you wish to grab a pie at Yatala Pies first…) Continue on this road for 16kms and take the right hand turn into Heck Field Airstrip (or follow any signs to the Gold Coast Sport Flying Club). Park in the car park and go to the Gold Coast Sport Flying Club hangar to meet Chris or Brad, your friendly GoFly Aviation instructors.
There is no public transport to this airstrip.
Our air-conditioned office has a briefing room, kitchenette and access to toilets.
Private hire of Slings for graduates of GoFly Aviation is available at $159.50/hr (including GST and fuel) once a person has paid the annual membership of the Gold Coast Sport Flying Club. If you have questions about membership or the Club, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mariette on 0400 639 388 from Monday – Friday during business hours.
ABOUT JACOBS WELL
While the office does have a waiting area, there are more exciting places for your family to wait if they have travelled with you from Brisbane. Here’s a list of things to do at the nearby Jacobs Well township.
Jacobs Well is a coastal suburb of the City of Gold Coast. Named for its natural freshwater waterhole, thirsty travellers have been visiting Jacobs Well since the mid 1800s. Situated near the mouth of the Pimpama River on the edge of a pristine waterway peppered with uninhabited islands, Jacobs Well is a haven for fishermen and boat enthusiasts alike. Find out more about the area, here.
This quaint fishing village, with lovely water views, is situated approximately halfway between the cities of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It can be found 10 minutes off the Pacific Highway after a short drive through scenic fields of sugarcane. (Don’t forget to grab a pie from Yatala Pies if you are coming south from Brisbane!). Aviators who are also keen on fishing will find nearby estuary waters teeming with flathead, whiting, tailor, and bream. You don’t need a boat as you can reel them in from the jetty.
If you are not into fishing, you might like to grab a coffee or some lunch after your flight at Castaways Cafe. Alternatively, why not drop the kids at one of the Gold Coast’s major theme parks (a 15 minute drive south), while you enjoy a double flight lesson.
The heart of the bustling Gold Coast is just 30 minutes down the road. The Gold Coast is famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest. You can find fine dining restaurants, boutique shops, theme parks, aqua fun parks, aquariums, boat cruises, dive experiences, bike and boat hire, mountain climbs and much more! There are so many great things for families to do that you may as well make a day of it (or even stay overnight) if you are travelling from outside the Gold Coast for your flying lesson/s. Find out more about the Gold Coast here.