GoFly provides the Instructors for the Gold Coast Sport Flying Training school at Heck Field. They are all passionate about helping others achieve their dreams of flying. Chief Flying Instructor Chris Maloney will be overseeing the flight training at Heck Field with support from Senior Instructors Michel Vuilleumier, Nic Seeto and Andrew Beazley.
Gold Coast Sport Flying Training offers three modern Sling aircraft with glass cockpits as well as a Viper, for RPC, navigation training, BFR and private hire.
As a student training at Gold Coast Sport Flying Training, you will receive FREE access to over 230 video lessons, briefings, safety tips, documentaries and blogs on the GoFly Online training platform. No need to sit through boring white board briefings. Watch the pre-flight and in-flight video lesson in the comfort of your own home, as many times as you need, before your actual flying lesson – which will speed up your learning and save you money. You can watch the videos after your lesson as well, to confirm what your instructor taught you in the air.
Gold Coast Sport Flying Training offers flight training 40 mins south of Brisbane at Heck Field airstrip near the town of Jacobs Well. There is no congestion around the airstrip, meaning more flying time for you and no waiting for commercial aircraft. The Clubhouse has a briefing room, lounge area, kitchen and toilets.
To book a trial flight, click on the button below or call 07 5341 8125.
To enrol as a student, use the new student form or email email@example.com with your name, phone number and preferred training days and times. We will then send you our ‘welcome email’ with lots of useful info in it, and invite you to access our booking system and our awesome online videos. You can also call Mariette at GCSFT on 0468 442 732 from Monday – Friday during business hours.
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.
FLYING TO THE AIRSTRIP:
Find the Heck Field Airfield details here.
Private hire of Slings is available once a person has paid the discounted annual membership of the Gold Coast Sport Flying Club. If you have questions specific to the Heck Field airstrip, email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions about membership or the Club, you can email email@example.com or call Mariette on 0468 442 732 from Monday – Friday during business hours.
While the Clubhouse does have a comfortable waiting area and kitchen downstairs, 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 teenagers 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.