Our student resources page provides the aviation community and students with quick shortcuts to the most common resources for becoming a pilot.
Recreational Aviation Australia governs Recreational Aviation in Australia. A Recreational Pilot Certificate is the first step on the path to your dream of flying. You can find out all about RAA as well as other valuable information.
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Prior to any flight being conducted it is a requirement to review the local weather and the destination weather.
Common Student Resources for GoFly Aviation.
You can start your nav planning at home by printing one of these sheets
Download a copy of the Sling 2 workbook here and save to your laptop or print a copy for studying. You can then either print and complete the answer sheet at home and bring it in for marking by an instructor, or do the test at our hangar using an answer sheet which we have printed off. It is compulsory to do the Sling workbook test before going solo and the results must be added to your student record sheet in Flight Schedule Pro.
At GoFly all exams are free to take, and you can take them again if you do not pass (a pass is a grade of 80% or higher). GoFly students with PREMIUM access to GoFly Online, will also be able to access our interactive Easy Books which will save students hundreds of dollars as they no longer need to buy any text books.
These are the names of the four exams you will need to take and the order in which they will most likely be taken:
You can find the four Easy Books here, and they cover the following topics:
Exams 1 + 2: Pre-Solo and Radio Operations
We would recommend you sit the Pre-Solo and Radio exams after completing the first couple of circuit sessions so you’re ready for your first solo flight! The pass mark is 80%.
You should read the online Pre-solo & Air Legislation Easy Book plus the Human Factors Easy Book before your pre-solo exam.
You should read the Radio Operations Easy Book before your radio exam. To complement your Easy Books, there are theory practice exams on your GoFly Online website to help you with your Pre-solo and Radio exams.
Please revise this content for the Pre-Solo and the Air Legislation exams:
(1) The Visual Flight Rules Guide (VFRG) which is accessed via download the CASA website: Amongst other topics, please make sure you are familiar with the following – VMC requirements, Light Signals and Rules for prevention of collision.
There are several ways to get a copy of the VFRG guide:
(3) Please also look at this link which will help with the Radio exam.
Exam 3: Air Legislation + Exam 4: Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
You will need to sit the Air Legislation and then the Basic Aeronautical Knowledge (BAK) exams after logging around 2-3 hours of solo time. The pass mark is 80%.
To complement your Easy Books, there are theory practice exams on your GoFly Online website to help you with your Air Leg and BAK exams.
If you need clarification about any answers, your instructor will be able to help you.