We cater for all levels: Beginners - Intermediate - Advanced

…whether you’re just starting your journey or on your way to becoming a race pilot we can help

There is absolutely no doubt about it, this is going to be the most fun you can have in aviation! But make no mistake, it is also going to be the most challenging thing you have done as a pilot.

So are you up for this? Are you ready to find out what your personal limits are and in the process discover what it actually takes to go beyond them safely? This is hands and feet flying at its absolute best and you are going to love this journey of self discovery!

As part of your training you are going to build a confidence level like you have never experienced as the pilot in command of a plane. Learning to recognise and manage unusual attitudes is just the beginning.

  • No previous aerobatic experience required
  • Progress quickly with a military style curriculum
  • Get yourself competition ready with our advance course

Surprisingly, aerobatics are relatively simple and any pilot is capable of doing them however to fly them safely and to a high standard you need quality training. Our quality and standard of training is simply the best. We are the market leaders and set the bar for the very best aerobatic training available today. We can take you right from the very beginning through to competition level, all at your own pace.

Use the form below to reach out with any questions that you might have or give us a call if you prefer to speak with one of our instructors that will be able to answer any questions that you may have: 02 9791 0643

Whatever Your Experience - We have You Covered

Basic Aerobatics Course (BAC)

CASR Part 61 Aerobatic and spinning flight activity endorsement

This course is comprised of nine lessons and conducted in the Alpha 160A. The BAC incorporates all elements of our Upset Recovery Course. At the completion of this course you will attain CASR Part 61 Aerobatic and Spin Flight Activity Endorsements.

You will be able to perform your newly acquired aerobatic manoeuvres and fully developed spins with passengers on board above 3000ft. In addition to these manoeuvres you will also learn advanced aircraft control techniques, emergency manoeuvre training, recognition of and escape from mishandled manoeuvres and dynamic stalls and spins in any attitude or situation.These skills are an essential part of aerobatic flying which also improve your general flying ability and confidence.

  • Course Costs: $4,848 INC GST
  • BAC lays the foundation for future aerobatic development
  • Get yourself competition ready with our advance course

Since our aim is to produce a confident and competent pilot we train to a standard, not a set price, so the final figure may vary for each student. Any remedial training will be charged at the standard rates. No up front payment or deposit is required.

Intermediate Aerobatics Course (IAC)

…it’s time to build on the solid foundations that you have worked so hard to set

Now that you understand the basics it’s time to put it altogether into a meaningful sequence. The IAC is conducted in the Alpha 160A and provides the foundation for aerobatic competition sequence flying. The Basic Aerobatics Course (BAC) is a prerequisite for pilots wishing to do the IAC.

As each manoeuvre is approved individually and additional practice may be required prior to the standard competencies being reached. Because competency levels are based upon an individuals skill there is no set course cost. Each manoeuvre requires a longer than usual pre-flight brief and each lesson is charged at our standard rates. How much or how little the course costs depends upon your skill level and your ability to master the competencies.

  • Learn barrel rolls
  • Become highly competent at slow rolls
  • Master the Cuban eight

Advanced Aerobatics Course (AAC)

…build on the IAC and advance to competition aerobatics with this course

It’s time to level up with the the AAC. This course builds on the IAC and focuses on more advanced competition aerobatic manoeuvres, energy management, geographic positioning and orientation. At the conclusion of this course pilots will be recommended for a CASR Part 61 1500ft Aerobatic Flight Activity endorsement.

As each manoeuvre is approved individually and additional practice may be required prior to the standard competencies reached there is no set course cost. Each manoeuvre requires an extend pre-flight brief and each lesson is charged at our standard rates. The AAC is conducted using the Alpha 160A and an upgrade to the Pitts Special or Extra 200 is available following this course. Advanced Aerobatics Course manoeuvres include:

  • Roll off the top
  • Competition spin
  • Snap rolls
  • Split S

Level Up to the Super Decathlon or the Extra Upon Completion of Your AAC

Low Level & Competition Aerobatics

…be recommended for a CASR Part 61 1000ft or 500ft Aerobatic Flight Activity Endorsement

These endorsements enable a pilot to fly an aerobatic sequence at altitudes below 1500 feet. Tuition further concentrates on more advanced and dynamic competition manoeuvres, energy management, geographic positioning and orientation. At the conclusion of this training pilots may be recommended for a CASR Part 61 1000ft or 500ft Aerobatic Flight Activity endorsement.

Competition Aerobatics
Once you have your endorsements The Aerobatic School encourages students to compete in both our in-house competitions and those conducted at the regional, state and national level by the Australian Aerobatic Club. Information, support and guidance are provided to all students looking to compete in these competitions.

Competitions are scheduled throughout the year. These comps are great for pilots who are new to the aeros scene as they are low pressure and a lot of fun. We have competitors from all levels so don’t be shy… you might surprise yourself. Our in-house comps are also great practice for those seasoned aerobatics competitors.

Whether you have been flying for years of you have just achieved your unrestricted license you’re going to learn something from your aerobatics rating and if you’re up for some more advanced training then we have the pilots, planes and skills to accommodate your every need. If you have any questions at all make sure you reach out and send us an email or if you’d prefer to speak with one of our instructors then give us a call on: 02 9791 0643. We look forward to flying with you…

Book in Your Aerobatics Course Today

Selecting a flying school and an instructor for any type of aviation training is critical to your success as a pilot.

Here at “The Aerobatic School” you can rest assured that all of our pilots and aircraft are of the absolute highest standard. In fact, we believe that we set the standard in aerobatic training in Australia.

If you have any questions at all please reach out to us with the form on this webpage or if you prefer to speak with a real person then give us a call on 02 9791 0643. Let’s make a plan together to work out exactly what it is that you are seeking to do and get you started. We look forward to flying with you…

From Beginner to Advanced & Everything In-between

Already have a Recreational Pilots Licence or other Pilots Licence? Do you want to improve your skill and confidence and have lots of fun whilst doing so? Or perhaps you would like to take up competition aerobatic flying? Then come and see the aerobatic experts at The Aerobatic School about achieving your aerobatics rating.No previous aerobatic experience is required.


Build your flying confidence and improve your safety with the Upset Recovery and EMT experts! We’ve been doing it for thirty years and we are still one of a few organisations in the world who specialise in this training. You will also better understand the stall and spin and be able to recover from these quickly with minimum height loss in ANY situation. Find out more today.

Upset Recovery

The Aerobatic School has taught hundreds of pilots to fly over 30+ years of operation as Red Baron and Sydney Aerobatic School. We specialise in training you beyond the CASA minimums by utilising high performance training that will build your confidence and make you a safer pilot. All pilots complete aerobatic, upset recovery, advanced stall, spin recovery training and more.

Licence Training

Learn the art of formation flying and hone your skills with the formation experts who teach what they do! Our pilots are often seen over Sydney performing aerobatic formation displays or flying in formation at major events. We have even been featured on television and in the media. When it comes to flying in formation and can teach you how to formation fly like a real military pilot.

Formation Flying

Tailwheel undercarriage or conventional undercarriage is a design feature which allows pilots to fly more advanced and manoeuvrable aircraft such as the Super Decathlon, Pitts Special and the Extra. This design feature requires pilots to be more attentive to handling the aircraft during take off and landing as well as taxiing. It is an excellent way to further increase your skills and confidence.

Tail Wheel Endorsement

The Constant Speed Unit (CSU) is the design feature that more powerful and efficient aircraft use in order to better utilise the power produced by the engine. The unit allows the propeller blade to change its angle of attack to take a more effective stroke through the air and to utilise the torque of the engine more efficiently. Contact us and speak with an instructor today.

CSU & Retrac Endorsement