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Take the controls, be the pilot and adventure only where the tailwheel aircraft can!

BEACH PILOT

EXPERIENCE MORETON BAY
$ 595
Experience Length - 3 hours
Flight Time - Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Are you ready to pilot the beaches of Moreton Island?
  • It's easier than you think!


    After some inflight training, our experienced instructors will have you climbing, descending and turning through the skies of Moreton Bay in no time. This flight starts out by tracking east over Moreton Bay. During this phase of the flight you’ll learn how to maintain straight and level, followed by descending, as we approach the shoreline of Moreton Island. Upon reaching the Island you’ll see Fort Cowan Cowan, a World War 1 anti-aircraft emplacement - don’t worry they’re definitely not operational! Here you’ll be introduced to the art of the stick and rudder flying when you make a right turn and navigate the coastline south towards the Tangalooma shipwrecks.


    Challenge the instructor to see how much sea-life you count as there isn't a shortage! Turtles, dungeons and even the occasional shark. Now it’s our turn to show you what skills you could learn by becoming a pilot as we side-slip our way into an exclusive beach airfield, only suitable to aircraft like ours. After touch-down we’ll have a quick bite to eat (a hangry pilot is never a good idea), debrief and capture a few pictures of our adventure so far. Using the short-field capabilities of our aircraft we’ll take off from the beach strip and then fly northbound along the eastern coast of the island, checking out the surf and Cape Moreton Lighthouse.


    Experience what it's like to be a pilot with Stick 'n Rudder. See the amazing locations you can visit and the freedom that flying offers, particularly when you’re in a tailwheel aircraft.

  • Experience Highlights:
  • Learn the fundamental aerodynamics behind why an aircraft flies and how to control it before you get airborne.
  • Take the controls of our aircraft under the instructor’s guidance.​
  • Fly over the best scenery Moreton Bay has on offer including the Tangalooma Shipwrecks and Cape Moreton Lighthouse.
  • Land at an exclusive beach airfield on the southern tip of Moreton Island only accessible to big wheeled bush planes like ours.
  • Challenge your flight instructor to see how much sea-life you can count. Turtles, dolphins, mantarays and much more!
  • Bring a wingman or woman - We have multiple aircraft and instructors, so with notice you and a friend can both experience what it's like to go on a flying adventure with Stick 'n Rudder.*
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* Additional fees apply.

BUSH PILOT

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY
$ 595
Experience Length - 3 hours
Flight Time - Approximately 1.5 hours
  • Come and be a bush pilot!
  • Stick ‘n Rudder was formed to help pilots safely explore locations and adventure places in an aircraft that others haven’t before. See what it’s like to learn to fly with us and explore off the beaten track.

    After enjoying your favourite hot beverage at Stick ‘n Rudder Espresso we’ll depart west towards Lake Somerset. Along the way your instructor will take you through the basic effects of the aircraft controls including climbing, descending and turning. Just in time to reach the northern tributary of Lake Somerset, the Stanley River. Here we will teach you the foundation to stick and rudder flying skills as you carry out precision turns along the river before it opens up to the Lake. Using these skills we’ll navigate around the extremity of the Lake, exploring the many mountains and valleys on offer, including a fly past of the dam wall.

    Now it's time for real fun! Our instructors will take you to some of our exclusive bush airfields (subject to weather conditions) that we use for training and demonstrate the amazing short field takeoff and landing capabilities of our aircraft. This adrenaline pumping experience will surely make you work up a thirst so we’ll stop on one of these bush strips, with a view of course and enjoy a nice cold drink and quick snack. It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the bush. You’ll feel removed from the busy world and really appreciate how flying an aircraft can really provide you with unforgettable experiences and take you to places you have never been before.

    For the cherry on top we’ll get you to fly around the majestic Glass House Mountains as we return to base (be sure to give the mountain climbers a wave as you cruise by). Learn why bush flying is made for the ultimate adventure seeker.

    Let's escape the ordinary!
  • Experience Highlights:
  • Carry-out a preflight classroom briefing and learn how the basic controls of the aeroplane work. ​
  • You fly the aircraft under instruction.
  • Not sure if you would like to fly the whole way? Don’t worry our instructors will tailor this flight to you.​
  • Explore unique bush strips and see why the sport of bush-flying is on the rise and the ultimate activity for adventure seekers.
  • Unforgettable views of Queensland's finest including the Glass House Mountains, Lake Somerset and the hinterland.
  • Bring a wingman or woman - We have multiple aircraft and instructors, so with notice you and a friend can both experience what it's like to go on a flying adventure with Stick 'n Rudder.*

* Additional fees apply.

YOU FLY

TRIAL INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT (TIF)
$ 255
Experience Length - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Flight Time - Approximately 45 minutes
  • Experience what it's like to be a pilot!
  • Flying an aeroplane is easier than what most people think! This flight has been designed for those who have a desire to experience what it's like to be a pilot. You will have the opportunity to take control of the aeroplane whilst under the guidance of an experienced Stick ‘n Rudder instructor. Enjoy climbing, descending and turning over some of the best scenery south-east Queensland has to offer. You'll even have the option of landing at one of exclusive bush strips.
  • Experience Highlights:
  • Carry-out a preflight classroom briefing
  • Learn why an aeroplane flies and how the basic controls of the aeroplane work.
  • Watch and follow through on the controls as the instructor demonstrates how to fly the aeroplane during climbs, descents and turns.
  • Take the controls under the guidance of the instructor and refine your skills.
  • See the majestic Glass House Mountains and pristine beaches of Bribie Island from a bird’s eye view.
  • Carry out a stop and go at one of our exclusive bush strips (optional)
  • Our skilled instructors will tailor this flight specifically to you, ensuring the best experience possible.

* Additional fees apply.

“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” – Leonardo DaVinci