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The beauty of flying a tailwheel aircraft is that you can explore the roads, or should we say ‘the airstrips’ less travelled. At Stick ‘n Rudder, we will ensure that you are equipped to safely navigate local bush strips with confidence. From our basic Tailwheel Endorsement course, to the more advanced bush flying courses, we provide our pilots with a unique skillset made possible by training in a tailwheel aircraft. 

Whether you’re looking for precision aircraft handling skills to confidently enjoy recreational flying, or you’re working towards developing a competitive edge for employment, our full-time Advanced Training courses will set you up for success.


The tailwheel endorsement is a great way to improve your general aircraft handling skills, in particular during take-off, landing and ground operations. As a pilot you will be better at recognising undesired aircraft states and ultimately increase flight safety.


Now that you've got your tailwheel endorsement, it's time to take your skills to the next level in the bush. Bush operations require a higher level of situational awareness, superior decision making skills and accurate aircraft control.


Are you ready to explore Australia?
Our cross country endorsement will have you well prepared for any adventure. We'll build your foundational navigational skills by learning the art of deduced reckoning using a watch, map and a pencil. This will be supplemented with an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)/iPad to develop your flight planning skills and increase your situational awareness in-flight.


Unlock more destinations with a controlled airspace endorsement. Have you ever wanted to cruise along the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine or Gold Coast? Maybe you'd like to visit family and friends that live in a capital city? Not only does this endorsement allow you to travel to more locations, it increases flight safety by providing you with more physical airspace in the event of adverse weather and increases your confidence when communicating with Air Traffic Controllers.