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Based at Lismore Airport, the Northern Rivers Aero Club is the premiere flying training and social aviation organisation on the Northern Rivers. We are extremely proud of our long history; our alumni include current and former RAAF pilots, instructors, airline and charter pilots, and many, many private pilots trained at our facilities.

Today, we operate a flying school with dedicated ex-military and civilian instructors to cater to a wide range of students. Our facilities include onsite accommodation, modern briefing/teaching facilities, study and recreational areas, not to mention a comprehensive Recreational-registered and GA-registered fleet to take students from the very beginning all the way through to the Commercial Pilot Licence.

The Northern Rivers Aero Club has a long history of training professional aviators from our base at Lismore Aerodrome.

A critical component of our training philosophy is to break up your learning into blocks; apart from providing course costs up-front, this also allows you to be focused on a specific goal, have a full and complete understanding of what is required of you in terms of study and performance during each component and walk away with a sense of completion at the end.

Some of the standout features of training with us include:

  • Reasonable airport traffic volume (that is outside controlled airspace) that provides limited delays but also experience in managing other aircraft working in your vicinity

  • Close proximity to the Gold Coast controlled airspace for  easily accessible experience as your license training progresses

  • Excellent facilities: free on-site accommodation, separate lecture and training rooms, quiet study areas, flight planning space plus a kitchen

  • A wide variety of training aircraft including Recreational Aviation Australia (RA-Aus) registered aeroplanes and more complex General Aviation trainers

  • Qualified and highly experienced instructors

Important Contacts

Club President

Andrew Gordon

0415 283 068

Head of Operations

Nicholas Reese

0410 940 709

RAAus Chief Flying Instructor

Nicholas Reese

0410 940 709

After Hours Contact

Andrew Gordon

0415 283 068


Lismore Airport - Hangar 1 Airport Drive, South Lismore NSW 2480


0410 940 709

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