Why Townsville



Townsville is an outstanding location for flying training as well as charter, air taxi, scenic and tourist adventures. More than 300 days of the year on average are rain free. Townsville with over 200,000 people is the regional centre for the North and gateway to the West. Iconic locations such as Birdsville, Longreach, Winton and the Gulf are easily accessible by light aircraft as are the mines of the west and the multitude of cattle properties. Distances are huge and aircraft are the way to travel.

For the student, Townsville and nearby aerodromes offer the opportunity to train in all manner of airspace as well as to gain experience in bush and coastal flying.

The nearby Palm Island Group and World Heritage site, Hinchinbrook Island are just some of the wonderful scenic opportunities. In addition Hamilton Island is a short hop in a light aircraft for incoming tourists.