Flight Training

Nautilus Aviation proudly operates premier flight training facilities across Northern Australia. Covering areas including Cairns, Darwin, Townsville and the Torres straits, our team of professional and experienced instructors are ready to take you to new heights!

As a student of Nautilus Aviation, you are fortunate to have access to diverse training areas which expose students to a wide variety of scenarios e.g. mountain flying, controlled airspace and varying terrain types.

Conveniently located in stunning World Heritage-listed sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and the Top End’s Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, Training with Nautilus Aviation is an unmatched experience!

Mindful of transit time to and from local training areas, the school’s head office located at the Cairns General Aviation Precinct allows for initial instruction flights on the airports grassed areas, with advanced training only minutes away.

Nautilus Aviation Flight Training

Our Chief Flying Instructor heads up a team of talented flying instructors with invaluable experience in both teaching and commercial flying. Coupled with the highest standards of instruction, each instructor offers priceless insights into flying opportunities and experiences in ‘real world’ situation.
Nautilus Aviation will train each student in accordance with stringent CASA requirements. The safety standards practised are amongst the highest in the world – resulting in a highly regarded Australian Pilots License worldwide.
Mindful of individual student strengths and shortfalls, the instructing team adapts each teaching program in consultation with each student to allow for the best possible chance of success. Individual tutoring is available to assist with the understanding of theory, as well as support the practical components of training.

“You” Fly

Pilot your own scenic flight! With a pre-flight briefing and one of our highly experienced Instructors by your side, the sky really is ‘your’ playground!

A once in a lifetime opportunity or the start of a career as a helicopter pilot, the total amount of flight time experienced within this product can be counted as part of your qualifications – a qualification you can pursue with Nautilus Aviation!

Departs: On demand


  • 30min airtime: $890.00
  • 1 hour airtime: $1,380.00


  • Minimum age 15years
  • Max weight 120kg
  • English speaking (proficient in the English language)
  • Health issues noted
  • Comfortable clothing with enclosed footwear


  • 30-minute pre-flight briefing
  • Flight time options 30 & 60 minutes
  • Post-flight brief approximately 30 minutes
  • Time with a highly trained pilot instructor
  • Complimentary chilled water