Gold Coast Sports Flying Club

Gold Coast Sports Flying Club was established on Heck Field near Jacobs Well in the 1980’s.

Gold Coast Sports Flying Club was established on Heck Field near Jacobs Well in the 1980’s.  The members are a diverse group of aviators from all sectors of the sport. The club is proud to promote recreational flying in a safe environment and encourage aviators, of all ages, to learn to fly in this safe and friendly atmosphere.

Flying training is a natural expansion for any club and we are proud to welcome new aviators and members to our family. Your training with GCSFT includes your initial student membership to Gold coast Sports Flying Club as well as access to the recently upgraded club facilities and social activities. There are no additional landing fees and once qualified, you can hire the Club Aircrfat at competitive rates if you become a full member of the club.


Heckfield Airfield is located in a non-controlled airspace near Jacobs Well on the Gold Coast, making it easy for new aviators to learn without the pressures of busy aerodromes. Every flight is a scenic experience over the beautiful waterways and beaches of the Gold Coast. It is nestled between Brisbane and  Archerfield Airports to the North and Coolangatta to the South.

Minimum air traffic ensures maximum flying time, and the location offers immediate access to a well established training area.

what They're Saying

Client Testimonials

"Being one of the first students for the GCSFC flight school, I wasn't able to get any feedback on what the instructor was like. I knew Chris Howarth to say hello to but not much more.  Being an instructor for some time, and a teacher, Chris has something vital for training students - great communication skills. A great pilot won't always make a great instructor and students definitely need the latter. Chris delivers instruction patiently and calmly which helped me overcome my nervousness & tension... the guy even reminds me to breathe when I'm taking off and landing, which I keep forgetting to do. In addition to that, Chris readily commends you when you've done well - it helps a lot if you're like me and keep beating yourself up. To those wanting to learn to fly 3-axis aircraft, I highly recommend GCSFC flying school... the instructor, the aircraft, the location, the price - it's terrific."

"Once you have flown you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,

for there you have been,and there you long to return."

Leonardo da Vinci.

Ric Attard

Fireman Ric

What an experience I had! The training was excellent and very professional. 

I will most definitely in the future make use of your training again and would suggest and promote your courses to my friends and colleagues. 

Robinson Clarck

My son and I both enrolled in our flight training a while ago. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The pre-flight lessons were interesting and easy to grasp. Errol is very passionate, friendly and knowledgeable. 

Getting my Pilot certificate has been one of my greatest achievements.

Michael Fletcher

At age 65, I’m finally realizing my dream to fly planes. I looked all over the Gold Coast area for a group that would meet my needs and finally found Chris and Gold Coast Sports Flying Club. I like Chris as a teacher – he is a wealth of information, teaching in a relaxed, low-pressure manner and making technical nuances easily understandable. I expected to be stressed and anxious as I learned high banks and how to deal with stalls. Instead, Chris has me following the curves of the inland waterways with a smile on my face that he says “not even a plastic surgeon would be able to get rid of”!   An added benefit is the experienced fliers I’m meeting at the club between lessons. Fantastic experiences and conversations!

Robert Wall

Join Now

Join Gold Coast Sports Flying Training newsletter and receive information about our training and related events.



0468442732 | info@gcsft.com