Variety of aircraft

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Sling LSA

The Sling LSA is the perfect trainer aircraft – easy to fly, easy to maintain, economical and with its robust landing gear and superb handling, it is most importantly safe. Reviewers comment on its manoeuvrability and responsive feel, areas where it leads its competitors, and which make it ideal for teaching aspirant pilots.
Pioneering South African aviator and TAF co-founder Mike Blyth dedicated himself to designing the world’s best handling LSA – The Sling LSA – a stick and rudder experience to delight and inspire. The Sling LSA’s flying characteristics make for a perfectly coordinated, highly responsive control setup that gives her the distinct qualities of a fighter jet, while not being overly sensitive.

The Sling LSA is an all-metal aircraft, complemented by a modern glass cockpit and analogue standby instrumentation, delivering the ultimate experience whilst the glass canopy ensures the best views from the cockpit.

Sling LSA


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Viper SD4

Viper is an excellent low wing aircraft, used by the Slovakian Air force as a trainer. It offers headroom and space for two full-sized adults. The aircraft is developed and manufactured by Tomarkaero, experienced specialists in aviation and mechanical engineering.
The Viper SD4 is not only a comfortable aeroplane, it is also enabled by the latest flight, navigation, communication and top monitoring systems. This all metal aircraft offers exceptional stability and strength.
The uniqueness of Viper SD4 is in the fact that it is one of the few planes in its category that has successfully passed the elasticity tests of all its parts, the so-called Flutter Tests, it also successfully mastered the Spin tests.

It looks as good as it flies…

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Viper SD4

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

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