Our History

Since being established in 1969, we’ve become one of Australia’s leading aviation training providers

Hartwig Air is the oldest established flying school at Parafield Airport, Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence.

We have an untarnished safety record spanning 49 years, and we are very proud of the strong reputation we have gained in the industry over that time. Throughout our lifespan, we have trained over 3,000 combined commercial & private pilots. Many of our graduates have climbed the ranks to fly for some of the world’s leading airline carriers, including Qantas, British Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines and many more.

Our reputation in the industry as a renowned aviation-training provider that provides a high quality, personalised service to students has paved the way for us to join forces with Australia’s largest university, RMIT University. Together, we train commercial pilots under the Associate Degree of Aviation (Professional Pilots).

To ensure our personalised & tailored service is delivered every single time, we cap our full-time student numbers at a maximum of 50 students. This ensures none of our students is “lost in the crowd”; something that students at other aviation-training providers suffer from.

Why Hartwig Air

Reason why you should choose to study with Hartwig Air

Hartwig Air has been established for 49 years and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Hartwig Air is ISO 2001:2008 accredited. Since August 1996 Hartwig Air has had a compliant internationally certified quality management system.

Hartwig Air’s flying instructors are all, in the majority, experienced Grade 1 Flight Instructors and experienced in training hundreds of students.

Hartwig Air provides ‘real training in the real world’. For example, Private Pilot training includes flights to Melbourne and Coober Pedy to experience both busy traffic and extreme remote area flying.

Hartwig Air have Government contracts that providing working opportunities and can be applied for by studying students. The contracts include the Shark Patrol service and then Regional Aviation Access Programme (RAPP) mail run service.

Hartwig Air uses a varied and modern training fleet.

We offer pay-as-you-go, with no prepayments or deposits required, while students studying our commercial pilot training courses could also be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Hartwig Air provides complete transparency where all training records, plans and data are available to students.

Students have flexibility in their training and when they train.

Hartwig Air holds CRICOS visa accreditation for International students wanting to learn to fly in Australia

Hartwig Air offer free career guidance and support from experienced and respected airline industry professionals.

Our facility has modern equipment, aircraft & accommodation to reflect our philosophy of providing industry-leading education. Our fleet is, without doubt, the best to meet all possible training scenarios. Our fleet consists of modern, state-of-the-art training aircraft, with additional aircraft types included to offer real career path training. How many schools actually give you a type endorsement on a typical first flying job aircraft? The answer is “not many”.

Some schools “go cheap”, some “go volume”, but we concentrate on quality and personalised service to our students.

Our Team

Meet the incredible team at Bruce Hartwig Flying School

Our Team Leaders

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David Blake

Director & CEO
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David Johnston

Director & CFO
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Mark Bennett

Chief Flying Instructor (CFI)

Our Instructors

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Craig Nairn

Senior Flight Instructor
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Shaun Felleger

Senior Flight Instructor
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Kingsley Sharkey

Flight Instructor
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Des Moore

Ground School Instructor

Our Staff

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Emily Backshall

Receptionist
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Lia Ladas

Student Administration Officer
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Jacqui Stevens

Student Liaison Officer
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Courtney Hansen

Receptionist

Our Fleet

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DA20-C1 Evolution

The DA20-C1 Evolution is used for all basic training. It is the most advanced basic trainer available in the world today, and is the choice of the world’s leading aviation schools. Students and instructors love this aircraft as it allows great visibility, responsive control inputs and is forgiving for training operations. This aircraft provides a great platform for your training.

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CESSNA 172

The Cessna C172 has since become the most popular mass-produced aircraft ever. The C172 is renowned for its robust airframe, reliability and safety, making it the best option for basic and intermediate training. The Cessna 172R is equipped with traditional analogue instruments, providing students with exposure to the standard ‘6 pack’ instrument configuration, and arming them with the knowledge and skills required to pilot older aircrafts that still form the backbone of most charter fleets within Australia. We also operate the modern Cessna 172SP with the Garmin 1000 glass cockpit panel, providing the perfect transition to glass for the students wishing to follow this path. The C172 is a tried and tested machine that has formed the foundations of many students around the world.

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Cirrus SR20

The sensational Cirrus SR20 is of one of our latest 4-seat, single engine flight trainers. With proven engine technology and the latest glass cockpit with twin digital Garmin displays, these aircraft have a cutting-edge flight deck system. It combines integrated IFR digital avionics, engine management, and flight instruments with a 26g safety cell and integrated seatbelt airbags for the ultimate in pilot and passenger protection. This aircraft interior looks and feels more like the latest BMW than an aircraft. The Cirrus SR20 even comes complete with a built-in Ballistic Parachute system (CAPs) that will bring the entire aircraft safely to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.

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Cessna 206

We believe that all training must be undertaken in “real world” type aircraft such as our Cessna C206. The Cessna C206 is the workhorse of small scenic operators and charter organisations right across the World; the same businesses that will give newly qualified Commercial Pilots their first break into the world of commercial aviation. We use the Cessna C206 for the final stages of a Commercial Pilot’s training to give our graduates the edge. We believe strongly that this experience is why our graduates have such an incredible success rate in gaining commercial pilot employment straight after graduation.

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B55 Baron

The Beechcraft Baron needs little introduction as it is regarded throughout the world as the ultimate light twin. A true 180 knots, six-seat aircraft that is capable of climbing in excess of 2000 fpm. The Baron is undoubtedly the ultimate twin to train on, as will become evident when applying for your first flying job. Our Barons are well equipped, well maintained, and offer you the opportunity to train on aircraft other organisations cannot offer. We are committed to providing our students with the best opportunity to find work in the real world; you don’t get much more real world then the Baron!

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PA31 Chieftain

The pride of our fleet is our Piper PA31 Chieftain. This aircraft is designed for range and speed and allows to transverse large distances. This all-weather aircraft is capable of taking up to nine passengers or around 900kg of freight. This twin-engine turbocharged 700hp aircraft has a cruise speed of 165 knots and is used primarily for charter & freight operations throughout the world. It is one of the most popular charter aircraft throughout Australia and known for its versatility and reliability. This aircraft is one of the largest piston aircraft used in Australia and provides that added edge with your flying ability.

fmx-simulator

FMX Simulator

The School is proud to own the only operational Redbird Flight Simulators in South Australia. The FMX’s electric full-motion platform and wrap-around visual offer multi-million dollar realism. Our Redbird holds CASA approval, is used in many aspects of flight training – particularly instrument training. The Redbird can simulate most of our fleet aircraft and is an incredibly powerful training platform for practising flying techniques.

Our History

Our History

Since being established in 1969, we’ve become one of Australia’s leading aviation training providers

Hartwig Air is the oldest established flying school at Parafield Airport, Australia’s Centre of Aviation Training Excellence.

We have an untarnished safety record spanning 49 years, and we are very proud of the strong reputation we have gained in the industry over that time. Throughout our lifespan, we have trained over 3,000 combined commercial & private pilots. Many of our graduates have climbed the ranks to fly for some of the world’s leading airline carriers, including Qantas, British Airways, Air New Zealand, United Airlines, American Airlines and many more.

Our reputation in the industry as a renowned aviation-training provider that provides a high quality, personalised service to students has paved the way for us to join forces with Australia’s largest university, RMIT University. Together, we train commercial pilots under the Associate Degree of Aviation (Professional Pilots).

To ensure our personalised & tailored service is delivered every single time, we cap our full-time student numbers at a maximum of 50 students. This ensures none of our students is “lost in the crowd”; something that students at other aviation-training providers suffer from.

Why Hartwig Air

Why Hartwig Air

Reason why you should choose to study with Hartwig Air

Hartwig Air has been established for 49 years and continues to grow from strength to strength.

Hartwig Air is ISO 2001:2008 accredited. Since August 1996 Hartwig Air has had a compliant internationally certified quality management system.

Hartwig Air’s flying instructors are all, in the majority, experienced Grade 1 Flight Instructors and experienced in training hundreds of students.

Hartwig Air provides ‘real training in the real world’. For example, Private Pilot training includes flights to Melbourne and Coober Pedy to experience both busy traffic and extreme remote area flying.

Hartwig Air have Government contracts that providing working opportunities and can be applied for by studying students. The contracts include the Shark Patrol service and then Regional Aviation Access Programme (RAPP) mail run service.

Hartwig Air uses a varied and modern training fleet.

We offer pay-as-you-go, with no prepayments or deposits required, while students studying our commercial pilot training courses could also be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Hartwig Air provides complete transparency where all training records, plans and data are available to students.

Students have flexibility in their training and when they train.

Hartwig Air holds CRICOS visa accreditation for International students wanting to learn to fly in Australia

Hartwig Air offer free career guidance and support from experienced and respected airline industry professionals.

Our facility has modern equipment, aircraft & accommodation to reflect our philosophy of providing industry-leading education. Our fleet is, without doubt, the best to meet all possible training scenarios. Our fleet consists of modern, state-of-the-art training aircraft, with additional aircraft types included to offer real career path training. How many schools actually give you a type endorsement on a typical first flying job aircraft? The answer is “not many”.

Some schools “go cheap”, some “go volume”, but we concentrate on quality and personalised service to our students.
Our Team

Our Team

Meet the incredible team at Bruce Hartwig Flying School

Our Team Leaders

davidblake

David Blake

Director & CEO
DSC-3474

David Johnston

Director & CFO
DSC-3365

Mark Bennett

Chief Flying Instructor (CFI)

Our Instructors

DSC-3419

Craig Nairn

Senior Flight Instructor
DSC-3434

Shaun Felleger

Senior Flight Instructor
DSC-1077

Kingsley Sharkey

Flight Instructor
des

Des Moore

Ground School Instructor

Our Staff

emily2

Emily Backshall

Receptionist
lia2

Lia Ladas

Student Administration Officer
DSC-1110

Jacqui Stevens

Student Liaison Officer
courtney2

Courtney Hansen

Receptionist
Our Fleet

Our Fleet

da20c1-evolution

DA20-C1 Evolution

The DA20-C1 Evolution is used for all basic training. It is the most advanced basic trainer available in the world today, and is the choice of the world’s leading aviation schools. Students and instructors love this aircraft as it allows great visibility, responsive control inputs and is forgiving for training operations. This aircraft provides a great platform for your training.

Cessna-206

CESSNA 172

The Cessna C172 has since become the most popular mass-produced aircraft ever. The C172 is renowned for its robust airframe, reliability and safety, making it the best option for basic and intermediate training. The Cessna 172R is equipped with traditional analogue instruments, providing students with exposure to the standard ‘6 pack’ instrument configuration, and arming them with the knowledge and skills required to pilot older aircrafts that still form the backbone of most charter fleets within Australia. We also operate the modern Cessna 172SP with the Garmin 1000 glass cockpit panel, providing the perfect transition to glass for the students wishing to follow this path. The C172 is a tried and tested machine that has formed the foundations of many students around the world.

cirrus-sr201

Cirrus SR20

The sensational Cirrus SR20 is of one of our latest 4-seat, single engine flight trainers. With proven engine technology and the latest glass cockpit with twin digital Garmin displays, these aircraft have a cutting-edge flight deck system. It combines integrated IFR digital avionics, engine management, and flight instruments with a 26g safety cell and integrated seatbelt airbags for the ultimate in pilot and passenger protection. This aircraft interior looks and feels more like the latest BMW than an aircraft. The Cirrus SR20 even comes complete with a built-in Ballistic Parachute system (CAPs) that will bring the entire aircraft safely to the ground in the event of a catastrophic failure.

c206

Cessna 206

We believe that all training must be undertaken in “real world” type aircraft such as our Cessna C206. The Cessna C206 is the workhorse of small scenic operators and charter organisations right across the World; the same businesses that will give newly qualified Commercial Pilots their first break into the world of commercial aviation. We use the Cessna C206 for the final stages of a Commercial Pilot’s training to give our graduates the edge. We believe strongly that this experience is why our graduates have such an incredible success rate in gaining commercial pilot employment straight after graduation.

b55-barron

B55 Baron

The Beechcraft Baron needs little introduction as it is regarded throughout the world as the ultimate light twin. A true 180 knots, six-seat aircraft that is capable of climbing in excess of 2000 fpm. The Baron is undoubtedly the ultimate twin to train on, as will become evident when applying for your first flying job. Our Barons are well equipped, well maintained, and offer you the opportunity to train on aircraft other organisations cannot offer. We are committed to providing our students with the best opportunity to find work in the real world; you don’t get much more real world then the Baron!

chief-new

PA31 Chieftain

The pride of our fleet is our Piper PA31 Chieftain. This aircraft is designed for range and speed and allows to transverse large distances. This all-weather aircraft is capable of taking up to nine passengers or around 900kg of freight. This twin-engine turbocharged 700hp aircraft has a cruise speed of 165 knots and is used primarily for charter & freight operations throughout the world. It is one of the most popular charter aircraft throughout Australia and known for its versatility and reliability. This aircraft is one of the largest piston aircraft used in Australia and provides that added edge with your flying ability.

fmx-simulator

FMX Simulator

The School is proud to own the only operational Redbird Flight Simulators in South Australia. The FMX’s electric full-motion platform and wrap-around visual offer multi-million dollar realism. Our Redbird holds CASA approval, is used in many aspects of flight training – particularly instrument training. The Redbird can simulate most of our fleet aircraft and is an incredibly powerful training platform for practising flying techniques.

Start the flight path to your aviation career today!