New aircraft, faces & training offers!!!

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Exciting times!!

We have recently purchased and are about to take delivery of our third Baron, B58 VH-PRB! This machine is superbly presented with low airframe hours and modern digital avionics, and will work alongside our other two Barons conducting advanced pilot training including Multi-Engine Class Rating & Multi-Engine Instrument Rating training, as well as air transport operations. Like our other B58 VH-JML, PRB is equipped with a Garmin G500txi glass cockpit, fully-integrated digital engine monitoring, Garmin traffic awareness system and a Garmin GFC600 digital autopilot. It is also equipped with Garmin GTN750 & GTN650 GNSS units (JML has dual G430Ws) and a Garmin digital weather radar, and we are looking forward to being able to provide our students with exposure to these systems during their training. PRB will also allow us to conduct and provide training in RNP LNAV/VNAV approach procedures on an industry-relevant airframe!

We’ve also got some other exciting developments in the pipeline for 2023 – our students can expect to see some new (and familiar if you have been around the industry long enough!) faces around the hangar and with them in the aircraft. With these highly-experienced, industry-respected faces joining me at the top of the business we will be expanding our advanced pilot training offers into other select areas such as Instructor Rating upgrades, Multi-Engine Instructor and Instrument Rating Instructor training and testing, as well as non-integrated CPL completion training and testing. With current and extensive industry connections and broad experience bases, I am confident that these faces will provide enormous value to our advanced training offers. We all share a common passion for providing no non-sense, personalised, quality, industry-relevant training that is cost-efficient and time-efficient, while at the same time providing students with the experience, skills and connections that maximise their chances of getting the job they want…………………more details coming very soon!!!!

Izaac Flanagan

Owner & HOFO

FAST Aviation


Introducing Anthony Lee!

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Checked to line! Introducing Anthony Lee…….Anthony has joined us as an instructor and charter pilot! Anthony has flown an incredible array of multi-engine aircraft on IFR charter, RPT and training operations, from the De Havilland Dove & Shrike through to Dash 8, B737, B747 & B777! Most recently he worked as a B777 Type Rating Instructor and Check & Training Captain at Virgin. Their loss is our gain!! There are certainly some impressive resumes getting around in GA at the moment – Anthony’s got my attention as he had extensive GA experience prior to moving to the airlines, both in training and charter operations. Extensive GA experience outside of the flying school environment is a must for us. At interview, he impressed me with his humble down to earth personality (we don’t have room for big egos or flashy personalities) and his calm friendly demeanour. He also flies a Baron very well! I feel very fortunate to have snagged the two instructors I now have on staff. Anthony will be able to provide our multi-engine IFR students with insights and perspectives that I can only dream about – not many people get the opportunity to command a twin engine jet across the Pacific Ocean! Welcome Anthony!!

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

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During these uncertain times, customers of FAST Aviation should be assured that we are taking every available measure to ensure the safe and healthy continuation of service.

We have applied the procedures recommended by SafeWork NSW.

For our flight training operations, our classrooms, synthetic trainers and aircraft will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitised between each student. Hand sanitiser is freely available and we will be closely monitoring the health of our crew.


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Media launch for the Lismore Aviation Expo today (to be held on Sat July 28 & Sun July 29), featuring an aerobatic display by Paul Bennet! We took the opportunity to introduce the Cessna Caravan – this aircraft will be operating scenic flights at the expo, and will soon be available for charter ex-Lismore & Ballina. Carrying up to 13 passengers, it is ideally suited to larger group charters. Contact us for details!

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After an exciting activity these school holidays… How about a joy flight?

School holiday scenic flights are underway – Our most popular scenic flight, Taste of the rainbow region, departs Lismore to overfly Minyon Falls & the Byron Bay hinterland. We then fly at 500ft over the coast and Cape Byron taking in breathtaking views… If you have a keen eye you’re most likely to spot some Dolphins and Turtles. Once we reach Broken head we turn Inland and fly over Alstonville on our way back to Lismore.

$100 per person (based on 3 passengers per flight, max 5 passengers weight depending).

Get your kids in the front seat of an aircraft and explore the beauty of our region these school holidays!




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A very special scenic flight today… Oscar, One of our line pilot’s passenger Barry celebrated his 80th birthday with a scenic flight around the Border Ranges & Mt Warning and then down the coast along cape Byron. They were lucky enough to spot some Dolphins & Turtles. Barry was joined by his Grandaughters. Happy Birthday Barry!

To arrange your own special scenic flight adventure and see our scenic flight routes click here.


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Huge congratulations to these two – both start new flying jobs on Monday! After their successful ME-CIR training at FAST Aviation, Tom Rippon is going straight from the Baron to a QantasLink Dash 8, and Kurtis Blaker will be flying a C206 on a station in the NT!! They join a number of other ex-students who are now out there flying professionally, such as Liam Daff at Broken Hill, Jake Al Shammary at Darwin and Adam Capps at Port Macquarie. Great to see!!



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It’s that time of the year again for the annual Great Eastern Fly-In in Evans Head. This year the Fast Aviation team will be there with our 172 and Beechcraft Baron offering scenic flights for $60 per person. The Fly-in is a wonderful opportunity to see a fantastic showcase of aviation including warbirds & aerobatic displays. On our scenic flight, you will get see some of the stunning beaches the northern rivers have to offer and experience the thrill of flying into a world war two ear airfield.

See you there!



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The team at FAST Aviation wish to say a big thank you to everyone who entered our September Byron Bay scenic flight competition!

There was a big surprise with a bonus draw resulting in three winners.

Congratulations to Toby King, Ja Maker and Johana Voegele!

Our team can’t wait to take you on your fabulous scenic flight.


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Get excited!

Until the end of September, we are running a competition to win one of two Byron Bay scenic flights!

Now is the perfect time to see Byron Bay from the air… Clear skies and the annual whale migration provides ample opportunity to spot some of Australia’s best wildlife.

The flights are of around 45 minutes duration and will include Minyon Falls, Cape Byron, Broken Head and the Northern Rivers Hinterland.

To Enter the competition simply:

“Like” the FAST Aviation Lismore Facebook page (@fastaviationlismore) and in the Comments Section of the Scenic Flight Competition post, tag the names of two friends that you would take on the flight.

* The competition will close at 1 pm EST on Saturday 30/9/17, with the winners will be announced on our Facebook page on Sunday 1/10/17.

* Flights vouchers will be valid until 31/12/17, and can be transferred but will not be redeemable for cash or credit.

* Flights may be postponed by the pilot if weather conditions are not suitable, or for operational requirements.