COMMAND FLIGHT TRAINING - MURRAY BRIDGE AIRFIELD
A PILOT'S PARADISE
Founded in 1994, Command Flight Training (formerly Murray Bridge Flying School) strives to provide personally tailored training solutions to satisfy the ever-growing demand for quality General Aviation training in South Australia.
From Trial Instructional Flights through to Commercial Pilot training, we aim to deliver a friendly, reliable and flexible service with the highest commitment to safety underpinning everything that we set out to achieve. CFT is family owned and has run successfully for the last 27 years!
Our office and lounge are air conditioned and our staff maintain a healthy stock of aviation theory books, charts, documents, and navigation equipment on hand for loan or purchase.
For students travelling long distances, we offer comfortable, affordable accommodation facilities on the airfield. The airport house sleeps up to six (6) people and is equipped with a well-appointed kitchen and amenities.
Murray Bridge Aerodrome is serviced by two (2) runways and three (3) windsocks, giving students the perfect opportunity to hone their skills in normal and cross-wind conditions.
Aviation fuel (AVGAS) is available on-site from a self-service bowser. Teaching students how to properly refuel their own aircraft is essential training for “The Real World”.
Murray Bridge is fortunate to be one of a handful of small aerodromes in South Australia to have its own Terminal Area Forecast (TAF). Having this accurate weather information readily available greatly increases both flight planning and operational flexibility.
For night operations, the main runway is serviced by CASA-approved Pilot Activated Lighting (PAL) with stand-by power and portable lights available. Having this lighting system available gives our students the opportunity to conduct night flying training year-round.
Situated among the gently rolling fields of Pallamana, Murray Bridge Aerodrome (YMBD) is the perfect location to undertake your flying training.
The aerodrome is located only a short drive from the historic township of Murray Bridge. Being on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills our location allows our students to go flying when most other schools are grounded due to poor weather. The relatively flat terrain of the Riverland provides a safe training environment and the ability to explore further afield on challenging navigation training exercises.
Free from the constrictions of controlled airports and airspace, our students don’t waste valuable time (and money) sitting on the ground waiting for other aircraft or for clearances from Air Traffic Control (ATC). Being only a short flight from both Adelaide and Parafield Airports, our students are able to gain valuable controlled airspace (CTA) experience without the daily frustrations of on-ground delays experienced by other schools.