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Training Remote Area Specialists

Gaining a Commercial Pilot's License with MAF provides you with the skills and competencies required to be an operator in the world's most challenging environments.

Mareeba's ideal location offers close proximity to controlled airspace, mountainous terrain and true remote area experience.

Whether you are starting from scratch (ab-initio) or looking to upgrade your pilot skills, our team of experienced instructors are well equipped to take you to the next level.
Based on MAF's extensive operational experience of flying for over 75 years in the world's most isolated places, at a world-leading standard of safety and quality.

“I am enjoying learning so much from so many people. The availability of people who can answer my questions is really helpful. The patience and positive attitude of all the instructors is a great encouragement. It is a privilege to be here.”



We don't just provide pathways to missions, begin your aviation career here too! 

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With MAF’s extensive experience in PNG and CASA PNG approval our courses offer training to an unprecedented level of industry readiness

“The effort that has been put into the training syllabus is evident – thanks for the hard work!”

“I consider myself very privileged to be able to do my Instrument Rating with MAF. Excellent instructing, very good support, great atmosphere!”


"I felt very well looked after. I am impressed with the professionalism of the flight instructors. The training was tailored to my needs, all instructors taught the same system, eg. Checklists & procedures. I look forward to more training in the future.”

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