Events

  1. SMGS Snowsports
  2. Scots Race

    2017 Scots Race

    9 July - 10 September
  3. Redlands Cup
  4. Boarders’ Parent Meeting

    17 July @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST

News

  • AIS free concussion baseline testing – Tuesday 27 June

    This year SMGS has arranged to receive free concussion baseline testing. This testing will be conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian National University and Canberra University, who will be visiting the school on Tuesday 27th June (first week of school holidays) and is available for students 12 years and over. The results of […]
  • 2017 Redlands Cup – SMGS Start List

    Yes, it’s that time of year again! SMGS is getting ready for the much-anticipated Term 2 break, the 2017 ESA and ‘Term 3 only’ cohort arriving, and the completion of the new boarding accommodation block. Many of our staff and students have already been enjoying the start to the ski season by getting in some […]
  • Local pirates make a splash for kids with cancer!

      On Friday 9 June, Snowy Mountains Grammar School will embrace their inner scally-wags and dress up like pirates for childrens’ cancer research. It’s the 3rd annual “Pirate Day Friday”, a national fundraiser that encourages children, office workers and whole towns to dress up and give a gold coin donation for the privilege. All funds […]
  • You are hereby summoned to a Mad Hatter Trivia Night!

      Don’t be late for a very important date! The P&F Trivia night is just around the corner on Friday 9th June 2017. Doors open at 6:30pm! $15 at the door, bring your own drinks and dinner! Please ensure you rsvp to pandf@smgs.nsw.edu.au We hope to see you there!  

Aviation Program

//Aviation Program

The Aviation program at SMGS is one of the few aviation educational opportunities offered at Senior School level in Australia.

The course offers those students who are interested in flying for recreation or as a career, the opportunity to begin their aviation studies while still at school. Participants study aviation theory as well as participating in flying lessons.

Ground School

Participants complete a Pilot Certificate Theory course, covering basic aeronautical knowledge, air legislation, flight radio endorsement and human performance and limitations.

We also offer the Cross Country Endorsement Course, covering navigation, meteorology and flight preparation.

Pilot Certification

SMGS offers students the opportunity to undertake the RA-Aus Pilot Certificate with endorsements – a cost-effective entry point into the world of aviation. Students can also convert from the RA-Aus Certificate to a Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

All flying is conducted out of the Jindabyne Randall Community Aerodrome through Alpine Aviation Australia. AAA’s Chief Flight Instructor, Martin Hughes, is a former RAF pilot with over 3,000 hours’ flying experience.

While with the RAF, he trained jet pilots and was the trainer of the Red Arrows formation acrobatic team.

Program Success

Now entering its seventh year, seven of our former program participants have graduated to solo flight and four have obtained their pilot licence. One of our students recently earned a $2,500 flying scholarship from RA-Aus.

Two of our graduates have been accepted into the NSW University Aviation program and another has been accepted into aviation at the Defence Force Academy. Additionally, our first program graduate is now First Officer with Sharp Airlines.

Recent posts about Aviation

My first solo flight – written by Tolina Davis

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Aviation, Co-Curricular, Senior School, Uncategorised|

On 14th February, 2016, a day for celebrating those you love, I celebrated my love of the skies and flew solo for the first time. It was an amazing experience. I’ve studied aviation theory at [...]

Gaining my Pilot Certificate – by Nicholas Nanninga, Year 12

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: Academies, Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Senior School, Uncategorised|

November has been an important month for me. Not only did I put P-plates on my first car but I also attained my RA-Aus Pilot Certificate, the freedom and independence of which is pretty [...]

Everything you need to know about the location of Snowy Mountains Grammar School

By | October 10th, 2016|Categories: Aviation, Boarding, Co-Curricular, Equestrian, Mountain Biking, Senior School, Snowsports|

Location, location, location Snowy Mountains Grammar School is nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine region and located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. This environment provides our students with opportunities that [...]