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Would EFB assistance in the planning stages be helpful to get a more efficient
& accurate understanding of the weather + flight planning requirements? 


  • Do you want to get the most out of your technology in the cockpit and avoid learning by trial- and-error?
  • Would you like to gain a greater understanding of EFB Human Factors and Threat & Error Management, making you a safer pilot?               
  • Want to speed up the way you access information in the CASA air-law material?
  • Want to boost your efficiency and knowledge while studying for aviation exams?
  • Would you like to learn how to set up a compliant EFB programme within your organisation?


Attend this training to rapidly kick-start your Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) knowledge.

Our off the shelf devices such as tablets are extremely helpful in the world of aviation. The first step is using them to our advantage in the planning stages of a flight for a better and quicker understanding of the weather as it applies to our flight path, and as a tool to access all of our aviation charts + associated Airservices Publications. From here we can confirm

all of our flight planning calculations, and then legally use the device in the cockpit as a situational awareness tool.





The course will be catered to the audience. Facilitating the workshop will be Andrew Boniface from Airspace Flight Solutions, affiliated with and an approved training provider for OzRunways Pty Ltd. OzRunways is the App used by most of the aviation community.

Please note-

The majority of this workshop will be catered to Apple iOS devices. Android devices will be covered in less detail.

Course Inclusions:


  • Generic EFB information
  • Air law requirements (both private & commercial- AOC)
  • Device protection
  • Mounting requirements & cockpit ergonomics
  • Battery & Temperature considerations
  • ADS-B receiver and GPS Booster technology
  • iOS and in-app settings
  • How to use the EFB app
  • Preflight (Downloads, Subscription, Battery)
  • Basic interface
  • Flight planning
  • Weather & NOTAMs
  • Device & app limitations including Human Factors
  • Advanced features and how to use the app efficiently in flight
  • Study efficiency tips

For CPL students, it will be of maximum benefit if you have some form of device to follow the trainer through with his use of Electronic Flight Bag. Initially if you have a smart-phone that will be enough, however this can’t legally be used in flight, and the time will come where you will need to upgrade to a tablet. The recommendation here is to go with Apple iOS due to the increased features and performance you get from this version of the OzRunways App. The Apple iPad Mini 4 (128GB) & iPad Mini 5 (64GB) are recommended for their size and ability to be used as a knee-board in flight. Be sure to purchase the WiFi + Cellular version to better access data and utilise the in-built GPS (for situational awareness only).

Access the OzRunways site here Normally a 30-day Free Trial is available, but as a bonus for signing up for this course, all CPL students will receive a free 6-month VFR Premium Subscription valued at $75!… nearly the value of the course! Use of this trial version will enable you to use the App on your phone or iPad/Android tablet during the course. Please sign-up using the details below to access this offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Be sure to bring your Smart-Phone or Tablet EFB device!

Places are limited so secure your place today by contacting Andrew on the details below to avoid missing out!


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Call:    Andrew on 0451 058 381

About Bob Hamilton







Bob Hamilton is a US Army Aviator whose operational aviation career took him to some of the world’s most challenging aviation environments, including the US, Vietnam, Australia, New Guinea, West Irian and the Antarctic.

In 1971, he began a lengthy career with the Australian Department of Civil Aviation and its various successors where he occupied positions as diverse as Air Traffic Controller, Air Safety Inspector, Senior Aviation Security Officer and Operations Coordinator Marine Pollution.

In the late 1980’s, Bob was seconded to the University of Tasmania, where, as an Associate Professor, he established and ran the University’s Centre for Air Traffic Services.

Following redundancy in the 1990’s, Bob retrained as a Barrister and Solicitor and entered private practice before eventually returning to government as a Senior Legal Services Officer with the Commonwealth Department of Human Services, a position in which he practised Administrative Law as a Centrelink advocate.

Retiring at the age of 74, Bob now does sessional teaching for Bob Tait’s Aviation Theory School in the fields of Air Law and Human Factors and PPL.

A Vietnam veteran, Bob has held various civilian aircraft and air traffic control licences throughout his careers and holds a BA from the University of Queensland, an LLB from the University of Tasmania and an MSc from Cranfield in the UK, where his thesis resulted in modification of the aircraft separation standards on the North Atlantic Organised Air Track System. Resulting from his Vietnam service, he also holds the Air Medal for Valor, the Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal.

Bob has written various aviation related papers and articles and is presently working on a book covering human factors related to individuals and organisations that operate specifically in the air transport industry. His focus is on the unique decision making needed in the operational aviation environment and how to identify, recruit and train the people most capable of making good safety related decisions.

CPL Full Time Theory Course

These courses are designed to prepare students for the CASA Cyber Exams for CPL. The Cyber exams will be conducted at appropriate times during the course. Students may sit the exams on the class sitting dates, or at a time and place of their own choosing.

Each full course runs for eight weeks full time but you may sit for any combination of individual subjects if you wish. Progress tests and practice exams are provided to ensure the greatest success at the Cyber exam sittings. Accommodation is available for out-of-town students by arrangement with Maree.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will not be permitted to sit any CPL exam unless you can show evidence of passing the BAK examination. This requires showing the log book confimation to the exam supervisor. This confirmation should be signed and dated by your flying school and incude the ARN and signature of an authorised flying instuctor. Exceptions are overseas candidates or candidates who did their flying training prior to the introduction of the current DAY [VFR] syllabus. These candidates should contact CASA for a covering letter to be shown to the exam supervisor.

Please note that showing a current Private Pilot Licence is not considered proof that you have passed the BAK examination. CASA reference.

Please be advised that candidates who are undergoing a 150hr CPL flying training course may sit Aerodynamics, General Knowledge, Human Performance and Meteorology if they have passed the BAK examination. However, if you are undergoing a 150hr flying training course you cannot sit CPL Air Law, Navigation or Performance unless you also have at least 5 hours of in-command cross-country time logged. CASA reference.

Course dates can be found on the subjects timetable. Both this and the enrolment form can be accessed via the menu to the left, or you can go direct to the enrolment form by clicking here.

Enrolment Forms

Please use one of the links on the right to select the enrolment form for the course you wish to attend. 

Course General Information

How they began


Bob Tait began his career in aviation after eight years with the Queensland Department of Education. He set up his own flying school and charter company in Ingham in North Queensland.
When he realised that many flying students simply gave up the struggle with theory examinations, it was only natural for him to call upon his teaching background to provide properly structured classroom lessons to help them through.

Initially these lessons were provided free to anyone who needed help,
but as students began arriving from all over the country, the theory component quickly became the core of the company's activities. According to Bob, "I just woke up one morning and found that I had become a theory specialist!"

Our company policy

We have always believed that a sound understanding of 'the basics' is absolutely essential for a student to reach his/her full potential in aviation. We also believe that there is a lot more to aviation education than absorbing the raw material of the syllabus to pass an examination.
It is hard to imagine any other sphere of training that is more reliant on students acquiring an attitude, or philosophy, that will ensure the 'commonsense approach' by identifying those elements of theoretical training which are operationally significant and those that are not.

We make every effort to keep up with the latest developments in electronic equipment and computer based education, however we choose and use that equipment only as an aid to teaching. When it comes to effective aviation education, nothing beats a good old fashioned yarn!


The classrooms

Our fully airconditioned classrooms provide a quiet, comfortable learning environment for classes which are kept small to ensure adequate personal attention is available when required. The rooms feature state-of-the-art wide screen digital monitors that are used to provide PowerPoint presentations, animated graphics, video material, live internet access and normal TV programs.

All of the animated graphics and videos are produced 'in house' to ensure that they remain relevant to the subject matter of the courses. In spite of all of this equipment, another vital component is the 'chalk and talk' capability which is always at hand to cope with the unexpected question.


The structure of the courses

Courses are run on a scheduled basis throughout the year. The day begins at 8.30 am and finishes around 4.00 pm. The courses run Monday to Friday with Cyber Exam sittings arranged as the course progresses.


When should I do a course?

 It would be possible for a bright well-prepared student to pass the CASA theory examinations having done no flying at all, however, students who attempt to do all or most of the theory with very little corresponding flying experience are missing out on much of what a good theory course can offer. There really is more to it than just passing the CASA exam.
A pilot with a solid understanding of the relevant theoretical knowledge has a valuable asset which will continue to serve him/her well throughout a lifetime of flying.

We recommend that PPL theory should be done after the student has completed the flying training and passed the RPL flight test. The CPL theory training should be done after the PPL licence has been completed, and the CIR theory should be done after the CIR flying training has begun and preferably after a Night VFR rating has been completed.

Not withstanding this, we realise that it is not easy for most people to attend a scheduled full-time theory class due to time and work commitments. If such commitments dictate that you must do a full-time theory class at a particular time or not at all, doing the course is still by far the best option.


What courses are available?

CPL Courses

This course runs for eight weeks. It covers the seven subjects required for the CASA Cyber examinations. The Cyber examinations may be sat on scheduled days during the course - or, if you prefer, at a time and place of your choosing.
You may enroll for the full course covering all seven subjects or you may select any combination of individual subjects.


This is a two week full time course designed to prepare students for the CASA Cyber Instrument Rating Examination. Further information such as pricing and schedule information can be found in the sections for each of the courses via the links on the right hand side of this page.


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