There are two ways you can fund your flight experience:

Suzi Duncan Scholarship or Flight Experience Scholarship

Wheelies with Wings offers the Suzi Duncan Scholarship

The Suzi Duncan Scholarship for the traditional introduction to flying 2 week course is awarded to Wheelies with Wings applicants when funds permit and covers all costs except travel to the course venue. Temora NSW

Other Flight Experience Scholarships vary from a few training flights to on going training flights that will be awarded to deserving applicants. Usually available in Melbourne (location of modified aircraft) but can be arranged at any flight school.

The Suzi Duncan Scholarships are so named in recognition of the courage, skill and determination of a woman (Suzi) who faced the challenges of childhood polio and went on to become a flying instructor. She initiated the concept of Wheelies with Wings and improved a hand control design for Piper aircraft which made it possible for people with lower limb disability to fly those aircraft. In the early days Suzi personally raised significant funds to support participation with Wheelies with Wings. As a qualified instructor, she was gave flying training to a number of disabled people. Suzi no longer is involved but her legacy remains.

Wheelies Introduction to Flying Traditional Course (2-week)

Training is delivered in Temora, NSW. Each training program is tailored to the individual. Go at your own pace!

Each participant receives:

  • Membership – Recreation Aviation Australia
  • Student Pilots Certificate
  • 14 day training program
  • Accessible accommodation
  • Meals
  • Wheelies with Wings cap and jacket

*Travel to and from Temora or course venue not included.

Course details:

  • Instruction by a licensed pilot instructors.
  • Comprehensive training program.
  • 15 flights
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Instruction for next steps to achieving independent pilots certificate

Only 4 spots per course.


You could start flying in Melbourne by self funding your own flying lessons.

Simply call us or make the normal application with a note and we will guide you.

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