About Us

Coominya Flight Training is on a 250 acre cattle grazing property, one and a half hours west of Brisbane between the Wivenhoe & Atkinson Dams, in the beautiful Lockyer Valley in Queensland. We are a 'one on one' training school from start to finish. We do flight training from abinitio students in recreational aircraft.

Our training area is north of the Atkinson Reservoir, south of Lake Wivenhoe and west of Coominya township. This area covers mixed farming country, which includes grazing, cropping, orchards and turf farming. The area is in the northern part of the beautiful Lockyer Valley and includes many private airstrips and aviation enthusiasts.

The airfield is in the centre of a 250 acre cattle property with obstruction free approaches and all weather, level grass surface. Air traffic at this quiet location is minimal, which allows abinitio students to safely settle into the aviation environment without having to cope with unusual maneuvers by other aircraft.


John Walmsley

John Walmsley

Chief Flying Instructor

John was the President of the Cessna 180/185 Club 2007-2015
GA pilot since 1988  (2018 with 2700 hours)

RAA pilot since 2001 (2018 with 6000 hours)

RAA Chief Flying Instructor

John's Endorsements:

  • 2 & 4 stroke aircraft
  • In-flight adjustable propeller
  • Controlled airspace
  • High & Low performance
  • Nose & Tail wheel
  • Retractable undercarriage
  • Cross country
  • Low Level
  • Human Factor Course Trainer
  • Theory Instructor
  • Instructor Trainer
  • Lame 2