New Zealand is excellent place to take your initial Pilot Training and learn how to fly!

Oceania has one of the largest aviation industries in the world.

Why Train in New Zealand?

New Zealand has excellent Training Schools and Facilities. Kiwi Pilots are highly respected throughout the world and many have ventured away from home to fly abroad for international airlines such as Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airlines Cargo, and more.

The weather is perfect for Flight Training - with many clear sunny days for months on end. In New Zealand, pilots in training can take advantage of the cooler seasons to get practical experience flying in cloud in IMC conditions, sometimes even within icing conditions.

Training in New Zealand is cost effective. This reduced cost in building flight hours and training can be a real advantage to Pilots from European & Asian countries. Here cadets are trained from day 1 of flying right through to their first Airliner Simulator Training Flight.

Flight Instructor Training - New Zealand

Flight instructors in New Zealand must have a Category A, B, C, D or E flight instructor rating.

The Category E rating is specifically for conducting agricultural (top dressing, etc.) flying instruction. Category D flight instructor may conduct type ratings for any aircraft for which they hold a type rating. Category C flight instructors cannot send students on their first solo, and must operate under the supervision of a Category A or B flight instructor.

The chief flying instructor (CFI) is the flying instructor responsible for all flight training at an organization.