Our Courses

Your training is completed from our modern, well equipped training facility. It’s the perfect environment for the most challenging aspects of our advanced training prior to graduation. With exposure to Air Traffic Control (ATC) services at Nelson Airport, students quickly get a grasp of the life of a professional pilot. Our training environment is designed to expose all students to the systems and protocols of the aviation industry from Day 1. Our courses are all delivered inside the New Zealand education system, meaning students are able to apply for formal, world recognised Diploma's and Certificates on completion of their courses.

Private Pilot License

Take the first step to a career in Aviation. A Private Pilot License (PPL) permits you to be a pilot in command of an aircraft for private or recreational use. Find out how New Zealand Aviation Academy can help you get up in the air and in control, quickly and enjoyably.

THEORY COMPONENT

•  Flight Radiotelephony (FRTO)
•  Navigation and Flight Planning
•  Aircraft Technology
•  Law
•  Human Factors
•  Meteorology

PRACTICAL COMPONENT

Minimum 50 hours ( 35 hours Dual, 15 hours Solo; Standard Approx 60 hours)

Commercial Pilot License

If you want to seek employment as a Professional Pilot, then you will need a Commercial Pilot License (CPL). This aviation document allows you to commence your career as a professional pilot. New Zealand Aviation Academy provides high quality training, led and delivered by experienced operational pilot instructors who have been there, done that. You can't beat the benefit of this experience as you build your career.

THEORY COMPONENT

•  Principles of Flight and Performance
•  Law
•  Human Factors
•  Meteorology
•  Navigation and Flight Planning
•  Aircraft Technical Knowledge

PRACTICAL COMPONENT

Minimum 200 hours ( 100 hours Dual, 100 hours Solo/Pilot in Command; Standard Approx 209 hours)

Instrument Rating - Single & Multi Engine

On completion of a Commercial Pilot License we strongly recommend that all students gain this endorsement. Multi-Engine aeroplanes give the pilot an added level of safety when flying, especially over water or rugged terrain, and are the standard in airline flying. Be work ready with an MEIR upon completion of your course.

THEORY

•  Instrument Rating Law
•  Instrumental and Navigation Aids
•  Instrument Flight Navigation

PRACTICAL

Minimum 40 Hours ( Minimum 20 hours of Simulator, Minimum 22 hours Instrument Flight Training)

Instructor Rating (C-Cat)

C-Category (C-Cat) instructor rating is the most popular path to a career as an airline pilot. It is the best way to accumulate hours and gain flying experience. The course is designed to develop your desire to train and provide instruction by applying training methods that fully integrate safety awareness, critical thinking, sound judgment and threat and error management.

THEORY

•  Instructional Technical Course
•  Law
•  Principles of Flight
•  Briefing Techniques

PRACTICAL

Minimum 26 hours (Dual – Flight Instructor Training)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL- Frozen)

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) is the highest license you can obtain. Due to the high level of experience required (1500 hours), graduates usually gain the additional hours for this license as part of their normal duties as a co-pilot for an airline. In the meantime, student will be awarded a frozen ATPL when they have completed the seven subjects. The theoretical component can be completed any time.

THEORY

•  Aircraft Law
•  Navigation and Flight Planning
•  General Flight Planning
•  Meteorology
•  Aircraft Aerodynamics and Systems
•  Human Factors
•  Instruments and Navigation Aids

Basic Gas Turbine Knowledge

All pilots who fly jet and turbo-propelled aircraft must pass an exam in Basic Gas Turbine (BGT) knowledge.

Multi Crew Integration (MCI)

The Multi Crew Integration (MCI) course provides students who have an Instrument Rating with the detailed introduction to the many demands of a multi-crew cockpit and the systems and operation of modern turbo-prop and jet aircraft. The MCI course is delivered by highly experienced, operationally current airline training Captains in a complex fixed based jet simulator.