To obtain a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), you will first complete your Private Pilot Licence (PPL). Then you can work towards completing your CPL. This may take up to 52 weeks depending on the weather and your ability. If you wish to move into the airlines, you will require further training.
Students must be 18 or older to start training.
Cost is highly dependent on the number of flying hours completed by the student.Contact our enrolments team to find out the cost structure outlined for each licence.
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No, however we have a modular study programme which requires a regular commitment to training.
You will need to meet minimum medical standards, but in most cases wearing glasses won’t be a problem. In fact, many airline pilots wear glasses. You can wear glasses or contact lenses so long as your vision is corrected to 20/30 or better.
To obtain a NZ CAA Class 1 or 2 medical, you must visit an approved aviation medical examiner. They are listed on the CAA website at www.caa.govt.nz.
For any health issues, we recommend you consult an aviation medical examiner.
Ardmore Flying School has two approved CAA assessors who are able to ascertain whether your colour blindness will affect your ability to fly commercially.
To keep your licence active, you must perform three take-offs/landings every 90 days. Then you will need to undergo a flight review every two years.
No, we recommend you contact the Auckland Aero Club.
The New Zealand CPL is well recognised worldwide and New Zealand pilots are in popular demand by many airlines. The licence meets the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. In many cases a licence conversion will simply require passing the local flight rules examination, completing a flight test and obtaining a local medical for the type of licence you hold.
Yes, but only if you are enrolled in a Diploma or Training Programme.