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Congratulations On Taking The First Step Towards Your Aviation Career

Follow the steps below to apply

1 Eligibility

  • At least 18 years at the time of application
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Minimum NCEA Level 2 with subjects to include English, Maths and Science.
  • Physics is desirable but not essential
  • Any additional tertiary education results
  • Supporting documentation with a cover letter telling us about yourself and your motivation and passion to become a pilot

2 Required Supporting Documentation

Collect the following supporting documentation:

  • Recent NCEA and any additional tertiary education results
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Copy of your passport
  • ADAPT test (if you have already completed an ADAPT test, it must be less than 2 years old to be eligible)
  • Log book of previous flying, if applicable. Prior flying experience will only be recognised in part/and if completed in an ICAO approved course. This is subject to review by our Chief Flight Instructor or CAA New Zealand.

Submit your application form and supporting documentation to or post to Enrolments, Ardmore Flying School. PO Box 72-744, Papakura, Auckland 2244

3 Expressions of Interest

Click here to complete your online registration.

4 Attend New Students Selection Day

If your application was successful, you will be invited to attend a New Student Selection Day. During Selection Day you will spend a day at the school completing an everyday type maths & logical test along with a Good Aviation Practice (GAP) assessment. After the maths test and GAP assessment, you will then have an interview with one of our senior flight instructors.

5 Course Placement

If you are successful on New Student Selection Day, you will then need to supply us with your Class 1 medical to be placed on a programme waiting list. When a programme placement becomes available, we will send you a formal offer of placement and training agreement.

Click for a list of CAA Aviation Medical Examiners

6 Accept Offer

Accept the Offer of Placement by returning the signed training agreement.

7 Confirmation of Placement

Ardmore will issue you a Confirmation of Placement.

8 Fees

Pay the first instalment of fees as per your training contract. For more information on fees please contact our Enrolments team.

If you are applying for a student loan, as part of confirming your placement on the course you are required to apply online to Studylink at least 2 weeks prior to commencement of programme.

All enrolment processes must be completed two weeks prior to course commencement.

9 Orientation

A formal meet and greet will be held the Friday before classes start. Family and friends are welcome. We look forward to welcoming you to the start of your aviation adventure.