YOUR FLYING CAREER PATHWAY
NZ Diploma Aviation Rotary Wing
Congratulations on taking your first step towards becoming a pilot.
Ardmore Flying School delivers the New Zealand Diploma in Aviation for Rotary Wing / Helicopter Training. This level 5 DipAv includes all the base training required to achieve a role in general aviation as a helicopter pilot. The course takes approximately 57 weeks to complete.
To be eligible for the Professional Airline Pilot Programme, you must:
- At least 18 years old at course commencement.
- English Language Proficiency
- Immigration - All international students must hold a Student Visa to study in NZ. This can be obtained via www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/study upon receiving your Confirmation of Placement from Ardmore Flying School.
- Medical - Students must obtain a Class 1 Medical. Please see the list of approved doctors in your area at CAA or discuss with our enrolment team.
- Logbook of any previous flight training
- Complete an interview with our recruitment team
All fees paid in advance are placed in a government guaranteed trust in the students name and not directly into Ardmore. Ardmore Flying School then bills the student’s trust account for training after it has been completed. Contact us to find out more.
This initial theory course covers basic and professional knowledge levels in the following subjects:
- Air Law (H)
- Human factors
- Flight ready telephone operator
- Principles of flight (H)
- Aircraft technical knowledge (H)
This is a combination of classroom and online material with examinations conducted by Aviation Services Limited. Rotary specific course material will be taught by our experienced rotary instructor pilot.
This phase is included in your Private Pilot License PPL(H) and enables you to fly for pleasure with friends and family.
Whatever your aspirations, we believe that good solid training at a basic level is imperative. Our training programmes are designed to go well beyond the minimum standards required for a Private Pilots License. This ensures you are well equipped to handle all situations with confidence and continue on to a professional level.
Once the PPL(H) is achieved in this basic phase of training, students will be able to take passengers and fly anywhere in New Zealand, but students are unable to be employed on a PPL(H).
Flight Time Requirements
Minimum 50 hours of flight experience
This second phase of CPL(H) training hones the skills of advanced aircraft maneuvers including:
- Cross country flying
- Sling load flying
- Night flying
- Mountain flying
- Low flying
- General helicopter handling skills
It is focused on operating the aircraft professionally and incorporates all technical and non-technical skills learned to date. It culminates with the CPL(H) license skills test conducted by Aviation Services Limited (ASL).
Flight Time Requirements
180 hours minimum including:
- 50 hours Pilot in Command
- 100 hours Dual Instruction
- 30 hours Cross Country Navigation
This includes flying time built during PPL level.
This course covers three subjects that will allow the professional pilot to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The subjects are:
- IFR Law
- Instrument and navigation aids
- IFR Navigation
The course incudes training on modern navigation aids including GPS and remote navigation procedures (RMP) as well as traditional navigation aids. This course is a combination of classroom and online learning.
This is a theory course covering the following subjects at the highest level:
- Basic Gas Turbine
- Dangeours Goods
- Human Factors
- Air Law