Change of Ownership at AFS

Passionate new owners Nick and Chelsea Moore have taken 100% ownership of Ardmore Flying School.

One of New Zealand’s largest flying Schools, Ardmore Flying School, has been sold as a going concern to new owners Nick and Chelsea Moore.

Nick, who trained and is a former flight instructor for the School has always had a very strong passion for aviation and flight training in particular. The opportunity to buy Ardmore Flying School was one he, and wife Chelsea, could not pass up.

Nick says, “Both my wife and I are very excited to have the opportunity to take ownership of Ardmore Flying School.  We believe the sudden impact of Covid-19 on the airline industry and their providers will be of a short-term nature and a return to normal will occur given time.  This has offered Ardmore Flying School a unique advantage to reflect upon and refine our strategic, tactical and operational values to meet the demands and ensure delivery of first-class aviation training.  Ardmore Flying School has been a part of my life since 1993 due to my passion for aviation and flight training whilst engaging other business endeavors along the way.  We look forward to working with the management team including all staff and providers to deliver a fantastic environment to train professional pilots.”

Nick will continue his own piloting development flying the Cessna 425 he has ½ shares in as well as other aircraft available to him. His background in IT will be especially useful for the School as it moves into a new modern era of training management and delivery.