Ardmore Flying School has been in the New Zealand aviation industry for over 50 years. We have built strong relationships with industry regulators throughout New Zealand. This ensures the best quality of training is provided in a safe environment.

Our team has involvement in the New Zealand flight training industry lobby organisation (Aviation New Zealand), working with the New Zealand Government through New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to advance flight training internationally promoting New Zealand and working with CAANZ to promote and improve flight training regulations to remain competitive and in line with international aviation best practice.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulates civil aviation in New Zealand. The CAA establishes civil aviation safety and security standards and monitors adherence to those standards. The CAA also carries out accident and incident investigations and collates this material to establish an industry-wide safety picture. This becomes the basis of safety initiatives ranging from education campaigns to increased monitoring and regulatory action.

AIA’s mission is to assist members achieve their business goals. This means ensuring members gain from the following AIA activities:

  • Advocating for the right regulatory framework to enhance business opportunities and advance a proactive safety culture
  • Positioning commercial aviation as the safest form of transporting goods and services
  • Actively improving this industry’s reputation
  • Working with organisations to enhance the availability of appropriately qualified human resources
  • Improving operating margins

NZQA administers the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEAs) for secondary school students and is responsible for the quality assurance of non-university tertiary training providers.

Their key responsibilities are to:

  • develop, register and support the New Zealand Qualifications Framework
  • quality assure non-university tertiary education organisations and their courses, and moderate assessment activities and processes for national qualifications for NZQA-owned unit standards
  • maintain effective liaison with overseas certifying and validating bodies in order to recognise overseas educational and vocational qualifications in New Zealand, and to achieve recognition of New Zealand educational and vocational qualifications overseas
  • act as a standard-setting body

An IELTS certificate is recognised as evidence of proficiency in English by more than 10,000 education and training providers worldwide. Ardmore Flying School requires an:

  • IELTS Academic score of 6 (no bands less than 5.5) for the Professional Pilots Programme (DipAv)
  • IELTS Academic score of 5.5 (no bands less than 5.0) for the Recreational Programme Please visit IELTS for more information.

Please visit IELTS for more information.