The moment I started my PPL theory course I knew I had embarked on a career that would not only take me to the most interesting places, meet new people, but most importantly a job that I love and enjoy doing each day.
One of my favourite memories from Ardmore Flying School is my first solo. I remember it like it was yesterday. The feeling of flying an aircraft all by yourself is literally out of this world. Having the support of fellow peers and the instructors around you really gives you the feeling that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve your dream of becoming a pilot. I found all the instructors and staff at Ardmore friendly and always willing to help no matter what the question is.
During my time at Ardmore I was lucky enough to be the first student in New Zealand to sit my Commercial Pilots Licence in May 2006 using the Garmin 1000 Avionics (Glass Cockpit). This really set me up for my airline career.
I was also lucky enough to complete my instructors rating with Ardmore Flying School, this took me through to B-Cat level and instructing on the Multi Engine Beechcraft Duchess. I loved my time working at AFS. It seemed everyone at the school loved what they were doing, whether it was instructors at work or students learning, the atmosphere was always buzzing with people passionate about their aviation careers.
Ardmore Flying School allowed me to gain the valuable experience that allowed me to fill the seat I have today. Not only did I learn to fly with some of the most experienced instructors in the country but also had access to the latest in technology and resources. I would recommend Ardmore Flying School to anyone, whether you just want to become a private pilot or follow a career in aviation. I look forward to hopefully coming back in a few years and sharing my experience and passion for aviation with future students.