dOur instructors have a wealth of experience and are passionate about helping you develop your skills to get the most out of your flying. As well as general flight training, our instructors have specialist experience in tail dragger and airstrip training. We are passionate about real “hands on, seat of the pants” flying training, and take pride in teaching good old fashioned flying skills that is sadly lacking today.

We have a range of aircraft to suit most requirements and budgets. We look forward to talking with you about your flying ambitions, and how we can help you fulfil them.


Becoming A Pilot


First Step – We recommend that you take a 30-minute “hands on” trial flight to see weather you like it. This flight can be put in your log book and does count toward your total flight time.

AGE – To fly solo you must be at least 16, however training can start prior to this. There is no upper age limit to learn to fly. To hold a PPL you must be at least 17 years old to hold a CPL the minimum age required is 18 years of age.

Medical – A class two aviation medical is required before a student pilot can fly solo. We recommend that you have your medical soon after you commence your training for your PPL. If you intend to carry on and obtain a CPL we suggest you inform the doctor as a class one aviation medical is required for a Commercial Pilots Licence. ”

Please ask your instructor for a list of designated CAA approved medical examiners ” Or click here

Examinations – For each individual licence or rating there are corresponding exams which must be passed before
the licence or rating can be validated. These exams are multi-choice and vary in difficulty.
These exams can be sat in Greymouth.


A Microlight Licence

A microlight licence is a simpler and easier option for a lot of people. Modern microlights can be extremely sophisticated and capable. If your interested in flying for the pure joy of it microlight flying could be for you.

The licence is a graduated system ranging from Novice all the way to National cross-country. So you can fly yourself and a passenger all around the country. Call us and come and have a look at the Foxbat.


A Private Pilots Licence (PPL)

A PPL is one of the options for recreational flying. This allows you to fly friends and family in a GA aircraft to any destination in the country on fair weather days under visual flight rules (VFR).

This is the first step to becoming a qualified Professional Pilot

Recreational PPL (R-PPL)

Same requirements and training and exams as for a PPL

Restrictions: Limited to flying single engine aircraft below 2,000 kgs

Medical requirements: NZTA DL9 medical certificate same has class 2,3,4 or 5 drivers licence

With a passengers endorsement.

A Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)

Before you can work as a professional pilot for hire or reward you will require a CPL .

Once this achieved you can fly passengers or freight throughout New Zealand.

To increase you employment opportunities there are a number of options a pilot can pursue.

Becoming a flight instructor allows you to teach new students up to commercial licence and gives you valuable experience and hours. Another option is to gain an Instrument rating allowing you to fly on poor weather days, under (IFR) Instrument Flying Rules .

This is an essential step in pursuing a career in the airline industry.

Dual Scenic flight

Dual scenic flight for any person holding NZ or foreign licence.  Scenic flights to Mt Cook/Franz Fox Glaciers and Milford sound.  Fly with an experienced Instructor log the hours dual and experience the amazing beauty of the south Island.

30 Minute Trial Flight & Gift Vouchers

The following rates are for our 30 minute standard trial flight in which we offer through Greymouth Aero Club.

Prices are current as of 2018 and are subject to change. Trial Flight vouchers are valid for 6 months. After this time, for a short period, only their use is negotiable and are subject to extra costs if prices have increased since purchase. Vouchers will be mailed usually within 24-48 hours of purchase. Max weight limit 115Kg per person

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