Our fully-integrated pilot training programmes transform students into strong, decisive and skilled pilots capable of operating at the highest levels in the ever-changing commercial and corporate sectors. We are New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) approved and hold a Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) Part 141 approval for both Fixed Wing and Helicopter pilot training.

This allows us to provide the New Zealand Level 5 and Level 6 Diplomas in Aviation, a Level 5 Certificate in Aviation and licenses and ratings at all levels from Private Pilot License (PPL), Commercial Pilot License (CPL), Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL) theory, Multi Crew Integration Course (MCIC), Flight Instructor ratings and Helicopter pilot licenses.

International Students

New Zealand pilot training is highly sought after by airlines and General Aviation (GA) companies worldwide.

Ardmore Flying School is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) which is internationally renowned for its insistence in high standards of flight training operation, delivery and safety. It is also one of the most respected Authorities with the highest integrity in issuing all New Zealand pilot licenses. This means Ardmore Flying School can deliver better-prepared and legitimately licensed pilots, trained to exceed ICAO standards.

Pilot training in Auckland is also a lot of fun — you will fly in open areas for training, in and around the busy Auckland Airport Control Zone and have access to varied terrain and airports as you travel north and south on your navigation flights. You will see a great deal of this wonderful country as you progress through your training and gain a dimension to your training unobtainable anywhere else.

New Zealand Students

Ardmore Flying School, based at Ardmore Airport, is located 33km from the centre of Auckland. As a New Zealand student, we can offer you one of New Zealand's most dynamic environments for learning to fly. From the rugged hills of the Hunua or Coromandel Ranges, to the harbours and sea's of the Hauraki Gulf, joining us here means you can take advantage of the city lifestyle and have access to the beautiful countryside and coastal regions around the area. Whether it's to learn your craft as a helicopter pilot, or airline pilot training, as a student of Ardmore Flying School, we will steer you through our comprehensive training programmes, designed for maximum efficiency, to help you realise your aviation goals.

Ardmore Flying School is able to offer NZ students access to Student Loan funding to assist you in completing your training faster and more efficiently (conditions apply- available for both Fixed Wing and Helicopter courses).

We also can provide accommodation in one of our modern houses, managed by our Student Services team, offering you a "full emersion" aviation environment that will enable you to concentrate on your pilot training.

These positions are well sought after so early application is recommended!

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Ardmore Flying School
P.O. Box 72744, Papakura, Auckland 2244, New Zealand

Physical address

2 Harvard Lane, Papakura, Auckland


Local: 0800 ARDMORE / 09 298 5055

From Overseas: +64-9 298 5055

+64 9 298 3007
Opening Hours
7.00am - 6.00pm (7 Days a week)

Closed: New Zealand Public Holidays

We invite you to visit us soon, inspect our facilities and experience taking the controls in a no obligation, introductory flight.

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