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PPL

A Private Pilot Licence (PPL) is the first stage of your flying. It entitles you to carry non fare paying passengers almost anywhere in New Zealand. You could take your family or friends off for a weekend away, go for a scenic flight around your local area, or just go flying for the pure enjoyment of it.  After gaining your PPL, you can gain more flying experience, and work towards some of the other courses we provide.

PPL Process and Requirements:

  • At Least 16 years of age to fly solo.

  • CAA approved Class 2 medical certificate.  

    Note: i) We assist with the medical examination.
    ii) Being bespectacled doesn’t prevent you from getting a Class 1 (Commercial Pilot) or Class 2 (Private Pilot) medical certificate, with a few rare exceptions.

  • Theory exams cleared in the following subjects:
    • Air Law.
    • Meteorology.
    • Navigation and Flight Planning.
    • Aircraft Technical Knowledge.
    • Human Factors.
    • Flight Radio Telephony.
  • Minimum flight hours logged to be eligible for the final flight test, which includes:
    • 50 hours total flight time.
    • 15 hours total dual flight instruction.
    • 15 hours total solo flight time.
    • 5 hours dual instruction in instrument flying.
    • 5 hours dual instruction in Terrain and Weather Awareness
    • 5 hours dual cross country flying and 5 hours solo cross country flying.
  • 5 hours of night flying which must include at least 2 hours of dual instruction and 2 hours of solo flight. Night flying is optional and not required for the issue of a NZ PPL.
  • Finally: pass a practical flight test in an aeroplane with a CAA authorised flight examiner.

On successful completion of this course, the student holds a current New Zealand Private Pilot Licence and is competent in the following:

  • Normal flight procedures and manoeuvres during all phases of flight.
  • Abnormal and emergency procedures and manoeuvres in the event of failures and malfunctions.
  • All the requirements as per New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority.

Payment Options:

  • Pay as you go
  • Custom package (including ground and flying instruction) to get through in a relatively short time.

CPL

NZICPA has been granted approval by NZQA under section 251 of the Education Act 1989 to deliver Commercial Pilot Licence (Aeroplane) (Level 5) training.

This Training Scheme includes national and international students, with no direct flying experience. It provides the skills and knowledge to learners, necessary to achieve a CPL  with a type rating, entitling the holder to legally operate an aeroplane in New Zealand for commercial purposes.

The training scheme comprises theory subjects and practical flying for PPL and CPL including a type rating for the aircraft used.

CPL Process and Requirements:

  • Aviation Class 1 medical certificate
  • Be able to meet the CAANZ  ‘Fit & Proper Person’ status requirements, (normally includes a Land Transport Driving History report and Ministry of Justice report).
  • Competency in spoken English to meet CAANZ requirements.
  • At least 17 years of age and 18 by the date of the CPL flying test.
  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent
  • Cleared ADAPT Trainee Pilot Pre-screening Test
  • In addition to the above, requirements for international students are:
    • At least 18 years of age
    • Secondary school passes in Maths & Physics
    • IELTS score of 5.5 or higher
    • Cleared Aviation English test for CAANZ
    • Referees/references and be interviewed prior to acceptance with a focus on career pathway, health, age and literacy.
  • Cleared Private Pilot Licence (PPL) theory subjects including Air Law, Air Navigation & Flight Planning, Aircraft Technical Knowledge (Aeroplane), Human Factors, Meteorology and Flight Radiotelephony
  • Cleared Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) theory subjects including Air Law, Flight Navigation General, Meteorology, Principles of Flight and Aircraft Performance (Aeroplane), General Aircraft Technical Knowledge (Aeroplane), and Human Factors
  • Cleared ICAO Aviation English Language Proficiency Test
  • Practical flying and flight test for PPL covering:
    • Demonstration in flying skills to enable first solo flight
    • Demonstration in cross country navigation skills
    • Demonstration in mountainous terrain awareness
    • Demonstration in flying skills for a private pilot’s licence (PPL flight test)
  • Practical flying and flight tests for CPL covering:
    • Demonstration in flying skills for a CPL
    • Demonstration in cross country navigation skills
    • Demonstration in basic mountain flying
    • Demonstration in winter flying
  • Show preparedness for a CPL flight test
  • Type rating for a single engine Aeroplane
  • Graduates will complete a Private Pilot Licence and achieve a type rating for at least one aircraft type in the process of becoming qualified Commercial Pilots, able to exercise the privileges provided for by CAANZ in New Zealand.

Unit Standards:
There are no standards associated with this programme – all standards are as set out in NZ CAA Part 62 and associated Advisory Circulars.

Delivery and Assessment:

  • Delivery mode type – Face-to-face.
  • CAA theory subjects are taught in a ground school supported by written and e course materials, with practice assessments for each subject. Supporting exercises will include assignments, case studies and observation of real air operations.
  • Practical flying is taught in a sequence of exercises with specified outcomes. Each flight comprises a pre-flight briefing, practice flight and post-flight de-briefing.

Assessment Methods:

  • CAA theory subjects are assessed via external exams conducted by ASL under CAANZ approval.
  • Flying competencies and knowledge improvement are certified by Cat A or B Flight Instructors and flight test are conducted by a CAA approved Flight Examiner.

Duration:

  • Total length Including holiday weeks – 52 weeks
  • Teaching weeks excluding holiday weeks – 45 weeks
  • Self-Directed Learning Hours – 10 hours average per week
  • Total Learning Hours – 350 hours
  • Total Learning Hours – 1350 hours

Multi Engine Instrument Endorsement

This is a programme designed to assist International Commercial Pilots gain the necessary flight experience to hold a Multi Engine Instrument Rating in their home country. It complies with DGCA, India CAR Section 7 – Flight Crew Standards Training and Licensing Series ‘B’ Part XVIII Issue 1, 7th May 2012.

The training scheme comprises ground and flying requirements for a multi-engine aircraft. The course is a 14 day flying and simulator programme to enhance the student’s skills in both Multi Engine handling and IFR procedures.  The programme is held over 14 days and consists of 15 Hours Dual instruction in a twin engined aircraft completing all standard IFR procedures.  There is also 10 hours of simulator time in our C90 Simulator.

MEIR Requirements:

  • Current Commercial Pilot Licence
  • NZ Visitor’s Visa

Flying Programme:

A total of 15 hours is flown completing NDB/DME procedures, VOR approaches and departures and standard IFR joining, departure and missed approach procedures.  Night flying is included and the flying programme is completed with an assessment. All students leave with documentation recording their experience and achievements.  No rating is issued.

Simulator Programme:

The 10 hours spent in the simulator assists with building experience and provides the opportunity to complete a large number of procedures in a realistic environment.

Flight Instructor Rating

This is a Level 6, 65 Credit, NZQA Approved Programme of 26 weeks duration designed specifically for International Students. It’s designed to provide the skills and knowledge to learners, necessary to achieve a C Category Flight Instructor rating entitling the holder to legally operate a multi-engine aeroplane in New Zealand under instrument flight rules.

The Training Scheme comprises the theory and flying requirements for a C Category Flight Instructor Rating.
Graduates will be able to exercise the C Category Flight Instructor privileges provided for by CAANZ in New Zealand.

Theory Training includes:

  • Flight Instructional Techniques
  • Legislation
  • Principles of Flight (aeroplane)
  • Meteorology
  • Cross country navigation techniques
  •  Practical flying centres on preparation for the C Category Flight Instructor Flight Test and includes;
    • In flight exercises including pre and post flight briefings
    • Practical Flight instruction

IR Requirements:

  • A current Commercial Pilot Licence
  • At least 18 years of age
  • competency in spoken English to meet CAANZ requirements
  • Aviation Class 1 medical certificate
  • Meet the CAANZ ‘Fit & Proper Person’ status requirements 

In addition to above, requirements for international applicants are:

  • IELTs score of 6.0 or higher with no band score below 5.5
  • All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance with a focus on career pathway, health, age and literacy.

Content:

  • Training will be carried out in accordance with CAANZ Rule Part 61 and advisory Circular 61-18 and Flight Test Standards Guidelines for C Category Flight Instructor.
  • The flight Instructional techniques course is delivered by Massey University.

Teaching Methods:

  • Theory subjects are taught in a ground school supported by written and e course materials, with practice assessments for each subject.  Supporting exercises will include assignments, case studies and observation of real air operations.
  • The flight Instructional techniques course is delivered by Massey University.
  • Flying and practical flight instruction is taught one to one as a sequence of practical flying exercises in simulators and aircraft.  Each flight includes a pre-flight briefing and post-flight de-briefing.
  • The programme is delivered at our Whanganui facility.

Duration:

  • Total weeks of course (including holiday weeks) – 26
  • Total teaching weeks (excluding holiday weeks) – 23
  • Average self-directed study hours per week – 8.5
  • Total study hours per week (teaching + self-directed) – 28.5
  • Total study hours – 650

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