Being a subsidiary of HELiPRO which has one of New Zealand’s largest helicopter fleets and a growing fixed wing division, NZ Flight Training is much more than just a flight training school; it is a commitment to supplying highly trained professional pilots to the aviation industry.
NZ Flight Training offers the NZ Diploma in Aviation (Helicopter) from both our Christchurch and Palmerston North commercial bases. Helicopter PPL & CPL courses are offered at our Taupo, Palmerston North, Wellington & Christchurch commercial bases. Fixed Wing PPL & CPL courses are run from our Tauranga base.
HELiPRO has bases in Christchurch, Greymouth, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Taupo, Rotorua, Tauranga, Mount Cook, Fiji and Australia. HELiPRO’s commercial divisions provide a vast pool of industry expertise offering students invaluable insights into their chosen profession.
Known for its variety of professional pilot programs for both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, the flight training divisions at Christchurch, Palmerston North & Tauranga have highly experienced staff who are dedicated to providing quality flight instruction and preparing students to meet the demands of a successful career in aviation.
Our fixed wing base is in Tauranga, a fast growing city and an extremely popular beach resort. The varied airspace around our training bases allows prospective pilots to fine‐tune their piloting skills.
With rotary wing training divisions for helicopter students located at the busy Christchurch International Airport and at Palmerston North International Airport, students are spoilt for choice in regards to where they can learn to fly helicopters.
In Christchurch students will find themselves learning the intricacies of navigating within airspace alongside large commercial carriers from around the world; yet within twenty minutes flight time, they can discover the beauty and tranquility of the majestic Southern Alps.
Palmerston North, in the North Island, is the company’s busy main base where much of the engineering and commercial work is done. It is also only minutes away from the Tararua and Ruahine ranges with access to a number of mountain huts and other off site landings.