Aviation is a highly skilled and professional industry. It is also an expanding industry, providing constant challenges and requiring of its pilots, the best possible training and qualifications.

The International Aviation Academy of New Zealand is the only dedicated full time professional flight organisation of its type operating from a major international airport.

The Academy is also the largest New Zealand owned operation of its kind in New Zealand, however care is taken to give individual and personal attention to each one of our students. Our professional flight instructors have proven their abilities to be flight examiners for the Civil Aviation Authority and Aviation Services Ltd.

Course information

Career opportunities stretch internationally for holders of New Zealand professional pilot licences. Academy pilots train in an environment of varied weather patterns and terrain known to aviation employers all over the world. Our Academy trained pilots are working in European Countries, United States of America, India, the Gulf States, Indonesia, Asia, Africa as well as New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

Between the Academy and its parent organisation, the Canterbury Aero Club, flight training has been our business since 1928. While aviation in the 21st Century is a vastly different industry from those early days, the years of experience and continuity within our flight training organisation are invaluable to our students and recognised by employers.

Academy students have the advantage of access to a large aircraft fleet of aircraft, ranging from basic trainers to multi engine instrument equipped aircraft including glass cockpit equipped aircraft. Currently the Academy’s training fleet consists of the following aircraft types:

Piper Tomahawk PA38-112

Piper Tomahawk PA38

Alpha A160a

Alpha A160a

Piper Warrior PA28-161

Piper Warrior PA28-161

Piper Archer PA28-181

Piper Archer PA28-181

Piper Arrow PA28R-200

Piper Arrow PA28R-200

Cessna 172

Cessna 172

Partenavia P68C

Partenavia P68C

Frasca Ground Simulator

Frasca Ground Simulator

Our aircraft are maintained to the highest possible safety standards by our own Engineering division—another unique feature to our organisation.

Learning to fly at an airport where the traffic mix ranges from B777 and A320’s to 10 seater commuter and corporate aircraft, puts our students in a professional environment and gives them an advantage from the start of their training.

The Academy has exclusive use of its own satellite airfield just eight kilometres away, offering a quiet, focused training ground just outside the Christchurch air traffic zone. Such flexibility is unparalleled in New Zealand.

Application / Enrolment Process

The selection process has a number of phases. You need to be successful in each phase in order to progress.


Application forms can be obtained by emailing IAANZ or downloading from here. All completed applications should be addressed to the Academic Manager and sent or emailed to one of the following addresses:

Postal: IAANZ
PO Box 14006
Christchurch International Airport
New Zealand
Email: iaanz@cac.co.nz

Entry Criteria

To be eligible for any of our programmes you must be able to show you have the ability to complete the programme, have a clear criminal and driving offence record and be able to hold the appropriate class of medical. If you meet the following entry criteria listed below you can download an application form from our website, complete it and email to iaanz@cac.co.nz.  We will then arrange for an interview and aptitude testing.  If successful and accepted into a programme with IAANZ, you will be sent an Offer of Enrolment.


Entry Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age before the date of the CPL Flight examination.
  • Complete the Adapt Trainee Pilot Pre screening test
  • Hold NCEA Level 3 with at least 14 L3 credits in an English rich subject (English, History, Art, Geography, Biology, Classics, Art History, Journalism, Media Studies, Religious Studies, PE) and 14 L3 credits in maths orientated subjects  (Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Accounting, Economics) or PPL Theory subjects or equivalent
  • Hold an Aviation Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Meet the Fit and Proper person requirement  of CAANZ
  • Be competent in spoken English to meet CAANZ requirements
  • Applicants will be required to provide a land transport driving history report, a ministry of justice report and will be interviewed prior to acceptance.

Alternative Requirements:

Applicants who don’t meet the academic entry may apply for special admission to the NZ Diploma of Aviation (General Aviation) L5  based on the following:

Students who are over 20 years old (adult learners)  and have relevant work experience which may include at least five years in the work force or  worked with heavy equipment or  have completed previous flying via an aero club.  These students will also be subject to the normal interview process, Sim assessment and written entry test.

In addition for International students must :

  • Be  18 years  of age or over at the start of a Training Scheme
  • Must have an IELTS Academic score of 5 (depending on the level of the QUAL) or higher, with no band score lower than 5 or meet other requirements of NZQA’s acceptable evidence of English language proficiency; and possess the appropriate visa.

Programme Information

NZQA Approved Qualifications:

  • NZ Diploma in Aviation - General Aviation (limited Student Loan funding available)
  • NZ Diploma in Aviation - Airline Preparation (limited Student Loan funding available)
  • NZ Diploma in Aviation - Flight Instruction (limited Student Loan funding available)

 The NZ Diplomas in Airline Preparation and Flight Instruction have a selection process. Students apply for entry for these in the second year of the Diploma in General Aviation.

NZQA Approved Training Schemes:

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL) – Theory papers available, on-line or face to face
  • Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
  • Instrument Rating (MEIR)
  • Instructors Rating Course

Course Fees

The course fees include:

  • First time theory instruction and examination fees for PPL, CPL, IR and ATPL
  • Flight Training
  • Initial PPL, CPL, IR and C Category Instructor Flight Tests
  • Airways and Local Aerodrome Landing Fees
  • Course Notes
  • Compulsory course costs

NB: Course fees include one attempt at each exam and flight test. In the unlikely event of a test or exam failure, extra training and test or exam costs will be incurred. These costs are not covered via student loan funding or included in the self funding course price.


Course Related Costs

The following additional costs are not covered by the Student Loan Fees or by the self-funding course fees and need to be budgeted for by the student: NZCAA Medicals, Headset, Uniform, I-Pad, Text Books and Equipment.


Course fees/costs are an average and may vary depending on the academic standard and flying ability of the student.  We reserve the right to require a student to undergo additional training in order to reach the required standard. This may require additional time and expense. We endeavour to maintain quoted costs, however due to circumstances beyond our control e.g. fuel increases, currency fluctuations etc price changes may occur. 

Qualification Details


Theory Subjects Covered:

  • PPL Navigation and Flight planning
  • PPL Air Law
  • PPL Meteorology
  • PPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • PPL Human Factors
  • PPL Flight Radio
  • CPL Navigation and Flight planning
  • CPL Air Law
  • CPL Meteorology
  • CPL Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • CPL Human Factors
  • CPL Principles of Flight
  • Instrument Rating Navigation
  • Instrument Rating Law
  • Instrument Rating Navigation Aids
  • Basic Turbine Knowledge
  • ATPL Meteorology
  • ATPL Human Factors
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Winter Flying

Flight Training Requirements:

CPL / MEIR Total 240 hrs:

  • 100hrs Dual Instruction
  • 100hrs Solo flying
  • 2hrs Flight Test

MEIR Component 45hrs:

  • 12hrs Dual Instruction in the Simulator
  • 8hrs Dual Instruction in the Single Engine Instrument Aircraft
  • 25hrs Dual Instruction in the Twin Engine Instrument Aircraft


Includes the courses offered in NZ Diploma in General Aviation plus the addition of the following

  • ATPL Navigation
  • ATPL Law
  • ATPL Systems and Aerodynamics
  • ATPL Navigation Aids
  • ATPL Flight Planning
  • MCC



Includes the theory subjects offered in NZ Diploma in General Aviation plus the addition of the following
  • Instructional Techniques Course
  • Pilot-in-Command Consolidations
  • C-Category Flight Training and Practical Ground Course
  • Establish Culturally Safe Learning Environment

Flight Training Requirements:

Includes the flight training requirements offered in NZ Diploma in General Aviation plus the addition of the following
  • 50hrs Solo
  • 25hrs Dual Instruction


Qualification Costs – Domestic SAC Students

Qualification Duration Duration EFT Value Course Cost Available Student Loan Student Shortfall
NZ Diploma in General Aviation - Level 5 16 - 24 Months 2.0250 $ 80,710 $ 70,000 $ 10,710
NZ Diploma in Airline Preparation - Level 6 3 Months 0.4583 $ 12,335 $ 16,042 $ 0
NZ Diploma in Flight Instruction - Level 6 3 - 6 Months 0.7250 $ 32,000 $ 22,707 $ 8,613
Private Pilot Licence – Level 4 4 Months   $ 25,824 $ 0 $ 25,824

*The student shortfall is due to the lack of government funding. IAANZ offers students payment options.  Prices are quoted for 2021 and subject to change.

Training Schemes


Course Length: 6 months

Course Cost: Approx NZD  $25,900

Theory Subjects Required:                                                                                                          

  • Navigation and Flight planning
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Human Factors
  • Flight Radio

Flight Training Requirements: 65hrs total flight time consisting of:

  • 47hrs Dual Instruction
  • 16hrs Solo Flying
  • 2hrs Dual Instruction in the Elite Simulator



Course Length: 10 months

Course Cost: Approx NZD  $81,000

Theory Subjects Required:

  • Navigation and Flight planning
  • Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge
  • Human Factors
  • Principles of Flight

Flight Training Requirements: 202hrs total flight time consisting of:

  • 100hrs Dual Instruction
  • 100hrs Solo flying
  • 2hrs Flight Test

The hours flown through the PPL and/or MEIR stage can be credited towards the total flying hours required for CPL.


3) INSTRUMENT RATING – Single or Multi (SEIR or MEIR)

Course Length: 3 months (pre-requisites – PPL Licence & all CPL theory exams)

Course Cost: Approx NZD  $28,000 Multi

Theory Subjects Required:

  • Instrument Rating Navigation
  • Instrument Rating Law
  • Instrument Rating Navigation Aids

Flight Training Requirements: 45hrs total flight time consisting of:

  • 17hrs Dual Instruction in the Simulator
  • 7hrs Dual Instruction in the Single Engine Instrument Aircraft
  • 21hrs Dual Instruction in the Twin Engine Instrument Aircraft


Course Length: 12 weeks

Course Cost: Approx NZD  $30,000  (includes 50 hrs of PIC hr building towards the required 150 PIC)


You must hold a CPL licence to be eligible to enrol on this course. 

Theory Subjects Required:

  • Instructional Techniques Course (valid for 1 year only)
  • 6 week C-Cat ground course

Flight Training Requirements: 75hrs total flight time consisting of:

  • 25hrs Dual Instruction

50hrs Solo (at your flight test you need a

5) ATPL (Airline Transport Pilots Licence) Theory

Course Length: 22 weeks (pre-requisites – CPL)

Course Cost: Approx $6,000.00

The purpose of this ground class is to prepare you adequately for the ATPL and Basic Gas Turbine Rating. This course has been structured strictly as per the syllabus stated in AC 61-7 and AC 61-10 provided by CAANZ. Students are required to appear for eight exams as part of their license process. They are:

  • ATPL Air Law
  • ATPL Air Navigation
  • ATPL Flight Planning
  • ATPL Advanced Aerodynamics, Performance and Aircraft Systems
  • ATPL Meteorology
  • ATPL Human Factors
  • ATPL Instrument & Navigation Aids
  • Basic Gas Turbine Knowledge


General Information

Delivery of the courses Delivery of the courses

The Academy’s ground courses are delivered at our purpose built complex located on the western side of the Christchurch International Airport, within the Harewood Aviation Park on Aviation Drive.  

Transport Transport

The Academy is only ten minutes drive from the main airport terminal buildings and most students use their own motor vehicle or bike for transport. Some students elect to car pool. Unfortunately there is no public transport out to the Academy. Flying may be out of our West Melton airfield for which we provide transport to and from.

Facilities Facilities

The Academy has impressive facilities that include a large fleet of aircraft ranging from two seat trainers to multi engine instrument flight rating trainers, two aircraft hangars, an engineering workshop, four large air‐conditioned lecture rooms, simulator centre with A320 and Fascia sims,  nine pre /post flight briefing rooms, a flight planning area, flight simulators, a large viewing lounge with a deck that looks out onto the airport and the port hills of Christchurch and several small meeting rooms. There is also an onsite bar and social facilities.

Staff Staff

The Academy employs a staff of qualified flight instructors and specialised theory lecturers.  They are committed to assisting their students to achieve their career goals. The Academy runs an instructor/student ratio of a maximum of 1:5 for practical training and a ratio of 1:30 for all theory classes. 

Accommodation Options Accommodation Options

Christchurch is a university city and has a ready supply of well priced good quality accommodation within easy commuting distance of the Academy. IAANZ also recommends www.sharedliving.co.nz

Flats and Apartments Flats and Apartments

Generally, a flat will cost approx. $150 ‐ $200 per person depending on the type of flat, although this can vary depending on the area. Other shared costs include power, phone, internet access and food. Contents insurance is also recommended. (Houses or apartments can cost more: a 3 bedroom house, with a single garage can cost approx. $450—$550 or more per week depending on the area, the age of the house and other facilities offered, i.e white ware) A good website to use for a rental property is: www.trademe.co.nz.

Support Services Support Services

The Academy has contacts with several support services including Citizens Advise Bureau, Community Law Centre, and Christchurch Library, counselling, general medical enquiries and other issues that may arise. Names of each organization can be obtained from the administration team.

Health Support Health Support

As all student pilots in training have a medical clearance each year, generally the need for health support is reduced. However, students are advised to consult an aviation medical assessor for most health issues.

Fit and Proper Person Fit and Proper Person

While on the course a conviction for drunk driving (or other serious offence or serial offending) breaches the fit and proper person criteria set by the NZCAA. If this happens, your training will be reviewed and termination could be a possibility. Also, 75 demerit points or above can have an adverse affect on your ability to obtain your CAA licence. This is equivalent to two/three minor speeding offences (20 demerit points each) and a restricted driver carrying an unauthorised passenger (25 demerit points).  You are required to advise the Academy and CAA immediately of any criminal, drug, or alcohol offence or medical problem that may result in the suspension of a Class 1 medical prior to or during your training.

Exams Exams

All exams are conducted by ASPEQ (www.aspeq.com). They are all multi choice and to pass you need to obtain a mark of 70% or higher.

Resources Resources

If you are attending a set programme with IAANZ you will be sent a resource list which details the required books/equipment. These can be purchased from at Orientation,  however there is no requirement that your purchase these form IAANZ.

Class 1 Medical Certificate Class 1 Medical Certificate

All candidates applying for a Commercial Pilot Course are required to pass a New Zealand Civil Aviation

Authority (CAA) Class 1 medical prior to programme commencement. The Academy will not be held liable for any costs resulting from a students’ inability to obtain a Class 1 Medical. For applicants considering other courses that do not involve obtaining a Commercial Pilot Licence, a Class 2 medical clearance is acceptable. However if the students’ ultimate goal is a Commercial Pilot Licence or greater, it is recommended that the student ensures that a Class 1 medical is obtainable when required. A list of approved medical assessors around New Zealand and worldwide can be found on the CAA website:


Payment of accounts Payment of accounts

The IAANZ maintains the parent company’s policy of payment of all flying on completion of the flight. As all Academy students are Aero Club members they must refer to the Club By‐Laws for detailed information on the payment policy. Exceptions to this rule are Academy students who are drawing student loans who have paid in advance where their funds are held by the Public Trust.  All students who are unable to pay for their training in time will be placed on a “Stop Fly” until the issue is sorted. Their log books may be kept by the CEO until the debt issue is resolved. IAANZ have the right to withhold any issued CAA licences and the log book until the account is settled.

Student Debt Collection Policy ‐ IAANZ Student Debt Collection Policy ‐ IAANZ

All students who are not able to settle their accounts in full by course end may be forwarded onto a debt collection agency. The IAANZ prefers not to use a formal debt collection agent to seek settlement of outstanding debts but will use this channel if required.

Student Fee Protection Student Fee Protection

All course fees will be held in the IAANZ Milestone Public Trust Account for the duration of the students training in accordance with the Education Act 1989. An automatic drawn-down of 20 per cent of the student fee or $3000, whichever is the lesser, at the end of the statutory withdrawal and refund period will be deducted from the Public Trust Account. Subsequent withdrawals will be drawn down regularly in arrears over the length of the course, including holidays.

Withdrawal & Refunds Withdrawal & Refunds

Students wanting to withdraw from a course must notify IAANZ and complete a withdrawal form. Students who withdraw within the statutory refund period are entitled to a fee refund; however IAANZ is entitled to retain a portion of the fees. The portion of the fees refunded to the student and the portion retained by IAANZ is dependent on whether a student is international or domestic, and on the length of the course the student is enrolled in.

Withdrawal & Refunds Withdrawal & Refunds

Students wanting to withdraw from a course must notify IAANZ and complete a withdrawal form. Students who withdraw within the statutory refund period are entitled to a fee refund; however IAANZ is entitled to retain a portion of the fees. The portion of the fees refunded to the student and the portion retained by IAANZ is dependent on whether a student is international or domestic, and on the length of the course the student is enrolled in.


Student withdrawing prior to the programme or course start date Full refund less NZD$500.00 administration fee Completed withdrawal form or written request
Student withdrawing within the first 10 days of study Full refund less NZD$500.00 Completed withdrawal form or written request
Student withdrawing after 10 days of study Refund will be pro-rated based on attendance and flying time Completed withdrawal form
Student visa not granted or approved by Immigration New Zealand prior to arrival in New Zealand Full refund less NZD$1000.00 Official notification from Immigration New Zealand indicating visa not granted
Student visa renewal declined by Immigration New Zealand based on poor attendance or poor academic performance Refund will be pro-rated based on flying time utilised and tuition time consumed plus NZD$1000.00 administration fee Official notification from Immigration New Zealand indicating visa not granted
Cancellation of an enrolment by IAANZ Refund will be pro-rated based on flying time utilised and tuition time consumed plus administration fees Termination of enrolment letter from IAANZ
Compassionate consideration when withdrawal is required due to circumstances beyond the students control Pro-rata basis if approved and less administration fee Documentation supporting your withdrawal application

Academy Policy

A policy is defined as the IAANZ position or strategy in regard to a core process. A policy defines the parameters for decision making and clarifies compliance issues. Therefore the following polices listed below have been approved by either the CEO and/ or the IAANZ Directors. These are available on IAANZ Learner App.



The IAANZ maintains a policy that the student / lecture ratio will be a maximum of 1:30.


Academic: Policy on a Students Eligibility to sit an Aspeq Exam

Any IAANZ student who has failed in‐class tests or assignments continuously, or has not met the required attendance level, may not be permitted to sit the Aspeq exam for that theory lecture. This student may be required to re‐sit theory lectures at a later date. If an exam slip has been issued, IAANZ will request a refund of the exam fee but the student may be required to forfeit this exam fee.


Academic: Tutorial Policy

Any student who fails an in‐class assessment or quiz or who fails to attend the required number of lectures will be advised by their lecturer and may be withdrawn from their exam and a remedial plan put in place.   Extra tutorials may incur an additional cost.


Unsatisfactory Progression

Students who have continued non achievement will be placed on a support contract, continued non achievement may result in the student  being excluded from the programme.


Policy on Student Attendance

All students may be required to be in attendance daily (Mon—Fri) from 0700hrs—1700hrs unless express permission has been granted by management. Please do not make any outside commitments inside these hours.  Any leave applications must be approved by all of the required staff prior to the student making any firm bookings. 


Equity of Access to Educational Opportunities Policy

The IAANZ maintains a policy of equity of access to educational opportunities to all applicants who meet the entry criteria and are able to satisfy the Civil Aviation Authority medical and definition of “a fit and proper person” criteria.

Complaints Process

How To Notify the IAANZ of a Problem or Make a Complaint

If you have a concern or a complaint about something that is affecting your study or training, we encourage you to bring this to our attention as soon as you can. The IAANZ treats all student feedback about concerns and complaints seriously.

You are encouraged to discuss any concerns with your Instructor or a Training Manager in the first instance.  If you are still not satisfied, please speak with the Academy Academic Manager or the Chief Flying Instructor. 


If you do not resolve your problem with IAANZ, you may contact an external stakeholder for additional help. See contacts below:



Your student loan, student allowance, or student loan repayments StudyLink
The delivery or quality of your course or study New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Discrimination Human Rights Commission
Someone’s safety being at risk WorkSafe New Zealand
How information about you has been stored or used Privacy Commission
If you’re an international student and have a concern New Zealand Qualifications Authority
If you’re unsure, call the complaints helpline to talk through your concerns TEC Hotline 0800 601 302


For further information on raising problems and complaints please refer to policies and procedures “rising problems and concerns”

Frequently Asked Questions

What advantages does the International Aviation Academy have? What advantages does the International Aviation Academy have?

You are able to train in the professional environment of an international airport.  If you are aiming to become an airline pilot, it makes sense to train in a working airline environment. With our partnership with Air NZ, we are one of their “preferred” flight trainers, this gives you reassurance that we are training you to the standards and requirements of Air New Zealand.

This partnership means that our training is now geared directly at the airlines with two crew, multi crew training being implemented from day one. Using standardized Route Guides and Standard Operating Procedures, all of our students are benefitting greatly from this enhanced training which prepares them much better for a life as an airline pilot.

You will have the use of our own satellite airfield at West Melton, five minutes flying time from Christchurch Airport. There will be times, particularly at early stages of training, when the quieter environment of our own airfield at West Melton will be a more suitable training ground. West Melton has six runway vectors and is for the exclusive use of our pilots.  Christchurch has excellent weather with high sunshine hours.

We have three large training areas and three low flying areas in close proximity. You will have the use of our large single and multi engine aircraft fleet. We are the largest operation of our kind in New Zealand.

Access to the Simulator centre will allow you to hone your skills or complete an MCC course in the A320 simulator to make you work ready.

As a student of the Academy you will receive automatic membership of our parent company, the Canterbury Aero Club. This will give you reciprocal rights to a network of some 50 Aero clubs in New Zealand ‐ thus giving you the advantage of obtaining briefings and "local knowledge" on cross country flights away from your home base. You will have access to our large engineering facilities which not only provide prompt, safe and efficient "in house" maintenance of our fleet, but allow you a valuable insight into maintenance operations.

In addition to the above, you will have access to IAANZ online training product “E-Aviator” which allows you 24/7 access to interactive course content, practice exam papers and knowledge check quizzes. This product will enhance your face to face learning experience or gives you the opportunity to complete your PPL theory subjects before joining the academy.

Christchurch is a welcoming city with wide open, clean green spaces, and a safe and caring community.

Which course is suitable for me? Which course is suitable for me?

This depends on your final goal.  If your goal is to fly for an airline, you will require a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and a Multi Engine Instrument Rating. The NZ Diploma in Aviation will provide you with these qualifications. If your goal is to work as or for a scenic flying operator, or as an agricultural pilot you will probably only require a CPL. If your goal is to work as a Flight Instructor, you will require a CPL and a Flight Instructor Rating. If your final goal is one of the above, but for reasons of finance or available time you are unable to undertake the complete course, we can offer our PPL/CPL Theory Course. This will give you a full Private Pilot Licence with the theory component of the CPL. This provides an ideal starting platform from which to complete your CPL at a later date. If you already have a licence or rating we can provide additional courses or ratings as required. If you cannot train full time with IAANZ we can structure your course on a part‐time basis through the Canterbury Aero Club.

Are any loans or allowances available? Are any loans or allowances available?

The Academy's Diploma courses are approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and because of this; student allowances and loans are available for New Zealand Citizens or New Zealand permanent residents who have had residency for a min of three years. For further information on loans and allowances go to (www.studylink.govt.nz).

Is the New Zealand Pilot Licence recognized overseas? Is the New Zealand Pilot Licence recognized overseas?

The New Zealand CPL is well respected worldwide and "Kiwi" trained pilots are in demand by many airlines.

The Licence meets the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. In many cases a licence conversion will simply require passing the local flight rules examination, completing a flight test and obtaining a local medical for the type of licence you hold.

Are there any pre‐requisites for course entry? Are there any pre‐requisites for course entry?

NZ CAA requires that you must be 16 years old to fly solo and 17 years old to hold a Private Pilot's Licence. CAA also requires that a person must be 18 years old to hold a Commercial Pilot's Licence. The NZ CAA has no minimum educational requirements for a CPL, but high school Maths and Physics are useful.

For our Diploma course the Academy does not accept any students (domestic or international) less than 18 years of age. Students wishing to access student loan funding will require a minimum of NCEA Level 3 or equivalent, and will be required to pass an entrance assessment.

I wear glasses, will this be a problem? I wear glasses, will this be a problem?

You will have to meet minimum medical standards, but in most cases this will not be a problem. Many Airline Pilots wear glasses. We recommend you consult an Aviation Medical Examiner.

I have already flown for some hours. Will this affect my training? I have already flown for some hours. Will this affect my training?

Any previous training will be recognised as prior learning   and will be assessed on production of evidence. A reduction of course fees is likely.

Can I work while I am at the Academy? Can I work while I am at the Academy?

Students are able to work part time however, it is most important that a job should not be allowed to interfere with the prime objective of training. Students should not expect part‐time work to pay for their course, but wages can subsidise living expenses.

Is a job guaranteed? Is a job guaranteed?

We will provide you with a high standard of training and the accompanying skills required for you to be employed in your chosen sector of aviation. We cannot guarantee you a job. As with any training, the ability to convert learned skills into employment is up to you, how you seek the opportunities and make the most of those presented to you. The demand for well trained and qualified pilots worldwide remains very high. Our graduates hold flying positions in many parts of the world and throughout New Zealand.

Contact Details

Postal Address of IAANZ:
International Aviation Academy of New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 14006
Christchurch International Airport
New Zealand

Physical Address:
International Aviation Academy of New Zealand Ltd
Harewood Aviation Park
25 Aviation Drive
Harewood, Christchurch
New Zealand

Contact Numbers:
Phone: +64‐3‐358 0477
Fax: +64‐3‐359 2621
Email: iaanz@cac.co.nz
Website: www.flighttraining.co.nz