Private Pilots - Catlins

Private Pilots - Catlins

Private Pilot

Poker Run - 2nd stop, Glenorchy

Flight Training - PPL, CPL, Other

PPL - Private Pilot License

Unfortunately, the Wakatipu Aeroclub is currently offering limited Private Pilot licence training as we move from Queenstown Airport to Kingston. 

Entry Requirements

There are no prior qualifications required to start pilot training, however secondary school level subject passes in English, Maths and Physics will help aid your learning process.

You can commence flight training at any age however to fly solo you must:

  • Be of at least 16 years of age
  • Hold at least a Class 2 medical certificate

Qualification and Licence Issue Requirements:

  • Be of at least 17 years of age
  • Achieve a pass in six aviation theory examinations
  • At least 50hrs minimum practical flying time
  • Pass a practical flight test

Theory Subjects:

  • Flight Radio Telephony (FRTO Rating)
  • Human Factors
  • Aviation Air Law
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation and Flight Planning
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge

Flying Experience:

Here at Wakatipu Aero Club we train our pilots with the environment in mind, teaching you to safely and accurately pilot an aircraft around our spectacular and challenging surroundings.

Your training will include:

  • at least 60 hours total flying experience
  • 20 hours of Solo flying
  • an introduction to Mountain Flying
  • progress from Basic to more Advanced Flying skills
  • cross country navigation experience around Southern New Zealand