New Zealand Aviation

New Zealand Aviation

New Zealand Aviation is a flying school based in the open skies of Matamata, New Zealand. Our hands on flying school with one-to-one learning are the perfect place for you to start your aviation career.

New Zealand Aviation is situated at the Matamata airfield, in the Waikato farmlands. The area is a rural community of about 6000 people, nestled at the base of the Kaimai ranges. The updrafts from these hills make this area and its surrounds a world-class location for flying, gliding and other activities.

Benefits of a rural town include no traffic lights, an easy-going lifestyle, safe communities and friendly locals. City attractions are close with Auckland just 90 minutes away and Hamilton a short 40 minute drive.

Bestowed with spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forest, volcanic plateau, miles of coastline with gorgeous sandy beaches, New Zealand is an awesome experience waiting to be discovered.


  1. We’re a certified NZQA approved Flying School
  2. Experienced and dedicated instructors
  3. Open skies with minimal air traffic
  4. Individualized learning programs and instruction
  5. Tried and tested fleet of aircraft
  6. Lower costs
  7. More air time
  8. Small class sizes with low student to instructor ratio


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Pilot Training Course Info

  • Intake Dates

    15 Feb, 15 May, 15 August & 15 November 2018

  • Courses Offered

    We’ve been training pilots for the past five years, and are very proud of our experienced instructors with an excellent safety record. The instructors take a personalized approach to your flight training and are committed to your success.
    The courses we currently offer are:

    1.    Private Pilot License
    2.    Commercial Pilot License
    3.    Multi-engine instrument rating

  • Course Duration

    All international students must be enrolled on a full time course for visa requirements

    Integrated Commercial Pilots License and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating — 12 months

    Private Pilots License — 3 months

    Commercial Pilots License — 8 months

    Multi-engine instrument rating — 3 months

    We also offer a Commercial Pilots license with DCGA multi-engine requirements course for Indian nationals which can be completed in 10 months

    Tuition for ground theory subjects is compulsory to all international students and is structured into the above course durations

  • Course Fee

    Fee for 2018 is NZ$61803.00

  • Requirements

    All applicants must:
    •    Be at least 18 years of age
    •    Have a current Class 1 Medical certificates
    •    Demonstrate the ability to undertake the course with a reasonable likelihood of success, evidenced by completion of a compulsory selection interview as well as clear psychometric test

  • Accomodation & Meals

    The most popular accommodation option for students is sharing a house with fellow students. This lets you make friends and settle down faster, while also being very cost-effective. The accommodation is usually single or twin-share with common laundry, shower and kitchen. You can live in Matamata for $200 to $250 per week. New Zealand Aviation can assist in arranging accommodation if desired. You will need to organize your own transport to and from the Airfield, many students buy a car whilst studying.

    Our airfield is close to Hobbitton - a set from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. Kaimai cheese factory and Opal Hot Springs are worth a visit too. There are also forest & river walks, trial rides, horse riding, fishing, beaches and surfing nearby.

  • Visa Application

    Will be arranged by IGHE

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