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Ardmore Flying School
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Diploma in Aviation - Flight Instructor (Level 6)

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Level of Study



72 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Ardmore Flying School


Ardmore Flying School prepares you for a rewarding career in aviation. Learn to fly at Ardmore Flying School with professional experienced instructors using well-maintained modern aircraft and simulators. Your journey towards becoming an aviation professional starts here.

Flight Instruction Programme

At the completion of this programme you will be able to fly commercially (for hire or reward) as a C Category Flight Instructor. You will be under the direct supervision of a B or A Category senior instructor initially, but can quickly progress out of direct supervision and upgrade to a B Category instructor in 6 – 12 months. The experience gained as a flight instructor is recognised by many airlines as a valuable skill and knowledge upgrade process and can help get that first airline job more quickly – especially if combined with the Airline Preparation training. The programme will take approx. 72 weeks.

  • Private Pilot License (PPL) Theory & CAA English Language Assessment
  • Basic Practical Phase and Commercial Pilots License (CPL) Theory 64.4 Flying Hours/2 Simulator Hours
  • Instrument Rating Theory and Commercial Pilots License (CPL) Navigation Phase-155.2 Flying Hours
  • Instrument Rating Practical 60.8 Flying Hours/ 21.1 Simulator Hours
  • Commercial Pilots License (CPL) Practical Phase-233.2 Flying Hours
  • Instructor Rating (C-Cat) 41.6 Flying Hours

Entry criteria

At least 18 years old at course commencement.

IELTS or equivalent with a score of 6 (no bands less than 5.5) for the Level 6 Diploma Programmes

Immigration - All international students must hold a Student Visa to study in NZ.

Medical - Students must obtain a Class 1 CAANZ medical.

Logbook of any previous flight training

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