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Ardmore Flying School
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Diploma in Aviation - Airline Preparation (Level 6)

This course is available


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.

At the completion of this programme you will be able to fly commercially (for hire or reward). The Multi Crew Integration Course (MCIC) sets you up ready to complete your turbo-prop or jet type rating when you join an airline as a 2nd Officer or First Officer (Co-pilot). You can also fly for smaller operators as for the Level 5 Flight Training Programme. 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 1, 55.2 Flying Hours

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Instrument Rating Practical, 60.8 Flying Hours/ 21.1 Simulator Hours

Commercial Pilots License (CPL) Practical Phase 2, 33.2 Flying Hours

Multi Crew Integration – Airline Preparation Strand, 18 Simulator Hours as Captain and 18 Simulator Hours as Co-Pilot

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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