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NZ Diploma in Aviation Rotary Wing

Ardmore Flying School
57 weeks
Diploma / certificate
On campus
Auckland
English
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Program description

Private Pilots License PPL(H) and Commercial Pilots License CPL(H) - Integrated Theory

This initial theory course covers basic and professional knowledge levels in the following subjects:

  • Air Law (H)
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Human factors
  • Flight ready telephone operator
  • Principles of flight (H)
  • Aircraft technical knowledge (H)

This is a combination of classroom and online material with examinations conducted by Aviation Services Limited. Rotary specific course material will be taught by our experienced rotary instructor pilot.

Basic Practical Phase (Rotary)

This phase is included in your Private Pilot License PPL(H) and enables you to fly for pleasure with friends and family.

Whatever your aspirations, we believe that good solid training at a basic level is imperative. Our training programmes are designed to go well beyond the minimum standards required for a Private Pilots License. This ensures you are well equipped to handle all situations with confidence and continue on to a professional level.

Once the PPL(H) is achieved in this basic phase of training, students will be able to take passengers and fly anywhere in New Zealand, but students are unable to be employed on a PPL(H).

Flight Time Requirements

Minimum 50 hours of flight experience

Commercial Pilot License CPL(H) Practical - Advanced Phase

This second phase of CPL(H) training hones the skills of advanced aircraft maneuvers including:

  • Cross country flying
  • Sling load flying
  • Night flying
  • Mountain flying
  • Low flying
  • General helicopter handling skills

It is focused on operating the aircraft professionally and incorporates all technical and non-technical skills learned to date. It culminates with the CPL(H) license skills test conducted by Aviation Services Limited (ASL).

Flight Time Requirements

180 hours minimum including:

  • 50 hours Pilot in Command
  • 100 hours Dual Instruction
  • 30 hours Cross Country Navigation

This includes flying time built during PPL level.

Instrument Rating Theory

This course covers three subjects that will allow the professional pilot to fly in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The subjects are:

  • IFR Law
  • Instrument and navigation aids
  • IFR Navigation

The course includes training on modern navigation aids including GPS and remote navigation procedures (RMP) as well as traditional navigation aids. This course is a combination of classroom and online learning.

Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

This is a theory course covering the following subjects at the highest level:

  • Basic Gas Turbine
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Human Factors
  • Navigation
  • Meteorology
  • Air Law

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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About this institute

New Zealand pilot training is highly sought after by airlines and General Aviation companies worldwide. Ardmore Flying School is approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ), which is internationally renowned for its insistence in high standards of...


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