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NZ Diploma in Aviation - Flight Instructor (Level 6)

International Aviation Academy of New Zealand
230 - 290 credits
Diploma / certificate
On campus
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Program description

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the Airline sectors and Flight Training Schools of the NZ Aviation Industry with individuals who have attained sufficient operational and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to achieve employment as commercial pilots or associated support staff in flight planning and aircraft operations in those fields.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

Critically analyse and apply the CAANZ Airline Transport Licence or Flight Instructor rating theory subjects for aeroplanes or helicopters. Comply with current national and international aeronautical regulations and laws, use aeronautical charts and navigation instruments to operate as a CAANZ Airline Transport Pilot or Flight Instructor.

Graduates of the Flight Instruction strand will also be able to:
Meet the requirements of a CAANZ 'C' Category instructor to instruct a diverse population of students in ground subjects and the art of flying from the private through commercial pilot and instrument ratings on single or multi-engine aircraft. Apply high level language and literacy skills to explain complex technical concepts sufficiently to develop and enhance student pilot performance both in the air and in the classroom. - Provide leadership, instruction, training, assessment and supervision to coach, mentor, and provide feedback to colleagues and students.

Education pathways:

This qualification builds on the skills acquired by people previously awarded the National Certificate in Aviation (Private Pilot) with strands in Aeroplane and Helicopter [Ref: 1290] and the proposed New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane and Helicopter) (with strands in Agriculture, and General Aviation) (Level 5). On completion of this qualification graduates may progress to a university bachelor degree in aviation management.

Employment pathways:

Holders of this qualification are able to work as commercial pilots of an aeroplane or helicopter engaged in air transport operations under the relevant Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Rules, or engage in flight instruction under the relevant CAA Rules, or in the associated support industries of flight planning and scheduling.

Credits: Flight instruction – Aeroplane 250; Flight instruction – Helicopter 230; Airline preparation – Aeroplane 290; Airline preparation – Helicopter 275.

Admission requirements

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

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About this institute

Within the purpose built flight training facility sited opposite the terminals at Christchurch International Airport, students with a career goal and passion to be a professional pilot study, fly and socialise in the environment that fired their ambitions. The International...

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