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New Zealand Diploma in Aviation Flight Instructor Program

L3 Airline Academy
Diploma / certificate
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Program description

The NZ Diploma in Aviation – Flight Instructor Program is New Zealanders fastest route into the airline as it has an opportunity of a Flight Instructor employment with L3 Airline Academy tagged on the end. New Zealand has a prerequisite of experience before applying therefore as an Instructor you are earning a salary and building hours rapidly in time for the airlines.

A world-class career as a professional pilot starts with world-class training.

Our Diploma in Aviation flight instructor program has the benefits of high-quality, focused professional flight training combined with a well-respected tertiary educational qualification.

You will graduate with:

  • Private Pilot License (PPL)
  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)
  • C Category Flight Instructor Rating
  • New Zealand Diploma in Aviation (Aeroplane) (Flight Instructor Level 6)

Admission requirements

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

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Tuition fees

  • 17 years of age at the date of application
  • Students are required to complete international qualification equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification.


  • Passed PPL theory subjects
  • Have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Hold a NZ CAA Class 1 Medical Certificate (prior to commencement of training)
  • Consent to a criminal record check

Non-native English speakers will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating they have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). Results must be for the academic test, not general training.

Any non-native English speakers will need to undertake an assessment at a CAA approved ELP Testing Organisation (see CAA Standards Document No. 31) for a formal assessment of their English language Proficiency level prior to license issue.

About this institute

As one of the world’s best flight schools, we deliver Airline Pilot training supported by the very latest technology and learning techniques. Being part of L3 Commercial Aviation, our trainee pilots have access to modern training systems used across the entire...

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