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Flight Test NZ is celebrating its 22nd birthday

I am pleased to announce that Flight Test NZ has been serving the aviation industry for 22 years.  This is testament to the people who are the face of the company,  our  flight examiners, and course presenters along with our clients who have supported us over the years. 2020 has been a tough year and

2020-09-24T10:46:56+12:00September 24th, 2020|Featured, News|

New Visual Navigation Charts

All visual navigation charts have been updated to a new format. These become effective in November.  These  smaller VNC's are sharper and clear to read, with 20 charts now available up from the 14 currently in use.  We recommend that all pilots,  both manned and unmanned,  update their charts.

2020-09-01T09:05:36+12:00September 1st, 2020|News|

Examiner Theory Course

The next flight examiner theory course has been scheduled for Monday 28 September. This is a Tauranga based course.   Contact us for details.    

2020-08-03T09:47:36+12:00August 3rd, 2020|Courses, News|

Drone Airworthiness Inspections

Through its partnership with Unmanned Aircraft Solutions NZ, Flight Test NZ and Drone Trust are now able to offer drone airworthiness inspections and approvals in accordance with CAA Rules Part 101.202.  (4), (5) & (6). UAS NZs' Chief Engineer Bevan Lewell is one of just two individuals in New Zealand approved by the CAA to

2020-07-15T14:58:18+12:00July 15th, 2020|News|

ILS Issue

  Train and complete your ILS issue in our Ardmore based simulator. No requirement to use an aircraft therefore saving you time and money. Contact us for details

2020-06-29T13:45:07+12:00June 29th, 2020|Featured, News, Simulator|

IFR Currency and Job Interviews

Need to keep IFR current or have an job interview. Flight Test NZ has a King Air simulator based at Ardmore for currency, ILS issue, and refresher training for job interviews.  Contact us to arrange a slot.  

2020-05-16T10:40:12+12:00May 16th, 2020|News, Simulator|

Drone Training On Line Now Available

Great news. You can still complete drone training on line from our Drone Trust e-learning courses. Now is the time to make use of the next few weeks while we are in lock down. Click on the Drone button from our home page to access more information on these 101 and 102 courses or contact

2020-03-26T15:41:38+13:00March 26th, 2020|Courses, Featured, News|

CAA Expiry Date Extensions Updated

CAA have announced extensions to  competency checks, medicals, SMS and certificates. From their press release dated 26 March the following relief applies: If you have upcoming currency requirements, flight reviews, proficiency checks, or training and checking requirements, an exemption will be issued extending the period within which these checks and reviews must be completed by

2020-03-30T15:30:20+13:00March 26th, 2020|News|