Safety Management System Approved

I am pleased to announce that  CAA have approved Flight Test NZ's  Safety Management System.  Behind the scenes a lot of hard has gone on to achieve this significant milestone.  Flight Test NZ is committed to the principles of SMS  to further enhance the safety of aviation as well as our staff and customers.  

2021-07-01T11:13:03+12:00July 1st, 2021|News|

Need an ILS ?

If you require an ILS endorsement  Flight  Test NZ can do this in its Ardmore based simulator.  We can provide the total package -  simulator , instructor  and the flight examiner.   Multiple approach scenarios can be practiced without the delays from ATC.  Save time and money when compared to using an aircraft,

2021-04-12T09:48:22+12:00April 12th, 2021|News, Simulator|

PPL Medical Changes

From 05 April Private Pilot Licence holders do not have to hold a Class 2 medical.   A DL,9 which can be issued by their normal GP, is all that is required.  This will simplify and reduce the cost of aviation medical standards. There are however some exceptions:  if you wish to carry more than 5

2021-03-05T16:12:15+13:00March 5th, 2021|Featured, 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|

New Examiners

I welcome three new examiners, Jason Drake, Rob Hunt and Jordan Kean, to Flight Test NZ. Rob is an Airline Examiner (H) based at Murchison. Rob is available to conduct Part 135 FCCC Jordan is a General Aviation Examiner (A) based at Dunedin who is available for PPL issue, instrument rating continued competency, Part 135

2020-03-18T14:23:14+13:00January 15th, 2020|News|

ST1000 simulator

We are proud to announce the installation and  approval of two ST1000 simulators at Mainland Air, Dunedin, and New Zealand Airline Academy at Oamaru.

2019-12-10T12:58:02+13:00December 10th, 2019|News, Simulator|