Flight Testing


Flight Test NZ is approved by CAA of NZ to conduct pilot checking for:

  • Instrument rating continued competence
  • Endorsement removal for additional navigation aids, multi engine instrument rating
  • ILS issue at Ardmore based simulator – save time and aircraft costs
  • Private pilot licence issue  – aeroplane and helicopter
  • Instructor rating continued competence for B and C category instructors  -aeroplane and helicopter
  • Instructor rating additional privileges – aerobatic, night, terrain awareness, mountain flying and spinning
  • Aerobatic rating issue and continued competence
  • GNSS rating issue and continued competence
  • IFR and/or VFR operational competency checks  for Part 115, 135 and 125  organisations
  • Special purpose operational competency checks for ski and float planes
  • Operational colour vision assessment
  • Drone Part 102 certificate issue and operational competency
  • Drone Part 101 certificate issue

General Aviation and Airline Flight Examiners

Warrick Bleakley Kerikeri Dan Thompson Wellington
John Punshon North Shore Alistair Matthews Blenheim
Daryl Gillett North Shore Kevin Wilkey Blenheim
John Gemmell Auckland Willie Sage Westcoast
Shitong Liu Auckland Rob Hunt (H) Murchison
Phil Welcome Auckland Tom Ashton Nelson
Rob Anderson (H) Auckland Mark Woodhouse Nelson
Peter Oberschneider Auckland Julie Vaughan Christchurch
Mike Foster Auckland Richard Button Christchurch
Jason Drake Auckland David Harrison Dunedin
Rachael Butler  (H) Auckland Philip Kean Dunedin
Roger Cruickshank Hamilton Jordan Kean Dunedin
Guy Brooking Hamilton James Stokes Queenstown
Ross Crawford Tauranga Carlton Campbell Queenstown
Brenton Knight Wanganui Ivan Krippner Te Anau
Graham Leach Wairarapa Peter Hendriks Wanaka
James Hillson Wellington David Horsburgh Taupo

RPAS (Drone) Examiners

Andrew Underwood Auckland Kim Clarke Tauranga
Tony Krzyzewski Hastings Ryan Groves Wellington
Jesse Lindsay Wellington Bevan Lewell Christchurch