Flight Test NZ
New - I am pleased to announce that Flight Test NZ operating certficate has been renewed by CAA for a further 5 years through to May 2018. Flight Test NZ can trace it's origins over 21 years now. This is a tribute to the people of the company for their professionalism and dedication to avaition safety during this time. Steve Kingsbury CEO.
New - Instructional techniques course. The next course is at Tauranga commencing 30 July . To see more dates at other locations, click on Course dates.
Flight Test NZ has flight examiners throughout New Zealand.for your flight test. Contact us.
GNSS theory course are available at Nelson. This is a prerequiste for the issue of a GNSS rating as per AC61-17
Check out the KiwiFlyer article on Flight Test NZ.
About Flight Test New Zealand
Flight Test New Zealand Ltd is a Civil Aviation Authority of NZ approved checking and training organisation. Using 23 Flight Examiners located throughout New Zealand, we provide pilot flight tests and training.
Our mission is to allow you to complete that final stage of the training process, the flight test, in a relaxed yet professional manner. You have spent so much effort and time in training to meet the required standard therefore we want to help you fulfil your goal. Whether the test is for a new private pilots licence issue or the continued competence of an instrument or instructor rating Flight Test New Zealand is the checking organisation to contact.
With convenient locations through out New Zealand we are able to travel to you at your airfield where you are familiar with the local conditions and procedures. We will do our best to meet your schedule.
Flight Test New Zealand provides:
- Instrument rating continued competence
- Endorsement removal for additional navigation aids, multi engine instrument rating
- 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 and spinning
- Aerobatic rating issue and continued competence
- GPS rating issue and continued competence
- Operational competency IFR or VFR for Part 115, 135 and 125 aeroplane or helicopter organisations.
- Special purpose checks for ski and float planes
- Instructional techniques 4 day course
- GPS issue
- Aerobatic rating
Flight Test New Zealand is a Part 141 training orgainsation holding an Aviation Training Certificate TR52489 issued by Civil Aviation Authority of NZ. Please see a copy of our Certificate.
Steve Kingsbury manages Flight Test NZ from its base in Whitianga. Steve has been involved in aviation for 35 years encompassing flying, flight operations management, check and training. He formed Flight Test NZ in 1998 with the aim of providing a flight checking service that not only ensured pilots met the required standards, but importantly passed on knowledge from the examiner to the pilot so he or she learned something new from each check.
Steve says “I am privileged to work with the Flight Examiners and Instructors of FTNZ; they are passionate about aviation and want to pass on their knowledge and skills to each pilot they check. We want the pilot to not only pass the check flight, but to learn”.
In the sprit of Flight Test NZ, we sponsor young people to commence their career as a new pilot each year via the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School.