Southern Wings is built on a heritage of flight training since 1935. It is one of New Zealand's original aviation colleges, operated by people who are passionate about flying and assisting others to become pilots. The college is superbly equipped with modern aircraft and comfortable teaching facilities. It operates a varied, well-maintained fleet suitable for all training purposes.
Southern Wings is interested in quality; we do not aspire to be the biggest, just the best.
Our dedication to quality aviation training and safety earned us the CAA Directors Award for an Organisation in 2015. Our personalised service with deliberately small class sizes, and both practical and theory quali ?cations that are highly valued by those in the aviation industry are all features you'll enjoy when you land a place with Southern Wings.
Southern Wings is an Air New Zealand Preferred Flight Training Organisation (FTO). There are only four FTOs in New Zealand and Southern Wings is the only with two bases. By choosing to train with Southern Wings, prospective pilots will be assured they are:
Joining a ?ight training programme designed to produce commercial airline pilots;
Likely to succeed as they have met airline styled entry criteria for programme selection;
Going to be interacting with airline personnel;
The New Zealand Diploma in Aviation course that Southern Wings provides has three streams; General Aviation, Instructor and Airline Preparation. All students of these streams will complete a Private Licence (PPL) and Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL). After that the completion requirements depend on the stream chosen.
For the Airline Preparation stream, students will complete a PPL, CPL, Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR) and all of their ATPL theory. Then they will undergo a secondary selection process for entry into the Airline Integration Course (AIC).
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