Temperate and unspoiled New Zealand offers students unrivaled opportunities to learn and grow as a pilot in a diverse, challenging environment.
New Zealand is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 2000 km southeast of Australia, and is comprised of two main islands (the North and South Islands) and a number of smaller outlying islands. The indigenous Maori named New Zealand ‘Aotearoa’, commonly translated as ‘The Land Of The Long White Cloud’.
The population of about 4.3 million people is mainly of European descent (78%), with 14.6 New Zealand Maori, 9.2% Asian, and 6.9% Pacific Islanders. English is the main written and spoken language and Maori is an officially recognised language spoken fluently by over 4% of the population.
A major feature of New Zealand is its pristine natural environment featuring majestic mountain ranges, sweeping plains, breathtaking fjords, imposing native forests, crystal clear inland lakes, and many miles of golden sand beaches. This diversity will add dimensions of adventure to your aviation training.
New Zealand offers a temperate but variable climate that ensures New Zealand-trained pilots are proficient for flying in all weathers. Winter occurs from June to August and summer from December to February.
New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons on human development, quality of life, life expectancy, literacy, public education, lack of corruption, and the protection of human rights. Its cities consistently rank among the world’s most liveable places.