Pilot Theory Lectures

Classic Flight Training


Course Information

The series of classes are designed to assist the student pilot in achieving examination passes in the subjects required by the NZCAA for the issue of either the Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) or the Private Pilot Licence (PPL).

Of the six different subjects involved two of them (Flight Radio and Human Factors) can be quite easily learnt by home study of the text books, while a third (Aviation Law) also lends itself to home study supplemented by our 3-day short course. Air Navigation, Aircraft Technical and Meteorology are more complex and it is recommended that students enrol in our 7-day classes to supplement their home study before attempting the examinations.


Course Duration

The course subjects will be run on a Saturday, lasting 3 hours. This may be expanded to additional mid-week evening sessions subject to demand. Each of the three major classroom subjects will require the student to attend six consecutive Saturdays plus a final, seventh day where practice examinations will be held before scheduling the CAA official test. Guidance will also be given to students in arranging their CAA examinations.

The shorter 3-day Aviation Law course will also benefit the ‘returning PPL’ pilots who need to sit this exam as part of their licence renewal process.

Class duration is 3 hours per Saturday starting at 10.00am and finishing at 1.00pm with a tea break in between.

Course Costs

The three main classroom subjects (over 7 Saturday sessions) :

  • Navigation & Flight Planning
  • Pilot Meteorology
  • Aircraft Technical Knowledge:

$140 each subject (incl GST)

  • Aviation Law (over 3 sessions)

$60 (incl GST)

The next Aviation Law course will take place over 3 x Saturdays starting 2nd February from 12.00pm - 3.00pm

Classroom Facilities

The classrooms at Classic Flyers are second to none with all of the practical training and audio/visual aids provided in a modern air-conditioned facility.

Added attractions for air-minded students are the unique aviation museum and AVGAS cafe housed within the same building.


Approved text books

We recommend using the Pilot Books series of text books published by Waypoints for this course which are available either singly or as a complete set from : https://www.waypoints.nz/collections/pilot-books

Additional items of equipment will also be required for the Navigation class.


How to Book

Contact Classic Flyers
ph 07-5724000
email enquire@classicflyersnz.com


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