In recognition of the current and growing pilot shortage which is now impacting on flight instructor supply, Ardmore Flying School has moved to counter the problem with the launch of its own flight instructor training unit.

This unit within the organization is dedicated to training new ‘C’ Category instructors under CAANZ Regulations and is headed by experienced Flight Instructor Trainer Glenn Drower.

The unit will not only train instructors for Ardmore’s own employment, but also for other organizations that do not have the skill level or capacity to train their own. Bespoke training plans can be accommodated to suit. At this early point CAANZ Flight Instructor ratings will be issued following flight testing by NZ Civil Aviation designated examiners. Training capacity will be limited to 10 per course with up to four courses a year available depending on demand. All training courses include instructional techniques training to equip the new instructors with skills to teach effectively, whether in an aircraft or classroom.