One of New Zealand’s largest flying Schools, Ardmore Flying School, has been sold as a going concern to new owners Nick and Chelsea Moore.

Nick, who trained and is a former flight instructor for the School has always had a very strong passion for aviation and flight training in particular. The opportunity to buy Ardmore Flying School was one he, and wife Chelsea, could not pass up.

Nick commented: “Both my wife and I are very excited to have the opportunity to take ownership of Ardmore Flying School. We believe the sudden impact of COVID-19 on the airline industry and their providers will be of a short-term nature and a return to normal will occur given time. This has offered Ardmore Flying School a unique advantage to reflect upon and refine our strategic, tactical and operational values to meet the demands and ensure delivery of first-class aviation training.”

Capt. Liz Needham, who has owned the school for 42 years is pleased to confirm the sale and says it is time for new investment for the future. Nick will continue Liz’s passion and commitment for Ardmore Flying School and together with Ian Calvert and Paul Dodd will guide Ardmore Flying School into the future.