Getting a Licence

Please note:

If you are seeking the issue or amendment of flight crew documents, expect it to take one week to receive your new documents. This is providing that your application is complete, meets the requirements of the Act and Civil Aviation Rules and there are no postal delays. We cannot fulfill on-the-spot applications.

Becoming a pilot will involve taking flying lessons to get practical experience, undergoing a medical examination, and sitting written examinations. The requirements for becoming a licensed pilot are contained in the Advisory Circulars to Part 61. The curricula for the Private Pilot Licence, Commercial Pilot Licence and Airline Transport Pilot Licence examinations are contained in the Advisory Circulars to Part 61 Pilot Licences and Ratings.

Sitting the examinations

Aspeq conducts the examinations. There are regular timetabled sittings in the main centres throughout New Zealand.

Practical experience

Any pilot licence requires both practical experience and examination passes. You can sit the examinations at any time, although having some practical experience already under your belt will probably make this easier.