Pilots

Performance Based Navigation:
With the expansion of PBN airspace into the Waikato and Manawatu areas, effective 10 November 2016, AC91-21 and AC61-17 have been revised to simplify certification and instrument rating for PBN operations, especially RNP1. There are related amendments to the Instrument Rating Flight Test Standards Guide and form.
Media Release: More flight paths adopt satellite-based navigation procedures to deliver safety and efficiency benefits (PDF 61 KB)
Advisory Circular AC61-17 Pilot Licences and Ratings - Instrument Rating (PDF 403 KB)
Advisory Circular AC91-21 RNAV 1, RNAV 2, RNP 1, RNP 2, RNP APCH and BARO VNAV - Operational Approvals (PDF 326 KB)
Flight Test Standards Guide: Instrument Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 266 KB)
Form 24061/07 Instrument Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter Competency Demonstration Report Form (PDF 24 KB)
Form CAA091-10 Part 91 PBN Approval Request for NZFIR (Word 89 KB) (Unchanged)

Agricultural Aircraft Operations - Guidance for April 2016 changes to Part 1, Part 61, and
Part 137 (PDF 209 KB)

Important Reminder Notice to Category E Flight Instructors (PDF 16 KB)

Robinson Helicopter Safety Review 06 Nov 2015
Recreational Pilot Licence (RPL) Changes

Review of Joining Procedures at Uncontrolled Aerodromes

Flight Training Review

Important - Check Your 406 Beacon Registration With RCCNZ

Flight Plan Changes

ATPL Examination Pass Credits

Click below for a diagram showing the validity of ATPL exam pass ciredits that were gained before 11 May 2006.

Part 61 (61.17) - ATPL Examination Credits (PDF)

Information on English Language Proficiency

Policy on Threat and Error Management (PDF)

Random Sampling - Access to Criminal Conviction Information

Licences

Verification of New Zealand Flight Crew Licences

Recently, there has been an increasing demand from licence holders requesting that CAA provide letters verifying the authenticity of their New Zealand documents, either directly to themselves, or to an overseas aviation authority.

The CAA has now introduced a formal process that must be followed before any letter of verification will be produced.

Applicants are required to forward to CAA, a completed form CAA602 together with all the applicable information and items detailed on the form.

Forms

Medical

Operational Guides, Booklets, Videos/DVDs & Charts

Instructors

Information for – Flight Training Organisations and Flight Instructors (PDF 589 KB) - Use of NZTA DL9 Medical Certificates — by Student Pilots and Recreational Pilot Licence holders.

  • Approved Instructional Techniques Courses:
  • Air Hawkes Bay Ltd - presenter Lani Morris
  • Air New Zealand - presenters Kaye Sutherland
  • Ardmore Flying School - presenter Raewyn Calvert
  • CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Ltd - presenter Guy Brooking
  • Flight Test NZ Ltd - presenters Ross Crawford, Peter Wilson and Peter Smalley
  • Massey University School of Aviation - presenters Savern Reweti and Paul Kearney
  • Mt Cook Airline Ltd (Part 125/121 operations only) - presenters Ian Munro and Graeme Palmer
  • Nelson Aviation College and Waypoints Aviation - presenters Penny Mackay, Giles Witney, Mark Woodhouse
  • North Shore Aero Club  - presenters Tim Marshall and Peter Jefferies
  • Christchurch Helicopters - presenter Rob Hunt

Flight Test Standards Guides (FTSG)

PPL Flight Test Standards Guides
RPL and PPL Issue and BFR - Aeroplane (PDF 412 KB) Rev 9 Apr 2016
CAA Form 24061/22 (PDF) - Flight Test Report - Private Pilot Issue Flight Test - Aeroplane Rev 4 Dec 2013
CAA Form 24061/11 (PDF 73 KB) - Record of BFR - Demonstration of Continued Competency for RPL & PPL(A) Rev 9 Jan 2017
RPL and PPL Issue and BFR - Helicopter (PDF 467 KB) Rev 7 Nov 2016
CAA Form 24061/26 (PDF) - Flight Test Report - Private Pilot Issue Flight Test - Helicopter Rev 0 Dec 2013
CAA Form 24061/12 (PDF 74 KB) - Record of BFR - Demonstration of Continued Competency for RPL or PPL(H) Rev 12 Jan 2017
PPL Cross-Country Demonstration of Competency - Aeroplane/Helicopter - Day/Night (PDF) Rev 1 May 2013
Aerobatic Flight Test Standards Guide
Aerobatic Flight Rating - Aeroplane (PDF 156 KB) Rev 4 Nov 2016
CAA Form 24061/25 -  Competency Demonstration for Issue or Continued Competency for the Aerobatic Rating (A) (PDF) Rev 4 Jan 2011
CPL Flight Test Standards Guides
CPL Issue and BFR - Aeroplane (PDF 528 KB) Rev 8 Nov 2016
CAA Form 24061/14 (PDF 72 KB) - Record of BFR - Demonstration of Continued Competency for CPL(A) Rev 11 Jan 2017
CPL Issue and BFR - Helicopter (PDF 463 KB) Rev 5 Nov 2016
CAA Form 24061/15 (PDF 74 KB) - Record of BFR - Demonstration of Continued Competency for CPL(H) Rev 9 Jan 2017
CPL Cross Country Flight Test - Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF) Rev 1 Dec 2009
CPL Issue and BFR - Balloon (PDF)
Change Notice
Revision 1 (in accordance with the Coroners suggestions) places more emphasis on obstacle avoidance through situational awareness and depth of knowledge of pre and post collision actions (pages 64/65).
Holders of Revision 0 should print pages 64 and 65 and insert them into the FTSG until the printed version of Revision 1 is available.
Rev 1 Aug 2015
CAA Form 24061/23 (PDF 50 KB) - Record of BFR - Demonstration of Continued Competency for CPL (Balloon) Rev 2 Jan 2017
Flight Instructor Rating Flight Test Standards Guides
Category A Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 221 KB) Rev 3 Mar 2013
Category B Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 220 KB) Rev 3 Mar 2013
Category C Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 220 KB) Rev 3 Mar 2013
Category D Flight Instructor Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF) Rev 1 Jan 2014
Category E Flight Instructor Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF) Rev 2 Nov 2016
The following forms are used for the A, B, and C Category Flight Instructor Rating:
CAA Form 24061/16 (PDF) - Flight Test Report: Flight Instructor Rating Competency Demonstration - Aeroplane Rev 4 Oct 2008
CAA Form 24061/17 (PDF) - Flight Test Report: Flight Instructor Rating Competency Demonstration - Helicopter Rev 4 Oct 2008
ATPL Flight Test Standards Guides
ATPL Issue - Aeroplane (PDF) Rev 1 Jan 2014
CAA Form 24061/05 (PDF) - Airline Transport Pilot Licence Aeroplane - Flight Test Report Rev 10 Oct 2009
ATPL Issue - Helicopter (PDF) Rev 1 Jan 2014
CAA Form 24061/06 (PDF) - Airline Transport Pilot Licence Helicopter - Flight Test Report Rev 6 Dec 2013
Type Rating Competency Demonstration Standards
Demonstration of Competency – Type Rating – Aeroplane (PDF) Rev 3 Mar 2009
CAA Form 24061/13 (PDF) - Single Pilot Certificated Aeroplane Type Rating Training and Final Handling Demonstration Record Rev 4 Jan 2011
Demonstration of Competency - Type Rating - Helicopter (PDF) Rev 0 May 2009
CAA Form 24061/21 (PDF) - Helicopter Competency Demonstration Record Rev 1 Jan 2011
Instrument Rating Flight Test Standards Guides
Instrument Rating – Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 265 KB) Rev 8 Sep 2016
CAA Form 24061/07 (PDF 24 KB) - Instrument Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter Competency Demonstration Report Form Rev 10 Sep 2016
Flight Examiner Ratings Flight Test Standards Guides
General Aviation Flight Examiner Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 224 KB) Rev 1 Nov 2016
CAA Form 24061/20 (PDF) Flight Test Report:
GA Flight Examiner Rating Competency Demonstration – (A) or (H)
Rev 3 Oct 2009
Airline Flight Examiner Rating - Aeroplane/Helicopter (PDF 272 KB) Rev 1 Feb 2013
CAA Form 24061/121 (PDF) Flight Test Report:
Airline Flight Examiner Rating Competency Demonstration – Part 121
Rev 1 Oct 2008
CAA Form 24061/125 (PDF) Flight Test Report:
Airline Flight Examiner Rating Competency Demonstration – Part 125
Rev 1 Oct 2008
CAA Form 24061/135 (PDF) Flight Test Report:
Airline Flight Examiner Rating Competency Demonstration – Part 135
Rev 3 Oct 2008

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