Welcome to Ardmore Helicopters Ltd

Ardmore Helicopters Ltd is one of the leading pilot training schools in New Zealand, specializing in helicopter flight training, and charter, since 1996. We offer a full range of training options including Private Pilot Licences, Commercial Pilot Licences, and Instructor Ratings.

Ardmore Helicopters is renown throughout the industry for our comprehensive training programmes and job placement. Our Chief Flying Instructor, Frank Parker, has been involved in flying helicopters since 1970 and has an extensive background in military and civil helicopter operations. Frank holds an A-Category Instructor’s rating and various Flight Testing privileges.

Kick start your career now by calling the Team at Ardmore Helicopters Ltd. We look forward to meeting you.

“Our future depends on your Success”

Isobel Arkwright
Isobel Arkwright
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The instructor was incredibly accommodating regarding our timings, and the weather, which we really appreciated. He ran through the workings of the helicopter, and outlined exactly where we would fly on the experience. During the flight , he was informative and put me at ease enough to allow me to take control several times. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the helicopter. Unfortunately, it ended too soon, as I could have stayed up in it all day! Thank you.
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Hi Rachel, Just wanted to say a massive thanks to you and the team for making our trip on Saturday so absolutely amazing – we wont be forgetting it! Appreciated your service, discretion and professionalism Just awesome...and that Jen said yes was even better!
Don Sanford
Don Sanford
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The whole experience was fantastic. Very professional and made you feel relax. Instruction were clear and precise. Would do it again if I had the opportunity.

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