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Frequently Asked Questions | Ardmore Helicopters
Frequently askedquestions

If it rains you can rebook the flight for another day that suits you.

For more information on learning to fly, all you need to do is contact us by email or phone and we will send out an Information Pack. You are also welcome to visit our base at Ardmore airfield to check out our facility, view our aircraft and ask any further questions you may have.

 Absolutely. Our instructors will tailor a training programme to suit your timeframe and work schedule.

 You must have a minimum of 50 hours flight time. This is comprised of 35 hours dual instruction, and 15 hours solo (PIC) flight.

You must have a minimum of 150 hours flight time. This includes the flight time achieved from your PPL. Your CPL hours will comprise a minimum of 35 hours dual instruction, and 35 hours solo (PIC) flight.

A full-time student could expect to complete their training over approximately four months. However there is no time limit on your training and many part time students complete their training over a period of 12 months.

A full-time student could expect to complete their training over approximately 9 months. However there is no time limit on your training and many part time students complete their training over a period of 24 months.

Yes. Ardmore Helicopters Ltd conducts full-time NZQA approved theory courses in conjunction with our associate company Ardmore Flying School. Class sizes are kept to a minimum and our students consistently achieve high results.

Our graduates can be found in all in all parts of the industry in New Zealand and around the world including rescue, utility, oil, tourism, agriculture and corporate work. If you would like to talk to any of our graduates in any of these industries we will be happy to put you in touch with them.

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