You need a NZ PPL validation to be able to fly as Pilot in Command here in New Zealand.To qualify for this, you will need to have a PPL or higher license, issued by a member state of ICAO. Your license must be current, and valid for use in your home country – i.e. you must have proof of a current medical and have undergone a Biennial Flight Review (BFR) – check ride – in your home country. Both these documents need to remain valid for the time frame of your NZ Validation.

An instrument rating is not needed and we do not fly IFR. However, you need to have at least 5 hrs simulated instrument training as this is a requirement for a NZ PPL. NZ CAA also require that you have flown / have a rating on the same type of aircraft that you will fly here in New Zealand.


The licence validation process is handled by Flyinn™. We will send you the necessary paperwork to be compiled and sent back to us prior to your arrival. Once here, you will receive thorough briefings each day.  A requirement for training in NZ weather and terrain awareness is fulfilled during your initial time with Flyinn.  When ready a check ride (BFR) is arranged with one of our friendly and experienced instructors.   Once this has been completed, your application can then be processed, and license issued.

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