New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy

25 Airport Road, Whanganui. PO Box 899 Whanganui 4541

15 Aircraft Flight School located near Christchurch training a large number of domestic and international students


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Instrument Rating, Multi Engine, Flight Instructor course

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

Cessna 152, Diamond DA20, Cessna 172, P68C, Cirrus

Financing partner

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Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Entry Requirements

High School Diploma

The New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy (NZICPA) exists to train professional flightdeck crew for the global aviation market training both domestic and international students (large number of Indian students). The New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy is provincial based Flight Training School with significant experience in training pilots at a range of levels. From private to commercial through to flight instructors, multi-engine pilots with full instrument ratings, to pilots preparing for careers with the airlines.

Principle place of business of New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy is Feilding Airport. Feilding Airport is a small airport located three nautical miles (5.6 km) southeast of Feilding, a town in the Manawatu District on the North Island of New Zealand. Due to high demand on flying training from international students this year the NZICPA plans to move from Feilding airport to Whanganau airport offering 10 active runways.

New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy operates C172’s, C152’s, Cirrus SR20 and multi-engine Partenavia P68.

Courses offered:

  • NZ Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) Commercial Pilot Licence
  • NZCAA Multi Engine Instrument Rating (NZMIER)
  • New Zealand Diploma of Aviation (General Aviation, Airline Preparation, or Instructor)
  • Directorate General Commercial Aviation (DGCA) Multi Engine training
  • C Category Instructor Course

New Zealand offers a world class environment for professional pilot training, and there is no better location than the Manawatu-Whanganui Region. The New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy flight training is conducted in a real-world environment where you will experience the spectrum of weather conditions and terrain. All our training is externally assessed, and the flight school must therefore train to the standard. The programme is focused on ensuring you are ready to commence your airline career by being able to be successful during the interview process. You will have the perfect balance of theory knowledge and practical flying skill. The product is valued by airline captains as they are trusted to train their children. New Zealand is a safe country for people of all cultures, and our region offers very affordable living.

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