Tauranga Aero Club

Tauranga Aero Club, Aerodrome Road, Tauranga, New Zealand

One of the largest flight training providers in the Bay of Plenty, offering Private Pilot License at its location and further pilot training in partnership with the Airline Sunair Aviation


Private Pilot License, Commercial Pilot License, Multi Engine

International Students


Aircraft fleet number


Aircraft fleet

2 Cessna 172, 2 Cessna 152

Airline Partnership

Sunair Aviation


Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand

Entry Requirements

17 years old

Tauranga Aero Club, established in early 1932, can provide the flight experience of a lifetime, from your first introductory flight lesson through to a magical scenic flight that you will remember for a long time. Located at Tauranga in the spectacular Bay of Plenty Tauranga Aero Club has it all, superb scenery, magical seascapes, steaming volcanoes, pristine beaches and a favorable climate and environment for flight training.

The core activity of the Tauranga Aero Club is flight training of student and professional pilots towards their Private Pilot Licence, and through the partnership with Sunair Aviation to Commercial Pilot Licence, Instrument Rating, Multi-Engine Rating and Instructor Rating. The club employs a dedicated team of full-time, professional flying instructors and operates a small fleet of training aircraft consisting of Cessna 172’s and 152’s.

Two great advantages of this flying school is the ability to train at the speed you like, with flexible training being offered and the partnership with the airline Sunair.

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