Flight Training | Sunair Aviation

Flight Training

From your first time in the cockpit right through to preparing you for a commercial airline, we can teach you the skills needed to pilot an aircraft.

Who is travelling?

Train for an airline with an airline!

For over 30 years Sunair has provided a quality, scheduled and charter service to domestic customers all over New Zealand. Sunair Pilots are sought after by larger carriers for their diversity of experience, currency and intimate knowledge of day-to-day Airline operations.

One of the advantages of training with an established airline is that opportunities may arise whereby you can join a scheduled flight service during your training, giving you more insight into Air Transport Operations.

Currently offering Flight training in Tauranga for the below courses:

Trial Flight | First Solo | Private Pilot License | Commercial Pilot License | Multi Engine Instrument Rating | C-Cat Instructor Rating

Please note: Sunair Flight Training courses are not eligible for Student Loan funding and must be paid for at the time of training or via a prepayment system.

For more information about flight training with Sunair

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Not sure if flight training is the right option for you? Try a Trial Flight!

20-30 minute ground briefing

20 minute trial flight in a Cessna 172

Experience the thrill of piloting a plane before committing to ongoing training.

All for only $130 (incl GST)

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Wonderful feedback from a customer who booked a trial flight for his son.

With gratitude I wish to thank Sunair Aviation and the flight instructor Vince Gardner for the unforgettable experience my son Whakaio had with Vince during his trial flight, and his 'on hands' introduction into aviation. Whakaio felt very comfortable with Vince and that gave him confidence, and I could see that connection at the very beginning made the rest of the trial flight and the instructions given by Vince flow with ease. 

Whakaio looks forward to the next step, and the future of aviation. A huge nga mihi from me.

Nga mihiShaun Seymour

Offering Flight Training in Tauranga

0800 786 247 Learn More


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