Southern Wings is built on a heritage of flight training since 1935. It is one of New Zealand’s original aviation colleges, operated by people who are passionate about flying and assisting others to become pilots. The college is superbly equipped with modern aircraft and comfortable teaching facilities. It operates a varied, well-maintained fleet suitable for all training purposes. The college’s main base is located at Invercargill Airport. Southland represents the largest uncontrolled airspace in New Zealand, with Invercargill Airport providing experience with Air Traffic Control in controlled procedural airspace. Our second base was opened at Ardmore Airport in Auckland July 2014. Ardmore is New Zealands busiest aerodrome and is on the doorstep of North Island’s best attractions. These facilities and our proud history combine to make Southern Wings one of the preeminent institutions for pilot training in New Zealand.
Southern Wings is accredited as a training provider with CAA Part 141 and also has certification in Air Transport Operations under CAA Part 135.
In 1996 the organisation gained New Zealand Qualifications Authority accredtitation and in 2012 became a Signatory to the Code of Practice for International Students.
You may view the current NZQA External Evaluation and Review here: http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers/details.do?providerId=725648001
In 2011 Southern Wings was appointed as Air New Zealand Aviation Institute Preferred Flight Training Organisation , there are only five such organisations in the country.