7 Common Mistakes Made On A Practical Flying Test

Dec 12, 2017

Practical flight testing is used within the aviation industry to establish competency in the skills required for aircraft pilot’s certification and additional endorsements. These in flight tests are carried out by certified examiners in applicable aircraft and conditions. The examiner acts as an observer during the duration of the flight, only taking control of the aircraft… (read more)

Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula

Top 3 Scenic Flights In Auckland

Oct 24, 2017

Enjoy spectacular scenic flights over Auckland City, around the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf, over the famous West Coast beaches at Piha, high above the stunning picturesque shores of Waiheke and Rangitoto Islands or further afield to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. The professional flight team at Southern Wings offer the opportunity to take in… (read more)

Drone Sunset

Drone Regulations In New Zealand

Sep 8, 2017

After a surge in the popularity of flying remotely operated miniature aircraft, commonly referred to as drones, understandably there have been concerns raised regarding privacy and safety issues surrounding their use. Controlled air spaces, large crowds of people and use over a person’s private property are of particularly concern. The increased use of drones has… (read more)

Female Pilot In Hangar

How To Become A Pilot In New Zealand

Jul 24, 2017

Becoming a pilot in New Zealand is a highly specialised career choice. Professional flight training can lead to a very rewarding career, both within New Zealand and around the world. Being a professional pilot takes dedication, responsibility and perseverance as well as significant financial commitment. While some flight training courses involve full time integrated theory… (read more)