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TRAINING

DO AMAZING TRAINING WITH NELSON TASMAN AIR

We are based in Motueka, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand – one of the most fantastic places in the world to learn to fly, and have fun doing it! Here we have highly qualified training Pilots with years of experience in recreational and commercial flying.

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WHY IT REALLY IS AN AMAZING PLACE TO TRAIN:

  • Our base at Motueka is one of the best locations in the world to develop all-round flying skills, from landing on the beach in our large low-flying area to landing on snow in the Southern Alps 10 minutes later. Busy Nelson Airport is just 10 minutes flying time away, giving you important exposure to Air Traffic control operations.
  • Motueka sports some of the country’s highest sunshine hours, so there is little training downtime due to weather.
  • We offer flexible start dates and training schedules if you want to learn part time flying in the evenings and at weekends. Alternatively, we can also provide a full time training programme
  • Motueka is a small town that is relatively cheap to live in compared to major cities. Most students walk or bike to Motueka Aerodrome, reducing travel costs.
  • We are on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park and in one of the most beautiful and renowned holiday locations in New Zealand, so you can relax and have fun when you’re not flying.
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PILOT TRAINING AND TESTING

We have over 20 years experience in helicopter flight training. We have very experienced A, B and C Category instructors ready to tailor a programme to suit your needs.

All our trial and training flights are operated by Nelson Tasman Helicopter Training Ltd.