Training is one of the most crucial aspects of a well run helicopter company.

Advanced Flight helicopter at sunset
Controls in the simulator

With over 25 full time pilots on staff, all our check and training is conducted inhouse. Three flight examiners and four multiengine instructors perform these functions under our Civil Aviation certified Pt 141 training organisation approval. In addition, this allows us to carry out all night vision goggle training required for the Police Air Support Unit. Human sling operations are another specialist area that requires a robust check and training program.

Flight simulation

Flight Simulator

Our flight simulator offers training scenarios in a safe & controlled environment. Modelled on the Bell 429, our simulator is used for instrument currency, inadvertent IMC recovery, and multi-crew training. It mirrors all normal control functions including a fully coupled autopilot, Garmin GPS and weather modelling which includes low visibility, rain, and day/night simulations. Swipe to explore →
Sunset in the Sim
Pilots sharpen their skills in the simulator
Training in the Sim
The Sim is a powerful training tool for all of our pilots
Advanced Flight’s Simulator
Brooke, Richard & Keith
Bell 429 Flight Simulator
The Cabri G2 training helicopter at Advanced Flight Heliport
The Cabri G2 training helicopter at Auckland Heliport

Pilot training

Flight school

In 2017 while attending the HAI in Los Angeles Bruno Guimbal had his Cabri G2 helicopter on display.

This was the beginning of our Flight School which now operates two Cabri G2 helicopters from our Auckland Heliport.

Visit Auckland Helicopters for more information.

Private Pilots Licence (PPL)

A PPL gives you the freedom to fly by yourself or with private passengers, it's a great addition to life or the exciting first step in becoming a commercial pilot.

Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL)

Be paid for what you love to do and make flying your career with a CPL.

Trial Flights

Our trial flight is a great gift or experience for those seeking unique experiences as well as the perfect opportunity to experience flying before committing to a piloting licence.