We are pleased to offer our aircraft for private hire. Like our flight training rates, our hourly rates for private hire are all-inclusive and you only pay for the time you fly - not the whole time you have the aircraft. To hire our aircraft you just need a Sport Aviation Corp Microlight Pilot Certificate and Type Rating, both of which can be arranged by us on the spot. The Tecnam is fitted with a transponder, dual frequency radio, plenty of luggage space and cruises at 95 knots - therefore there are few barriers to where it can go or what it will do.
Getting up to speed
If you already have some flying experience, whether you are converting to microlights, converting an overseas licence to a NZ licence for visitor or permanent use, or getting back into flying after a lay-off (long or short!) we can help you. Generally all that is for current/licenced pilots is a type rating/check flight with one of our instructors. If you have held a licence previously then we will give you some refresher training and a BFR flight test - you may also need to pass a written law exam if you have been out of action for more than 5 years
Going the next step
Fly Te Kowhai also provides specialised courses including both comprehensive in-flight and ground training for advanced qualifications such as for new Instructors and Test Pilots. Offering amongst the country's most highly qualified and experienced instructors, you really can learn to be the best from the best. If you have an interest in either of these courses please contact us direct for a quote and outline of training - given the specialised nature of the qualifications and training, each varies depending on your circumstances.
Our prices for dual flight training and private aircraft hire are current as of November 2013 below. Please ask about discounts we can offer you for bulk prepayments, long term hire (such as for South Island tours) etc
Additionally, for our services the following charges are applicable
Annual Pilot Certificate Fee (payable to Sport Aviation Corp)
Biennial Flight Review, Test Pilot Rating Flight Test, Annual Instructor Renewal, Flight Test for upgraded Pilot Certificate
Ground Instruction not associated with a flight lesson or booking (such as for exam study, Instructor ground course) per hour
Pilots who do not hold a current Intermediate certificate (or higher) flying solo in their own aircraft under the supervision of our instructors [per hour]
Aircraft Annual Condition Inspections for Private Aircraft [per hour]