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STAR Aviation will guide you through your first steps towards becoming a pilot. You’ll start out by learning about the aviation industry in New Zealand and how it works. Then you’ll learn what’s needed to create a flight plan in preparation for your first flight. Once you’re ready, an instructor will take you for a 45 minute flight (approximately).


  • This course takes place one day per week over two weeks (currently available in the Tainui rohe only).


  • $290 (excl. GST)

Unit Standards:

  • When you successfully complete this course, you’ll be credited with unit standard 27519 – Describe a system in an operation in an organisation (level: 3; credits: 2).

Future Career Opportunities:

  • This programme is designed specifically to help you start a journey towards becoming a pilot.

Where to from here?

  • People who complete this course can continue their journey by enrolling on a flight course with Waikato Aero Club or one of the many flight schools operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.