On a mission to empower new generation aviation professionals
New Zealand Airline Academy, established by aviation professionals have more than three decades of experience helping international students chose the right program and training. The management team consists of people who have done extensive research before choosing New Zealand for their own training.
Keeping in mind the huge growth in the field of aviation and the demand for quality pilots, they have been sub-contracted to deliver Commercial Pilot Training for International students by National Trade Academy. Established in January 2000 the National Trade Academy is registered as a Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) under the provisions of the Education Act 1989 and its subsequent amendments.
NTA is Category One Provider based in Christchurch and delivers a range of education & training to a variety of sectors for both domestic and international students. NTA also has an English Language Academy for international students. (http://nta.co.nz/).
Aviation professionals with decades of experience training international students.
Located in the airport terminal of Oamaru airport in the Waitaki region
A fleet of brand new technologically advanced aircraft delivering hours equivalent to a fleet of 40+ aircraft.
Highly safety and security conscious, striving for success.
New Zealand’s pilot training is considered one of the best in the world.
Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
This is the first step to gaining your wings. A PPL holder can act as a Pilot in Command but cannot work for a salary/remuneration.Learn More
Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)
This program is for students wanting to go to the next level after completing their PPL and looking to a career progression as a Commercial Pilot.Learn More
Instrument Rating (IR)
This program is completed well with-in your CPL, unless a student opts for country specific program, wherein the New Zealand Instrument rating is not required.Learn More
Instructor Rating (C Cat)
This program is for students who hold a commercial Pilot licence and would like to pass on their skills and knowledge they’ve gained to other students.Learn More
Frozen ATPL (FA)
Most airlines these days prefer to take pilots with Frozen ATPL as this would allow them to start Command training once they meet the required hours on the type of aircraft.Learn More
Our brand new aircraft are able to help students seamlessly move from the training aircraft to an advance commercial jet, however this program will take you to next level and give you an insight.Learn More
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We’re a dynamic group of individuals who are passionate about what we do and dedicated to produce the best pilots.
CEO / Director
Jonathan is a sales and marketing professional from Chennai, India. Over a span of fifteen years, he worked for several iconic brands before embarking on his life’s passion into aviation.
He trained towards his Commercial Pilot Licence in New Zealand. Upon completion of his CPL, he worked for one of the largest flight training organisations in NZ and went on to work for NZ’s national airline – Air New Zealand.
He has been actively promoting NZ’s training capabilities to the global audience for the last 15 years. His endeavours have helped gain airline training contracts and aided flight schools in NZ to be certificated by overseas aviation regulators.
Jonathan has served on the board of Christchurch Educated to aid in the post-earthquake recovery of international education in Canterbury, and is currently serving on the board of India NZ Business Council. He has been recently chosen by the Ministry of Ethnic Affairs as a Board ready Director.
Drawing on his own experience of being run over by a bus, being given up for dead and now perusing his dreams, Jonathan passionately motivates youngsters to achieve their true potential in life.
Head of Training / Chief Flying Instructor / Director
Celroy Mascarenhas is originally from Mumbai in India and has called New Zealand home for the past 15 years. He is an experienced instructor who specialises in training international students. His teaching techniques are simple and effective, making him popular amongst international students. Celroy believes in the concept of "learning to understand" rather than "learning to pass exams". He firmly believes that students who learn to understand will enjoy aviation a lot better and a positive outcome will be outstanding exam results.
In addition to this, Celroy is well versed with licence conversion processes that international students have to follow when they return home. This is greatly appreciated by students as any mistakes made during the licence conversion process can be expensive ones. Celroy is the only Director and Head of Training in New Zealand that has pilot licences in New Zealand as well as India. He has been able to build close relationships and partnerships with the flight training industry in India.
With Celroy as the Director and Head of Training at the New Zealand Airline Academy, students can be rest assured that they are in the best hands.
Have a look at what Celroy's students have to say on the Students Speak section of our website.
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