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International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (Canterbury Aero Club)

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IAANZ is a flight training academy and a Flight Training partner organisation of Air New Zealand based at Christchurch International Airport.They’ve been training pilots for the last 84 years and have a fleet of over 30 aircraft all maintained in-house. They offer PPL, CPL, Multi rating,Instructor rating,Instrument rating and Diploma programs.

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  1. Thomas Wu

    IAANZ is very good. Class sizes are good for learning. Lots of international students from all over too. Instructors are very patient and good with explaining things to people with not so good english!

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  2. Prasad

    IAANZ is the best place to train to be a pilot cause
    # Is located in Christchurch international airport where training pilots get good exposure and it helps them to increase there confidence..!!! in there flying..!!!
    I thing it’s the only airport in nz where GA and airliner land parallel to each .
    #Not only ur just trained to be a pilot but ur character and personality is also moulded
    #has a gud infrastructure for the student and the people around u the instructor , and the people in the office put in all their effort to keep u comfortable and to help u in all possible way which I recon plays a important role when it comes to a international student.
    “ANYONE CAN BECOME A PILOT
    BUT ALL CAN’T BECOME GOOD PILOT ” if u want to then I recommend IAANZ

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  3. Will

    With some of the best scenery, best instructors, best class mates, best planes and best facilities you can’t ask for much more in a flight school. The International Aviation Academy is a world class flight school, I have had some truly amazing experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life and experiences that would not be possible if it weren’t for IAANZ. If you want a career in aviation make some time to talk to these guys!

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  4. SAJ

    IAANZ is a place where quality and professionalism meets. Academy is located in CHC international airport, which helps the student to do his entire training in a professional environment. Apart from that academy is having its own airfield which is very close to CHC airport.

    Academy is having more than 35 aircrafts including single engines aswell as multi engines because of that aircrafts availability is not at all a concern for students. Academy is having a bunch of best instructors who are very friendly and always dedicated to help the students.

    If you are looking for the ‘best of the best’ flight training academy in NZ, no doubt at all – IAANZ it is!!

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  5. FIET BANGUN

    IAANZ is one of the best flying academy in my opinion. Why? its is located at one of the most prestigious airport in the southern island of New Zealand, Christchurch International Airport. Cadet will have real experience and learn how to fly in and out from one of the busiest commercial airport.
    I think IAANZ provides all what you need to become a really qualified airline pilot, variety aircrafts, instructors and friendly domestic and international classmate.
    Last but not least, I am one of the cadet airline from Indonesia and there is a reason why my company send me to IAANZ, so I would recommend you to come and visit the academy.

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  6. Matthew

    Good experience. Located inside Christchurch Intl airspace so you share the same airspace with the “big guys” from day 1 of training!
    Very friendly instructors and management but at the same time, professional image is still tip-top.
    Very competitive students so motivation is always present.
    Life outside the academy is also well organised which is a big thing especially for international students
    I, very positively recommend IAANZ to anyone as a first step into aviation.

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  7. Vignesh

    If anyone looking for a quality flight training academy around the world, i would definitely recommend IAANZ.
    Its located in the Christchurch Int’l airport so student pilots will get very good experience flying in one of the busiest control zone in NZ.
    IAANZ has its own Engineering Department so anything goes wrong with the aircraft, it ll be fixed quickly without causing delays to the flight training.
    It has got more than 30 single engine aircrafts and 4 Multi engine.
    For Indian Trainees, those 4 multi engines aircrafts are recognised by DGCA India.
    And Documentation for Indian Conversion are done perfectly.

    If anyone asks me for a best flight school then I will definitely point IAANZ.

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  8. Arjun Malhotra

    Well, I’ve completed my flight training at IAANZ and must say that this school has some excellent facilities to offer, apart from being located inside a fully operational international airport it also has its owned airfield located nearby for training purposes, which gives it an edge over other training organizations in New Zealand. Dedicated instructors are available anytime for guidance & help. Christchurch itself its an amazing place to stay in very friendly and welcoming people makes it very comfortable for international students.
    The best place to start this immensely professional career in a through professional environment.

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  9. Anon

    If you are looking to learn to fly then nothing beats IAANZ. First of all you are based on a international airport which gives you extensive control zone experience which airlines are after plus with THEIR OWN airfield in West Melton they also provide a very good experience of GAA airfields. With that being said IAANZ provides a very friendly and professional training environment plus you are based in Christchurch the Southern Alps are right next to us and you get some of the most amazing views. On top of that you get varied weather experiences which open up your skills and limitations both needed to become a pilot. Instructors are very experienced and friendly always willing to help and get you through the tough bits. This place is not commercialized you are not just a “number” here, they do actually care about you. I have had the unfortunate/fortunate luck to have been to two flying schools and by my first horrible experience I swear that IAANZ is at the very top of the scale. If you work hard you will be rewarded simple as that. On top of all that IAANZ is linked with Air New Zealand which is pretty much an endorsement to the school. I am almost done with my training and have been very lucky to have been to this school if I had stayed with my previous school god only knows where I would have been.

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    • anon

      Anon, this is a public forum, it sounds like you have had some valuable experiences and I was wondering if you would like to share your previous experience with this “other flight school” so that others may be wary?

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  10. Hasitha

    IAANZ is the best place to begin your career as a pilot. From the day one it self you’ll start to experience the airline environment inside the academy and as well as the real flying. The most fascinating part is you will get the opportunity to operate under standard controlled international airport environment with other major airliners. Talking about instructors, they are very friendly and they will motivate you to get the concepts what ever you need to know throughout the course.
    So anyone who wants to become perfect pilot i would recomend IAANZ…!!!

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    • Manoj

      Hi Hasitha,

      I am eager to take up my pilot training from IAANZ. I just wanted to know one thing from you. Once after earning your licence, did you come back to India and get it converted or stayed back in NZ itself ? Is the training obtained from IAANZ recognized in India ?

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  11. Nigel Durham

    What makes IAANZ different is that every flight you operate it is out of a Class C International aerodrome. Here you get to communicate with experienced air traffic controllers as well as fly along side and communicate with wide body Captains from different airlines around the world. Training under such circumstances not only makes it challenging but trains you to handle the aircraft and instructions to follow with more confident and execute them in a more professional manner as the environment in itself is professional and there is almost no room for error, it being a busy Class C Aerodrome.
    The Instructors are very friendly and helpful and maintain a professional and at the same time a very relaxed friendly relationship with the students.
    Where as Flying is concerned, not only will you be experiencing the professional airline environment but as you set out for Cross country flights, you will experience a vast variation in terrain and the kind of flying. Its definitely a life changing experience that I have missed everyday since.

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  12. Mohammed Yaseen

    I was studying in International Aviation Academy of New Zealand (Canterbury Aero Club) in christchurch. The school was ripping all the international students in the name of International Student levy like monthly 1000 NZD. I cancelled my studies and continued my training Tauranga. This school is keen in the International students money, especially Indian students. Note: I lost NZD 12,000 in the name of International student levy which is not mentioned in my offer letter and whatsoever. Our money is not safe in this school.

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    • IAANZ

      Dear Yaseen,
      Thank you for your feed back.
      We have had several discussions in the past on this subject and we did mention that we had offerred you a package for the entire training at a certain cost. If we had failed to deliver anything from the pack we promised you, then you can hold us responsible or even term as “we were ripping you” but in your case, we have never charged you anything additional even for all the extra lectures you have taken,student levy was one of the heads under which we had accounted for our own internal purposes. Ofcourse you had to pay extra for the XX number of exam fails as its conducted by an external agency and not us.
      If you want us to explain more on this in a public forum do let us know.

      We wish you the best for your future!!

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      • No way

        Thank you for showing me that you took these people to court and won – shame on you IAANZ. IAANZ – nice try to cover this up…anyone can look up court cases and see IAANZ are not being truthful.

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  13. Santhosh Bashkar

    I have had the distinct pleasure of getting trained in IAANZ. Throughout my training, the academy and its instructors had been very kind and encouraging. IAANZ is definitely much more than just the ideal Flight Training School.
    The instructors are organized, efficient, competent and have an excellent rapport with students of all ages. They are extremely dedicated and ensure safety at all times.

    Well… I can’t say anything about the ” ripping students ” comment here because I don’t know what’s that story about. But I was with IAANZ around the same time as Mr.Yaseen was and my experience had been very clean throughout. In fact, there’s one particular instance during my training that I’d like share which is in contrary to Mr.Yaseen’s comment.
    It was actually towards the end of my training. I had got my CPL and I was doing some check rides for my Indian conversion when I realized that I still had to do a day and night check on Twin Engine but I had funds remaining in my account just enough for a 2.65 hr flight on the Twin. I was worried because two check flights on the twin would realistically take at least 3 hrs to complete. So what my instructor did ? He booked a flight for me at 3 AM ! We did the night check ; flew through dawn and finished with the day check on the same flight. And the flight time was 2.60 hrs ! And that was one memorable flight to end my training with. Thank you IAANZ.

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  14. Kavish Bhatia

    My experience at IAANZ was an unforgettable one (for all the right reasons). Everything about this place works. Located in the wonderful city of Christchurch, IAANZ offers a training environment very different from the average flying school. They are very professional and they make sure that each student is looked after well here. The best thing about this academy is that they operate at a Controlled International Aerodrome. Besides that, IAANZ also has an airfield of it’s own very close to the Christchurch International Airport.
    The ground classes are very thorough. And the flight training part, not only is it very good but it is also managed very well. I had the pleasure of training under some of the best instructors at the academy who I felt took a genuine interest in my training and progress and helped me in all their capacity. A special mention for Mark Frew here who at several occasions went out of his way staying long hours beyond his duty time to make sure I got all my check flights and DGCA requirements met in a very short span of time.
    All in all , I had the most pleasant experience while training here and for that very reason I would recommend this academy to any aspiring pilot wishing to train in New Zealand.

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  15. Kavish Bhatia

    My experience at IAANZ was an unforgettable one (for all the right reasons). Everything about this place works. Located in the wonderful city of Christchurch, IAANZ offers a training environment very different from the average flying school. They are very professional and they make sure that each student is looked after well here. The best thing about this academy is that they operate at a Controlled International Aerodrome. Besides that, IAANZ also has an airfield of it’s own very close to the Christchurch International Airport.
    The ground classes are very thorough. And the flight training part, not only is it very good but it is also managed very well. I had the pleasure of training under some of the best instructors at the academy who I felt took a genuine interest in my training and progress and helped me in all their capacity. A special mention for Mark Frew here who at several occasions went out of his way staying long hours beyond his duty time to make sure I got all my check flights and DGCA requirements met in a very short span of time.
    All in all , I had the most pleasant experience while training here and for that very reason I would recommend this academy to any aspiring pilot wishing to train in New Zealand.

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  16. Anon

    I was a student at IAANZ and they treated me awful. My bookings were always changed and I never had the same instructor. The one instructor I liked was always busy and I did not once fly with the same person twice. I was sick of my money and my books being mucked around. The reception person was rude and did not care about anyone. They have too many students and dont care about any of them. You are treated like a number not a person. Too much politics. I have shifted flight schools to Tauranga and am much happier here.

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