Since 1929

We've been teaching Wellingtonians to fly for a while now. In fact, our Club used Rongotai airfield when it was just a big grassy paddock, well before it became the international airport we know today.

We are a community based organisation who offer memberships to our club and its facilities.
This means that our members pay an annual subscription, that help support the club while also giving them member benefits.

Our instructing team are supported by a volunteer committee. Together with our members, it means we've got a great aviation community in our nation's capital.


Why fly at Wellington?

Wellington offers a wide variety of conditions to train in, giving you the experience and confidence to fly anywhere in the country.  Many people say that if you can fly in and out of Wellington you can fly anywhere!

Flying from an international airport means we operate in controlled airspace, giving you experience talking to air traffic controllers and operating amongst commercial aircraft. However a benefit of being in Wellington means we are only a short flight away from many other fantastic airfields for training, including Paraparaumu, Omaka (Blenheim) and Masterton which each offer training in uncontrolled airspace.

We have an excellent team of 4 full time instructors who offer professional flight training from ab-initio right through to a commercial licence.  We will tailor your flight training programme around your specific goals and needs to help you achieve your licence as soon as possible.

Our aircraft

Piper Tomahawk PA38

Our stalwart training aircraft.

2 seats, fitted with dual controls for training, 112hp engine, 90kts (166km/hr)

$212/hour

Piper Warrior PA28

A great training and cross-country aircraft with 4 seats (so room to take your friends!), dual controls for training, a 160hp engine, and a cruise speed of 105 knots (195 km/hr)

$239/hour

Cessna 172N

As the world's most produced aircraft, it makes a great training and cross-country aircraft with 4 seats (so room to take your friends!), dual controls for training, a 160hp engine, and a cruise speed of 105 knots (195 km/hr)

$239/hour

Nanchang CJ6A

Syndicated Chinese warbird operated by the Club.
2 seats, dual controls, 285hp radial engine, 135kts (250km/hr)

$450/hour (cheaper rates for syndicate members, please enquire)

Cessna 172S

A great cross-country aircraft with 4 seats (so room to take your friends & family!), dual controls, K90 GPS and auto-pilot, a 180hp engine, and a cruise speed of 115 knots (213 km/hr)

$292/hour

All prices are subject to change and based on solo hire rate. Landing fees and instructor fees are not included above.

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