Pilot Training

Situated at Christchurch International Airport, we have over 20 years of experience in flight training tailored to each and every individual. Canterbury provides the perfect training environment for students, with the rugged coastline to the east and the spectacular southern alps to the west with everything in between. Our experienced instructors are all local to the Canterbury region and have a vast amount of experience in not just flight training, but other commercial operations, exposing the student to industry-specific training. Flight Training is a large focus of the business, however we also operate commercially providing commercial, agricultural, tourism and firefighting services. Safety is paramount to our business, which is why we choose to operate the Cabri G2 as the primary training helicopter,

Christchurch Helicopters are NZQA accredited which allows us to offer student funding on our Diploma in Aviation Course.


A Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) enables you to have the greatest career in the world – flying a helicopter and getting paid for it!


Take to the skies and explore your big backyard with a Private Pilots Licence. Your PPL Licence allows you to fly your friends and family.


Teach students how to fly helicopters, or improve your employment opportunities with a Flight Instructor Rating from Christchurch Helicopters.


Christchurch Helicopters operates a range of aircraft all available for ratings and to further your training.


Christchurch Helicopters is New Zealand's leading Helicopter Training School. Meet our instructors with over 153 years of combined experience.