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PPL & CPL Licence

We provide all the training required to achieve a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL).

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Private Pilot Licence

A Private Pilot Licence (or PPL) allows the holder to fly to any destination within New Zealand, and carry passengers
The holder can also own and operate an aircraft as long as the aircraft has regular maintenance by an appropriately qualified aircraft engineer.

However, a PPL holder cannot charge passengers for their services.
To see an overview of the training for PPL,



Commercial Pilot Licence

A Commercial Pilot Licence (or CPL) has the same privileges as a PPL, but allows the holder to operate an aircraft for the purpose of hire or reward. 
Meaning the holder can fly commercially for an organisation that operates under the Civil Aviation Authority (or CAA).

To see an overview of the training for CPL,

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Opportunities at Sunair


For most new pilots it is always hard to find that first flying job after obtaining your commercial licence.
At Sunair, many of our students will be able to go on to fly for our airline, operating our Cessna 172 and twin engine Piper PA-23 Aztec aircraft.

This opportunity is very sort after in aviation and would be a great advantage in starting your career as an airline pilot.

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