Flying Instructor

Kaiwhakaako Waka Rererangi

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Flying instructors teach people how to fly aeroplanes, helicopters or other aircraft.


Mid-level flying instructors usually earn

$33K-$70K per year

Senior flying instructors usually earn

$70K-$100K per year

Source: Christchurch, Marlborough and Wellington Aero Clubs, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a flying instructor are average as vacancies are common, but competition for them is high.
Two men in the flight deck of a small aircraft

Flying instructors teach the principles of flight, navigation and weather

Last updated 15 March 2018