A change of name, a rebranding exercise and a new aircraft has marked Waikato Aviation’s further investment in the aviation education business.
Formally known as Waikato Aero Club, Waikato Aviation have been training pilots for more than 80 years.
General Manager and Chief Flying Instructor Peter Wilson said “The new name better represents the company’s unique blend of recreational pilot training, full time professional pilot courses and commercial aviation services. Many members of the Greater Waikato community have gained a pilot licence with us and we have a 90% success rate for our course graduates finding employment within the aviation industry”.
“We may have removed the word club from our name however that aspect of our business is still a draw card for students. The combination of a professional flight training academy and a successful recreational pilot’s club gives students a complete flying experience.”
In keeping with their planned investment in the aviation industry, Waikato Aviation has recently purchased a twin engine DA42 aircraft. The DA42’s state of the art instrumentation and navigational systems are similar to those used in commercial airliners and better equip students for a commercial pilot’s role.
Waikato Aviation offers the two year, full time course, the NZ Diploma in Aviation. Students graduate with a Commercial Pilot Licence. The next intake is in September.