Instructor Ratings 

About us: We’re based in beautiful Kaikoura, flying close to 2000 hours each year; a mixture of instructional flights, scenic/whale watching flights and private charter. With three full time pilots and a mixture of light aircraft, the club offers a solid opportunity to progress into an hour-building GA role for the right candidate.

Background: Kaikoura Aero Club likes to mentor two CPL-A pilots through their C-CAT ratings each year, with the aim of offering employment when available over the busy summer season. 

It's important to us that pilots complete their C-CAT ratings and successful candidates will need to be able to pay C-CAT fees upfront; student loans will not be available and we are not able to sponsor overseas pilots.

The Possibilities: The club took on two fresh CPL-A pilots in November 2017.   In addition to completing their C-CAT ratings with us, each completed 18 months full time employment with the club; each left the club with over 1000 hours total time & with ratings in all five of the club aircraft.  

Must haves: New Zealand Residency, current NZ Commercial Pilot Licence, current Class 1 medical, excellent flight test results and solid references from your previous instructors/employers. 

Helpful to have: good time management skills, self motivation, excellent customer service skills and a sense of humour.  Second language can be useful.

Contact details: Murray Hamilton, Operations Manager.


Work/study hours and CCAT fees can be discussed once we reach interview stage; minimum one hour flight review with senior instructor may be required prior to acceptance into C-CAT (along the lines of a CPL-A BFR).

Drop in and meet us or email your current CV to: info@airkaikoura.co.nz