Aviation School

aviation school

The Aviation School, for Scouts over 12, is run every year and gives attendees the chance to both fly a plane, and learn about the aviation industry. It gives attendees a unique insight into the basics of flight and is a useful stepping stone for those interested in all aspects of aviation.

Our National Aviation School is run by real pilots and real engineers … and you get to fly with just you and an instructor!  Based in Manawatu, young people enjoy a week of learning and hands-on tasks – including flying an aircraft with the opportunity of further flying in a microlight and glider. 

Cost: $440 (including the deposit of $120.) Plus additional flying costs up to a maximum of $250.

Next School: After much deliberation, ongoing technical difficulties, and trying to replace key elements of this year’s Aviation school, the tough decision to cancel Aviation School 2022 has been made.

The next Aviation School will be held in 2023.

Open to Scouts aged 12+ years.

If you have an enquiry, please send an email to aviation@scouts.nz.

Applications: Registrations for Aviation School 2023 will open at a later date, please keep an eye on this page for updates.