Walsh Memorial
SCOUT FLYING SCHOOL

Walsh Memorial
SCOUT FLYING SCHOOL

Introduction to the thrill of flying

About

For over fifty years, Scouts Aotearoa’s Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School has provided the highest quality aviation training in the country for budding young pilots aged 16-19. 

In early January about 70 students attended the popular two-week long training camp at Matamata. The Flying School has many past students with successful careers in aviation. This year we were pleased to welcome Angela Cronin to present our young pilots with their Wings.

Please direct any questions about the school here.

Eligibility

Students must be New Zealand citizens. The course starts at the very basics of learning to fly. Students should have no more than minimal previous flight experience (up to 2 hours, preferrably only a trial flight at the local aero club or flying school). Students must turn 16 before they can legally fly solo.

Dates

January 2022

Costs

Approximately $1900 for first year Venturer and Ranger students or approximately $575 for returning students. The fee for first year non-Venturer/non-Ranger students is approximately $2200.

covid-19

You will understand that these are uncertain times to run an activity but we are keen to have the 56th Walsh run in January 2022. 

Applications will open July 2021

Thanks to Jordan Young for creating this short video of his experience at the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School

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