Walsh Memorial
SCOUT FLYING SCHOOL

Introduction to the thrill of flying

About

For over fifty years, SCOUTS New Zealand’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

Wednesday 6th – Wednesday 20th January 2021

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 55th Walsh run in January 2021. To that end we have modified some of our procedures.

  • Applications will open during July
  • Early September applicants will be advised that they have a place on the school or on the waitlist.
  • A decision to run the school, or not, will be made on 31 October and applicants will be advised.
  • A deposit will be required by 14 November to confirm a place with the balance of the school fee due by the end of November.

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

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