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Type Rating Training

If you have aspirations of becoming a Seaplane pilot, whether commercial or private, no one is more capable of helping you achieve your goals than Auckland Seaplanes.

Students are taught by professional float plane pilots in the varied conditions of the Hauraki Gulf area. Training is conducted in the powerful de Havilland Beaver DHC-2. This plane provides a great experience. If you are a commercial pilot, this is the very type of float plane many commercial operators use. At Auckland Seaplanes train pilots to fly float planes beyond the minimum requirements of the seaplane type rating and tailor a programme specifically for your needs and budget. The minimum requirements for training is that you hold at least a valid New Zealand Private Pilot License and Medical Certificate. Unfortunately, due to CAA law, foreign licenses cannot be accepted and will have to be converted to a New Zealand license prior to commencement.

Float Type Rating Training

Duration: Depending on your training requirements and availability

To start your Float Type Rating please fill in our Request Form, call us on (09) 390 1121, or e-mail our Chief Pilot, Steven Newland on

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