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3 Weeks

About the Course

'Navigation' is an incredibly important of aviation, and includes planning, recording, and controlling the aircraft when flying from one location to the other (which is ultimatly why we fly!).

If you want to learn techniques on map reading, planning, how to avoid getting lost, managing your flight, and much more then this is for you!

This course is for:

  • Anyone who is looking to refresh their knowledge of navigating and planning without electronic aids.

  • Anyone who wants to be able to navigate when their iPad fails.

  • Anyone on their PPL journey and needs to sit the PPL Navigation and Flight Planning Exam.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Plan a cross country flight across NZ or around the world in accordance with industry best practice; and

  • Have a thorough working knowledge of practical navigation techniques; and

  • Understand how to operate an aircraft in normal and emergency states in different environments; and

  • Have a sound knowledge of the syllabus detailed in AC 61-3; and

  • With some revision sit and pass the CAANZ Aircraft Technical Knowledge Examination; and

Course Dates:

3rd Sep 24 - 1800-2100

5th Sep 24 - 1800-2100

10th Sep 24 - 1800-2100

12th Sep 24 - 1800-2100

17th Sep 24 - 1800-2100

19th Sep 24 - 1800-2100

Course Location:

Clutha Lecture Room - 6 Lloyd Dunn Avenue, Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, 9832

ZOOM: Available for this course.

Resources Required:

Waypoints Book No. 2 - PPL/CPL Navigation and Flight Planning

Additional resources Provided:

Online course notes and progress quizzes via our online learning system; and

Mock exam; and

Study technique notes

Your Instructor

Daniel Stuckey

Daniel Stuckey

I am Daniel, originally from England moved to New Zealand as a child that grew up in Porirua, Wellington. I got into aviation when I was in Scouts, I went to the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School in 2019 as an ab initio and fell in love.

In my past I did sailing for a few years as a teenager, sailing Starlings in a few regattas and competitions. I have done a lot of camping around the lower north island, and a few hikes around the Tararuas, Nelson lakes and Abel Tasman.
My recent hobbies in Wanaka have been attempting a few trails around Sticky Forest, and saving up to buy a motorcycle. In the winter I will be trying my best to go skiing at the ski fields. When the weather isn't good I will be listening to music or watching movies.

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