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Applications for 2019 intakes are now open

Flight Instructor NZ

We’re expanding our team at L3 Airline Academy offering rapid career progression and up to 500 hours of flying per year

Applications for 2019 intakes are now open

We’re L3 Commercial Aviation, one of the world’s leading airline training organizations, and we’re expanding our team of Flight Instructors. Right now we’re looking for commercial pilots who’d like to pass their expertise to new recruits joining some of the world’s leading airlines.

The Training Center in Hamilton provides rapid progression for Flight Instructors and is a proven route to employment as an airline pilot. In the past 9 months, 24 of our Flight Instructors have gained employment in the airlines after being employed at L3 for an average of four years. You can expect to gain up to 500 hours of flying experience annually and have the opportunity to receive ongoing upgrades and development in a safe and rewarding environment.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be supporting the development of our cadets by providing them with high-quality training, combining your experience with our tuition program. Naturally, you’ll hold a NZ CPL, multi-engine instrument rating, C-Category instructor rating and a Class 1 Medical. Perhaps you’re a B-Category instructor with 200 hrs IFR experience. Maybe you have night, terrain or mountain flying instructor privileges. Even if you’re just starting to build your hours, we’d like to hear from you.

Applicants must hold the right to live and work in New Zealand.

What are we offering?

In addition, you’ll enjoy an annual salary and comprehensive benefits including:

• Kiwisaver Contribution
• Life and TPD Insurance
• Medical renewals
• Uniform
• Headset maintenance
• Overtime bonus scheme

Opportunities at L3 New Zealand Airline Academy, Hamilton, NZ:


Flight Instructor (C or B Category License Holder)


To provide flight, simulator and ground instruction in accordance with L3 - Commercial Training Solutions – Airline Academy approved Training Manuals for the Integrated or Modular flight training courses.





Theoretical Knowledge Instructor (TKI)


To provide high quality ground school lessons in accordance with L3 - Commercial Training Solutions – Airline Academy to ensure our graduates transition seamlessly into airline operations.