UAV Pilot Training

UAV operations can be conducted under Part 101 or Part 102.  Various restrictions apply under Part 101, some of which can be lifted for an operator that is certificated under Part 102. A pilot certificate is useful for operations under Part 101, as that will enable operations within 4km of an aerodrome. CAA now requires a pilot certificate for operation under Part 102 and may also require an annual Operational Competency Assessment (OCA).

Do you have a current OCA and need a refresher course on UAS Aviation Law? We can help.

Are you not yet at the stage where you need all of the above, and just want to learn to fly your UAS? Our course in Basic Flight Training is just what you need.

Recent Announcements

03 August 2017

UAS Pilot Certificate Courses

We have four UAS Pilot Certificate courses coming up:
  • Wanaka, 14-15 August 2017
  • Auckland, 31 August - 1 September 2017
  • Auckland, 21-22 September 2017
  • Christchurch, 19-20 October 2017

Essential for pilots flying for a Part 102 certificated organisation and for operating within 4km of an aerodrome, these courses are always popular. Book now to reserve your place!

07 July 2017

NZ's Newest Aviation Training Organisation

ASMS is pleased to announce that we are New Zealand's newest Part 141 certificated Aviation Training Organisation.

Our course offerings include the UAS courses previously offered in conjunction with Flight Test NZ Ltd, as well as two new SMS courses. We also hope to offer Safety Systems Manager training in the near future.

11 May 2017


Our course on 18-19 May is currently full, and we have opened enrolments for our next course on June 15-16 2017. Please email us to register.

01 April 2017

Auckland Pilot Certificate Course

Our next Pilot Certificate course in Auckland will be on 18-19 May 2017 at Ardmore. Please email us to register.