North Campus

Auckland International
Pilot Academy

Since 1963

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Auckland International Pilot Academy (AIPA) is deeply rooted in a legacy that spans over six decades. Our parent company, North Shore Aero Club (NSAC), has been nurturing pilots since 1963, and it’s where our story began. Beyond our impressive pedigree, NSAC proudly owns and operates the historic North Shore Airport, a bastion of aviation that first buzzed with aircraft as early as the late 1950s.

The years have seen us evolve, expanding our fleet, welcoming more aspiring pilots, and broadening our vision. Our growth is not just in numbers, but in dreams, experiences, and the ever-expanding horizons we aim to explore.

Joining AIPA means becoming an integral member of the NSAC family, where the spirit of camaraderie runs deep. Our vibrant community thrives on events, trips, competitions, and outings, perfect for those who value fun as a vital part of their learning journey.

We hold ourselves to the highest educational standards, ensuring both our staff’s continuous professional growth and the meticulous upkeep of our facilities and aircraft. With an eye always on the future, we stay abreast of the latest in aviation technology.

Some facts about the Academy

Years of experience flying

Students in the last 5 years

Successful Graduates


Pass rate


We have the best Instructor Team in the world. They are professional, high-experienced pilots who have all the necessary knowledge and practice to keep our training at the highest level.

The Aerodrome

North Shore Aero Club own and operate North Shore Aerodrome on Auckland’s North Shore, approximately 20 minutes North of Auckland CBD. North Shore Aerodrome is one of the busiest in the country with a high volume of general aviation and commercial traffic.

Our ground school facilities are modern, well equipped and ideally setup for efficient training.
The facilities include:

3 lecture rooms equipped with the latest technology and training aids

Pre-flight briefing rooms offering privacy and access to all our premium resources

A large pre-flight planning and dispatch area fully catering to all your pre-flight needs

Beechcraft Duchess (BE76) and Beechcraft King Air (B200) simulators

Also the Meeting room and Reception area are included. Upstairs we have the club members facility including a large lounge area, kitchen, bar and deck.

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+649 426 4273

0800 4 WINGS

300 Postman Road, Albany, Auckland 0794


Opening Hours: 8 am - 5 pm daily