Queenstown Mountain & Flight Training Specialists

  • Ace Aviation operates from Kingston aerodrome a short distance from Queenstown. Owned and operated by Chief Flying Instructor Kerry Conner.
  • Kerry is a career instructor with over 30 year’s experience which includes:-
    • Commercial scenic/charter flying, aerial photography and flight training in New Zealand mountains terrain such as the Southern Alps, Westland, Fiordland and the Wairarapa.
    • Vintage/warbird aircraft flying, participating in airshows including Classic Fighters, Wings over Wairarapa and the International Airshow Warbirds over Wanaka
    • Participation as a competitor and judge in both the Royal New Zealand Aero Club and NZ Association of Women in Aviation – Area, National and International flying competitions.
  • Kerry holds type ratings in most single engined aircraft commonly in use throughout New Zealand, with experience in vintage, warbird and microlight aircraft.
  • Ace Aviation is a unique flight training organisation, specialising in taildragger (an aircraft with a tail wheel rather than a nose wheel) flight training for beginner pilots.
  • At Ace Aviation the basic fundamentals of flying are emphasised throughout the training courses and instructors ensure potential pilots understand what they are learning.
  • We really care about our students and want them to succeed. We are student orientated so we can be flexible, and design a course around your time and finances. We offer personalised training for a wide range of licences and ratings. Our highly trained, experienced and approved instructors give individual attention to help you achieve your full potential, by following a standard pattern for training and ensuring your safe and progressive learning experiences.
  • Ace Aviation is committed to offering a service with the utmost consideration towards providing a healthy and safe environment for its customers and staff. We take pride in creating a friendly atmosphere, where you are treated as an individual – not a number, while maintaining a high standard of professionalism.

Ace Aviation Offers

“..Your expertise as a flight instructor is top rate, you have a gift of being able to be firm and determined but you do not intimidate your students, in short you are a true professional.”

– Harry Devonish, Private Aircraft Owner. Christchurch – N.Z.