NZAAL, located in the airport terminal of Oamaru Airport, Waitaki, was established by aviation professionals with experience helping students choose the right programme and training. Private Pilot Licence (PPL), Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR), Instructor Rating (C Cat), and Frozen ATPL are the courses offered. These courses include both practice and theory with mountain flying included as part of PPL and CPL training. The theory class is for a minimum of 400+ hours. NZAAL has been sub-contracted to deliver commercial pilot training for international students by National Trade Academy.