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About us

Our Story


Founded in the wake of COVID-19 furloughs, Aoraki Jet Training was started by Gareth Allen and Craig Duffield. Gareth is chief pilot and training manager for True South Flights in Queenstown, New Zealand, and hired Craig to teach him to fly jets via a remote simulator set up. He found the service so valuable that he convinced Craig to bring his decades of experience flying jets and teaching in sims to the public. Now we have the opportunity to bring the highest standard of jet training to your desktop.


Instructor Craig Duffield


Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Craig Duffield has over 7000 hours on Boeing jets to destinations worldwide, served as check and training captain on the 737, captain on the 787, and has over 12 years of experience in ground based-simulator instruction. He has conducted successful interview preparation for both sim and technical interviews for multiple airlines, and years of experience instructing, teaching jet orientation and multi-crew courses.


Commitment to Excellence

We are fully committed to making sure you get the best value training possible. ​If you aren't satisfied after the first lesson you may cancel the course with a full refund.

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