About Us


Eagle Flight Training was established in May 2004 and is accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and holds Part 141 Certification with New Zealand CAA.

Eagle Flight Training is headquartered at Gisborne Airport, Gisborne. The School  uses modern Lecture and Briefing Rooms and has an Operations Room in close proximity to the Training Aircraft. The School operates at a Controlled Airport.

We operate a fleet comprised of popular and effective Single and Twin-engine Training Aircraft – Diamond DA20 with G500, Diamond DA40 with G1000 and Piper PA30 for multi-engine training. We also operate a REDBIRD Synthetic Flight Simulator with a G1000 panel  for Instrument and MCC Training.

Eagle Flight Training instructional staff include Category A, B and C flight instructors whom collectively have 50,000+ flying hours between them. The team offers not only enormous practical experience but also very strong theoretical and academic competence.

Since its establishment, Eagle Flight Training has provided quality flight training to students from more than 25 countries. As a customer focused business, Eagle Flight Training has a high brand awareness in South East Asia, East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Pacific islands and New Zealand.


Eagle Flight Training is a flight training provider for Vietnam Airlines (VNA). It has also provided services to the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD),Hong Kong ATC Department, Hong Kong International Airport Services (HKIAS) and Airways Corporation, New Zealand.

We specialize in training international students to an advanced level as a pre-cursor to entry into the aviation industry. The aviation school provides flight and ground training schemes from Ab Initio level  Private Pilot License through to Commercial Pilot License including Single-engine and Multiengine Type Ratings, Single-engine and Multi-engine Instrument Ratings, ATPL Theory, Multi Crew Co-ordination (MCC) courses and the New Zealand Diploma in Aviation. The specific courses offered are:

Eagle Flight Training adheres to policies set by Assessment Services Ltd (ASL), contracted by New Zealand  Civil Aviation Authority, according to which all theory exams are conducted via Computer delivery at the existing network of ASL exam venues. We intend to use the services of ASL for exam delivery.

Management Team

Brian Johns


Tran Hai Dang



Brett Waghorn

CEO / NZQA Liaison

Nguyen Hoang Hai

Marketing & Sale Manager

Flight Instructor

Shane Dalgliesh

Head of Training

Shannon Theile

Chief Flight Instructor

Brent Blacktopp

CAT Instructor

Luke Wallbridge

B CAT Instructor

Flyn Hocart Saunders

C CAT Instructor

Sharon Dunn

Office Administration

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