About Us:The SwanAir Company
Proud to be a New Zealand owned and operated company!

SwanAir was born as a result of both its owners wanting to finish their pilots' licenses in the beautiful Bay of Islands. With no other option for flight training available in Kerikeri the choice was made to form SwanAir, enabling not only their own but others dream of flying to come true.

With both shareholders being amongst their own clients for some time, you can rest assured that every effort has been made to provide a training atmosphere which fosters safe, reliable and competent pilots. Things aren't all business however, most Friday afternoons you can find at least one of the owners mingling with clients, staff and friends at the SwanAir hanger for a social BBQ.

Leading the SwanAir team as Operations Manager and Flight Instructor is Jill Mortensen. Jill has many hours of experience behind the yoke of fixed wing aircraft as well as many crew hours on rotary craft. Jill is always willing to talk about her experiences of flying and how best to go about reaching your aviation goals. On top of all her duties at SwanAir, Jill is also extremely active in the community. In line with SwanAir's company policy to provide students with an extremely personalized flight training experience Jill is the companies first point of contact and is personally available throughout your training programme to provide advice and answer any queries you may have.

About Us: The SwanAir Instructor
Jill Mortensen - ( B cat)

Jill has been training pilots for over 30 years. Jill is a well known pilot in local aviation circles, training to only the highest standard.

About Us: The SwanAir Fleet

The Cessna is a 172L Skyhawk all metal, four seat, high wing, single engine aeroplane. Generally regarded as the world's most popular production plane, the type 172 Cessna perfectly complements any flight schools fleet. Its forgiving in-flight characteristics and easy handling mean that it a great trainer for the entry level pilot.

Having recently undergone a full makeover both inside and out, DFY is in pristine condition and, with a commitment to preventative maintenance, the team at Swanair are committed to keeping her this way. Cruising economically at 105 knots, DFY will give you all the experience you need for a Private or Commercial pilots license and beyond.

We could talk all day about how great this little aeroplane is, but at the end of the day all we can really say is come along and give it a go with one of our great Intro Flight options. We're sure you won't be disappointed.

What else SwanAir offer . . .
Bay of Islands Scenic Flight Tours

Discover the Bay of Islands' coastline and island scenery with SwanAir Scenic Flights. We have many different flight routes to choose from, and the option for you to plan your very own flight route!  


How do I Book?
Contact to book or for more information


Learn to fly!
One to one flight training


Experience Flying!
Choose from our selection of trial flights


021 061 4703
0800 004 850
Kerikeri Bay of Islands Airport

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