Talk to us 0800 422 635
Sport and Recreational Flying at its best!

CSS Button Images

Competitions are for pilots at
all skill levels!

Flying New Zealand promotes the development of the flying skills of its affiliated members by running the Flying NZ competitions for pilots at all levels, from trainee to the seasoned commercial pilot.

Competitions have been developed over the years and at National level include trophies donated by, or in the memory of, some of our country's earliest aviators and dignitaries.

Most clubs have teams which compete at the five Regional Rallies, which are held about November each year, with the winners qualifying to compete at the National Championships held the following February.

Flying NZ Competitions include, Precision flying, Aerobatics, Life Raft dropping, Formation Flying, Bombing, Navigation and Streamer cutting.

The Wings Trophy International competition between New Zealand and Australia is held each year, alternately in each country. The New Zealand team is selected from the highest performing competitors at the Regional Rallies and the previous years National winners.


  • Landing competitions
  • Bombing
  • Streamer cutting
  • Ground Judging
  • Formation
  • The grid
  • Aerobatics
  • The rewards

2017 Regional Competitions

28th October Alpine Regional Rally - Motueka
  Hosted by the Motueka Aero Club
4th November Northern Regional Rally - North Shore
  Hosted by the North Shore Aero Club
11th November Central Regional Rally - Tauranga
  Hosted By the Tauranga Aero Club
18th November Lakes Regional Rally - Balclutha
  Hosted by the South Otago Aero Club
25 November Cook Strait Regional Rally - Hastings
  Hosted by the Hawkes Bay and East Coast
  Aero Club.


2018 National Championships

28th February Wing s International cpmpetitions.
1st March Wildcard and National competitions
2nd March National Championships
3rd March Presentation Dinner
Hosted by the South Canterbury Aero Club - Timaru