SUPPORTING SPORT AND RECREATIONAL FLYING FLYING NEW ZEALAND
ABOUT FLYING NEW ZEALAND
Flying NZ began over 80 years ago under a Royal Charter as the Royal New Zealand Aero Club Inc. (RNZAC). It is the umbrella organisation for many sport and recreational flying organisations in New Zealand.
Flying NZ consists of an Executive body elected from member clubs throughout New Zealand. We participate in the rule and regulation-making process with CAA (through ACAG), as well as in other areas, on behalf of member Clubs and the wider General Aviation community.
Flying NZ is the New Zealand representative of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), and is the National Airsport Control for New Zealand.
We are dedicated to promoting the highest possible standard of flight training and practice for recreational aviation.
Flying NZ runs seminars for Club instructors, promotes safety to Club members, as well as providing assistance to its member Clubs on all manner of topics. Regional, National, and International flying competitions are held on an annual basis.
Our focus is increasing awareness and participation in flying for sport and recreation in New Zealand.
OUR SERVICES TO YOU
Advocacy for member clubs with other industry bodies (CAA, local councils, other operators etc). Some examples include:
Advocating for the DL9 medical for PPL
Objecting to proposed airspace restrictions for RPAS operations
Advocating with an airport operator regarding non-standard operations causing operational risk for members
Responding to an RMA application impacting members at a regional aerodrome
Clarifications with CAA regarding Lycoming maintenance requirements during Covid lockdowns
Advertising for member aero clubs via this website (check out the banner at the top)