2021 Nationals – Update #1

The NZ Aerobatic Club Nationals will take place from 3rd-6th March 2021 at Masterton Airport.

Nationals Entries are open NOW via electronic entry form here.

Entry Fees are unchanged from 2020:

Primary $120

Rec and Sports $180

Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited $240

Note that you must also be a paid up member of the NZAC ($35p.a.) to enter.

Entry Deadline:  Friday 29th January 2021

Free/Free Known Sequence submission close: Friday 5th February 2020

Late entries might be accepted, but only at the whim of the Contest Director – bribes may be accepted in gold bullion, effective Covid-19 vaccines (not Sputnic 5), or pineapple lumps.

Remember, it is far preferable for you to enter and withdraw (with a full refund of entry fee) at a later date than to leave your entry to the last minute… the printing of sequences and scoring sheets is no small task for our volunteers.


Known sequences to be flown for our 2021 event are available on our website/Sequence and in OpenAero under Library>2021>NZAC. 

Free Known figures/information for Int/Adv/Unlimited can be found on our website/Sequences and OpenAero Library>2020>CIVA. Ensure you use the 2020 (not 2021) Free Known figures for our 2020/21 summer season.

Free sequences for Rec and Sports, if you choose to design your own, must be designed on OpenAero by selecting Power / Rules>NZAC / Program>Free.

Before submitting your sequence as part of your entry process please Check Sequence in OpenAero. You can enter but then send your Fee/Free Known latter if you wish, but no latter than January 29th.

For those competing in Int/Adv/Unlimited, put some thought into your Free Unknown figures BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!


Scan or photograph your required documents as part of the on-line entry process. No docs, no fly.

EVENT TIMETABLE (subject to wx)

Mon 1st – Tue 2nd Mar: Arrivals/ Unofficial Practice.

Wed 3rd Mar: 0800 Briefing / 0900 Official Practice / Lunch / 1300 Competition Start – Known sequences / 1800 Box closed and bar opens / Welcome BBQ at the Wairarapa Aero Club.

Thurs 4th Mar: 0800 Briefing / 0900 Knowns and Free Knowns / Lunch – AGM / 1300 Free Knowns / 1800 Box closed and bar opens / 1900 Free Unknown design session (with pizza).

Fri 5th Mar: 0800 Briefing / 0900 Unknowns and Free Unknowns / Lunch – LLDA course / 1400 Unknowns and Free Unknowns / 1800 Box closed and bar opens.

Sat 6th Mar: 0900 Briefing / 1000 mop-up of un-flown sequences, 4 Minute Freestyle and Air-race / when finished, Box closed/pack-up / 1900 Dinner and prize giving – location TBA.

Sun 7th Mar : 0900-1300 possible last competition flights if required. Tidy up club, equipment and depart for home.


Call or email me for more info if needed – Grant Benns (Contest Director/Organiser) 0210629929 grantbenns2014@gmail.com