Entries close on Tuesday 31st of January… in only three weeks!  Entry form is here…


ASAP; Please give us organizers a heads up via any means; email, WhatsApp, text, that you are planning on attending; and get your documents together and sequences sorted and entry done online as soon as you can please.

The full information for the Nationals is on the www.aerobatics.nz website or click here;


Sort your accommodation ASAP. Now is the time to grab your friends and get a Book a Bach or an Air BnB asap. Alternatively, we have permission to erect a tent/camper/van ‘City’ adjacent to the Aero Club (like they do at Oshkosh). I do have an extra booking at The Gateway Motor inn if someone wants it, contact Morris.

The Aero Club has full kitchen and bathroom facilities to support us, so we should have a fun time being right on the field. If you have your own tent, van or camper – great! If not, flick us a message any way you can so that we can help sort out something for you. I can’t stress enough how important it is to sort out some accommodation ASAP.

Have a read of the rules and understand what sequences you need to submit to the CD. The close-off date is the 31st January.
Primary, Recreational and Sports do have a Free Program.

In Primary, you are ONLY able to fly the prescribed Known Compulsory again.

For Recreational and Sports, you MAY fly the Known Compulsory again, or you MAY design your own Free (use Open Aero / NZAC Rules – Free program)

For Intermediate, Advanced and Unlimited, you MUST submit your own Free Known sequence, designed using the NZAC 2022/23 prescribed figures (use Open Aero / Power /NZAC / Free known/ Int / Adv or Unknown) The figures are also on our website in sequences.

Your plane (release to service etc. Calendar dates.)
Insurance – we need to see evidence of current Third Party insurance of at least $2 million.
Pilot License, medical, BFR, Aerobatic Bi-annual, LLDA need to be current. Prepare these docs for the entry form.

Entry Fees:
Payable now!  Bank account details are on the entry form. Lunch is being added to the entry fee.
Primary         $120
Rec/Sports    $180
Int/Adv/Unl $240

If you are keen, you can enter in more than one category, in a different aircraft only, and at the CD’s discretion.

Remember, you must be a paid-up NZAC member too. Membership is only $35.00
The subs form is here…



We need these back. If you won something last year, please engrave it with your name in the same style as previously, then polish it and either bring it back with you, or send it to us c/- the Wairarapa Aero Club.

Landing Fees; This year, the Hood Aerodrome will be imposing standard landing fees on all aircraft – $10 per aircraft / per day (unlimited movements).

Timetable and other activities:

Mon 27th – Tues 28th. Arrivals /Practice / Setup / Tech Inspections.

If you are interested in Judging, there may be a Judging Seminar on Tuesday, followed by Judge coaching throughout the day (Tuesday/Wednesday morning are unofficial practice days).
LLDA refresher, for anybody who needs it, will be Tuesday night.

Wednesday  1st Mar, 1pm will be the start of competition.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday night will be the Club AGM. This is your notification. If you have any general business for discussion, send it to the Treasurer ASAP. If you would like to be part of the committee or nominate anyone, please forward an email to Morris.
AGM Commencing at 7pm. The agenda as follows;
Minutes from previous year, matters arising
President’s/Treasurer’s report
Election of officers
General Business

Thursday night will most likely be Unknown/Free Unknown handout night (weather dependent) so we will keep that one free. Pizza or BBQ at the club rooms for this evening.

Saturday evening will be the prize giving.

If you have any questions then please contact either Grant Benns (0210629929), Morris Tull (+971506449584/ +642102401094 when in NZ) [email protected] or Andy Love (021818816)

Cheers Morris.