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2021 NZAC Nationals date change

Due to the date change of the Wings over Wairarapa event, we have moved our Nationals 1 week later to 3-6 March 2021 at the same location of Masterton. Apologies for the inconvenience and I hope you can change your leave dates to suit.

Proposed event timetable for 2021 is;

Mon 1-Tue 2nd Mar. Arrivals/Practice. Possible LLDA or Judges course.          

Wed 3 Mar.   0800 Briefing, 0900 Practice, Lunch, 1300, competition starts with Known sequences. 1800, Box closes and bar opens. Welcome BBQ at the Wairarapa Aero Club.

Thur 4 Mar. 0800 Briefing, 0900, Knowns and Free Knowns until complete. 1800 Box close and bar open. 1900, AGM. 2000, Free Unknown design session with pizza.

Fri 5 Mar. 0800, Briefing. 0900, Unknowns and Free Unknowns. 1800, Box closed and bar open. BBQ at the Wairarapa Aero Club.

Sat 6 Mar. 0800 Briefing. 0900, Free Unknowns until complete. 4 Minute Freestyle. Box close, Debrief. Bar open. Dinner and prize giving location TBA.

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

Please amend your leave dates and note in your diary’s for 2021. 

Cheers Morris.

The North Island Akro Fest is on.

New Zealand Aerobatic Club


The Langley Marshall Trophy

WhereMercer Airport, South Auckland
WhenJune 20th-21st, 2020
 10 am Briefing both days
Cost$120 (includes lunch)

Goodbye summer and Covid 19, Hello to the first annual North Island Akro Fest, hosted by the NZ Aerobatic Club and this is the new installment of The Langley Marshall Trophy competition in memory of Brian Langley and Paul Marshall, passionate Northshore Aero Club aerobatic instructors and stalwarts.

There will be individual category winners and also the awarding of The Langley Marshall Trophy, presented to the pilot scoring the highest overall percentage across all categories in the judged competition flights. Past winners have typically (but not always) been from the lower categories, so everybody has a chance to win the big Trophy.

This two-day competition will allow (weather permitting) at least three competition sequence flights per competitor, in your selected category.

Categories:  Primary / Recreational / Sports / Intermediate / Advanced / Unlimited
Sequences/flight order:1. Known   (A judged practice flight)
2. Known   (Competition flight 1)
3. Judges Unknown    (Competition flight 2)

· Maximum of two categories can be flown per competitor

· See ‘Sequences’ on the NZAC website or and look under; Library/2021/NZAC

Mercer Hotel Backpackers (, located on the airfield, is able to offer accommodation as follows: 

  • Bunk Beds   – $ 35.00 per person per night
  • Queen Beds – $ 70.00 per room per night

Facilities on site include a full kitchen, BBQ, TV lounge, and laundry facilities. All bed linen supplied but you will need to bring your own towel.

Contact Christine to book – Email:         Phone: 09 232 6767

Helpers are required both days to assist with ground duties (no helpers, no flying!) so please make yourself available if required. No experience required for many of the roles – get involved to learn more about our sport.

Enter online at ASAP. Closing date June 7th (late entry fee $50)

Contact Grant Benns for more details;                     021 0629929