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SI AkroFest 2021 – Entry Form

Entries for the 2021 South Island AkroFest are now open. Click the image above to download the entry form.

SI AkroFest 2021 – Entry Form2021-10-01T00:00:42+13:00

HAGAD – New Dates

Due to a conflict with the Flying NZ regional comps and SAA Balck Sands Fly-In, both of which will have attendees that may wish to attend our Have a Go at Aerobatics Days as well, we have moved the event along one weekend, to November 19-21.
The registration page reflects the new dates – please register your interest to attend (free for instructors!) and let ‘your people’ (students/interested mates) know too.
And, within the limitations of rosters etc, let me know if you intend to come along, and for what days. I would like to make a plan of who (wannabes) can fly with who (instructors), as we have 25 registered attendees already – should be fun!
Cheers,
Grant
HAGAD – New Dates2021-09-27T13:15:55+13:00

Have a Go at Aeros Days (HAGAD!)

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As you might have expected, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the Delta Covid situation we have decided to move our “Have a Go at Aerobatics Day” event to our back-up dates, as follows:

Venue Mercer Airport
Date

NOW November 12/13/14th
(Due COVID)

Time All day, each day
Sequences Whatever you want to fly.
Registration

$40 per day for flyers (incl. lunch).

Instructors free.

(Aircraft hire and landing fees extra.)

Hopefully, we will be in Level 2 (or better) by mid-November – the weather should be warmer and more predictable too. 
 
Thank you to those who have already registered – there is a real buzz around this weekend, with over 20 attendees (and some cool planes) already registered.
 
Please rebook your planes, leave and accommodation for these new dates.
Contact me for any more info.
Grant  – 0210629929  / [email protected]
REGISTER HERE
Have a Go at Aeros Days (HAGAD!)2021-09-21T19:55:53+12:00

Subs Renewal (2021/2022)

Subscriptions for the 2021-22 season are unchanged and now due. You must be a financial member of the New Zealand Aerobatic Club to participate in club events and receive the E-newsletter.

Subs Renewal (2021/2022)2021-09-19T12:22:57+12:00

2021/2022 Sequences now available!

Good news, the 2021/2022 sequences are now available. Check them out on the sequences page!

2021/2022 Sequences now available!2021-09-19T11:56:48+12:00

Aerobatic Turn Arounds

Competition aerobatics are flown inside a 1km by 1km box, affectionately known as ‘the box’. Aerobatic sequences are designed to keep aircraft within the box utilising manoeuvres that continuously reverse the direction of flight.

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Aerobatic Turn Arounds2021-09-19T00:02:37+12:00

2019 NZAC Nationals

Ever wondered what it’s like getting involved with competition aerobatics? Paul Curran writes this article detailing his first experience at our 2019 Nationals event.

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2019 NZAC Nationals2021-09-18T23:56:45+12:00

Aerobatic Pre-flights for Pilots

Every pilot knows the importance of a thorough pre-flight… but for aerobatics we take it a step further… for obvious reasons! In this episode, Grant covers the in’s and out’s of an aerobatic pre-flight.

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Aerobatic Pre-flights for Pilots2021-09-18T23:53:27+12:00

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 2

Grant has started writing articles for KiwiFlyer. In this first episode, Grant ponders a philosophical discussion on ‘Why Aerobatics’ and then looks at some ideas on how to get started.

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Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 22021-09-18T23:49:41+12:00

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 1

All competition aerobatic events require pilots to fly a ‘sequence’. These sequences are made up of various manoeuvres that must be flown in a particular order. But how are these sequences made? Check out Grant’s latest article explaining exactly this.

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Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 12021-09-18T23:47:00+12:00

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