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Winter is here, but the good weather continues!

Hello winter!  Let’s see if we can run a competition before the deepest darkest winter weather envelopes the Waikato.The New Zealand Aerobatic Club is organising a one day, two flight competition at Mercer Aerodrome (NZME) on Saturday 4th June 2022.  Sequences to be flown will be the 2023 NZAC Known and Free (Primary, Recreational, Sports) or Free Known (Intermediate, Advanced, Unlimited).  Known sequences are available for download from the Sequences page. The categories up to Sports are able to fly the Known sequence again in lieu of a Free sequence.  This will give those in Intermediate and above a chance to test out their new Free Known sequences in front of a judge or two.If you are new to competition aerobatics, there are many ‘how-to’ articles on the NZAC website too.Hangarage, overnight parking and fuel available for those that may want to turn up on Saturday.Mercer Hotel Backpackers (, located on the airfield, has accommodation:· Bunk Beds – $ 35.00 per person per night· Queen Beds – $ 70.00 per room per nightFacilities include a full kitchen, BBQ, TV lounge, and laundry facilities. Bed linen supplied but BYO towel.Contact Christine to book – Email: [email protected]Phone: 09 232 6767Helpers required both days to assist with ground duties (no helpers, no flying!)  No experience is required for many of the roles – get involved to learn more about our sport.To register, click HERE to be taken to a GoogleForm (NB: pilots will need to supply the usual photo evidence of Licence, Medical, BFR, Aerobatic BFR; aircraft owners will also need to supply evidence of $2M 3rd party cover for their aircraft).If you’d like to help out on the day, please register too (no membership or entry fee required for Helpers) and please submit a photo so we know who you are!Entries close 5pm Wednesday 1st June (late entry fee of $50 after that).A “GO / NO GO” decision will be made at 5pm on Wednesday 1st June that will be dependent upon the number of entries received and weather forecasts for the weekend.Contact Contest Director, Mike Slack, for more details by replying to this email or phone 021 648486.

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