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Formed in 1985 by an intrepid group of aerobatic enthusiasts, the New Zealand Aerobatic Club (Inc.) promotes and facilitates the sport of Aerobatics throughout New Zealand, enabling pilots to enhance their flying skills through the joy and freedom of aerobatic flight.

With encouragement and the enabling of training and coaching at regular Club events, Members are able to enjoy the thrill of competition in a social environment of friendship and camaraderie.

103, 2019

2019 NZAC Nationals

01/03/2019|

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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101, 2019

Aerobatic Pre-flights for Pilots

01/01/2019|

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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109, 2018

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 2

01/09/2018|

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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109, 2017

Aerobatic Sequence Design Part 1

01/09/2017|

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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103, 2017

Timing is Everything

01/03/2017|

Grant has previously written about loops, and today we introduce the ‘square loop’.

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111, 2016

The Thrill of Competition Aerobatics

01/11/2016|

Don’t let the word ‘competition’ deter you from getting involved. If you’ve been following Grant’s articles, you’ll realise that feeling any pressure about flying aerobatics means you’ve got something wrong. Our members just really enjoy flying upside down, sharing knowledge, talking shop and having a laugh. In this episode, Grant explains exactly what happens at our competition events.

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