The Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club has been your local Aero Club since 1928
The Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club Inc was beaten by one day to becoming the first Aero Club in New Zealand. It has now developed from a small provincial Aero Club into one of New Zealand’s most active air transport operators and leading pilot training organizations.
The Aero Club has been in existence since 1928 and is privileged to own and operate the facilities here at the Hastings Aerodrome. The Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club has provided pilot training programs for over 75 years and air ambulance fixed wing services to the Hawke’s Bay community for over 40 years.
We welcome any inquires that you may have, and if you do have any questions, or you wish to find out more about our Aero Club’s activities, then please contact one of our Committee Members or contact our friendly office team.
Tel: 06 879 8466
Fax: 06 879 9805
From the 25th to 30th June there will be only three Tomahawks, FQQ and BPM available to club members.
The remaining three Tomahawks and three C172’s are going on an Academy South Island Trip.
View Aero Club booking sheet on line
On-line booking sheet
Well you all will have seen the new electronic booking sheet in the office for the Club aircraft. We now have this on line so you can view it from home/work.This is a password protected site so you will need a copy of the password which at present is being emailed out to all our members.
There is a direct link from the Club website. So go to www.hbecac.co.nz and click on “members area” in the top menu and click on the link.or look under Aero Club Information in the Links Column
You can view the aircraft bookings to see what aircraft and instructors are available. To make a booking you then need to Phone the office and speak to Justine or an Instructor for them to make a new booking.
Well our microlight had an upset last Friday whilst taxiing. No fault of the pilot and a known problem area with the undercarriage attachment. We are just working through the damage assessment now but it looks like it will be out of action for some weeks. Once we know the repair plan we will see what we can do to keep our microlight students current and flying.
Pilot Activated runway Lighting
Getting closer. We have all the parts now. Hopefully we will be conducting some trials in the next few weeks.
Runway LED lighting
We will be trialling an LED light upgrade option in the next couple of weeks. If it works it will be a cost effective option.
Improve your situational awareness and collision avoidance
To be held on Thursday 13 June at the Aerial Mapping Hangar starting at 7pm.
click here to download a poster..→AvKiwi Safety Seminar
From the 2nd of July there will be tutoring classes
for PPL or CPL exams.
These will be run as tutorials instead of lectures
this year so we can accommodate everyone, no
matter which subject they are sitting.
These classes will run
Tuesday nights from 5-7pm
at this stage.
Feel free to attend anytime within those two
hours if you need help with any subject.
Contact Kieran on 06 879 8466
for more information
BASIC GAS TURBINE COURSE
This course will be held at the club commencing on Tuesday 2nd July until Friday 5th July.
Cost $650.00 per person (including GST).
If you are interested please contact Justine on 879 8466.
ATPL THEORY COURSES
A series of ATPL subjects are scheduled to commence from the later part of July.
Cost per subject has yet to be finalised but if you wish to register your interest please contact Justine on 879 8466.
Greetings to our new members including those who joined during the annual scholarship competition. There
will be about 20 new faces around the Club so if you see someone new, say hello, show them around and
make them welcome.
At the first meeting of the new Committee Justine Fisher was reappointed Secretary and Steve Shepherd
Club Treasurer. Thanks for your continuing service.
AIRCRAFT: The Club is on the lookout for a good condition C152 Aerobat to purchase. This will be used for
Club aerobatic and general flying. Will make a nice Frogley Cup spot lander as well! The Club C172R JKA
is for sale on Trademe. The Club microlight THA is on track to do well over 300hrs in its first year with eight
weeks to run. This is in excess of the numbers we based the financial model on. So the demand is definitely
Have you read YOUR copy of the Newsletter YET? just click on this link..MAY 2013
Just click here to see the → PPL Extension Course Flyer
FROGLEY CUP RESULTS
First I want to say a big thank you to all the pilots who made a seat available to get the “newbies” (scholarship winners and other young enthusiasts) down to Waipukurau. In a lot of cases these young people are not in a position to “pay it back” but I’m sure that one day they will be able to “pay it forward” when they are pilots and have a spare seat for some young keen aviator.
This is great to see and is a big part of club flying, the ability to be able to pass on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of aviators. Last night I received several texts from them asking me to pass on a big THANK YOU.
Now for the results for the Waipukurau part of the Frogley Cup:
And the winner is . . . . .
Waipukurau (CHB) Aero Club - 380 points
Hawkes Bay Aero Club - 370 points
Dannevirke Aero Club - 330 points
The top points in our team went to:
Shane Davies – 130 points (50-40-40) (see why it’s important to nurture the next generation).
Jan White – 120 points (40-50-30).
Bruce Govenlock – 120 points (40-40-40).
Congratulations to you three, especially Shane (look out Sonny).
Looking at our results most of our competitors did very well with the two powered approaches but the glide approach is what let us down, a lot were disqualified because they didn’t make it over the fence (me included), some in spectacular fashion! So we will be picking the brains of those that did it well and putting in some glide approach practise next weekend, especially since making the paddock in a FLWOP situation is a handy skill to have.
If anyone wants to know what their individual scores were, email me on email@example.com
We are now a close second behind Waipukurau, so we will have put in some effort with Dannevirke Dawn Visit coming up on the 16th June.
Also thanks to the instructors Mads, Erin and Sonny for your last minute advice.
Please click on the attached notification to remind you about the up coming RNZAC AGM and to mark it on your list of things to do. Thank you.
Just click on this link to read →Notice of AGM 2013
Gliding Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau Inc now have a link on the aeroclub website to their club’s web site @ www.glidinghbw.co.nz?
A good turnout at his years AGM and it would have been one of the best aero-club AGM s in recent times, here are some of the pics from this years event.
Here it is the latest copy of the RNZAC Flightpath for you to read
A NOTE FOR EVERYONE
Please read the section on Page 2 Club Membership Cards! Your new Cards will now have a ”Number” this number is unique to you as an Aero Club Member and in the future you will be able to use this as your identification number when purchasing online.
In the mean time you can now access the Down Under Pilot Shop on line this gives you access to Exclusive Aero Club Offers, payment is with your Credit card- but the deals are because you are a Flying NZ Aero Club member – at the moment it’s 5% off everything with other items at a much higher discount- just go on line register and purchase!
Radio Frequency in Uncontrolled Airspace discussion document attached FYI.
Pilots operating in uncontrolled airspace rely upon other pilots complying with the Civil
Aviation Rules (CARs) and the operational requirements detailed in the Aeronautical
Information Publication New Zealand (AIPNZ) along with good pilot ‘airmanship’ for
safety. The pilot position report and other information provided by a radio call is an
essential component for pilot situational awareness and collision avoidance. This relies on
the pilot using the appropriate radio frequency for the location they are flying within and
for the area they are flying to click on this link to read more .→radio frequency in uncontrolled airspace rad_freq_use
From time to time we get to see our members and their aeroplanes in all parts of the country.
Here is ZK BHP coming into land at YP
Here are ZK RJK and the Moth ZK ADT at Omaka
Welcome to 2013 – for a flying start to the year – the following are on offer:
16 Dawn Raid at Dannevirke with the local flying club
Recently out at Bridge Pa
Our new Cessna C172 ZK-JSD and others
The Hawke’s Bay Microlight Club is based at Hastings Airport (Bridge Pa)
Membership is a mix of aircraft owners, home-builders and ground-based enthusiasts who just enjoy the social side of belonging. Some are based at Hastings, but there’s a small contingent whose aeroplanes live just up the road, at the Hawke’s Bay Airport in Napier. We’re also close to the Central Hawke’s Bay Aero Club in Waipukurau – and its CFI, Ross Macdonald. Many owe a debt of gratitude to Ross, who acted as flying instructor when training facilities for microlighters in Hastings were non-existent. Ross trains microlight pilots in CHBAC’s Rans 6 tail-dragger.
The microlight club meets on the last Sunday of each month at 10am in the HB and EC Aero Club’s HQ at Bridge Pa – unless the weather is good and there’s not much business, in which case everyone goes flying instead. To learn more about the Hawke’s Bay Microlight Club just visit their informative website..http://microlight.org.nz/
At the Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club
There are three stages to getting a microlight licence. · A Novice Certificate that allows the student pilot to fly solo in a circuit.· An Intermediate Certificate follows, that allows the student pilot to fly solo within a 10nm specified radius of the airfield.· Finally, the Advanced Pilot Certificate, which allows the pilot to fly solo nationally. To carry a passenger the microlight pilot needs to gain a passenger endorsement. Microlight aircraft are not approved to fly over built- up areas or to fly at night. The medical requirement for a microlight pilot is similar to that required for a car drivers licence. Your GP can carry out your medical. A microlight pilot’s licence allows you to fly as pilot in command of a single or two seat aircraft with a maximum weight of 544kg or less (the definition of an microlight aircraft.to download a full brochure just click on the link...:Learn to Fly Microlight
Just a few of the pics in the Gallery.
To see more of these pics from our past just click here