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We are a very friendly active Aero Club and are the home of recreational flying in Hawke’s Bay

From our origins in 1928 on the original Club airfield at Longlands to the present day at our fully owned and operated aerodrome at Bridge Pa, the Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club has been enabling the people of Hawke’s Bay to learn to fly and enjoy the freedom of flight.

We welcome any enquiries 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 (see the contacts page) or contact our friendly office team.

Better yet, come and see for yourself. We are open 7 days a week but you will find most Club activities happening on the weekends. Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons are always a good time to come and meet the Club members and see all manner of flying in action.

Tel: 06 879 8466
Fax: 06 879 9805
Email: office@hbecac.co.nz

The Hawke’s Bay & East Coast Aero Club has provided pilot training programmes for 85 years.

Becoming a member of the Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club entitles you to great flying rates over a wide range of aircraft types. It also means that you join a membership of 250 fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have a common passion in flying.
You can use our flight training facilities, join in our social activities, meet new people and make new friends.
Our on-site facilities for members include a modern two-storey clubroom with a lounge bar and viewing deck to give superb views of the runway and all the activities out on the aerodrome.
Our monthly newsletter will keep you informed on all matters aeronautical and what the members have been up to. We have various activities including competitions, fly-ins,  fly-a-ways, sight seeing and our legendary Friday night dinners.



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