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WINGOVER September/October 2010 AAC Competitions at Ardmore Wings Dinner Northland Trip Achievements Warbirds Open Day

The magazine of the Auckland Aero Club


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Club Staff & Officers Patron Merv North

Chief Flying Instructor Sandra Shallard (B)

President Rob George

Deputy Chief Flying Instructor Tim Steele (B)

Club Captain Craig Pearce Secretary Ian Holmes Committee Bill Bennett Jim Fraser Ron Watson Operations Manager Paddy Lozell Office Staff Kirsty Johns Scott Hickey Bar Staff Jess Barrow Wingover Editor Emma Sinnott

Instructors Jason Woodger (B) Nathan Johnston (B) Part Time Instructors Andy Lorimer (A) John Ashman (B) Dee Bond (B) Adam Eltham (B) Phil Welcome (B) Nicola Evans (C) Daisuke Kimura (C) Andrew Hope (C) John Kelly (C) Aerobatic Instructors Cam Wilson (A) Peter Beaumont (B) Wayne Ormrod (B) Safety Coordinator Tim Steele Maintenance Controller Nathan Johnston Cover photo by Greg Quinn

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Club President Report Rob George The summer might finally be here with better weather and increased hours. We have been working very hard to build the amount of midweek flying and full time students and have been moderately successful. This is something we need to continue doing to generate enough revenue to be sustainable. What this does mean though, is that your favourite plane and instructor may not be sitting around hoping you are going to show up. So the moral of the story is that as members we need to get better at booking ahead. This is a really good thing for the club, I hope we get to the stage that we think that booking flights a couple of weeks in advance as the norm, because if this happens it means we are on the right track. The Wings Dinner was a very enjoyable evening with good company and a superb dinner. Our guest speaker Bryan Wyness was very interesting and made some excellent points about accidents, incidents and safety management. My learning was that when I read an accident report from now on I will look at it from the perspective of what would I do in this situation? How would I react and what would be the probable outcome? What can I learn from an accident report that might save my life and that of my passengers? After all most if not all accidents are preventable. Speaking of which if you have flown with one of the instructors recently you will find they are using a new safety acronym ―TCTWO‖. If you don’t know what this is, then ask one of the team to explain it for you. It’s a very useful situational awareness tool. While I would love to claim we created it, we actually ―borrowed‖ it from Air New Zealand where it is in daily use. I have adopted using it and it is a very good way to make sure every thing is ticked off and you are ready to go up or down. There has been a lot of debate over a period about what we should be doing with the training fleet. The answer is actually quite complex. We need to continue building hours to make sure we have the cash flow to fund any capital or lease cost. So step one is keep the momentum going. Step two is picking an aircraft type – not as easy as it sounds. A traditional four seater Cessna or Piper provides reliability and a known platform, however is comes with significant, capital, maintenance and fuel costs. Increasing the cost of flying, which will decrease hours and make us less competitive. There are no traditional two-seat trainers being built. So the choice is use old technology aircraft which are cheap to buy and expensive to maintain and run or use a modern LSA which is expensive to buy but cheaper to run. However these new aircraft do not have a history operating in a training environment and while we want to be on the leading edge there is a fine line that can make it the bleeding edge! So if it seems like we are not doing anything that’s not quite right we are always looking, discussing and evaluating options. 4


While I am talking about aircraft, a plea, please take some pride in the fleet. If a plane needs a vacuum or the leading edges are covered in bugs after your flight please show some airmanship and leave the aircraft as you hope to find it. A wipe along the leading edges with some Pledge makes a big difference to the appearance and performance of the plane you might be flying next. We are trying to build better relationships across the field and one of the ways we are doing this is the Ardmore landing grid competition on 12 th December. This is something that we would really appreciate some support with on the day. I can’t be there but if you can spare some time to help on the grid that would be terrific. I announced at the Wings Dinner that I am not standing for President at the next AGM. So by July you need to find someone to stand for the Presidents role. This is a varied role and if you are interested in knowing more about our industry this is a good chance to increase your knowledge, networks, profile and ability to make positive change. Happy Landings Rob

Obituary — The Committee and Staff of the club would like to offer their sincere condolences to Robin Porter, wife Goldie and family for the tragic loss of their son and brother Tim in a motorcycle accident on the 29/10/2010. Robin Porter was a long standing much respected CFI of the club. Our thoughts are with he and his family. 5


CFI REPORT Sandra Shallard Once again, the club has embraced the good weather with recording the best month of flying in many years, with the October total being 385 hours! Thanks to all the members and instructors for helping achieve this goal. We hope the weather continues to provide such excellent flying conditions and we look forward to seeing members out at the club now that summer is on its way. With the amount of flying occurring, we are noticing that the aircraft are getting quite dirty, so on the 14th of November, we will be holding a working bee in the afternoon to thoroughly clean and polish the aircraft. We hope to see lots of members out on the day, especially those that fly regularly, to help us clean the fleet in preparation for the summer. These aircraft cleaning working bees will be held every three months to ensure the aircraft are kept in tip top condition. We also ask members to make time available to come and clean aircraft in between these working bees. The start to spring was very wet which meant that the usual locations we would normally hold club competitions resembled more like a wetland, rather than an airfield. Luckily, we managed to arrange holding the competitions at Ardmore and had a great day. The circuit and landing competitions were held on the grass runway, which was closed to for the day to other aircraft and the bombing and life raft competition was held near the threshold of the grass runway. All had a great time and we will be looking to hold further club competitions at Ardmore. Congratulations to all those that won their competition and competed in the Regional competitions at Kaipara Flats and to those who provided such fierce competitions – sometimes there was only one point between the first and second place getters which shows the consistency exhibited by club members. Good luck to those who go on to compete at Nationals at Weston Melton, Canterbury in February next year. Due to the success of the competition day and the interest it aroused from other airfield operations, we will be holding an Ardmore airfield competition day on the 11 th of December. Club members will be able to compete against other operators in a circuit and grid landing competition with the winner receiving a bar tab from the Waitamata bar. Please register your interest at the flight desk. The wings dinner was held on the 16 th of October with past Chief Pilot of Air NZ and current TAIC board member, Bryan Wyness as guest speaker. Congratulations to all those who received certificates and awards on the night. Following Bryan’s speech, which focused on the importance of learning from previous accidents for accident prevention, the club has printed out the TAIC investigation reports from their website. Please feel free to come out to the club to read these reports, which can be found in the TAIC investigation folder in the library. Safe flying, Sandra 6


Maintenance Bits Nathan Johnston It is the season for bird nests! Please make sure you thoroughly inspect the aircraft for signs of bird activity eg bird droppings around the tail or cowling. I pulled a very large nest from on top of FVS’s cylinders that could have been nasty if I had not noticed the bird droppings. With the temperature warming please be aware of how much you prime the aircraft before starting as it is very easy to over prime and this becomes a fire hazard and causes unnecessary wear on the aircrafts electrical system. As a guide if the aircraft has flown in the last hour it will generally not require priming just start with the pump on, over an hour try one to two primes depending on how hot the day is (less if it is a hot day) and two to three primes for the first flight of the day. Our maintenance procedures have been streamlined and computerized so everything you need to know as P’n’C is much easier to check and very easily accessible via the flight record which is colour coded for your benefit. Please make sure you are aware of how many hours the aircraft has remaining to run before maintenance, if you require any assistance please ask either the desk staff or instructors. We are recording tacho for our maintenance hours for efficiency and ease of monitoring, the expiry hours in the tech log will correlate with the tacho hours in the aircraft. Please double check the hours to run with what you have read on the flight record and when jumping out make sure you record your Tacho and Hobbs times. Safe flying and happy flying everyone! Nathan

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Northland Trip On the 27th April 2010, six aircraft headed to 90 mile beach via Whangerei and Kaitaia. After a briefing from Jim Summerfield at Kaitaia they departed to 90 mile beach. Following a few circuits everone landed and most had a go at a few beach circuits. Then it was back to Ardmore via the Bay of Islands for a full wash down of the aircraft.

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Safety Matters Tim Steele Well summer is once again upon us, and aside from some unseasonable stormy days, the amount of flying seems to be increasing steadily. Whilst the better weather is great for flying, it is also important to remember that dehydration can happen a lot quicker. As part of your pre-flight planning, remember to take a bottle of water with you. Other drinks often contain high amounts of sugar and can leave you feeling more thirsty, so water is the best option. Ardmore Airfield. As all of you will know, Ardmore is the busiest airfield in NZ. Combine that with the fact that most of the flying that takes place here is training, it can be a very busy place, with relatively less experienced pilots in the circuit. A reminder to everyone to maintain a very thorough lookout in the circuit. Also recent changes to the procedures around Ardmore (as covered in the Vol 4) have clearly defined arrival and departure routes over Clevedon. Please make sure you have read these and if in doubt, ask one of the team. Changes to maps. New maps will be issued as of the 18th November. If you would like to purchase these through the club, contact the flight desk. Walsh Memorial Flying School. The Walsh Memorial Flying School will be operating at Matamata Aerodrome from the 7th of January 2011 for approximately two weeks. During this time Matamata will become a controlled aerodrome, with intense training activity. Please refer to your latest supplement for information regarding the changes and if you are unsure about procedures there, speak to one of the instructors. A reminder that if you wish to hire an aircraft on any of the Xmas stat days, you will need a sign out before as we are not open on these days. Enjoy the weather and safe and happy flying. Tim Steele

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Automatic Frequency Response Unit At a recent CFI meeting at the Aero Club, Alan Bostock brought up the fact that after speaking to a few pilots on the field not many of them knew of the Automatic Frequency Response Unit that is in operation here at Ardmore. The following is a report he presented on the day. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact any of the instructors.

Automatic Frequency Response Unit (AFRU) otherwise known as Beep-back Some pilots are unaware of the importance of the AFRU at Ardmore for verification that their radio call was broadcast correctly on the Ardmore frequency. Prior to entering the Ardmore Mandatory Broadcast Zone B272 it is essential that the pilot makes an appropriate radio call on Ardmore Frequency 118.1 MHz. CAA rule 91.135 (a) States: “…a pilot must not operate an aircraft within a mandatory broadcast zone designated under Part 71 unless that pilot— (1) makes the following broadcasts on the radio frequency assigned to the mandatory broadcast zone: (i) at entry – the aircraft callsign, position and altitude, and the pilot’s intentions for flight within the mandatory broadcast zone: (ii) when joining the aerodrome traffic circuit of an aerodrome within the mandatory broadcast zone – the aircraft callsign, position and altitude, and the pilot’s intentions: (iii) before entering a runway for take-off from an aerodrome within the mandatory broadcast zone – the aircraft callsign, the runway to be used for take-off, and the pilot’s intentions for flight within the mandatory broadcast zone after take-off; and (iv) at any other time at least at the intervals prescribed for the mandatory broadcast zone – the aircraft callsign, position and altitude, and the pilot’s intentions for flight within the mandatory broadcast zone; …”

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To comply with CAA rule 91.135 it is imperative that the pilot ensures that their radio is functioning and is correctly tuned to the Ardmore MBZ frequency 118.1MHz and that a radio call is made prior to entering the runway and prior to entering the MBZ for joining. The Ardmore AFRU transmits a beep response to a radio call on 118.1 of 3-4 seconds or longer. It is therefore essential when making your initial lining up call or joining call that you listen carefully for the beep-back (AFRU) response. If you do not receive an AFRU response or if you are in any doubt about the functioning of your radio contact Ardmore UNICOM or another aircraft and ask for a radio check. If your radio has failed you must then initiate the prescribed radio failure procedure. Remain clear of the MBZ, or if you must land at Ardmore Squawk 7600 and join via the overhead joining procedure. Failure to comply with CAA rule 91.135 will result in a CAA 005 Occurrence Report being filed to CAA for investigation . Alan Bostock

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A Step back in Time with the Auckland Aero Club 24th April 1928 – The move for the formation of an aero club in Auckland took definite shape in a meeting held in the Chambers of Commerce. Fifty acres of ground has been leased for a nominal rental of a few shillings a week from Mr G. McRae Peacock, a local farmer who had taken an interest in the Club. Major Keith Caldwell, was appointed club captain, commanded No. 74 Squadron in France. The instructor Major G. Cowper, secured his ―wings‖ at Upavon in 1915. He served in the Royal Flying Corps and in the Australian Flying Corps, his service including a period in France with Squadron 21, in Egypt with Squadron 14, and in Mesopotamia with Squadron 30, also the commands of training squads at Ternhill Cheshire. September 1928 - the New Zealand Herald, to mark in a substantial way the first flight across the Tasman and to assist with the progress of flying in Auckland stated their desire to gift the club its first aeroplane, a Moth of the latest type. The Club had also been promised two of the eight machines that the Government had decided to import to loan to amateur flying organisations. The First Moth was received from the Government on 17th February 1929, the second, the gift from the Herald on the 28th February and the second Government machine was delivered on the 15 th of April. 27th November 1929, Mr DM Allan took over the duties of chief instructor, he was highly recommended by the Defence Department and had been involved in the training of war pilots at Eastchurch and Hounslow. 3rd May 1930 – First woman pilot, Miss Ina Wright, passed her A licence at Mangere along with 4 other pilots who satisfied Squadron-Leader L.M. Isitt who conducted the tests. 14th August 1930 – Auckland Aero Club purchased 80 acres at Mangere for 7200 pounds. 1st June 1931 – The residential clubhouse erected by the Auckland Aero Club was opened by the Mayor, Mr GW Hutchinson; Wing-Commander S GrantDalton, Director Of Air Services; Squadron-Leader L M Isitt, in command of the Hobsonville Air Base; FlightLieutenant S Wallingford; Mr J A C Allum, chairman of the Transport Board; Mr A Grayson, president of the Auckland Automobile Association; and representatives of local bodies. The clubhouse was a two storied wooden structure, the main hall 40ft by 30 ft overlooked the main flying ground, the whole frontage fitted with windows to give an uninterrupted outlook. In the eastern wing there was a reading room a large server and canteen and a spacious kitchen plus quarters for the resident house staff. Upstairs was a dormitory for up to 6 members. There was also a tennis court for further social activities other than flying. 2nd March 1934 – First Herald Aviation Scholarship’s sponsored by the Auckland Aero Club to be held at Mangere and the Clubs Waikato branch at Te Rapa aerodrome. 400 candidates competed for the two scholarships. The winners would receive free instruction up to ―A‖ licence, as well as becoming full flying members of the Auckland Aero Club up to 30th April 1935.

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April 1935 – The club purchased a sports Avian aeroplane bearing the registration ZK-ACM, a two seat biplane of higher performance than the standard Gipsy Moth. This brought the clubs fleet up to 8 planes including one Puss Moth and six Gipsy Moths. October 16th 1936 – Jean Batten lands at Mangere after her record breaking solo flight from England in 11 days and 45 minutes, 14,224 miles. 1936 – Public Works Department undertake regarding at Mangere Aerodrome to make it suitable for use by commercial aircraft. March 1937 – Auckland Aero Club offers scholarships for training of ground engineers. 1937 – Beechcraft ambulance purchased. 1937 – Formation of Waikato Aero Club - Waikato members felt that while Rukuhia remained part of the Auckland Aero club they would not receive the support from the people of Hamilton that they would if they formed their own club. A decision was made by the Clubs executive to give three aeroplanes out of its present fleet, a Puss Moth and two Gipsy Moth’s, some other equipment was also gifted to allow the new club to be formed. 1938 – AAC Chief Flying Instructor MR DM Allan is entrusted by the Government to train Civil Aviation instructors which had always been done, in the past, by Royal New Zealand Air Force Officers at Wigram. A contract was signed to train 25 instructors for the Government. 1938 – AAC purchased two Tiger Moths from England to assist with commercial and instrument training and to help prepare pilots for the Air Force and the Civil Aviation Reserve. March 11th 1938 – Club Rooms destroyed - The two storied wooden club rooms were raised to the ground by fire as fireman watched on helplessly unable to fight the blaze due to the water supply from the nearby tidal creek drying up as the tide was out. Heroic efforts by resident pilots and ground staff members meant most of the furniture and valuable trophies were saved. 1939- New Club rooms proposed : Single story building to be built on the old tennis court with enough accommodation to cope with the increase of pupils being trained for the Air Force, Civil Aviation and commercial flying. September 1939 – Outbreak of WW2 – During the war period 180 members of the Auckland Aero Club served their country on active duty. The Clubs facilities and aircraft were taken over by the government during the war. Recreational flying would be halted during this period to be resumed at the wars end. To Be Continued....

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Club Competitions The club competitions were held at Ardmore on the 3rd of October . It turned out to be an enjoyable day with gorgeous weather for all with a few clearing the fence and others going straight through it! We got some amazing landings on the day with many landing in the 40-50 points region which surprised the instructors more than they let on! Beer and a BBQ followed the competitions along with stories of who had the worst landing, who scared the instructors more and speculation on who won what. The following is a list of the winning competitors and congratulations to all who entered and good luck as they head to the regional competitions in Kaipara Flats on the 6th November.

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Holebrook Cup (RNZAC GM Spence Trophy) A forced landing with out power competition opens to club pilots with 150 hours or more. 3rd Tony Loughnan 2nd John McLean 1st Jim Fraser Joan Gibbs Trophy (RNZAC Newman Cup) This event entails two circuits and spot landings for ladies 1st Emma Sinnott Cory Wright Cup (RNZAC Rotorua Trophy) Bombing open the pilots and students, each competitor has three circuits to drop three bombs to hit a target on the ground. 3rd Scott Hickey 2nd Greg Quinn 1st Jim Fraser Stevenson Trophy (RNZAC Sir Frances Boys Cup) Airmanship, two circuits and landings 3rd Tony Loughnan 2nd Ian Holmes 1st Scott Hickey Etheridge Cup (Wigram Cup Junior Landing) A powered approach and landing event for student pilots 1st James Phillips Wanganui Trophy (CPL low flying) This event is open to CPL and entails carrying out manoeuvres in a low flying area 3rd Moemen Elbatagi 2nd Nicola Evans 1st Jason Woodger Caldwell Aerobatic Trophy (RNZAC Waitemata Aero Club Cup) Sportsman aerobatics 1st Gavin Henderson Tom Chirnside Trophy (RNZAC Aero Engine Services cup) Basic aerobatics 2nd Daryl Birchler 1st Simon Craddock 17

Thorough Shield (Wigram Cup Non-Instrument Circuit) Two circuits are carried out with all instruments covered so that only the judge can see them. Competitors are judged on nominated airspeeds, heights in the circuit, RPM, balance and general airmanship. 3rd Scott Hickey 2nd Greg Quinn 1st Ron Watson Fred North Memorial Plaque (Wigram Cup Limited Panel Flying) This event entails flying a series of cardinal compass headings for a designated amount of time finishing with climbing and descending turns, all while under the hood using limited panel. 1st Alan Vannoordt Davis Cup (Wigram Cup Senior Landing) Two normal circuits carried out, with the approach and landing using short field technique – a precision landing Joint 2rd Greg Quinn joint 2nd Ian Holmes 1st Jim Fraser Airwork Cup This event is open to PPL and RPL and entails carrying out manoeuvres in a low flying area. 2nd Greg Quinn 1st Al Vannoordt Air Sea Rescue Paton Trophy (RNZAC Ivon Warmington Trophy) Life raft dropping. The competitor gets two chances to drop a life raft from the aircraft aiming 15m directly ahead of the target. 3rd Greg Quinn (dropper Leo Pardon) 2nd Jim Fraser (dropper Ian Holmes) 1st Ian Holmes (dropper Jim Fraser)


Wings Dinner 2010 Our yearly Wings Dinner was held on the 16th November. The achievers for the year were named along with the winners of the recent club competitions. The guest speaker was Bryan Wyness who is a retired Air New Zealand Captain with over 11000 of flying experience, including commands on the Douglas DC8, DC10, Boeing 767 and 747-400. His flying career spans some 39 years, and has included managerial roles such as check and training, Flight Standards Manager, Fleet Captain and Vice President Flight Operations/Chief Pilot of Air New Zealand. Bryan has also held appointments with the International Advisory Committee of the Flight Safety Foundation, and the Independent Aviation Advisory panel. He is currently a member of the Board of the New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission, and Chairman of the New Zealand Division of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society also.

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Plane Space The newly constructed hangar that recently hosted PilotExpo has space available, medium and long term, for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Quality hangarage, facilities, Internet, pilot’s lounge and viewing deck.

planespace

planespace@xtra.co.nz

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Club Captain’s Report Craig Pearce Hi Guys Well its looks like we are heading in to another brilliant summer. I have to say thank you to all the people that help out with the club competitions as I was unable to make it, much appreciated. We have some exciting events coming up to look forward to. The Flying NZ regional competitions at Kaipara Flats on 6 th November, all the best to those competing. Remember, wiggle your toes as Mother Goose says. The White water rafting trip to Rotorua is being held on the 20 th November with currently 5 people attending. At the end of November a South Island trip team is taking off, this is a great time of year to see the southern part of the country in mid spring. On 5th December the Warbirds are having another open day. This open day is commemorating the bombing of Pearl Harbour. If you would like to attend any of these events, please contact the flight desk for availability. One thing I would like to see us do as a club is, prove to the rest of the airfield that we are the best. We already know we are, they don’t. On the 12 th December we are holding a competition against the rest of the field. It will involve 2 circuits and grid landings. We have the advantage, we have done competitions before. So, if you are available please contact the flight desk and make a booking for 2 circuits. This will not cost much and you will be assured to have a great time. Also there is a prize for the winner contact the flight desk for more details and to make that booking. If any member has an idea for what they think would be a good overnight or day trips please get in contact with myself or Sandra. It could be that flight that you have always wanted to do or some place you have wanted to go but didn’t want to do it alone. Or, it could be you would like to give formation flying or turning your world upside down. We are always looking for more ideas for group events. Also if you are a Facebook user please look up our Facebook page and ―like‖ I will be posting on it regularly this summer. Safe Flying Craig Pearce

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Club Achievements During the Wings Dinner held on the 16th October the list of achievers were named along with the students receiving their wings and instructors receiving certificates for their accomplishments through the year. The following shows the list of first solo’s, PPL’s, CPL’s , Instrument Ratings and Instructor ratings.

First Solo Phillip Wyatt Matt Young Colin Mellar Anton Good Iain Walker Reece Harrison Edmand Chan David Mellow Andrew Wallace Jeremy Smith

Private Pilots Licence Greg Quinn Emma Sinnott Hemant Patel Justin Robins Shanon Prasad Matt Shaw

Multi Engine Instrument Rating Náim Zainal Tim Denham Nathan Johnston

C-Category Instructors Rating Nicola Evans

B-Category Instructors Rating John Ashman Nathan Johnston

Single Engine Instrument Rating Channery Thach

Multi Instructor Endorsement Jason Woodger Brad Antrobus

Commercial Pilots Licence Rajdev Sidhu Simon Macpherson

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Rajdev Sidhu

Matt Young

Nicola Evans

David Mellow

Emma Sinnott

Phillip Wyatt

Edmand Chan

Greg Quinn Andrew Wallace

Nathan Johnston Simon Macpherson

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Jason Woodger

Jeremy Smith

Colin Meller


Warbirds Open Day Warbirds held their open day on the 19th September to commemorate the Battle Of Britain. There were some fantastic air displays with the Spitfire, Kittyhawk, Chipmunks, Trojan, Harvard’s, Airtrainer, Extra 300 and our Grumman’s gracing us with their presence. We also got to see the Venom do a high speed taxi down the runway.

Kittyhawk

Spitfire

Spitfire cockpit

Spitfire

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Warbirds are holding a Pearl harbour Commemoration Day on December 5th from 10am until 4pm, where stunning displays from the Spitfire, Harvard's, Kitty Hawk can be seen. Plus the DC-3 will be flying to celebrate its 75th Anniversary.

Chipmunk Trojan

Harvard

Venom

Spitfire

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Upcoming Events

Working Bee - 14th November 2010 The aircraft are in great need of a clean up after the winter months. We would appreciate any members that are available on the 14th of November to come to the Club and help with washing and polishing of the fleet. Working shifts between 1pm—4pm, BBQ will be held after the working bee for all club members. 26


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Our Mission Statement Auckland Aero Club is committed to developing our member’s flying skills at all levels. We strive for high levels of flying competence by providing access to well qualified instructors and to a wide range of aircraft. From our unique facilities at Ardmore Airfield, we promote the ongoing development of a range of initiatives to enhance the flying experience and the sharing of aviation interest. In undertaking this we aim to increase the membership of the club, and enhance its profile in the wider community through numerous aviation related events and activities.

www.aac.org.nz Auckland Aero Club, 500 Harvard Lane, Ardmore Airport, Ardmore P.D.C. 14, Papakura. Phone: +64 9 299 8590 Fax: +64 9 299 8592 Email: flightdesk@aac.org.nz

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