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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of New Zealand Inc. (AOPA)

AOPA advocates on behalf of members to keep the cost of private and recreational flying affordable and accessible to as many people as possible. It also encourages the social aspect of flying with like-minded people who share a passion for aviation.


Sport Aircraft Association NZ Inc (SAANZ)

SAANZ is devoted to promoting and assisting the private aircraft builder and flier. We work to further the cause of sport flying in all its forms and to stimulate the interest of the aviation enthusiast.


Flying New Zealand

We have forty-six aero clubs located throughout New Zealand offering the highest professional standard of flight training and supervision. Flight training for both private and professional licences, plus much more.


Aviation New Zealand

Aviation New Zealand champions the international development of New Zealand's aviation exports, encourages the development of scale through collaboration, and connects international customers with appropriate solutions developed in New Zealand.


Model Flying New Zealand (NZMAA)

Model Flying New Zealand promotes and manages model aircraft flying in New Zealand.  We do our best to see that you can fly your model in as safe environment as possible and enjoy this fun sport.


New Zealand Warbirds Association

The New Zealand Warbirds Association does not aim to glorify war at all, but rather, to see some of these grand old military aircraft preserved in flying condition for the enjoyment of all. Who can resist the throb of a Harvard or the sheer romance of a Tiger Moth, the roar of a Mustang or the rush of a jet?


Wairarapa Flying Tigers

The aim of the Society is to restore and to preserve, vintage aircraft in flying condition, for display to the public, and for enthusiasts who wish to become members.


Gliding New Zealand (GNZ)

Technical administration of gliding as a sport was established in New Zealand with the formation of the NZ Gliding Association (NZGA) in 1947. GNZ holds a certificate under CAR Part 149 that allows it to conduct flying training courses, conduct competency assessments, authorise glider maintenance, and to administer the associated personnel certification processes


New Zealand Parachute Federation

The NZPF primarily promotes sport and recreational skydiving within NZ, supporting skydiving at a local and international level. Through their shareholding in the NZPIA (New Zealand Parachute Industry Association) and links with CAA, they also advise on progression and standards.


The Recreational Aircraft Association of New Zealand (RAANZ)

Microlights are the fastest growing sector of general aviation, and range from the most basic bugs-in-your-teeth flying machines to high tech/high performance craft that make your average Cessna look like an underpowered brick.  The common factor is less than 600Kg all-up weight, less than 45Kt stall, and no more than 2 place.  RAANZ administers microlight Pilot, Instructor and inspector certificates and ratings under its Part 149 delegation.


Aircraft Engineering Association of New Zealand (AEANZ)

AEANZ was formed out of the engineering division of the Aviation Industry Association. The main purpose of the restructure was to allow individual membership of the Association. Previously, membership was restricted to companies. Other benefits include the greater sharing of knowledge, education and work experiences and the professional development of aircraft engineers.


The New Zealand Association of Women in Aviation (NZAWA)

NZAWA is an enthusiastic group that aims to foster friendship amongst women interested in all aspects of aviation. Through our network, meetings, rallies and newsletters, we encourage you to extend your knowledge and experience in your chosen sport or profession. You have access to a great network of women who are involved either professionally or recreationally, in a wide range of aviation activities.


New Zealand Airshow Association (NZASA)

NZASA promotes the professional representation and performance of air shows in New Zealand as well as the promotion of safety and excellence in the airshow industry. NZASA serves to enhance the air show sector by insisting on business integrity and sustainability through communications, educational and other programmes which are designed to meet the needs of it's members.


Balloon Aviation Association of New Zealand (BAANZ)

BAANZ is the National representative organisation for Ballooning in New Zealand . BAANZ is a non-profit organisation that is run by a team of volunteer members located throughout the country. BAANZ encourages and promotes safe and compliant Ballooning activities.


Royal Aeronautical Society NZ Division (RAES)

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) is a UK based world-wide organization with divisions and branches in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Europe, South Africa, Pakistan and Zimbabwe. The Society, founded in the UK in 1866, is the oldest aeronautical society in the world and has evolved into a global focal point for the entire aerospace community. The RAeS is a learned society and is the professional body for the aviation and aerospace industries. Professional membership is available to those working in aviation and aerospace.


The Honourable Company of Air Pilots, New Zealand Region

The Company was established as a Guild in 1929 in order to ensure that pilots and navigators of the (then) fledgling aviation industry were accepted and regarded as professionals. In 1956, the Guild was formally recognised as a Livery Company. In 2014, it was granted a Royal Charter in the name of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. The principal activities of the Company are centred on sponsoring and encouraging action and activities designed to ensure that aircraft are piloted and navigated safely by individuals who are highly competent, self-reliant, dependable and respected.



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