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Welcome to the Matamata Aero Club !  We fly GA, light sport, and microlight aircraft from the Matamata Aerodrome and provide training, including trial flights, type ratings, and BFRs,  in our Zenith CH601XL aeroplane or others .

About

The Club has about 45 member, half are GA pilots – the other half are microlight pilots.  We own our small club rooms, a large hangar, and our Zenith aeroplane. The club is affiliated with FlyingNZ and welcomes pilots from all other NZ flying clubs.

Flight training

We provide training in our own light sport aircraft following the syllabus of SAC or RAANZ , who are both delegated by CAA to issue microlight pilot certificates.

We are happy to take you for your first trial flight.
Or we can teach you the skills and knowledge required for a full, advanced microlight pilot’s certificate.  To get the full certificate, a minimum flight experience of 45 hrs is required, but you can do this at your own pace and leisure. Our experienced instructor, will ensure that you are safe and that you have an enjoyable time.

Our current charges are listed here.

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Level 2 processes

The Club is operating again but under COVID Level 2 restrictions. All members need to follow the procedures which are published in the documents tab and are posted at the Aero Club.

Training

Following successful courses on “Radio” in July and “Navigation” in November last year, we now have completed a course on “Weather Theory” over 3 session this April. Due to Covid-19 the course was only virtual, but was well attended and received by a good number of members and friends.

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