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 .


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.

Notice board (Blog)

Membership fees due

We had our AGM last Saturday, 12 Sep 2020. A new committee was elected. The membership fees were set at the same level as last year: $130 Ordinary, $70 Youth, $50 Associate member. Payment of fees and submission of a membership renewal form is now due by 12 Oct 2020. Check your email.

AGM Agenda, 12 Sep 2020, 1300hrs

Minutes of the previous Club’s Meeting(s) Chair/President’s report Treasurer’s report Election of Committee Members Membership fees for 2020/1 Motions to be considered (none submitted) General business

Covid Level 2

We are now operating under Covid Level 2 rules. Please refer to the published Club procedures here.