Hauraki Aeroclub - Thames New Zealand

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Repairs to the Tecnam are going well by all accounts and it should be airborne again soon. Contact Cliff for more info.

Just a note if your flying it, please keep it clean, refuel it when finished and keep the drums full. PLEASE!!

Cliff is around during the week usually for training, check flights, BFR's, ratings and lessons. See tecnam sports plane article for contact details.

Tecnam sport plane

The club has been operating  a Tecnam Sierra microlight sport plane for training and club trips.This operates on a different licence than a PPL and is much simplified and caters for the recreational , fun flyer. While being a proffessionally built aluminium aircraft capable of a 115knot cruise, with sophisticated instruments, it is lighter and easier to fly. Suitable for any age it is the perfect entry level machine. The club offers a no obligation trial flight package at just $100 for those wishing to experience a hands on training flight before committing to lessons. For more info contact   Cliff on 0274805454 email freedom4life@xtra.co.nz

Now on Twitter/ Facebook

Hauraki Aero Club is now on facebook and twitter thanks to Club Captain Rick Watson who is keen to promote the club more to promote more flying, more training, more trips and get the social side of the club reactivated after a couple of lean years during the economic downturn.The club has held it's prices at the same rates as 2 years ago to try to make it more attractive for new members to learn to fly with the club.

Join us and see what's happening on         www.facebook.com/HaurakiAeroClub           and           www.twitter.com/HaurakiAeroClub


Hauraki Aeroclub offers TRIAL FLIGHT PACKAGES in the Tecnam sport plane to encourage new members and to give flight experience to those who may not have had the thrill of flight before. These flights are set at the cheapest possible rate whilst giving the best possible value. To enquire further or book a flight for the Tecnam ph Cliff  0274805454, freedom4life@xtra.co.nz     



Hauraki Aero Club gliding division is non operative at this time as the CFI is unable to give time to flying at the moment. If you are suitably qualified and would like to apply for the position please contact the president. 

Around the club

The club is a mainly volunteer group and so most flying is of an impromtu type. The Tecnam instructor Cliff McChesney is available most days by appointment, weather permitting and there are fly away days periodically to other airfields and clubs.  The club has a great kitchen and public lounge area. Visitors are most welcome and membership is open at the moment for new flying and social members.  

Cliff McChesney is available most days for training, BFR renewals,type ratings and check flights in the Tecnam. Call him to book a time.  0274805454 

Email  freedom4life@xtra.co.nz  

Please  make sure your MEDICAL and BFR are current and entered on the sheet in the flight office BEFORE you fly next and PLEASE make sure you are current and safe before taking passengers flying. If you need a check flight contact Ken Adlam for the Cessna 07 8663995,  Cliff McChesney for the Tecnam 0274805454

  The NAAG has been quiet over the winter but Keep an eye on the page as the weather will be on the improve from now on and day and overnight trips will be more likely to happen.  If you would like to come on a trip in your own a/craft or as a passenger with one of the regular team contact Cliff McChesney  email  freedom4life@xtra.co.nz   for information and I'm sure he will accommodate you as seats are available.


NAAG newsletters


NAAG-Waihi-GtBarrier-Opotiki 2012.pdf
NAAG 02 - ANZAC Day Hastings 2012

NAAG 01 - Nelson 2012

2009 - 2011

NAAG 12 - Wanganui Dec 2011

NAAG 11 - Napier visit

NAAG 10 - Parakai-trip

NAAG 7 - Te Awamutu May 2011

NAAG 8 - Rotorua Trip July 2011

NAAG 9 - Taupo & Great Barrier trip Sept 2011

NAAG 24 - Omaka 2011

NAAG 23 - The Final Flight for 2010

NAAG 21 - Coromandel Train Ride

NAAG 20 - Wahi trip

NAAG 19 - Opotiki Fly-In

NAAG 18 - Kaitaia & North Cape Flight

NAAG 15 - Ruapehu Up & Over Trip 2010

NAAG 14 - White Island Trip 2010

NAAG 13 - Hawera March 19, 2010

NAAG 12 - Warbirds Over Wanaka April 2010

NAAG 11 - Kerikeri Adventure April 2010

NAAG 9 - Foxton Trip January 2010

NAAG 6 - Marsden Point Trip 09

NAAG 5 - Kauri Museum Trip 09

NAAG 4 - Norsewood Trip 09

NAAG 3 - New Plymouth Trip 09

NAAG 2 - Beer Can Museum 09

NAAG 1 - Dargaville Trip August 09

Other Trips

Classic Flights Omaka 09

Great Barrier August 09

Wairoa Trip Report July 2001

Great Barrier June 09

Hastings Trip Report 09

Strategic Mission

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