Welcome to the Tauranga Aeroclub

Here at the Tauranga Aero Club we can provide you with the flight experience of a life time, from your first introductory flight lesson through to a magical scenic flight that you will remember for a long time. Located at Tauranga in the spectacular Bay of Plenty we have it all, superb scenery, magical seascapes, steaming volcanoes, pristine beaches and a favorable climate and environment for flight training. For more information please phone 07 575 3210 or email tgaeroclub@gmail.com.

2014 National Flying Competitions a Blazing Success

The 2014 RNZAC National Flying Competitions were hosted by the Tauranga Aero Club in February. Good weather, a great turnout from clubs all over New Zealand, excellent organisation by the RNZAC executive, and and army of volunteers made this a successful weekend. The club would like to thank everyone who volunteered in some way. Thanks go out also to the Airways team in the tower who coped with the high workload over the three days without breaking a sweat.

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Derek Williams Retires

After almost 60 years in the topdressing industry and 32,000 hours, Derek Williams retired from commercial flying today. According to Derek, he would have kept going for longer but Superair is sending his aircraft to the far North. Derek turned up to the bar on Sunday expecting to have a normal Sunday night quiet one, and was hijacked by a large group of friends and club members wishing him all the best.

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Wigram Cup Returns to Tauranga

The Tauranga Aero Club flying team had a successful trip down to Motueka last month for the Flying New Zealand national flying competitions, bringing home the coveted Wigram Cup for the top flying team in the country. From left to right are Roy Edwards, Sam Godfrey, Dan Campbell, and David Campbell.

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Check us out on Facebook

Below are some posts updating some of the latest happennings at the club. If you are on Facebook you can look for us there also. Search for us under Tauranga Aero Club

Mt Cook as seen from TAB

Friedrich Diehl, a pilot visiting from Germany, recently completed his NZ PPL licence conversion with us and then took the 172, TAB, on a nationwide tour. Friedrich sent us this photo as he slid past Mt Cook at 9800 feet.

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New Aeroclub President Shane Anderson

Shane Anderson, seen here at Big Bay in the South Island, took over as President this year. Shane takes the helm during what is turning out to be a very busy time for the club. Shane is the good looking one on the left.

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