Misaki's first flight in a light aircraft was in 2013 for a trial flight in Auckland before he started ab-initio training at Massey University studying a Bachelors degree in aviation. Misaki began flying with the Tauranga Aero Club training towards his C-Category Flight Instructor rating. Misaki has always been fascinated about flying from a young age. Misaki is now a senior B-Category Instructor.
Kane is a C-Cat flight instructor who completed all his training here at the Tauranga Aero Club. Kane gave up his future as a professional golfer to pursue flying. In Kane's spare time, you will catch him practicing synchronised swimming at Pilot Bay.
I joined the club in 1994. I started learning at Waihi Beach in 1995 and got my licence in April 1997 at age 50. We purchased the Cardinal in 1993, my RV6A in 2003 and sold our cub purchased in 1998 in 2005. I fly all of these planes and particularly enjoy aerobatics and formation flying. I have represented NZ three times in Australia flying 3 ship formation in Warriors. I regularly compete in the National Aerobatic championships. I joined the TAC committee in 1997.
Mark has had his PPL for quite a number of years now and has been a previous member of Rotorua, Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aeroclub (Hastings), as well as Tauranga Aeroclubs. Mark was born in Tauranga where his father was a very early member of the TG Aeroclub. Mark has been the NZ CEO of MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) for 11 years and has the privilege of flying the C206 ZK-MAF.