New Zealand’s National Qualifications Authority (NZQA) recently approved Wanaka Helicopters’ world-leading advanced mountain flying training course as a nationally recognised educational qualification. Rob Neil visited Wanaka Helicopters to find out what this means for the company and its national and international students.
Bob Feerst of Utilities/Aviation Specialists Inc, who is coming to New Zealand in July, backgrounds his highly-regarded “Flying in the Wire & Obstruction Environment” that he will be presenting in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Association conference at Tauranga.
Canterbury was New Zealand’s first aero club and has a proud place in New Zealand aviation. Tony Beaumont takes a look at the club’s history and how it has reinvented itself to maintain its place in today’s aviation marketplace.
One organisation that understands the values of encouraging young people to achieve—in life, as well as in learning to fly—is the Air Training Corps of the New Zealand Cadet Forces, as Rob Neil discovered when he visited No 3 (Auckland City) Squadron ATC.
Senior aerospace engineer Mike Friend provides a qualified insight into some of the differences been composites and metal in light aircraft construction.
Classic Flights Wanaka offers romance and nostalgia aplenty with flights in its vintage Tiger Moth aircraft at Wanaka—one of the world’s most scenic locations. Classic Flights’ Peter Hendriks talked to Pacific Wings about a romantic return to the past in his aeroplanes of yesteryear.