About our club

The Hawke’s Bay Microlight Club is based at Hastings Airport (Bridge Pa) just outside that city. The airfield is owned and operated by Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Aero Club.

Membership is a mix of aircraft owners, home-builders and ground-based enthusiasts who just enjoy the social side of belonging. Most are based in Hastings, with just a few out of town, some in farms with their own strips.

For training purposes, the Aero Club has a Tecnam P2008 and a Rans S6. The Tecnam has a modern design with lots of features making it not only an excellent trainer but a very comfortable cruising aircraft. It is frequently hired for trips in Hawke’s Bay and much further afield.

The Rans is being converted to a tail-dragger by our legendary LAME, Cliff Johnston, and should appeal to pilots who like that old-time configuration.

The microlight club meets on the 1st Sunday in the month at 10.30am in the HB and EC Aero Club’s HQ – unless the weather is good and there’s not much business, in which case everyone goes flying instead. Feel free to turn up unannounced. If we’re not there, we’re flying to somewhere else.

In the last year, we’ve had safety topic discussions and presentations at the end of general business which have proven¬†extremely popular, led by our instructor Mads Slivsgaard.

Contacts:

PositionNamePhone number
President John White06 855 8354
Vice PresidentKen McKee06 843 0327
SecretaryTrevor Doig06 877 4899
TreasurerLynne White06 855 8354
Club CaptainTrevor Doig06 877 4899
Committee MemberTerry Smith06 875 0959
Website ContactJohn White06 855 8354
WebmasterTyler Loveder021 0231 3252
CFI / Safety OfficerMax Dixon06 879 6461
InstructorMads Slivsgaard027 511 7317

Credits: The club thanks everyone who helped to build this website, in particular:

Brian Mackie РCoordinated everyone concerned and wrote most of the content

Peter Scott of www.abovehawkesbay.co.nz for his brilliant aerial photography

Ken McKee – for checking many of the facts.

 

 

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