Update from your Exec

December 4, 2016
Summer is officially here and it's off to a great start! Unfortunately the spring weather was not kind to us, but that's all in the past, so here's hoping the summer weather we have been treated to over the last few days sticks around and gives us some beautiful flying days....
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Huge congratulations and thank you to all of our members who competed and attended the recent Cook Strait Regional Aero Club competitions. We had members entered in a number of events with some great results; Lawrence Field – 1 st, Wigram Challenge Cup (Senior Landing) ...
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Outsmarting the weather

October 1, 2016

Flying in Wellington requires a bit of local knowledge

Rochelle Fleming, instructor and forecaster joined us on Wednesday night to share some of her knowledge of weather and flying out of Wellington. Rochelle is moving to Taranaki with her family, after being involved with the Club for about 15 years. We wish you all the best R...
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Aero Club Competitions

September 18, 2016
Good afternoon members, I thought I would write a short spiel to help demystify what Aero Club competitions are all about, as well as educate myself as I have never been involved in them either. From the outside I know they seem a bit scary, lots of people all gathered...
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President's Patter

September 10, 2016
Spring is here, and while the daffodils have come to the party, it seems the weather hasn't! It's no surprise really as spring is notorious for its changeable weather. In saying that we can still be treated with some crackers so be sure to take advantage of these and get som...
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Simsy's Summary

August 14, 2016
Hello members, We've have a pretty rough run with weather recently and although it's the norm for flying to taper off a bit this time of year, we've still managed to keep ourselves busy. Those of you who have been in recently would have noticed the club rooms taking a tr...
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Hello members Well that's another AGM done and dusted! Thanks to Andrew Braddick for running it as seamlessly as always. I'm looking forward to the taking the helm as your Club President for the coming year and working with the committee and membership to make this year ...
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President's Update

July 17, 2016
Hello fellow club members, This is a quick note from your committee to let you know what's going on in the club and to remind you of upcoming events. First off, you would have seen the notice for the AGM which will be held on the 27th July at the Evans Bay Yacht and Moto...
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The 87th Annual General Meeting of the Wellington Aero Club will be held on Wednesday 27 July 2016....
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What is 'Just Culture' and why is SMS important?

One of the first things we learn in our pilot training is risk assessment using the IMSAFE list, and as instructors, we try to make it second nature for our students to run through IMSAFE before they come flying. An extension of this is having a policy in place to manage sa...
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