History Hangar

August 16, 2023

Air ambulance demonstration

Wellington Aero Club brought 2 Waco aircraft during the 1930s. Buying aircraft from the USA was a controversial decision at the time and most previous purchased aircraft had been British made. The Waco was chosen because it was particularly suitable to be used as an air ambu...
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Net Carbon Zero

July 25, 2023

Wellington Aero Club is officially certified Net Carbon Zero!

We are delighted to announce that Wellington Aero Club is now a certified Zero Carbon Business Operation in partnership with Ekos.We have measured and offset the scope 1, 2 and 3 CO2 emissions of our business operations for the year measurement period 1 April 2022 to 31 Marc...
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History Hanger

December 19, 2021

Wellington Aero Club — Since 1929

New Zealanders have taken flying granted for a long time. Even in Wellington’s notoriously windy conditions, and the adventure that turbulence evokes in the minds of some, most of us don't give much of a second thought to getting on a flight to visit colleagues, friends an...
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Simsy awarded Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Certificate of Gratitude

Andrew Sims, our fearless Chief Flight Instructor, needs no introduction. As many of you will know, Simsy is extremely passionate about getting youngsters into aviation. He has been a key part of the success of the annual Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School and the Young Eagl...
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