Kaikoura Aero Club
Pilot training since 1983
Kaikoura Aero Club operates from its own building at the Kaikoura Airfield. Full time Operations Manager Murray Hamilton holds a B-CAT instructor rating and instructor and Line Pilot Austen holds his C-CAT instructor rating. Instructors and Line Pilots Tobias and Allara hold their C-Cat instructor rating under supervision.
Murray, Austen, Tobi & Allara are supported by Alistair Matthews, A CAT, Club Patron & Flight Examiner.
Small friendly club, all our Pilots are qualified instructors or working to become instructors.
Kaikoura has two active runways, one sealed (700m) and one grass (575m) allowing students to become accustomed to both surface types.
Two seater and four seater aircraft, high wing and low wing, available to train in.
Mountains in excess of 8000ft are within 15 minutes of flying providing an ideal opportunity for students to experience terrain/mountain flying.
Our training fleet:
ZK-TUG – Aeropro Eurofox – A240
The newest aircraft in the fleet, built 2013 and purchased by us in 2016, TUG has a shiny new feel. Great fun to fly with digital instrumentation and 5 hours fuel endurance. A Light Sport Aircraft, so can be used to gain a PPL, CPL, Instructor rating, and can also be flown on a microlight licence.
ZK-JCT – Cessna 172 – C172
The Cessna 172 four seat aircraft with a 160 hp engine, cruises at 110 kts and is one of the most popular light aircraft in the world. A great choice if you’re wanting to step up from the two seater aircraft.