Learn to fly through Nelson Aero Club

Proudly celebrating over 80 years of providing quality flight training in the top of the South Island


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Latest News and Club Events

SATURDAY 24 JUNE 2017 - Night flying competitions

Starting from 5:30pm there will be a night flying competition held at the Nelson Aero Club with a BBQ dinner. All welcome to attend

Results from night flying:


1st place - Kiri Raharuhi

2nd equal - Trevor Salter & Tony Dowd


1st place – Ryley Fleming

AGM 2017 

Tuesday  13 June, 2017 Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm

The 2017 AGM was held, the Annual Reports from the President, Club Captain and Treasurer were presented.  Elections were held for the Executive and Committee positions, and the Club is off and running again for 2016/2017.

Remember, all Financial Memebers are welcome to attend Committee Meetings - at 1800 on third Sunday of each month.



Club Competitions have now moved to the afternoon of the last Sunday of the month and will be held in conjuction with Motueka Aero Club. ETU will be going over and there will be no charge to members.

Below is the schedule for 2017/2018


30th July 17                           -           Partial Panel instrument flying


27th August 17                     -           Streamer cutting


24th September 17             -           Non instrument circuits


29th October 17                  -           Bombing


26th November 17              -           Life raft dropping


28th January 18                   -           Forced landing


25th February 18                 -           Precision landing


25th March 18                     -           Instrument flying


29th April 18                         -           Low flying



Come Flying with the Nelson Aero Club

Come fly with us and experience the beauty of the Nelson region from the air. This is something you have to see to believe.

The Aero Club is a not for profit organisation.  As a club we have a very social side from get togethers, dinners, club trips away and club competitions.  All of which are great fun.  

Membership with the Nelson Aero Club allows a discount flying rate with us and all Aero Clubs in New Zealand, as well as participation in all our Club Competitions, which develop and hone your flying skills.

Our Instructors are the highly regarded professionals at the Nelson Aviation College - the Air New Zealand Preferred Flight Training Organisation and largest Flying School in New Zealand.  We provide everything from introductory Trial Flights through Private Pilot Licence (PPL) to full Commercial (CPL).  The fleet includes Cessna 152's and 172's as well as a twin-engine Piper Seminole.


Click Here to watch our trial flight video 

If you get the flying bug, you can then join our Aero Club and learn to fly.
Nelson Aero Club is affliated to Flying NZ.