Important Notice: The club has recently sold it’s clubrooms and #1 hangar in order that a new facility be built which better meets our future requirements. The clubrooms and #1 hangar are from Monday the 30th of April no longer available for use. The club will be operating from it's "#3" hangar, at the Western end of the airfield.
Until further notice there is no club accommodation facility and limited hangar space. There are a number of accommodation providers in Rangiora. Visiting pilots should ensure you have adequate tie-downs for your aircraft.
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- New club aircraft Hi Everyone As you may recall, the club membership made a decision at the last AGM, and confirmed at the recent SGM, its intention to purchase a 3rd generation aircraft for training purposes. The club instructors were requested to make ...
- Karamea Fly away west coast tiki tour August Hello CRAC flyers
- Sale of No 2 Hangar Dear Member As decided at the recent SGM, our No 2 hangar has been offered for sale on TradeMe at $160,000 plus GST. We will keep you informed of developments. Graeme Main Secretary...
- Fwd: Special General Meeting - Reminder Dear Member This is a final reminder for the Special General Meeting which will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday, 21 July at 3:00 pm. Part of the reason for this timing is that the Oxford Fly-In/Claybird Shoot has been rescheduled for...
- Fwd: Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2014 Dear RAANZ Club
- July Club Newsletter (Part 2?) Mine is not to reason why, seems we have a second newsletter for July... http://www.recwings.com/newsletters/2013/July2.html...
- Special General Meeting - Reminder Dear Member This is a reminder that the committee has decided to call a Special General Meeting which will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday, 21 July at 3:00 pm. Part of the reason for this timing is that the Oxford Fly-In/Claybird S...
- "IMPORTANT"July 21st Sunday"Oxford fly-in & Special General Meeting & Clay Target Shoot BBQ
- Special General Meeting Dear Member The committee has decided to call a Special General Meeting which will be held in the clubhouse on Sunday, 21 July at 3:00 pm. Part of the reason for this timing is that the Oxford Fly-In/Claybird Shoot has been rescheduled ...
- Re: Newsletter July 2013 http://www.recwings.com/newsletters/2013/July.html The newsletter is now on the club web pages (Thank You James). If we all wrote just one item every ten years we would provide valuable information or entertainm...
Based at Rangiora, New Zealand, our club is a strong and growing group of people who fly and talk about recreational aircraft.
We have very modern facilities for use by our club members including two large hangers in which members can house aircraft and with the help of the Canterbury Community Trust we have almost completed a third very large hangar to cater for the rapid growth in microlights and aircraft in general at Rangiora Airfield which is possibly the fastest growing aviation site in New Zealand.
The club owns three aircraft, Rans S6 ZK-JOL, Rans S6 ZK-JOR, and Airborne Classic ZK-JOZ. We also have access through members to training in other 3-axis and weight-shift aircraft.
To fly our aircraft you will need a Microlight Pilot Certificate (or a PPL/RPL as long as you belong to the RNZAC), to get started you can contact one of our number of instructors who will not only teach you to fly, but also help you with the minimal paperwork.
Every couple of months we send a newsletter out to our members, we have them online here for you to read.
If you would like to find out more about our club you should just come out one weekend, failing that, please complete our contact form.
Pilots With Disabilities
The club has purchased the aircraft ZK-JOZ which is of a design that makes it "ultra accessible" for paraplegics. Tetraplegic pilots who have some strength in their arms but not necessarily hands may also be accommodated.
This is a new area for the club and we are eager to learn from our disabled pilots how we can make flying our aircraft and being a part of our club a truely accessible and independant sport.
Our experienced instructors will be very pleased to assist you to attaining the total freedom in learning to fly this exciting and affordable aircraft, so please contact us about paraplegic and tetraplegic flight training.