Club Competitions

Cook Strait Area Rally

Around November 2018 Kapiti Aero Club will be heading up to Whanganui to compete in the Flying NZ 2018 Cook Strait Area Rally. An annual event in which we have had strong ties with for many years. This year we aim to have a strong team who will be looking to excel in multiple events, from precision landings, bombings, low flying and more. These flying events prove to do wonders with improving one’s flying technique and we encourage all our members if interested in getting involved to give us a call at the office..



This year our Club is to take a different approach to our participation in the tournament. We have identified certain events in which we will make a concentrated effort to win at the rally.

 The events we will be targeting are;

  • G M Spence Trophy – Forced Landing without Power
  • Sir Francis Boys Cup – Precision Circuits
  • Wigram challenge Cup – Non-Instrument Circuits
  • Wigram challenge Cup – Instrument Flying
  • Wigram challenge Cup – Senior Landing
  • Wigram challenge Cup – Junior Landing

To represent our club in these events a member must first win selection. Our selection panel will be our instructors. They will select the best aviator

from our club taken into account participation in the Club Competition and commitment shown by the aviator.
The Wigram Cup Team is a team of four who to be successful must all perform.

The Wigram Cup Team that wins at the RNZAC Nationals then goes on to represent NZ against Australia.

Club Members may still enter any other events below on a first by first served basis;

Aero Engine Services Trophy – Basic Aerobatics

Airways Corporation Trophy – Flight Manoeurvers

Rotorua Trophy – Bombing

Airwork Cup – Low Flying

Bledisloe Aviation Trophy – Navigation less than 150hrs

Civil Aviation Authority – Aircraft Preflight

Cory Wright Cup – Primary Level Aerobatics

D M Allan Memorial Cup – Intermediate Aerobatics

Gloucester challenge – Air Safari Navigation

Ivon Warmington Trophy – Life Raft Dropping

Jean Battern Memorial Trophy – Pre Flight & Circuits

Jubilee Aerobatic Trophy – Aerobatics

Newman Cup – Circiuts Women

North Shore Trophy

NZ Herald challenge Trophy – Navigation more than 150hrs

Oscar Garden Trophy – GPS Navigation

Streamer Cutting – Open Competition

W A Morrison Trophy – Formation Flying

Waitemata Aero Club Cup – Sportsman Aerobatics

Wanganui Trophy – Low Flying

Further updates will be advised via email/Facebook and information can be found on

To register call the office on 04 902 6536 or send us a email on

Click following link to download the Flying NZ Compeition Rule Book Competition Rules

 For more info regarding this years Cook Straight Area Rally go to ;


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