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Summer Flying Safaris


Greville Harbour strip visit & training day

Today Kapiti Aero Club in conjunction with both Hawkes Bay & Wanganui Aero Clubs held a Greville Harbour strip visit & training day.

Being situated on D’Urville Island (Northern Malborough Sounds) Greville Harbour, a 710×6 meter DOC maintained airstrip is available for public use without prior permission. The area boasts great fishing, diving & hunting & it’s the perfect place to drop into on your way across the straight. Do remember to pay your $10 landing fee at the honesty box. If you require further info on the best way to make a safe and stable approach/departure at Greville Harbour then give our instructing team a call at Kapiti Aero Club.

Safe Flying!!



Roaming to Raglan 2015

The Roaming to Raglan weekend was a great success. Six aircraft and ten people joined the trip and met up at Hawera on Friday night. We were treated by the Hawera Aero Club to a great BBQ tea and all enjoyed swapping flying stories with our hosts. The flight up the coast to Raglan on Saturday morning was a treat with smooth flying conditions and great visibility. Some chose to visit New Plymouth for brunch and others popped into Hamilton or Te Kowhai for fuel prior to landing at Raglan. After arriving we all enjoyed a relaxing and warm sunny afternoon strolling around the shops, enjoying the café’s or lazing around watching the cricket. As is often the case in New Zealand the weather will often influence at least one leg of a trip and Sunday was that day. Despite an ominous forecast for the lower North Island we all got home via the Desert Road Corridor and Manawatu or Wanganui Coast with a bit of weather dodging on the way.

We all enjoyed a great time, great flying in company with some great people.

Top of the South 2015

The Top of The South Safari to Westport is now over and has been great fun!!. The frontal weather made the trip home a bit of a challenge today but one that was completed safely. This is where flying in a group is a great learning opportunity. There are many heads to analyse the weather and make route choices that take account of the available skills, experience and aircraft capability.

Sincere thanks to instructors Peter, Josh and Ben for keeping us all safe and the rest of the gang for being great company.
For everyone who made the weekend a success please share your photos here. For those who couldn’t make it, it’s not too late to contact the club and enrole in the Roaming to Raglan tour on 21/22 March.