ABOUT US

The Feilding Flying Club welcomes all with an interest in sport aviation. Whether you are into microlights, amateur built or general aviation our club has an eclectic mix of members representing many aspects of sport aviation. If you are looking at learning to fly we can offer top notch tuition at very competitive rates. Why not take a trial flight with one of our instructors who will give you a taste of what it’s like to be in control of a flying machine.

We are situated at Feilding Aerodrome. Our club room is at the western end of the aerodrome. Just turn left at the gate and drive a hundred meters or so. If you are flying in at the weekend there’s bound to be someone around. Pop in for a chat and a coffee.

If you are on a cross country and need a bed for the night we now have a two bed bunk room. Get in touch with one of our contacts for more details.

For information on becoming a pilot see our Learning to Fly  page. If you’d like to book a flight or simply want more information just get in touch with one of our contacts.

A few important things to know:

  • The Feilding Flying Club (FFC) is a club and not solely a flight training centre. This means that the club’s prime purpose is to provide members with aircraft to fly and gather in a friendly social environment to talk and enjoy the company of aviation minded people. We also train members to fly them but this is not our main purpose!
  • The FFC is an organization operating microlight aircraft under CAR Part 103. This means that to fly a FFC aircraft solo you MUST belong to FFC which is a RAANZ affiliated club AND hold a RAANZ Microlight pilot Certificate. (You are not entitled to fly a pt103 aircraft on a PPL/CPL/ ATPL unless you also have a current microlight certificate.)
  • You are not entitled to fly a GA (pt91) aircraft solo with just a microlight pilot certificate. You are entitled to transfer some of your microlight hours to qualify for a PPL, CPL but this is a very small part of the required hours.
  • The FFC relies on volunteers who are dedicated to serving the club.
  • ALL FFC members are involved in running the club and promoting a good club culture. Our instructors are highly motivated people who do their best to ensure that all members are trained to the highest standards. Please respect them and acknowledge that they are giving up their time for our enjoyment!

Why Come To Us?

You have a great club and I couldn't have done it without the help of....all the instructors (who) have been great.

...I appreciate the hard work you put in...so thanks again.

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Len Carney
Intermediate Pilot & Club Member

Just saying thanks on behalf of the PN Aeroneers for allowing us to visit your club rooms, for your presentation and showing us through the hangers, it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. 

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Greg Findon
President: PN Aeroneers

Check Out Our Aircraft

TRD

TECNAM P92 Echo - TRD

Our Tecnam P92 Echo (nicknamed Trudy after it’s call sign TRD) is a fantastic ultralight with great flying characteristics that make it perfect for beginners. For this reason, we primarily use this aircraft for Novice student pilots to get them comfortable to get to their solo.  

Cruise Speed: 85Kts
FUEL CAPACITY: 90L
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 15 L/HR
HIRE/TRAINING RATE: $130/HR
LLY

TECNAM P2004 BRAVO - LLY

Our Tecnam P92004 Bravo (nicknamed Lilly after its callsign LLY) is a natural cross country work horse due to it’s wider wingspan, greater horsepower, and higher cruise speed. Lilly is commonly used by more advanced students and hired by rated club members.

Cruise Speed: 100Kts
FUEL CAPACITY: 100L
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 20 L/HR
HIRE/TRAINING RATE: $140/HR

LEASED TECNAM SIERRA - KFA

The Club has now obtained a 3rd aircraft on a lease with efforts to purchase the Aircraft underway. The new aircraft is a Tecnam Sierra, which adds a welcomed  low wing configuration option to the fleet of available aircraft. With similar performamnce to the Bravo, the Sierra makes  for a nice cross country cruiser.

Cruise Speed: 100Kts
FUEL CAPACITY: 100L
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 20 L/HR
HIRE/TRAINING RATE: $140/HR

Trial Flights -Just $60!

Whether you’re unsure if flying is for you and you want to get a feel for it, or you’ve got all your ducks in a row and are ready to start your new adventure, getting a trial flight is a fantastic way to get a taste of what it’s like to be behind the controls of an aircraft.

Our Instructors

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Steve DeGrey

Instructor / Safety Officer

021 377 636 | safetyofficer@theflyingclub.co.nz

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Sarah Colliver

Chief Flying Instructor

027 322 0274 | cfi@theflyingclub.co.nz

Walter Taber

Walter Taber

Instructor

027 502 9095 | walterrtaber2@hotmail.com

Sarah Portrait Photo

Sarah Colliver

Chief Flying Instructor

027 322 0274 | cfi@theflyingclub.co.nz

Steve Portrait Photo

Steve DeGrey

Instructor / Safety Officer

021 377 636 | safetyofficer@theflyingclub.co.nz

Walter Taber

Walter Taber

Instructor

027 502 9095 | walterrtaber2@hotmail.com

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Read About Our history

Find out more about how the club was started and grew from its humble beginnings to the now well established and thriving club we know today.

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Aerodrome Information

The Feilding Flying Club has been very lucky to be based at the beautiful Feilding Aerodrome. Find out more about the aerodrome and the area around it below.

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News, Updates and Notices

Click the button below to read about the latest news, updates, and notices.  This may include information on fly-ins, student progression and achievements, and more.

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Helpful Resources & Links

Check out the useful links we have collected. We have included some weather briefing sites (no excuse to fly into bad weather) and some other useful links too,

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