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SAANZ Membership Benefits

Some of the benefits you gain by joining the 500 members of SAANZ.

Technical assistance and advice

  • SAANZ Members and approved mentors are there to help you, giving freely of their knowledge in all facets of homebuilt aircraft.
  • Constructing or planning to construct your aircraft
  • Materials, components and construction methods
  • Preparing your aircraft for final Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) inspection
  • How you meet the CAA legal paperwork requirements
  • Before and during the endurance flight-testing phase
  • How you gain the qualifications necessary for obtaining a maintenance approval for the aircraft you have constructed
  • SAANZ Mentoring Scheme

Access to the Members' Area of our website

Gain access to these great features:

  • Photos uploaded by members – share your own
  • Downloads of forms and directories
  • Council and administration announcements
  • Contact details for council members


Eligibility to enter competitions and gain recognition

  • Enter flying and building competitions
  • Receive your "Wings Award" for completing and flying a new aircraft



  • Receive 15% discount from Trade Tools
  • Save over $400 on CAA Approved Maintenance Program Licence – only $75 to members


Free Magazine

Enjoy a free copy of our quarterly magazine "Sport Flying", posted to you before it goes on sale on bookstands:

  • Current topical information and high quality photographs
  • Read Member profiles and their stories
  • Free classified advert (up to 30 words)


Documentation & Directories

You will gain free access to:

  • Forms and documents including a range of guides, aircraft building/flying records and various application forms
  • Annual Membership List & Airstrip directory
  • Mentor directory



SAANZ council members are the go-to people for raising public and political awareness of homebuilt aircraft and sport flying issues:

  • Collectively we're a strong advocate in all aviation matters to the CAA and the public
  • National representation to CAA on Sport and Recreational Rule changes and exemptions



Have your say with voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting of the Association.

Download Membership Application Form
(Please note that your acceptance of SAANZ Rules is requirement of membership.)

Get in touch with Sport Aircraft Association NZ Inc

Gavin Magill
Phone Mobile 027 291 0525
or 09 298 7174 AH

E-mail, or visit