Sport Aircraft Association NZ Incorporated is a non-profit organisation run for its members by an annually elected Council. The Council currently comprises four members in addition to the President and two Vice-Presidents.
Meet the Administrator & the SAANZ Executive:
An office is maintained by the Association's Administrator Dave Homewood, who carries out the day to day tasks related to membership, accounting and magazine distribution.
Dave is the first person to contact if you have any questions regarding the SAA. If she cannot answer your question then he will be able to direct you to a member of the organisation who can.
Please use the Contact Form or email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Homewood – Administrator
Dave has just taken over the Administrator's position in July 2021 and is still learning the ropes.
He is also the editor and a photo-journalist for our quarterly journal Sport Flying magazine.
Though not a pilot, Dave is passionate about aviation, especially warbirds, airshows and RNZAF history. He also runs the very popular and busy Wings Over New Zealand Aviation Forum, which is a hub of information, news, history and photos that brings the entire New Zealand aviation scene together.
Dave also produces the Wings Over New Zealand Show, recording, editing and sharing stories from across the aviation spectrum as a popular aviation podcast.
Evan Wheeler - President
Evan lives in Pukekohe, South of Auckland and is an active member of both SAANZ and the SAA Auckland Chapter.
When not running his own scaffolding business, Evan can usually be found flying or working on his Murphy Rebel ZK-WEM which he flies out of Patumahoe airstrip.
Bruce Cooke - Vice President
|Bruce has a varied background in the aviation industry, including time as an aircraft tradesman, storeman, technical documents clerk and airline maintenance controller. He currently works as an Audio Visual and IT technician at Waikato University.
He has designed and constructed his own aircraft over a period of 11 years - Avian Adventurer ZK-CKE.
In additional to his role on the SAA National executive, which includes coordinating SAA Training courses, he is also heavily involved in the SAA Waikato Chapter. Technical teaching is a passion and he holds an adult teaching qualification.
When not involved in flying or SAA activities, he enjoys video making, outdoor pursuits, industrial history and making scale models (he has a large collection of 1/72 scale RNZAF aircraft). He is also a leader with the local ICONZ Boys Brigade unit.
Dave is the first person to contact if you have any questions regarding the SAA. Dave is available by email at email@example.com. If he cannot answer your question then he will be able to direct you to another member of the organisation who can.