Great Plains SAANZ National Fly-In

12:00 PM
4:00 PM

Ashburton Aerodrome
Fly in

The annual national Fly-In of the Sport Aircraft Association of New Zealand, hosted by the Ashburton Aviation Museum.

NOTE: Due to inclement weather the event originally scheduled for Waitangi weekend has now been postponed till the 13th to 16th of April 2023.

If you'd previously registered, your registration will be held by the Ashburton Aviation Museum for the postponed event. If you need to contact the Ashburton aviation Museum about your original registration or you'd like to register for the new dates, contact Owen Moore at

SAA Great Plains Fly In Programme

April 13th – 16th 2023

Here is the Programme put together by the team at the Ashburton Aviation Museum,

Thursday 13th of April 2023

Arrivals Day and Registrations at Caravan

07:30 Light Breakfast Available

18.30 BBQ (Paid for at Time)

Fri 14th of April 2023

07:00 Cooked and Continental Breakfast Available

08:45 Clint Bowles Fl- In Safety Briefing (Held In Round Hangar)

09:45 Richard Royds Fly Away Briefing? Destination yet to be advised.

10:00 Jim’s Tuckshop open plus Lunches for flyaway participants ready.

10:15 Seminar 1

12:15 Afternoon Program Fly Away etc.

14:00 Seminar 2

17:00 AGM

1830 BBQ Tea

Saturday 15th of April 2023

0700 Cooked and Continental Breakfast available

08.45 Clint Bowles Fly In Safety Briefing for local flying etc.

10.00 Jim’s Tuckshop open

10.15 Seminar 3

1400 Seminar 4

1900 Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation.

Sunday 16th of April 2023

Light Breakfast Fly home

NOTE: All times Subject To Change