New Zealand Sport Flying Magazine

The magazine of the SPORT AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION NZ Incorporated


Latest Issue New Zealand Sport Flying Summer 2024


FRONT COVER: Andrew Vincent in his Bede BD-5J jet.



Jetplane Journey by Andrew Vincent, who tells the story of his Bede BD-5J, that he has successfully converted from a piston engined BD-5 to a jet.

Might Your District Plan Restrict GA? by John Evans, who looks at a very serious issue that is effecting the future of many airfields.
New Airstrip Opens At Orakau by Bruce Cooke, who reports on the new airfield south of Te Awamutu.

Wings Over Wairarapa by Dave Homewood, reporting on the recent airshow.

Profile: Fletcher McKenzie by Dave Homewood, who talked with Fletch about his career in making aviation films and writing aviation books.

Obituary: Alan Belworthy by Evan Belworthy

Photospread: Mercury Bay Aero Club 75th Anniversary by Gavin Magill, reporting on the recent open day and airshow.

Legend Aviation Launches by Dave Homewood - the new classic aeroplane rides company at Masterton owned by Bevan Dewes and Lucy Newell.

Mission 648 by Marty Nicoll, who details the process of repainting Corsair NZ5648 recently into RNZAF colours.
Field of Dreams by Bernice Hintz, who attended the 50th Anniversary of Forest Field Aerodrome.
South Island Akro Fest by Dave Homewood, covering the recent aerobatics competition at Ashburton.

ATC Aerobatics Experience by David Wilkinson, who was one of three Ardmore pilots who took up several Air Training Corps cadets for their first aerobatics flights.

Flight Advisor by Jim Rankin, who details the app that is designed to avoid collisions or airspace incidents.

Why We Do Stuff: Picketing our aircraft by Bill Henwood, more handy tips and know-how.

Around The Chapters covering happenings in Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury.