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THE FLYING NZ TEAMProviding Sport and Recreational Flying at its best!

Tony Page


You will have seen me around Flying NZ for a number of years as Lakes regional representative. I am passionate about competition flying and chair the competition advisory group. On completion of my PPL, I was encouraged to take up flying competitions. This has developed into a long term passion to promote sport aviation to others. I support the long term goal of Flying NZ becoming the representative for all sport and recreational flying in New Zealand.

  Hm: 03 684 4986
Mob: 027 333 6611

Paul Drake

Vice President

CPL and C-Cat having flown for over 40 years. Chairman of the CAA Aviation Community Advisory Group (ACAG). Past President and current member of the Canterbury Aero Club. I have been involved in the Aviation industry for 40 years firstly as an Air traffic controller and more recently in Aviation security. I am passionate about Sport and Recreational flying and actively promote  flying as a leisure activity, to young and old at both Club and Flying NZ level.

  Hm: 03 358 7313
Mob: 027 292 5872

Lisa Macdonald

Executive Secretary

I have been in aviation for most of my working life, both in management and as a pilot. I hold an ATPL with over 4000 hours of total flying time, flying in New Zealand and overseas. I am rated in most aircraft found in our aero clubs as well as commercial twins including the Beech 1900 and Metroliners. I also hold a C Cat instructor rating. I am enjoying being more involved in and fostering Sport and Recreational flying, especially to our younger members.

  0800 422 635

Daryl Gillett

Instructor Council Chairman

I am an A-Category Flight Instructor, General Aviation Flight Examiner and I am currently the CFI at North Shore Aero Club, having taken on the role in October 2008. I also carryout flight testing on behalf of Flight Test New Zealand. I have been associated with Flying NZ in some way or another for the past 14 years or so – particularly at FNZ events as either a competitor, air judge, chief air judge or OIC flying. I have also been an Instructor Council member for three years. 

   Mob: 021 060 2899


Northern Region Representative



Aidan Campbell

Central Region Representative

Hello, my name is Aidan Campbell. I have been the Central Area Representative since 2017.
The aero club scene is something I have been involved in since a young age.
I have been a member of the Tauranga Aero Club since 2004, where I learnt to fly and later worked as a flying instructor.
In recent years I have been flying for Eagle Airways and currently work for Mt Cook Airlines but I am also still keenly involved with Sport and Recreational flying.

  Mob: 027 463 2443

Rodney Maas

Cook Strait Region Representative

Flying regularly since obtaining my PPL in 1999, initially with Auckland Aero Club and now with Wellington and Wanganui Aero Clubs. I'm passionate about promoting recreational flying and really enjoy flying around Wellington, the Wairarapa and Marlborough regions now I'm based in Wellington. I have competed in local, regional and national competitions and reckon there's little better than getting an aircraft and heading out to one of the local strips, or going to visit one of the many beautiful parts of the country.

  Mob: 021 182 9222

Peter King

Alpine Region Representative

I joined Canterbury Aero Club in November 1998 and finally passed my PPL in January 2001. I’ve enjoyed taking Young Eagles flying. I’ve competed in local, regional and national competitions - with varying success and plenty laughs.
I have served on the Canterbury Aero Club's Executive for nine years and still do so on a couple of the clubs's sub-committees. I look forward to bringing my skills and experience to the benefit of Flying NZ Clubs and their members.

  Mob: 022 357 9241

Aaron Pearce

Lakes Region Representative

I have been South Canterbury's Chief Instructor and Manager since January 2016 and I am currently a member of the Flying New Zealand Instructor Council. I enjoy nothing more than seeing students progress and develop as safe capable pilots.
I just can’t get enough of sharing the magic of aviation, the experience and reward that it gives to all pilots and students and I am looking forward to stimulating and growing activity in Sport and Recreational Flying in the Lakes Region.

  Hm: 03 688 2355
Mob: 027 846 6287

Liz King

FAI Representative - New Zealand

I have been involved in the Aero Club movement for 30 plus years. Have a keen interest in supporting club members in competition flying as this leads to better piloting confidence and skills. Helped with organising the 2010 & 2013, and the canceled 2016, Air Safari. Served on the Flying NZ Executive as Northern Region Rep for eight years. FAI representative in New Zealand for six years. Tewntyeight years’ experience in governance holding an Institute of Directors qualification in Board Governance.

  Hm: 09 444 5733
Mob: 027 220 6038

Rex Kenny

Quality Assurance Manager

I served most of my 21 years in the RNZAF at Woodbourne on heavy maintenance of C130 and Bristol Freighter aircraft. I was also an engineering instructor at the technical training school at Woodbourne. I left the RNZAF in 1990 and joined the Ministry of Transport Air Transport Division as an LAME examiner. After a short period with ASL I returned to CAA as the Sports & Recreation Coordinator and later manager. I hold an aircraft engineer license, a microlight inspection authority, a PPL and RPL and have built and operate a two seat Sonex aircraft.

  Hm: 06 379 7303

Rob George

Immediate Past President

I have just completed three years as your President and now take up the position of Immediate Past President.
PPL  since the early 2000s with over 600 logged hours. Committee member moving on to President of the Auckland Aero Club.  I have competed at Nationals including in the Wings team and flown in Australia and the USA. I have been heavily involved with growing Young Eagles and Flying New Zealand’s Part 149 Microlight certificate. I have owned shares in three aircraft,  Now resident in Christchurch.

  Hm: 06 379 7303
Mob: 022 175 3230