About Us

We are a friendly bunch!

Our focus is on providing a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for aviation enthusiasts to come together and socialise with like minded members and aviators who are active in the local aviation community.

We also encourage and support individuals who wish to pursue an interest or perhaps even a career, in aviation.

Rotorua Aero Club is based at the Rotorua Airport which is an ideal location for our flying members and visitors, but we are also only minutes away from some of the most breathtaking volcanic and geothermal scenery in New Zealand.

Rotorua has many attractive features as a place to learn to fly:

  • Rotorua is a controlled airspace which helps with learning the procedures and radio work involved with other air traffic
  • Rotorua is also only a few minutes flying time to less congested and uncontrolled airspace to the East
  • Rotorua has some magnificent terrain for learning, learn how to fly amongst some of the most beautiful scenery the country has to offer!!

Come and meet like-minded people!

We currently meet at Rotorua Airport once a month.

On the third Sunday of each month the club opens its doors to anyone and everyone who would like to come along and join in the activities of the day. We are based at the Southern Hangar, beside River Rats Rafting company, courtesy of Tony Todd. Keep and eye on Facebook for all updates. Bring along a plate and enjoy a pot-luck lunch as well as tea and coffee. Everybody is welcome and this is a good opportunity to come and discuss flying and flight training in an informal setting.