Our Bases

Our Bases

Christchurch

Christchurch International Airport is the second largest airport in New Zealand and is fully equipped to internationals standards with IFR approach/departure aids.

Canterbury Aero Club members have a unique opportunity to train at an international airport and be exposed to a busy controlled aviation environment. The experience gained while training at Christchurch Airport gives CAC trained private pilots the experience and confidence to fly into any licensed airport in New Zealand.

But the Club's pilot members have the best of both worlds.

Rangiora

Rangiora (just 12 minutes flying from Christchurch) is a very active airfield that provides our North Canterbury members with an excellent base to fly from and socialise. Regular flight training takes place on Sundays, or on demand at other times.

The clubrooms are located halfway along the airfield road and are famous for the open fire, social atmosphere and relaxed environment.

West Melton

Our West Melton airfield, just 6 minutes flying from Christchurch, is reserved for the exclusive use of the Canterbury Aero Club. This provides an area for our members to train in as well as a base to fly our club aircraft from privately.

West Melton has regular flight training each weekend with instructors and aircraft available. Our welcoming clubhouse and 6-runway airfield are proudly maintained by our members. West Melton provides an excellent place to hold regular social events where members make new friends and compare flying experiences. Families and friends are also very welcome.

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