Our Bases



Christchurch International Airport is the second largest airport in New Zealand and is fully equipped to international standards.

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

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 and private hire available daily with instructors and aircraft standing by. 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.


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 Saturday and Sundays, or by 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.


Here at the Canterbury Aero Club, we provide a wide variety of training. From Introductory flights to Commercial Licenses, we do it all!

Harewood Aviation Park
25 Aviation Drive
Christchurch International Airport
7676 New Zealand

Phone: 03 359 2121 (+64 3 359 2121 if calling outside New Zealand)
Fax: 03 359 2621 (+64 3 359 2621 if outside New Zealand)