Pilots cannot operate their aircraft.
Covid 19 - Moving to Alert Level 4 (View)
24th March 2020
And finally, New Zealand's move to Alert Level 4 means further restrictions, especially for private/recreational aviation - e.g. private and recreational pilots cannot operate their aircraft. You should be making plans to ensure that as a private/recreational pilot that you comply to ensure the government’s COVID-19 measures achieve the outcomes we all seek.
New Rotax Documentation (View)
Windscreen Failure - Aeroprakt A32 (View)
Engine On-Condition Authorised SAC IA's list (View)
Updated Feb 2020
ADS-B grant scheme information (View)
CAA are currently developing the application process for the grant scheme, and further information will be released shortly. Keep an eye on the NSS and ADS-B websites for updates.
The eligibility criteria for the grant can be found here.
Queries regarding ADS-B, please see the ADS-B FAQ document here.
There is currently a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (for ADS-B OUT in all controlled airspace beyond 31 December 2021) open for comment. Submissions close on 21 February, and we would be grateful for your comments on the proposed rule changes if you have any.
Aerovee Engine Seizure (View)
Jan 2020 Whangarei
Reporting of Accidents and Incidents (View)
With a busy summer season ahead you should be aware of your responsibilities as the pilot in command to report incidents or accidents under CAA Part 12.
SAC need to know (View Form) and also
CAA need to know (View Form) or online(Form)
Rotax 912 i series engines and 915 i A series engines - Fuel Pump Assembly (View)
SAC's 'Engine on Condition' exemption application Now Approved (View) - CAA Certificate (View)
ADS-B grant announced for GA (View)
Technical Log recommendation (View)
CA006 Technical Log Form was added to enhance aviation safety. Unless you have a similar system in place SAC recommends the use of the Technical Log in your aircraft to record flight times, defects and maintenance dates.
2019 Accident Report Findings (View)
CAA Safety Investigation Report -Loss of control in flight
RANS S6-ES Coyote II ZK-TJE
1.5 NM east of Glenomaru -2 April 2017
ZENAIR MANDATORY ACTION NOTIFICATION Jan 17
Applicable to all CH (Chris Heintz design) series of aircraft and all Canadian Advanced Ultralight CH series of aircraft. All owners and operators of affected aircraft are required to perform this inspection "Before next Flight" (View)
Inspection Authority Holders! The SAC exposition (Sec 7) has changes that have revised your renewal requirements. It now allows the holder to remain valid, while they maintain a current SAC annual membership, subject to the SAC Technical Officer, who may at any time, require a competency check be carried out or may revoke your certificate at their discretion. (View)
Instructor Ratings! A friendly reminder to all our instructors out there of your requirements with regards to renewing your qualification. Unlike normal pilots who have a BFR every 24 months with a SAC Instructor or ATO; you need an annual check (to make this easy we give you a free month!!!) and this must be with an ATO, not just any instructor. Regrettably we have had to write to some instructors to tell them the unfortunate news they need to re-sit their flight tests because they haven't been done with an ATO. To our ATOs: you get 24 months but remember other instructors you sign off only get 13 months
Friendly reminder! It's been over 5 years since Personal Locator Beacons became a requirement in microlights operating 10nm from base: Has your battery expired? (How many other things do you have with a battery life over 5 years?) When you registered the beacon, what contact details did you give? If you can't answer these questions follow this link! [Update your details here with Search & Rescue]
Sport Aviation Corp is New Zealand's leading Microlight aviation administration body. We are responsible for the certification of microlight pilots and aircraft nationally on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority. Our network of affiliated instructors, clubs, flying schools and and aircraft technical officers strive to deliver the highest standards of excellence in safety and service