The Marlborough Aero Club are specialists in airstrip flying training. We have over a dozen airstrips available within 30 minutes flying from Omaka.
The Healthy Bastards Bush Pilot Champs is a Precision Landing, and STOL Takeoff and Landing competition held annually at Omaka Airfield, Blenheim.
With eighty six years of training commercial and recreational pilots, Marlborough Aero Club has a long and proud history of fulfilling flying ambitions.
With over 300 members, an active and motivated committee, and the luxury of owning our own airfield, our club is a vibrant and exciting place to be.
The thrill of flight and magic of soaring across the sky was the inspiration for the group of aviation enthusiasts who established the Marlborough Aero Club in 1928 at Omaka Aerodrome.
Since then we've trained hundreds of pilots many of which have ended up flying all manner of aircraft across New Zealand and the world.
We are ideally located on our own airfield in sunny Blenheim, Marlborough. If you've dreamed of gaining your private or commercial pilot's licence, experiencing life from the sky, or gaining ratings, new skills or hiring aircraft for current PPL/CPL holders - we're here to help.
The 2020 event will be held on Saturday 1st February 2020 (weekend before Waitangi weekend)
Have a read of our April edition of the MAC Flyer.
Find a copy of the Registration form for the 90th Celebrations
A few posters on what is happening in the Nelson Region with the Motueka Club Day, Nelson Aero Club comp and Nelson Marl Rescue helicopter open day.
A few items to take note of in regard to happenings around the airfield
The Young Eagles epic fishing trip and 180 and 185 fly in… both written by younger members of the aeroclub.
The continuation of Grant Jolley’s career… still to be continued…
Sadly a tribute to Trevor Gatehouse who passed away recently
And a Heritage Aviation Update.