Each year the Safety Promotion team goes on the road with an AvKiwi Safety Seminar presentation, promoting good safety attitudes.
The presentations take about an hour, and afterwards there is usually time to socialise, swap stories, and chat with the presenter and others.
An AvKiwi subject could be anything from Fuel Management to Situational Awareness. Often an accident or incident is profiled in an effort to learn lessons from the experience of others.
We visit up to 30 towns throughout the country, from coast to coast and from Invercargill to Kerikeri.
The runway behind you,
The air above you,
and the fuel you left behind…
Whether you’re starving for new information, or too exhausted to find out the real gas, there’s more to fuel than you think.
To understand more about the fuel system in your aircraft, at the seminar you’ll get early access to our new online tool, Know Your Aircraft.
AvKiwi Safety Seminars are FREE – the remaining venues are shown here.
These venues are confirmed:
|Auckland||Tuesday 13 June, 11:00 am
ATC Hall, Ardmore Aerodrome
Tuesday 13 June, 7:00 pm
Auckland Aero Club, Ardmore Aerodrome
|Ashburton||Friday 5 May, 7:00 pm
Mid Canterbury Aero Club, Ashburton Aerodrome
|Blenheim (Omaka AD)||Wednesday 31 May, 7:00 pm
Marlborough Aero Club, Omaka Aerodrome
|Christchurch||Monday 15 May, 3:00 pm
International Aviation Academy
Monday 15 May, 7:00 pm
Canterbury Aero Club
|Dannevirke||Friday 30 June, 7:00 pm
|Dunedin||Tuesday 2 May, 7:00 pm
Mercure Leisure Lodge Hotel, 30 Duke Street, Dunedin
|Franz Josef||Wednesday 17 May, 7:00 pm
Air Safaris (NZ) Ltd - Terminal Building, Franz Josef Aerodrome
|Gisborne||Monday 26 June, 7:00 pm
Gisborne Aero Club, Gisborne Airport
|Greymouth||Tuesday 16 May, 7:00 pm
Greymouth Aero Club Flight Centre, Greymouth Aerodrome
|Hamilton||Sunday 11 June, 5:00 pm
CTC Aviation Training, 131 Boyd Road, followed by fish and chip supper
Monday 12 June, 7:00 pm
Waikato Aero Club, Steele Road, Hamilton
|Hastings||Thursday 29 June, 7:00 pm
No. 11 SQN ATC Drill Hall, Hastings Aerodrome (Bridge Pa)
then refreshments at Hawke's Bay and East Coast Aero Club
|Invercargill||Monday 1 May, 7:00 pm
Southern Wings, Airport Avenue, Invercargill
|Kerikeri||Friday 16 June, 7:00 pm
Bay of Islands Aero Club, Kerikeri Airport
|Masterton||Thursday 6 July, 07:00 pm
Wairarapa and Ruahine Aero Club, Hood Aerodrome
|Motueka||Tuesday 30 May, 4:15 pm
Nelson Aviation College, Motueka Aerodrome
|Nelson||Monday 29 May, 7:00 pm
Nelson Aero Club, Nelson Aerodrome
|North Shore||Wednesday 14 June, 7:00 pm
North Shore Aerodrome, Auckland
|Oamaru||Wednesday 3 May, 7:00 pm
North Otago Aero Club, Oamaru Aerodrome
|Queenstown||Friday 19 May, 7:00 pm
St John Ambulance Building, 10 Douglas Street, Frankton
|Taupo||Wednesday 28 June, 7:00 pm
Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street
|Tauranga||Tuesday 27 June, 7:00 pm
Tauranga Aero Club, Tauranga Airport
|Timaru||Thursday 4 May, 7:00 pm
South Canterbury Aero Club, Timaru Aerodrome
|Wanaka||Thursday 18 May, 7:00 pm
St John Ambulance Centre, 4 Link Way, Wanaka
|Whangarei||Thursday 15 June, 7:00 pm
Whangarei Flying Club, Hangar 10, Whangarei Aerodrome
AvKiwi Safety Seminars have already visited these places in 2017:
Wellington, Stratford, Palmerston North, Feilding and Kapiti
A wise person once said, “mistakes are lessons”. That is never more true than in aviation.
Through accident investigation, the CAA and TAIC sift the causes of aircraft accidents and incidents. There are no new accidents – learn from those who have flown the paths before you.
Weather can be a puzzle – you’ve got all the pieces,
but how do you fit them together to create the right picture?
Accident investigations suggest that pilots who had weather related accidents didn’t understand the weather.
The 2015 seminar can help you navigate your way through the mass of information out there.
Are you ready to fly?
You’ve completed your planning, the aircraft is ready, but have you completed your Personal Preflight?
You would never fly an unsafe aircraft, but are you in top condition?
Situational awareness is the key to collision avoidance. Improving your situational awareness skills could save your life one day.
Simply put, situational awareness can be described as, “What was, what is, and what might be”.
The pilot priorities of Aviate - Navigate - Communicate are well-known. Plane Talking is all about the communicate part, and is made up of an Online Radio Course, a Good Aviation Practice booklet, and a CAA Advisory Circular.