New Zealand

New ZealandWelcome to our home page

In New Zealand the management of the region is vested in an elected Executive Committee. Most of the Region's work is in the Technical field as and when required. Technical sub-committees are also formed to carry out work on particular projects in this area.

Currently the Executive Committee meets once a month in Auckland. Members not on the committee are welcome, and indeed encouraged, to attend these meetings and to volunteer for any sub-committee debating those issues that may be of interest to you. Contact the Administrator for location of the meeting.

The New Zealand Region enjoys a constructive and respected relationship with a number of Government and private organisations as well as with individuals.

Other activities New Zealand members also enjoy include:

  • Social events.
  • Formal and informal dinners with guest speakers.
  • Activities to coincide with the Master's Visit.
  • The establishment of working groups to investigate and comment on topical issues affecting flight safety within New Zealand.

Executive Committee

Captain Allan Boyce
Deputy Chairman
Mr Bill Bennett
Wing Commander Ron Thacker
Captain Barry Mitchell
Technical Director
Captain Mike Zaytsoff
Committee Members
Captain John Gemmell
Mr Dave Park
Captain Ben Chamberlain 
Dr Rob Edwards
Mr Matthew Woodcock

Co-opted Members

Trophies and Awards
Wing Commander Gordon Ragg

Honorary Member/Consultants

Hon Chaplain Rev. Dr Richard Waugh
Hon Medical Adviser Dr Sandy Dawson
Hon Legal Adviser Mr Leslie Brown
Hon Publicist Mr John King

Regional Administrator

Wing Commander Ron Thacker

New members are always welcome

You can find out more by writing to:

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
New Zealand Region
C/o 2 The Glebe, Howick
Auckland 2014
New Zealand

Or E-Mail:

You can download the membership application below.  This is a writeable pdf document which should be completed, saved and submitted to either the email or postal address above.

The Master's Trophy - New Zealand Region

Awarded for a meritorious contribution to any aviation activity, whether it be innovative technical excellence, the development of an outstanding procedure or operational technique, or notable enhancement of flight safety.

Events and Visits in the UK

Information about Company events and visits in the UK can be found at the link above. You will need to use your membership password to access these pages. If you experience any difficulties, please contact your regional administrator or the office in London on