The Honourable Company of Air Pilots incorporating Air Navigators

New Zealand

The Mt Erebus 40th Anniversary Dinner

Hosted by the Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots


The Honourable Company of Air Pilots (New Zealand Region) annual dinner is booked for the 28th November at St Matthew-in-the-City Church. This date was especially selected as it is the 40th anniversary of the tragedy at Mt Erebus which resulted in the loss of 257 lives. All family members and friends of the victims of the accident are most welcome to this dinner. Leaders of the aviation industry and other interested parties are invited.

The church has significance to the Erebus families, as the roll book of those that died at Erebus is kept at St Matthew-in-the-City and there are stained glass Erebus windows in the church as well. The Air Pilots (formally the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators) organised the 20th Anniversary service in St Mathew-in-the-City in 1999 and held its Annual Dinner in the church a few years later.

 A guest harpist will provide music to compliment this spectacular venue.

 Our Master from London, Mr Malcolm White and his wife Vanessa will preside as they will be visiting us at this time.

 The dinner will consist of cocktails, formal dinner with beverages included. There will be some short speeches, pastoral prayer and a special aviation award presented.

 Cost should be approx. $125 per person.

 If you would like to attend, please email : and you will be sent a formal invitation.

Allan Boyce
The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
New Zealand Region




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Application Forms to join the Company in New Zealand are available from:

The Honourable Company of Air Pilots
New Zealand Region
2 The Glebe
Auckland 2014
New Zealand
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Captain Allan Boyce - Chairman
Mr Bill Bennett - Deputy Chairman
Captain Ben Chamberlain - Secretary
Captain Barry Mitchell - Treasurer
Captain John Gemmell - Committee Member
Captain Dave Meale - Technical Director
Captain Mike Zaytsoff - Deputy Technical Director
Mr Dave Park - Committee Member
Mr Glen Ross - Committee Member

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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.

New members are always welcome.

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





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