27 – 28 December 2007

Flying NZ was proud to  present the Inaugural New Zealand Air Games in Wanaka on 27 and 28 December 2007 in conjunction with the World GP Gliding Championships in Omarama and Wanaka - 19 - 28 December.  

Flying NZ wants to improve the public awareness of aviation sports and increase the membership of all sports aviation groups in New Zealand.  Flying NZ considered that the New Zealand Air Games provided a perfect vehicle for achieving this vision.

The New Zealand Air Games was sanctioned by the FAI as a national event, and it is intended that it becomes a biennial event.  Future events will be hosted around New Zealand or could be permanently based in Wanaka.

It was also the initial event in a new international Air Sports Live circuit and a pilot model for the FAI World Air Games, which will be occurring in Turin, Italy, in 2009.

Leading edge television and internet streaming coverage of the event was  organised by Air Sports Ltd to provide exposure of the ten sports to a national and international audience.

Results from the 2007 New Zealand Air Games.


John McLean
President, Flying NZ
021 664 938

Bob Henderson
Air Operations Director
021 717 569

Kris Ericksen
Sports and Events Manager, Flying NZ
021 116 4558

Victoria Murray-Orr
Media and Marketing
027 561 7893

Peter Newport
TV & Internet Coverage
021 380 318 

Google Map of airfield layout

Air Games Promotion Document (PDF 954KB)

GP Gliding web site

2006 NZ Grand Prix web site

Promotional Video of the 2006 NZ Gliding Grand Prix

Sprint Race (Video) from the 2006 NZ Gliding GP

Flying NZ web site