NZAWA Annual Rally

Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2020

The NZAWA 60th (Diamond) Anniversary Rally will be held in Christchurch at Queen’s Birthday weekend next year (29 May -1 June), hosted  by Canterbury Aero Club.

Light aircraft will fly in to West Melton aerodrome which will be the venue for the competitions on Saturday. (Gliding competitions will be at Springfield aerodrome a short distance to the west). The Friday and Saturday evening functions will be held at Canterbury Aero Club clubhouse on the west side of Christchurch airport (with a great view of the main runway and terminal beyond).

The Presentation Dinner on Sunday night will be at the Chateau on the Park, which is our main accommodation venue (booking details below). Our guest speaker for this special event will be Sue Truman, one of the first two female pilots with Air New Zealand, whose career then took her overseas to work at British Aerospace in Scotland in a variety of capacities, culminating in the role of Managing Director of British Aerospace Flight Training Ltd.

Chateau on the Park, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has given us a special room rate of $150 per night for the weekend. To obtain the discounted rate you must use this BOOKING LINK. We encourage you to book early – this is a very competitive rate and the hotel will be the main base for the weekend with our transport options running from here.

Make sure you plan to be here for this very special Rally to celebrate 60 years of NZAWA

Christchurch: May 28th – June 1st, 2020

Registrations opening in February. Save the date NOW!


NZAWA Rally 2020