Instructors

Ray Burns (CFI)
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Ray has been flying since 1991 and the holder of a Silver-C. He bought is much loved vintage Ka6CR in 1995 and flies it whenever he can.
Ray is a B-Cat instructor and the CFI of the club. Ray is also the YouthGlide treasurer.

 
PeterThorpe

Peter Thorpe
Peter has been gliding since the early 70's and instructing for almost as long.
Vastly experienced Peter provides a strong focus on club safety without stilting adventure





Steve Wallace
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Steve commenced gliding in 1989 and is one of our club’s more experienced cross country and competition pilots.
He currently owns a Mosquito 15m glider in partnership with John Restall.Steve’s awards include a Gold C,
Diamond Height, Diamond Goal and he has been both a Regional and two time National Champion
flying in the Club Class.When he is not out flying his glider Steve runs an audio visual systems company.
Steve represented New Zealand at the World Championships in Lesno, Poland in 2014






Andy MacKay
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Andy is a B Cat Instructor, has about 350 hrs and is assisting Neville with general fleet maintenance.












Neville Swan
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Another vastly experienced instructor Neville started gliding in 1963. He has owned eight gliders, seven of them self launchers. (he must hate tow-pilots)










Lionel Page (Deputy CFI)
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Lionel is easily recognised by his South African accent and is a popular B-cat instructor. He is also an experienced skydiver. Lionel , the proud owner of a Mosquito is establishing himself as a cross country pliot. Lionel’s accountancy skills are a great asset to the club having been the Treasurer and still assisting in this aspect.










Rex Carswell
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Rex commenced gliding in 1977 with the Taupo Gliding Club and become an instructor with the ASC in 1990.
He holds a 'B' Category Instructor Rating with aerobatic endorsement.










Dave Todd
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Dave always loved aviation.  He flew hang-gliders as a student.  He joined the club in 2000, progressing to C-Cat instructor in 2004.  Dave is also the proud owner of a 19m Kestrel – GHU.












IvorWoodfield
Ivor has been flying gliders in NZ since late 2004, and prior to that also flew hang-gliders and paragliders in Europe and the UK.
He is currently part owner of a LIbelle (GIV), which is based at Whenuapai and gets flown regularly. Ivor is a C-cat instructor