Glider Engineers

GNZ Engineer Approvals

Under Civil Aviation Rule Parts 43 and 149, a person must not perform maintenance on a glider or glider component or certify a glider or glider component for release to service after maintenance unless that person is so authorised by GNZ.

Accordingly, GNZ administers a system of Engineer Approvals, as set out in detail in Part 3 of the Manual of Approved Procedures (MOAP). Broadly, this system of approvals is based on three levels (classes):

Class 2 – minor inspections and maintenance
Class 3 – as for Class 2, plus Annual Inspections, minor modifications and repairs, weighing, compass swings
Class 4 – as for Class 3, plus major modifications and repairs.

Classes 3 & 4 are subdivided according to the construction material of the glider – Wood, Metal or Plastic. Various ratings may also apply.

GNZ Engineer Approval holders are as follows:

Class 2

Club or Organisation

Ratings

Expiry

Peter Barrell Wellington 30 June 2017
John Crawford Canterbury 30 June 2018
Marc Edgar Nelson 30 June 2018
Jamie Halstead Omaka 30 June 2017
David Hirst Wairarapa 30 June 2018
Glyn Jackson Taranaki 30 June 2018
Martin Katschner Glide Omarama C S R 30 June 2018
Michael Marra Canterbury 30 June 2018
Gary Patten Auckland Aviation Sports C S 30 June 2018
Philip Plane Omarama 30 June 2017
Neil Raymond Piako 30 June 2018
George Rogers Wellington C 30 June 2018
Rodney Ruddick Wellington C S I A 30 June 2018
Lemmy Tanner Glide Omarama 30 June 2017

Class 3

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

David Austin Taupo P R E3 30 June 2018
Alan Belworthy Tauranga W M P R E4 30 June 2018
John Brooks Manawatu W P R O 30 June 2018
Colin Bryan Auckland W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Paul Buchanan Masterton M R E2 30 June 2018
John Bushell Greytown M P R E2 30 June 2017
Michael Chubb Whangarei W M P R E2 30 June 2017
Kevin Clemens Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R 30 June 2017
Martyn Cook Wellington W P R E4 30 June 2017
Stephen Grainger Piako W M P R E4 30 June 2017
Donald Grigg Rotorua W M P R 30 June 2017
Craig Keenan Canterbury W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Bob Lock Hutt Valley M P R 30 June 2017
Garry Morgan Marlborough W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Paul Muller Kaitaia W P R E3 30 June 2017
Jerry O’Neill Canterbury P R E3 30 June 2017
Darren Smith South Canterbury M P R E2 30 June 2018
Lindsey Stephens  Auckland W M I 30 June 2018
Max Stevens Canterbury M P R 30 June 2017
Ben Stimpson Rotorua P R E3 30 June 2017
Paul Waterhouse Piako W M P R E3 30 June 2017
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau P E2 30 June 2018
Ian Williams Auckland P R E3 30 June 2018

Class 4

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

Derry Belcher Auckland W M P R E4 30 June 2017
Paul Buchanan Wellington W P R E2 30 June 2018
John Bushell Greytown W R E2 30 June 2017
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland W M P R E3 A 30 June 2017
Ian Haigh Blenheim W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Tony Hansen Rangiora W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Roger Harris Canterbury W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R E3 30 June 2017
Bob Lock Hutt Valley W R 30 June 2017
Marc Morley Auckland W M P R E3 30 June 2017
Paul Muller Kaitaia M R E3 30 June 2017
David Patrick Southair, Dunedin W M P R E3 30 June 2017
Nigel Sheppard Blenheim W M P R E4 30 June 2017
Lindsey Stephens Auckland P R 30 June 2018
Ben Stimpson Rotorua W M R E3 30 June 2017
Mike Strathern Nelson W P R E3 30 June 2018

Inspection Authorisations

Under Civil Aviation Rule Parts 43 and 149, a person must not perform a review of airworthiness on a glider or certify conformity of gliders and glider components following major modification or major repair unless that person is so authorised by GNZ (or is appropriately authorised by CAA under Part 66).

Accordingly, GNZ administers a system of Inspection Authorisations (IA-G), as set out in detail in Part 3 of the Manual of Approved Procedures (MOAP).

IA-G holders are as follows:

IA-G

Club or Organisation

Expiry

Joachim Aerts Auckland 13 November 2019
Derry Belcher Auckland 14 November 2018
Paul Buchanan Wellington 5 August 2017
John Bushell Greytown 1 April 2017
Martyn Cook Wellington 30 April 2019
Bruce Drake Drake Aviation, Rangiora 21 February 2017
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland 4 September 2020
Alastair Haigh Marlborough 1 April 2017
Tony Hansen Rangiora 29 March 2017
Roger Harris Canterbury 30 March 2017
Alan Holgate Omarama 1 April 2017
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven 1 April 2017
Donald McInnes Wanaka 19 December 2017
Ben Stimpson Rotorua 9 February 2022
Mike Strathern Nelson 4 September 2020
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau 19 July 2018
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