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

Martin Brill Christchurch     30 June 2020
Kieran Cassidy Wellington     30 June 2020
Dan Corneanu Wellington     30 June 2021
John Crawford Canterbury     30 June 2020
Tim Hardwick-Smith Stratford     30 June 2021
David Hirst Wairarapa     30 June 2020
Glyn Jackson Taranaki     30 June 2020
Michael Marra Christchurch 30 June 2021
James Mitchell Masterton     30 June 2020
Peter Neels Auckland     30 June 2020
Philip Plane Omarama     30 June 2021
Neil Raymond Piako     30 June 2020
Rodney Ruddick Wellington   C S I A 30 June 2020
Jason Smith Auckland     30 June 2020
Mark S Wilson Wellington     30 June 2020

Class 3

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

David Austin Taupo P R E3 30 June 2020
Alan Belworthy Tauranga W M P R E4 30 June 2020
John Brooks Manawatu W P R O 30 June 2020
Paul Buchanan Masterton M R E2 30 June 2020
Michael Chubb Kaikohe W M P R E2 30 June 2021
Kevin Clemens Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R 30 June 2021
Martyn Cook Wellington W P R E4 30 June 2021
Marc Edgar Nelson W P R 30 June 2021
Shane Glassey Christchurch W M P R E3 30 June 2021
Donald Grigg Rotorua W M P R 30 June 2021
Martin Katschner Glide Omarama P R 30 June 2021
Bob Lock Hutt Valley M P R 30 June 2021
Garry Morgan Marlborough W M P R E3 30 June 2020
Paul Muller Kaitaia W P R E3 30 June 2021
Jerry O’Neill Canterbury P R E3 30 June 2021
Ron Sanders Manawatu W P R 30 June 2021
Darren Smith South Canterbury M P R E2 30 June 2020
Lindsey Stephens  Auckland W M I 30 June 2020
Max Stevens Canterbury M P R 30 June 2021
Ben Stimpson Rotorua P R E3 30 June 2021
Paul Waterhouse Piako W M P R E3 30 June 2021
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau P E2 30 June 2020
Ian Williams Auckland P R E3 30 June 2020

Class 4

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

Derry Belcher Auckland W M P R E4 30 June 2021
Paul Buchanan Wellington W P R E2 30 June 2020
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland W M P R E3 A 30 June 2021
Tony Hansen Rangiora W M P R E3 30 June 2020
Roger Harris Canterbury W M P R E3 30 June 2018
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R E3 30 June 2021
Bob Lock Hutt Valley W R 30 June 2021
Marc Morley Auckland W M P R E3 30 June 2021
Paul Muller Kaitaia M R E3 30 June 2021
Paul Schofield Drury W M P R E3 30 June 2020
Nigel Sheppard Marlborough W M P R E4 30 June 2021
Lindsey Stephens Auckland P R 30 June 2020
Ben Stimpson Rotorua W M R E3 30 June 2021
Mike Strathern Nelson W P R E3 30 June 2020

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

Derry Belcher Auckland 27 February 2024
Paul Buchanan Wellington 30 August 2022
Martyn Cook Wellington 27 February 2024
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland 4 September 2020
Shane Glassey Christchurch 25 May 2021
Tony Hansen Rangiora 27 April 2022
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven 23 April 2022
Darren Smith Omarama 5 April 2023
Ben Stimpson Rotorua 9 February 2022
Mike Strathern Nelson 4 September 2020
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau 18 October 2023
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