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

Andrew Austin Rotorua     30 June 2023
Martin Brill Christchurch   30 June 2022
Kieran Cassidy Wellington     30 June 2022
Dan Corneanu Wellington     30 June 2023
Dane Dickinson Wellington     30 June 2023
Tim Hardwick-Smith Stratford     30 June 2021
Glyn Jackson Taranaki     30 June 2022
Colin Kelly Piako     30 June 2023
James Mitchell Masterton     30 June 2022
Peter Neels Auckland     30 June 2022
Philip Plane Omarama     30 June 2023
Jason Smith Auckland     30 June 2022
Tim Tarbotton Wellington     30 June 2021

Class 3

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

David Austin Taupo P R E4 30 June 2022
Alan Belworthy Tauranga W M P R E4 30 June 2022
Richard Black Canterbury P R 30 June 2022
John Brooks Manawatu W P R O 30 June 2022
Paul Buchanan Masterton M R E2 30 June 2022
Michael Chubb Kaikohe W M P R E2 30 June 2023
Kevin Clemens Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R 30 June 2021
Martyn Cook Wellington W P R E4 30 June 2023
John Crawford Canterbury W M P R E3 30 June 2023
Marc Edgar Nelson W P R 30 June 2023
Shane Glassey Christchurch W M P R E3 30 June 2023
Donald Grigg Rotorua W M P R 30 June 2021
David Hirst Martinborough W P E3 30 June 2022
Martin Katschner Glide Omarama P R 30 June 2023
Bob Lock Hutt Valley M P R 30 June 2023
Michael Marra Christchurch P 30 June 2022
Jay McIntyre Blenheim P R E4 30 June 2023
Garry Morgan Marlborough W M P R E3 30 June 2022
Paul Muller Kaitaia W P R E3 30 June 2023
Jerry O’Neill Canterbury P R E4 30 June 2023
Rodney Ruddick Wellington W P A 30 June 2022
Ron Sanders Manawatu W P R 30 June 2023
Mark Saunders Rangiora P R E2 30 June 2022
Darren Smith South Canterbury M P R E2 30 June 2022
Lindsey Stephens  Auckland W M R 30 June 2022
Max Stevens Canterbury M P R 30 June 2023
Ben Stimpson Rotorua P R E3 30 June 2021
Paul Waterhouse Piako W M P R E3 30 June 2023
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau P E4 30 June 2022
Ian Williams Auckland P R E4 30 June 2022

Class 4

Club or Organisation

Subdivisions

Ratings

Expiry

Derry Belcher Auckland W M P R E4 30 June 2023
Paul Buchanan Wellington W P R E2 30 June 2022
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland W M P R E3 A 30 June 2023
Tony Hansen Rangiora W M P R E3 30 June 2022
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven P R E3 30 June 2023
Mike Kelly Wanaka W M P 30 June 2022
Bob Lock Hutt Valley W R 30 June 2023
Jay McIntyre Blenheim W M R E4 30 June 2023
Marc Morley Auckland W M P R E3 30 June 2021
Paul Muller Kaitaia M R E3 30 June 2023
Nigel Sheppard Marlborough W M P R E4 30 June 2023
Jason Shields Hawkes Bay W M P R E4 30 June 2023
Lindsey Stephens Auckland P R 30 June 2022
Ben Stimpson Rotorua W M R E3 30 June 2021
Mike Strathern Nelson W P R E3 30 June 2022

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
Martin Brill Christchurch 24 October 2024
Paul Buchanan Wellington 30 August 2022
Martyn Cook Wellington 27 February 2024
Ross Gaddes Sailplane Services, Auckland 23 October 2025
Shane Glassey Christchurch 25 May 2021
Tony Hansen Rangiora 27 April 2022
Kerry Jackson Jackson Fibreglass, Methven 23 April 2022
Mark Saunders Rangiora 20 March 2022
Darren Smith Omarama 5 April 2023
Ben Stimpson Rotorua 9 February 2022
Mike Strathern Nelson 23 October 2025
Graham White Hawkes Bay & Waipukurau 18 October 2023
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