Magazine profile

New Zealand Sport Flying is the official magazine of Sport Aircraft Association NZ Incorporated (SAANZ).
The magazine was established more than 30 years ago to promote education and safety in all sport aviation activities.

Sport Flying is a quarterly magazine with Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn editions, edited by aviation journalist and photographer Dave Homewood.

Articles and photographic contributions

Material in the magazine is contributed by journalists, aerospace engineers, designers, constructors, pilots and restorers of all forms of aircraft. Contributions on all topics relating to custom-built aircraft and recreational flying are welcome. While no payment is made, each contributor receives a free copy of the magazine in which their material appears.


Subscription copies are distributed via direct mail to more than 650 sport aviation enthusiasts in the homebuilt, microlight, vintage, classic and recreational aircraft categories.The magazine is also available through selected retail outlets, averaging sales of a further 500 copies per month.

Many readers of New Zealand Sport Flying are not actively building or flying an aircraft. They are, however, enthusiastic participants, spectators and supporters of sport aviation activities.

SAANZ members receive a copy of New Zealand Sport Flying as part of their association membership.

Advertisement Disclaimer

New Zealand Sport Flying does not assume responsibility for advertisements, but does exercise great care in an endeavour to restrict advertising to wholly reliable and responsible individuals.

Advertising rates – Display

Note: All display advertisements are in colour unless otherwise requested

View current display ads

Advertisement Size Single Insertion Contract price
4 issues
(per insertion)
Full page 550.00 475.00
Half page 320.00 275.00
Quarter page 200.00 175.00
Less than quarter page - per single column centimetre (60mm width) 10.00  

All display advertising prices quoted are in New Zealand currency and are exclusive of GST in New Zealand.
Overseas advertisers will be charged in New Zealand currency and may pay by credit card via

Free Bonus

When you place any advertisement in Sport Flying, the full ad will be displayed 
on our website on the "Display Ads" or "Classified Ads" pages respectively
under the Buy, Sell, Swap tab, with a clickable link to your website (where applicable) embedded in the ad.

The ads will run on the website until the following issue of Sport Flying is released.

Production rates and specifications


Artwork preparation: $50 per page or part thereof.


  • Rates apply to camera-ready artwork.
  • We are able to reproduce from most published material.
  • Both colour and black &white photographs are acceptable
  • Electronic material should be supplied in .TIFF format, 300 dpi, CMYK only.


Advertising rates - Classified

Note: All classified advertising rates are in NZ currency and are GST exclusive.

View current classified ads

SAANZ Members

Single Insertion of up to 30 words in
For Sale or Wanted categories for pre-owned items
31-50 words 15.00
All other space for services and suppliers Non-member rates


Non-Member Advertisers

Single insertion up to 30 words 20.00
For 31-50 words pay an extra     15.00
Boxed ads 6cm x 1 column 40.00


General information

  • Printing: Offset, 4 colour throughout
  • Image area: 26 x 18.5 cm (A4)
  • Columns: Single column width 60 mm, three per page
  • 1 ½ column width 92 mm, two per page


Deadline for the next issue has now passed.


For all advertising please contact the Administrator.

Magazine Editor - Dave Homewood

Dave grew up in an aviation-enthusiast family, and joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force aged 18, as a Safety and Surface Worker.

While studying media at university, he launched his 
Wings Over Cambridge website in 2004 which records the history of Cambridge people who served in the Royal New Zealand Air Force and Allied Air Forces during WWII. This expanded and in 2005 Dave launched the Wings Over New Zealand Forum, which is now New Zealand's largest aviation website. 

In 2011 he began producing the Wings Over New Zealand Show podcast, which has recorded hundreds of interviews with people in New Zealand aviation and is listened to all over the globe. Dave has also been a freelance journalist, and spends a lot of time researching and helping other journalists and authors to complete their aviation stories. He has done in-depth research into many aviation topics over the years.

In 2018 Dave was invited to take over Sport Flying as the editor when former editor John King retired from the role.