Member Benefits

Please take advantage of these offerings to support these businesses and

associations who offer AOPA NZ members these benefits. 

Chart Book

VNC Chart Book  (with charts effective from 7th November 2019)

No more folding and unfolding oversized charts in the cockpit; just sensible sequential pages displaying exact details from the B series and C series charts.  AOPA NZ and Aeropath have teamed up to produce a VNC Book that will remind you of the AA or Shell road maps.   

The 2019 edition is still available to AOPA NZ members at a discounted price, by ordering via the AOPA website.  However we are planning to revise and reprint the VNC Chart Book with charts effective from November 2020.

The cost to AOPA NZ members will be $84 incl postage and GST.  AOPA will invoice you for payment.  (Note that the product will not be despatched / order completed until the invoice sent from AOPA NZ is paid.)

 You can order your 2019 VNC Chart Book by clicking on this link

Note: There is a disclaimer in the book regarding the content. However, we can assure you it is compiled from current data provided and compiled by Aeropath, so is the exact data that you get on the full size charts. Part 91 operators (private ops) are covered by the following rules. Note the use of the words “current” and “appropriate” It is up to you to decide what is appropriate.

91.221 Flying equipment and operating information

(a) A pilot-in-command of an aircraft must ensure that the following equipment and information, in current and appropriate form, is accessible to every flight crew member of the aircraft:

(1) an accurate means of indicating the time:

(2) appropriate aeronautical charts:

(3) for IFR operations, every appropriate navigational en route, terminal area, approach, and instrument approach and departure chart:

(4) for night operations, an operable electric torch for every flight crew member.

Click here to see the official CAA stance on the VNC book.

 Z Aviation Fuel

Z Energy (Aviation) offers participating AOPA NZ members a discount of 10 cents per litre including GST based on the posted airfield prices (PAP). 

Z Energy Aviation is a major sponsor of AOPA events – so we encourage you to use a Z Energy Aviation fuel card & get the discount & give your support to a company who does a lot to support our organisation.  If AOPA members increase their fuel use, then further discounts and sponsorship may be offered. 

To obtain the AOPA Z discount:

If you already have a Z Aviation fuel card, contact  with your Z account name, account number, and Z card number; also your FlyBuys / Airpoints number if you have one.  We will arrange for you to receive this discount.   

Alternately apply for a Z Energy Aviation fuel card by using the new Online Application for General Aviation .  You will need to put in the offer code “AOPA” to get the AOPA discount & be exempt the account fees.


Downunder PILOTSHOP are now offering AOPA NZ members discounts!!!

Go to and use the link at the bottom of their website page to register using your AOPA NZ member number. 

If you are already a customer please email with your AOPA NZ membership number and you will be set up for discounts.

AVIS Car Rentals

AVIS Car Rentals is happy to offer AOPA NZ members access to corporate rates for any car rental requirements.

View the Avis Corporate Rate Schedule.

Click here to Book an Avis Rental Car   

The daily rate includes standard insurance.

Additional Information

The rate does not include the surcharge when using an Airport location, usually $40 – $45 + GST. This fee is reduced to $25 + GST for all NZ Airport location for AOPA NZ members.

 Corporate rates are fixed rates that are not influenced by any seasonal fluctuations (as the ‘Leisure rates’ do)   –  however you are not locked into the Corporate rate but have the choice of using either the Corporate rate or the Leisure rate.

 At different times of the year, depending on demand the Leisure rates may have a dip, taking them lower than the Corporate rate.  On these occasions, you can select the Leisure rate.

 You are also able to take advantage of any special deals that may be available from time to time. However, the Corporate rate is the most you will ever pay, regardless of any outside influences.

 Please note that December through January is a period of high demand so we would advise that you make your reservations early to avoid disappointment.

 With the Corporate rate you also have the added benefit of a lower excess.  When using the Corporate rate the excess payable would be $1800 + GST for car groups A – C and $2500 + GST for larger vehicles, as opposed to $3000 + GST and $3750 + GST on a leisure rate.  

 There is an option to reduce your excess to nil on the corporate rate for an additional cost of $13 + GST per day for Group A – C and $18 + GST per day for larger vehicles. On a leisure rate the excess can only be reduced to $300 + GST for an additional $24 + GST per day

 There is also no additional surcharge for underage drivers on the Corporate Programme. Normally drivers aged between 21 – 25 are charged a surcharge of $25 extra per day 

 Any additional add on’s such as GPS, car seats, ski chains are not included in the Corporate rate. 

 Any rentals would need to be paid for at the time of pick up with a credit card. All drivers must hold a full and valid drivers license

 Added benefits for using AVIS

  • Frequent Traveller Points – ie, Air NZ airpoints, Qantas frequent flyer, Fly Buys. You pick one programme
  • Convenient locations throughout NZ and internationally
  • Late model vehicles, serviced regularly
  • No cost to join

 Bella Vista Motels

Bella Vista Motels can offer AOPA members a Corporate rate when booking Motels across New Zealand; click here for the latest rates. Rates include GST and are for 1 – 2 guests per room type.  Additional charges apply for extra guests.

 hese prices may not always be the best available rate as closer to the date certain Bella Vista locations may release a special depending on occupancy but in most circumstances they can be treated as a preferential rate.  

You can access the AOPA Corporate Rate when booking online via only.  Use the AOPA Promo Code BVBUSINESS.  (This promo code is valid until 31st December 2019).

 For bookings at Bella Vista Queenstown, please call 0800 235 528 and contact the motel directly to request a “Bella Vista SME rate”.  Your promo code will not work if you book this motel online.

(Bella Vista hope to be add Bella Vista Queenstown to the same booking process in early 2019  – meaning they will finally have all 27 motels available to book using this code at  

AON – Insurance Brokers

AON – Insurance Brokers offer AOPA NZ members 5% rebate on all insurances including aviation, domestic and commerical policies. Click here for more information.


RD Fuel

RD Petroleum is moving into AvGas supply.

AOPA members will need to apply for the RD Petroleum Card if flying into some airstrips which only have RD pumps.  The RD card will also gives access to BP sites.  Once you have an RD account, you can link your BP card to this account.

Note: the current BP Cards do not allow access to RD Petroleum sites unless you link your BP card to an RD account!!

To apply for an RD fuel card & find information about their installations please go to 

There is no AOPA fuel discount scheme negotiated with RD Petroleum.


IAOPA Global Membership benefits 

AOPA NZ Inc is affiliated to the International Council of AOPA, USA, and they are providing AOPA NZ members a free digital subscription to Flight Training magazine.

Your FREE Member Benefit includes:

  • 24 monthly issues of Flight Training magazine – digital edition;
  • Safety and educational resources including interactive online courses, quizzes, videos and seminars to sharpen your pilot skills; 
  • Discounts on hotels, rental cars, AOPA branded merchandise & more….

To take advantage of this free benefit provided by AOPA USA click here.

Petrolium Logistics

Petroleum Logistics

Petroleum Logistics distributes AeroShell Aviation lubricants for the Aviation Industry in NZ. 

Click here to see the benefits they are offering AOPA members & contact details.

Contact Barry Brown 0800 428 383 or 027 738 0380; email: to order any of their products. Quote your AOPA membership number.

(Note: all information in respect of this offer must remain confidential to AOPA members).

Rembrandt NZ

Rembrandt Menswear and Accessories

Mention you are an AOPA Member and give the sales staff your AOPA membership number at any of the exclusively branded Rembrandt stores throughout NZ; (including Columbus & Ware in Christchurch).  You will qualify for our special AOPA 10% discount. 

Suits, casual jackets, jeans, casual trousers, shirts, knitwear, footwear, hire wear and accessories.  Top quality merchandise at a special price.  Check out the Rembrandt store nearest you or visit

Recreational Backcountry Pilots Association 

AOPA members can now become members of the Recreational Backcountry Pilots Association (RBPA) at a discounted fee for our members.

For an information pack and application form, please email Nigel Griffith at