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New Zealand

Full name: Neil Young

Activity: Team Manager

Started Flying in: 1964 until late-1970s

What was / is the reason for your decision to compete in air sports? Introduced to the sport by my partner, Dee Bond
Flying experience and activities:

Professional. I am the co-owner of the Mercer Airport with my partner, Dee Bond

Recreational: I had a PPL accumulating approx.. 200hrs but let it lapse 30yrs ago. Since purchasing the Mercer Airport four years ago I have become interested in doing a RPL

Hobbies: Cycling, kayaking, multi-sport – have competed in the NZ Coast to Coast Multisport event, the Rarotonga Triathalon, and the Noosa Triathalon, as well as touring the Tour du France cycle race, and walking the Himalayas to Base Camp


John Brian Brunskill
John Brian Brunskill

Full name: John Brian Brunskill

Activity: Pilot

Started Flying in: 

What was / is the reason for your decision to compete in air sports? 
Flying experience and activities:

Professional. 

Recreational: 

Hobbies: 


 

Full name: Cathy Brunskill

Activity: Supporter

 


Gordon Hughes
Gordon Hughes

Full name: Gordon Hughes

Activity: Pilot

Started Flying in: 1972

What was / is the reason for your decision to compete in air sports?  Challenge
Flying experience and activities:

Professional. Part Time Commercial Charters, Photography, Banner Towing, Low Level Pipeline and Wildlife Surveys

Recreational: Fun, Cross Country, Flying Sky Diving Aircraft and Competitions

Hobbies: Flying, Boating, Coastguard Boat Crew Volunteer, Fishing and Sailing Radio Control Model Yachts

Participation at previous international championships

Year Country Kind Rank or Position
1985 USA 6th WPFC 20
1987 Finland 7th WPFC 54
1990 Argentina 8th WPFC 31
1993 Poland 11h WPFC 57
1996 USA 12th WPFC 51
1999 New Zealand 13th WPFC 8
2008 Austria 18th WPFC 43
2009 Poland 19th WPFC 46
2011 South Africa 20thWPFC 48

Full name: Donella (Dee) Bond

Activity: Pilot

Started Flying in: 1984

What was / is the reason for your decision to compete in air sports? I competed originally in order to improve my skills. Today I compete to maintain my skills.
Flying experience and activities:

Professional. I hold a CPL(A) with 4,300+hrs total time, am a Flight Instructor with 1,600+hrs experience, and have flown Part 135 & 121 Air Transport operations for a small airline operator. We currently own and operate a small airport at Mercer, New Zealand.

Recreational: I enjoy Air Racing, having competed in races in New Zealand, and USA in the all-women’s Air Race Classic, as well as being a FAI International Juror on the 2001 London to Sydney Air Race, after ferrying a Mooney aircraft from NZ to the UK for that Race. I have also set a number of FAI World Speed Records. I Captain a PBY Catalina for the NZ Catalina Preservation Society. I have not competed in Precision Flying for 15yrs.

Hobbies: I enjoy sailing and skiing as well as the performing arts.

Participation at previous international championships:

Year Country Kind Rank or Position
1996 USA 12th WPFC Pilot (700hrs) 77th
1997 Turkey 1st World Air Games – Rally Pilot (740hrs) 65th
1999 NZ 13th WPFC Pilot (860hrs) 30th
2000 Sweden 14th WPFC Pilot (1000hrs) 55th