Brett Anderson has had a long time interest in flying. He initiated his flying career at 15 years of age with an "on-again-off-again" approach, only to return later in life to fulfil his lifetime passion for flying.
Brett wanted his own plane, but soon found a lacking of what he was looking for: a low wing, aluminium, 110 knot+ cruise, scope for retractable gear, wide cockpit, that would also accommodate a range of passengers. The search began.
In mid 2009 Brett travelled overseas to look at the NG4. It fitted the bill and was subsequently purchased. Being extremely happy with this particular aircraft, he found that nothing else was available of this quality and standard in Australia, so he decided to meet the manufacturer and designer Milan Bristela from BRM Aero in the Czech Republic.
The distributorship for Australia and New Zealand was established and the first two NG4's were imported into Australia. The future is looking promising with the new range of the BRM Aero Bristell's now here, with even more options including tail draggers and retractable landing gear.
Anderson Aviation - Australia
Phone 0428 355 266
Brett Anderson - 0428 355 266
Anderson Aviation - New Zealand
Phone +64 273 324 415
Martin aspired to become an airline pilot at the age of 8.
Circumstances intervened, and Martin instead took on Dairy Farming as a career which currently has spanned over 40 yrs. His passion for becoming a pilot as an 8-year-old never left and 30 years later, he gained his Microlight Pilot Certificate, then an instructor rating.
After flying a Bantam B22S for nearly 2 decades, Martin searched for a 100 knot + LSA with the Bristell by far a standout choice. So much so that Martin wanted to share with Brett their enthusiasm for the Bristell with the rest of NZ.
Martin also likes to put back into aviation. Along with his wife Donna and a couple other organizing crew, they run the Gordonton Microlight Club from their farm property.
Bill was keen on becoming a pilot from an early age, reading all the Biggles books that were available. He joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force as an Avionics Technician when aged 18, and soon after started learning to fly at the Canterbury Aero Club. The first Type Rating after gaining his PPL was in a Piper Super Cub and then he started towing gliders at RNZAF Base Wigram, near Christchurch. This was the start of a lifelong love affair with Cubs and the start of a flying career. Commercial Pilots Licence, Instructor Rating, Instrument Rating, Multi-engine Rating, Senior CPL and Airline Pilots Licence followed in subsequent years, as hours were built, and exams passed. Bill currently flies Airbus A320s for a major New Zealand Airline.
Bill and his wife Neroli purchased a Super Cub in 2008, which they continue to have adventures in, as well as Bill instructing students for Taildragger Ratings.
Bills friendship with Martin began when he moved to Te Kowhai, near Hamilton, in 2010 and the pair enjoy being a part of the local Gordonton Microlight Club.