With the Bantam Aircraft Manufacturing Plant being relocated to Mandeville, Colin & Maeva Smith would like to invite all owners of Bantam aircraft to keep in touch, spares are now available for all models.

The latest production Model Bantam - the B22UL, with a 4 cylinder, 4 stroke UL 260i engine, is now undergoing its final Certification tests.

This model is an exciting addition to the Bantam “family”. Enquiries welcome by phone 03 0289755 or email: croydon.aircraft@esi.co.nz

By putting the fun back into flying, Micro Aviation produces aircraft that will not break the bank.

In 1983 Max Clear (Inventor, and founder of Micro Aviation) saw the need for a fun, stable, affordable aircraft, which could be mostly maintained by the owner, so he designed and built the first Bantam Mircolight. Over the years the reputation of the Bantam of being a safe, easy to fly aircraft has spread and now as New Zealand’s largest aircraft maker, we export almost half of our production to seven countries, winning many awards and accolades along the way.

Sadly Max passed away in 2011.

Our manufacturing plant is fully certified by the CAA, we have the same systems and procedures in place as companies such as Boeing and Airbus, just on a smaller size aircraft.

Please enjoy our website and, if you have any questions, please either call or email us.