About us

The Downunder Pilot Shop was started as a mail order business by a young pilot in Cairns, Australia in 2001.

A year or so later the operation outgrew the garage in Cairns, due to the logistics of mail order it was decided to move across the Tasman to NZ.

The first retail shop was opened 2003 in Ahuriri, Napier with a second shop shortly after in Rosebury, Sydney which later moved to Darling Harbour.

The Downunder Pilot Shop now has the largest range of aviation gear in Australasia with 1000's of products available online and in store. Most products are in stock and can be delivered within 1-2 days to most locations across Australia and New Zealand.

We now operate from our HQ in Tennyson Street, Napier, NZ. We have since closed the Sydney shop and operate from a warehouse in Smithfield NSW. Due to popular demand we will be re-opening the shop in Australia in the near future, location and date yet to be confirmed.


The Napier Shop

Downunder Pilot Shop

Pilot Shop Sales Staff

Pilot Shop 360

The Staff

Purchasing and Accounts
Ian - Sales
Sales Manager
Marketing and the Website Stuff
New Person
New Person

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