Iggy Wood and Aerostandards Ltd
Aerostandards Ltd was founded in 2010 when Walter Wagtendonk sought to spread his work load. Committed to maintaining Walter's high standards and excellent service delivery, Iggy Wood took on the task of writing manuals for small aviation operators.
Iggy has lived and breathed aviation since he was a schoolboy. He became a glider pilot at the age of 16. On leaving school, Iggy joined the RNZAF where he flew Harvards, Devons, Vampires, Skyhawks, Airtourers, Strikemasters and Macchis.
He graduated with his wings in 1969. On his instructors' course, Iggy was awarded the Lawson Aerobatic Trophy. He held an RNZAF A2 instructor rating on the Harvard, Devon, Airtourer and Strikemaster. Later, he commanded No 14 Sqn and the Flying Wing at Ohakea. His B category civil instructor ratings (both glider and power) have lapsed, but the techniques and knowledge remain current.
On leaving the RNZAF Iggy learned first-hand about the complexities of running a business, as manager of Avenue Motel in Palmerston North. Later, he was appointed to the role of Chief Ground Instructor at CTC Aviation in Hamilton, a role in which he was happy to share his knowledge of aviation theory and aviation law.
Unsurprisingly, for leisure, Iggy took to the air again and is now Club President and Chief Tow Pilot at Piako Gliding Club in Matamata, flying a Pawnee.
Since establishing Aerostandards, Iggy has gained a reputation for being a voice of reason with both his clients and CAA. Iggy's primary consideration in working with clients is to help them create the required documentation for being compliant and which will enable them to enjoy safe flying.
In 2013 he turned his writing skills to a new use, collaborating with his wife, Diana Wood, to produce silly, sad and serious stories about the people, places and planes he encountered in his three decade RNZAF career.
To talk with someone who understands your aviation business needs, contact Iggy today.