Ian Begbie is a member of the Mid Canterbury Aero Club and has been a key driver of the improvement of the Ashburton Airfield facilities. He has been involved with the Ashburton Aviation Museum since its inception. His company performed the engineering work on the museum’s first hangar on a pro bono basis, and he has since contributed to additional engineering projects. He was President of the Ashburton Motorcycle Club and an instructor for motorcycle learners. He spent 20 years with the Templeton Speedway riding solos and sidecars. Following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, Mr Begbie helped establish an air-link so that emergency aid could be flown in.
Ian Begbie, of Ashburton, MNZM, for services to aviation and motorsport