NOTICE OF AGM OF MODEL FLYING NEW ZEALAND / NZMAA
This yearís AGM is being held
at the Aviation Country Club located at the Aviation
Country Club, 10 Uenuku Way, Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland
International Airport on the 11th of July.
All members welcome but please advise the
Secretary if you are attending. Helps to ensure we have
For those that cannot make it but
wish to be heard I have attached a
Proxy voting form.
It would be appreciated if
these can be sent to the Secretary by June 30th so they
can be entered into the system, so saving time on the day.
Emailing a scanned copy is okay but please ensure your
Proxy brings the original with them.
Most members give their Proxy to the Secretary or Area Rep
but you can appoint any attending member.
The person with your proxy can
be instructed in a number of ways.
let them vote how they wish or on their personal decision
on a topic on the day.
Others want a vote placed in a
set way, i.e. For or Against a motion or remit or to vote
for a particular member for council if more than one
These instructions need to be
entered on the lower half of the Proxy Form. This ensures
your wishes are complied with.
If anyone has any questions, please contact the
Secretary who is here to help.
Members may be aware that CAA is currently in a
consultation phase of the process of introducing new rules
to cater for the increase in the use of commercial and
recreational use of UAVs now titled Remotely Piloted
Aircraft Systems RPAS and sometimes called Drones in the
media. This process has been active for the last two
years and may be another year from becoming law. The
draft rules are available on the CAA website and
individuals may read them and submit a response.
MFNZ have been talking to CAA on many occasions and
the dialogue will continue through the next phases.
On our "Documents" page is the
full text of our latest submission.
Click to view the full
Multirotors are becoming freely available from many
sources often with cameras attached and set up for video
piloting known as First Person View.
Strict regulations exist for the use of model aircraft
multirotors of this type. Before operating these
model aircraft, you should be aware of the regulations
which are available on the
CAA website in
Section 101. Many MFNZ clubs
enthusiasts, you can contact a club from the link
above and get detailed advice on where and how to operate
these exciting models safely.
Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) must use the
right radio frequencies, so they donít cause harmful
interference to vital radio systems such as air traffic
control, cellular phones, or emergency services.
who use the wrong frequencies for their RPAS can be
prosecuted under the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and the
Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.
for all the frequencies allowed for remotely piloted