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Model Flying New Zealand promotes and manages model aircraft flying in New Zealand. We run national competitions, help modellers to complete overseas, support fun fly-ins and rallies, develop safety guidelines, produce a magazine (five times a year) called Model Flying World, supply insurance for members, encourage clubs and liaise with Government bodies, the Civil Aviation Authority, Radio Frequency Services and other organisation. In short, we do our best to see that you can fly your model in as safe environment as possible and enjoy this fun sport.


Find a model club in your area
Complete with google earth map which pin points locations of flying sites around New Zealand. A list of model clubs can also be found. 
 
Magazine
Click to view the latest and previous 'Model Flying World' magazine online.

Join the online discussion
Link to MFNZ discussion forum. Anyone is free to sign up and join in the conversation.

MFNZ Latest News



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 which includes 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 have multirotor enthusiasts, you can contact a club from the link above and get detailed advice on where and how to operate these exciting models safely.  


Frequencies
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.
People who use the wrong frequencies for their RPAS can be prosecuted under the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

Check out http://www.rsm.govt.nz/consumers/remotely-piloted-aircraft-systems-drones/ for all the frequencies allowed for remotely piloted aircraft systems.

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.
 

https://www.caa.govt.nz/rules/nprms/NPRM_14-01_Part_102.pdf   

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.

 



 
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Up and coming Club Events
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Rotorcross - FPV Racing League
Levin
8th March 2015
   Kapiti Aeromodellers' Annual Rally
7th - 8th March 2015   
Highbrook Model Airpark
 Open Day / Fun fly

8th March 2015   
   
   
ANZAC Aerotow
 
Omarama
25-27th April 2015
   



The 67th Nats is now over. The next Nats will be 21 - 28 March 2016 at the Clareville showgrounds, Carterton.

Check out nats.modelflyingnz.org for all the results from the 67th Nationals.
For all the photos https://www.facebook.com/modelflyingnznats2015



NDC 2015 Calendar