Model Flying New Zealand
promotes and manages model aircraft flying in New Zealand. We run
national competitions, help
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.
Click to view the latest and previous 'Model Flying World'
Join the online discussion
Link to MFNZ discussion forum. Anyone is free to sign up and join
in the conversation.
16th July 2016
Aviation Country Club, 10 Uenuku Way,
Tom Pearce Drive, AUCKLAND.
2:00pm preceded by Combined SIG's meeting at
Proxy Voting Forms found
Documents outlined in Model Flying World can
be found here
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Big or small, if it is man
made and it flies, itís an aircraft and there are rules
about flying it.
need to be aware of the place you are flying and whether
the airspace is controlled by the manned aviation
need permission to fly over people or property.
need to keep your aircraft in sight at all times.
Donít cause a nuisance or endanger property, 50 metres
away is a good guide.
safe, know the rules.
to study up on the rules around the use of Remotely
Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
New CAA Rules
New rules are now in place
for RPAS, UAV, UAS, Drones and Model Aircraft.
These laws came into effect on Saturday 01 August 2015.
https://www.caa.govt.nz/rpas/index.html to get up to
date on the latest changes and how they effect your
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
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