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Welcome to Model Flying New Zealand (MFNZ)

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 (four 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.



Aviation Safety Concern with Arducopter Pre 3.6.11 firmware.

Please be aware that there has been a recent accident due to loss of the flight controller which is believed to have been caused by ArduPilot causing the main processor to crash. Read more here.

How to Safely Fly Your Drone

If you are operating a drone, you are a pilot and therefore have a shared responsibility for the safety and security of everyone.

There are basic rules you must follow to ensure you are flying your aircraft safely:


Spectacular Jet Action

The MFNZ Nationals are over for another year, thanks to all those who took part especially those that travelled large distances to compete.

And other thank yous go to Len Drabble for managing the running of the Nationals; Jonathan Shorer who ran the office along with his wife Gill. Thanks to the those who organised the SIGs and the Contest Directors. And congratulations to all the winners and those who took part.

Get the 2020 72nd Nationals results here. - View prizegiving pictures: here - View soaring pictures: here

The location of the next Nationals has yet to be decided. Matamata and Napier have been discussed.

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