Kapiti Aeromodellers’ Club operates from Queen Elizabeth Park, some 5 km south of Paraparaumu and 35 minutes from Wellington. The club was formed as a not-for-profit Incorporated Society in 1995 and today has in excess of 100 members.
How to get to our airfield
Turn off at Mackays crossing, signposted to Queen Elizabeth Park. Turn left , cross the railway lines and enter the park. Follow the road through almost to the beach. Look for a turnoff right across the tram tracks, we have a sign indicating where to turn.
Meetings are held at the Paekakariki Surf Club starting 7.30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. This is a good opportunity to meet club members, enjoy presentations on model flying topics, and to start the process for joining the club.
In recent years we have held indoor sessions at Kapiti College Gymnasium. We hold indoor flying sessions during the winter months.
The Kapiti Aeromodellers Rally 2017 is coming up soon!(11th-12th March)
Info for the Public
for the public it’s free (a small donation would be appreciated). Our Gate Marshals will show you where to park and guide you to vantage point lookouts, overlooking the pits and airstrip. The “Spare Rib cafe” will serve BBQ food and drinks.
Please note that the hills on the south end of the runway are out of bounds as well as the east side of the runway.
Registration will be available all day. Our process is that you first register either online or on the day, and declare your wings categories. You then proceed to scrutineer to have your models checked, and once the scrutineers have cleared you with an adhesive sticker on your plane, you are ready to fly! The Flight Marshals will then assist you by grouping you with other like aircraft, and coordinating takeoff and landings.
In the evening there will be a dinner for participants, at a local restaurant.
If you can pre-screen your model against the scrutineering check-list it will save a lot of time. You can help the registration process by downloading and familiarizing yourself with these documents.