We operate within strict bounds set by Model Flying NZ, our insurers, Ocupational Health and Safety, and by Civil Aviation. As we are directly on the flight path to Paraparaumu airport it is essential that limits on airspace and height restrictions be observed. These are not onerous conditions and it is expected that Club members will familiarise themselves with, and follow these rules.
Click this link to access and download our local site Operating rules May2015
Flying field etiquette
We aim to have a friendly club, where members enjoy their flying experience and get every opportunity to develop their skills. Some ways in which you can support this culture are:
- Hours of operation – 8am – 8pm (6pm in winter months)
- When arriving at the flying site, introduce yourself to other flyers before setting up and flying.
- Obey the club flying rules
- Don’t “hog” the flight line – give others a turn
- Volunteer to act as an observer for others
- Help open up and close the runway – remove and replacement of electric fence.
- Help other members who may be having a bad day
- Help look for downed models
- Participate in airfield maintenance activities
The gate at the entry to the flying field is kept padlocked when the field is not in use. Following a recent security incident, the padlock has been changed to a combination type. All members have been emailed the access code. Contact the secretary for assistance or a club member.
Please lock the gate when leaving the site.
The club operates an automatic weather station at the flying site, which can be accessed by paid up members, by cellphone text message. New members will be advised the phone number to access this service. If you have forgotten the number, contact the secretary or a club member.
(Please note that the windspeeds are given in knots – multiply by 1.85 to get to km/h)