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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. 
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.

Latest Nats Updates
Planning is well on track for the 67th Nationals, held between the 3rd and 7th of January 2015. We have located all of the sites for flying fields with the exception of a sealed circle for the control line flyers. The Nationals headquarters will be at the airfield at Waharoa near Matamata.

Click image above to view the latest update (.pdf)

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.  
Update on Flying Sites Trust
At the last council meeting it was agreed to recommend to the formation of a charitable trust to support the acquisition development and retention of Flying Sites around NZ. The formal recommendation is attached in Dave Wrights agenda for the Annual General Meeting.
Click to view the full proposal.

Download the
Deed of Charitable Trust - New Zealand Model Flying Trust

Proposed trustees - New Zealand Model Flying Sites Trust

Questions & Answers - 8th July 2014

Up and coming Club Events
Auckland Scale Day
29th November 2014
Warbirds Over Awatoto
6th-8th February 2015
Models Over Mandeville
7th & 8th February 2015

NDC 2014 Calendar