NOTICE OF AGM OF MODEL FLYING NEW ZEALAND / NZMAA
This yearís AGM is being held
at the Aviation Country Club located at the Aviation
Country Club, 10 Uenuku Way, Tom Pearce Drive, Auckland
International Airport on the 11th of July.
All members welcome but please advise the
Secretary if you are attending. Helps to ensure we have
For those that cannot make it but
wish to be heard I have attached a
Proxy voting form.
It would be appreciated if
these can be sent to the Secretary by June 30th so they
can be entered into the system, so saving time on the day.
Emailing a scanned copy is okay but please ensure your
Proxy brings the original with them.
Most members give their Proxy to the Secretary or Area Rep
but you can appoint any attending member.
The person with your proxy can
be instructed in a number of ways.
let them vote how they wish or on their personal decision
on a topic on the day.
Others want a vote placed in a
set way, i.e. For or Against a motion or remit or to vote
for a particular member for council if more than one
These instructions need to be
entered on the lower half of the Proxy Form. This ensures
your wishes are complied with.
If anyone has any questions, please contact the
Secretary who is here to help.
There has been much discussion about the ideal time to
hold the Nationals and it has moved a little over the
previous 67 years from starting as early as 27 December in
the 60ís to dates as late as this yearís event in 1994.
What has become apparent is that it seems that the
changing weather and farming practices have meant that the
New Year is no longer the optimum time to be holding the
Nationals in the Waiarapa. Having had a very successful
event at Waharoa, some members expressed an interest in
repeating the experience. However, our hosts, the Matamata
Gliding Club were less enthusiastic about giving up some
of the best soaring of the year. We have booked the
showgrounds at Carterton for the period 21 Ė 28 March 2016
which falls over Easter and so we have some flexibility to
schedule the event when members would prefer. You are
therefore asked to vote for the dates that you would like.
Click Here to Vote for dates
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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
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
enthusiasts, you can contact a club from the link
above and get detailed advice on where and how to operate
these exciting models safely.
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