Our annual barbie is on Sunday 15th December at Burnham. Bring your family, a plate, a suitable foamie for comps. and some good cheer. We will provide the rest.
This is one of the largest RC model flying events in the country. We typically get 80-90 pilots attending and many more models. The event is over two days and there is camping available, but it is advised that you have self-contained accommodation on site. The area is a CCC park and reserve and so we need to obey local bylaws concerning the way we use the site, including care with rubbish, local wildlife, no dogs, health and safety etc. We run the event primarily for the enjoyment of the fliers and we ask that they have their MFNZ Wings badges and current membership to cover things such as safety and insurance. Public are welcome, but we do not advertise the event in the wider community, largely because we do not want it to become too big.
There are four flight lines operating – land line, float line, helicopter and 3-D areas. A NOTAM is in place up to 1,000 feet.
Pilots need to vouch for the safety of their aircraft and we cater for all types of models at the event and require pilots to fly at the appropriate flight line, please.