Burnham Fly-in postponed

As Covid restrictions dictate, we have had to postpone our fly-in for 28-29 August until later in the year. Our aim is to go ahead with levelling and re-sowing our runway at Burnham, and so the event will take place once the new grass is well established. Further information will be posted on this site and our Facebook page.

Stay safe and happy building!

2021 Float and field cancelled – CRFC Field fly-in rises from the ashes

2021 Float and field cancelled – CRFC Field fly-in rises from the ashes


So sorry folks. We have been in consultation with the Christchurch City Council, namely Head Ranger, Paul Devlin, Area Manager, Matt Rose, and ornithologist, Andrew Crossland, and they inform us that Lake Forsyth is now a wetland of national importance. There is birdlife and plant species they want to protect. This means that
no one can fly there. They are also planning to prevent the N.B. Powerboat Club and fishermen from using the lake and surrounds. No idea how they plan to control the
hoons who tear up the ground with their motorbikes and cars!


Out of the ashes, so to speak … We are going to hold a flying event this year on the same dates at our own field. Camping will be allowed and all types of models welcome, except for float planes as we don’t have a lake.

Come along, but let us know if you are coming (for catering purposes etc.)

Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 August
(Map of field location)


Secretary, Christchurch Radio fliers.
Peter Hewson
022 088 4766


Lake Forsyth Float & Field fly-in, 2021

Lake Forsyth Float & Field fly-in, 2021

Updated: 2021 Flyin moved to Burnham Club field.

Yes folks. All is go for our annual fly-in at Lake Forsyth. Back to post-Covid times. All welcome and any type of model can be flown. We have a new site layout with several big advantages – flat runway with no hump, flying with your back to the sun and plenty of room for parking – yes, we have listened to those of you who wanted to see these things happen. As in previous years, camping is permitted, but units must be self-contained. You must have a MFNZ wings badge. Registration is $20 for the weekend.



Owing to strong nor-west winds forecast for this weekend, our aerotow event has been postponed until the next weekend – 10/11 October, at our site at Burnham. We welcome any size gliders. Must be a MFNZ member.

Forsyth photos

Some highlights from 2020.