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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!

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.


UNDER COVID-19 LEVEL TWO:   Pre-registered fliers only. No spectators

We are going ahead with our annual fly-in at Lake Forsyth, but restricting attendees to registered fliers (MFNZ Wings) only in order to keep the number below 100, as per government guidelines. There will not be room for public and non-fliers.

If you wish to attend you will need to pre-register with Peter Hewson (peter.a.hewson@gmail.com, or 0220884766) before Thursday evening, 27 August. Send your name, cell phone number and MFNZ number. Registration will be completed at the site. Fees are $20 for the weekend. Pilots get free tea and coffee and there will be food and drinks available for purchase. If you wish to camp at the site the City Council require that your camper is self-contained. We will have toilets at the site too.

We have a QR code for the event to aid with contact tracing, so you might like to download the app. to your phone if you have not already done so.


We will be back to almost normal with entry to public and others, less concern about social distancing etc.


Event is cancelled.