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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.

Rotorcross N.Z Drone Racing -National Round - Levin -
 Track created by Jonathan Shorer in his Garden

Be DroneSmart

Big or small, if it is man made and it flies, itís an aircraft and there are rules about flying it.

You need to be aware of the place you are flying and whether the airspace is controlled by the manned aviation authorities.

You need permission to fly over people or property.

You need to keep your aircraft in sight at all times.

Donít cause a nuisance or endanger property, 50 metres away is a good guide.

Fly safe, know the rules.


New CAA Rules

New rules are now in place for RPAS, UAV, UAS, Drones and Model Aircraft
. These laws came into effect on Saturday 01 August 2015.

Please visit to get up to date on the latest changes and how they effect your current activities.

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.
People who use the wrong frequencies for their RPAS can be prosecuted under the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

Check out for all the frequencies allowed for remotely piloted aircraft systems


Up and coming Club Events (click on pic for event details)

Highbrook Scale Day
Highbrook, Auckland
Models Over Mandeville 2017
Mandeville Airfield, Gore

Highbrook Aero Modellers Open Days 2017
Highbrook, Auckland

NDC 2016 Calendar