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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.

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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.
MFNZ & Bruce Simpson
The long-standing disagreement between Bruce Simpson and MFNZ has been resolved and it is certain that both parties are looking forward to investing future efforts in promoting and supporting the hobby to the best of our abilities.

People who have been watching this issue should voice their support and appreciation of MFNZ's willingness to come to the table and of the efforts that the mediators have invested in achieving this outcome. RC Model Reviews are watched and enjoyed by model aircraft enthusiasts around the world and the hobby can continue to benefit from Bruce's unique talents.

Jonathan Shorer
MFNZ President

Amended Remit for Free Flight Team Selection

An amendment has been received in relation to the remits advertised by the free flight SIG in the September issue of Model Flying World.
Consequently, the final day for the receipt of votes is 5pm on the 30th of November 2015.
Votes are to be sent to the free flight SIG secretary.
Either mailed to Mr G Lovejoy, 57 Fraser Drive FEILDING 4702
Or email to
Results will be published in the November issue of Model Flying World
Click here to view the Remit

New Zealand successes at NSW Free Flight Society’s Scale Champs
New Zealand free flight scale fliers recently had success in events in this year’s rally for free flight scale events in the NSW State Champs, held at Richmond, north west of Sydney in July, in ideal flying conditions.

F4A Power scale

Don Spray had a great flights from his Zlin 37T low winger that flew realistic circuits of the field and made 4th. He has trimmed this unusual free scale choice to fly well and found the Webra Piccolo ample power for good flights. Stan Mauger had a small Antarctic Auster C4 to fly in this event and it proved to be a reliable flier, and with the advantage of a takeoff bonus, won the event .

Rubber Power scale for the Reg Jude Trophy

Don Spray put in excellent flights with another Zlin 37T, taking him to third place. Mike Mulholland had a clear advantage in this event with his new DH Tiger Moth that was both lightly built and well detailed. It was a great outing for this new model built from the Avetek kit and proof of how well this design can fly. It was a well deserved winner in this event.

A fuller report on the rally will be published in the September Model Flying World.

Mike Mulholland’s DH Tiger Moth in rubber scale, being set up for a great flight.
Mike Mulholland’s Tiger Moth looked great flying in slow open circuits.

Stan Mauger’s Antarctic Auster C4 in the early morning mist, before a great day’s flying.
Don Spray’s Zlin 37T showed how well this low wing subject can fly.

MFNZ Latest News

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 don’t 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 photo to enlarge event advert)
   Highbrook Scale 2015
Highbrook, Auckland
15th November 2015
North Island Free Flight Champs
Proctor Road
8-10th January 2016

NDC 2015 Calendar
Soaring Calendar