Tauranga Model Aircraft Club
The Tauranga Model Aircraft Club is now operating from it's location in the Park.
The club can be contacted through the club Secretary Dave Marriott on 021 909 407, 07 544 4187 or President Mark Sibley on 027 702 5132. Please visit their website for further information.
Please see below for a welcome from the club.
Welcome to the big sky!
The Tauranga Model Aircraft Club (Inc) has developed a wonderful new flying site at the Park. The site is available for flying seven days a week between dusk and dawn. Model aircraft are normally restricted to a height of 400 feet above ground level (AGL) but we are fortunate enough to have negotiated with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) a ceiling of up to 1,000 feet AGL.
We cater for all types of models including gas and electric powered planes, gliders and helicopters (free-flight enthusiasts may find the surrounding bush and forest too daunting!).
Like most high performance sports, there are risks in model flying and we take steps to ensure that safety is paramount. Further we must insist that, for insurance purposes, use of the field for model flying be restricted to paid-up members of the Club and invited members of associated Model Flying New Zealand (MFNZ) clubs.
All members are encouraged to obtain their MFNZ “Wings” Radio Control Model Proficiency Certificates for the class of model flown. This is a CAA requirement for flying a radio controlled model unsupervised.
Why not pay us a visit some time and discuss the benefits of membership? To ensure that there is someone on site when you plan to visit, please contact the Secretary before you visit.
One small but important request - please leave your dog at home. Dogs and model aircraft do not go well together, plus poison baits are regularly spread on site to control the rabbit population.
Club nights are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in Tauranga Gliding Club Rooms at Tauranga Airport. During the summer, weather permitting, these meetings may be held at our field at the TECT All Terrain Park for some social flying and a barbeque. Please see the Notices page on our website for current arrangements.