Note, the flying rules have been revamped, please take time to read them here
Drain work is now in progress in and around the flight area so flying will be restricted to outside of working hours until clear of our area. The work is now split into two projects, the autumn project and spring project. Drain work on the flying strip is now planned for next spring but there will be lots of work in progress from time to time under the flight circuit during the autumn project.
As we cannot provide exact timelines of disruptions there will be the possibility that flying cannot take place due to work in progress near the flight area. Absolutly no flying over or close to any workers, We will attempt to use the text service to keep you informed when the flying field is open or closed during this work, but this can only work if Ming can be kept informed by people passing the field and checking on progress.
the Papakura, Manukau Aeromodellers’ Club (PMAC) website.
the Clevedon Showgrounds,
, Clevedon, the Club’s flying site
is a 15 minute drive from Manukau.
members and MFNZ affiliated flyers are permitted to fly at the site all
year round subject to limitations imposed by the club rulesA variety
of different sized aircraft are able to fly from the 90m grass strip.
130 members, the Papakura, Manukua Aeromodellers’ Club is a very active
and progressive Club that encourages new members and promotes model
flying to the general public.
Age is no
barrier to model flying.PMAC caters to all ages and skill levels from school aged members
to over 80 year olds. There are also active female pilots at the Club.
As well as
general member flying days, the club also organizes specific events
throughout the year including:
Warbirds Over Manukau ---
Rally Days ---
Days for Other Aero Model Club The main
club flying day is Sunday. The club also meets on the first Monday of each even month at the Warbirds
Ardmore Airportat 7.30pm unless notified different. See events page for more detailOur model flying activities takes place within a public park,with this comes the aspect of safety to members of the public and other user groups/sporting events. Please be aware of members of the public walking around and under the flight line.Before take-off or landing please check that it is safe to do so.In the event of a dead stick please land safely. At all times whenever possible please have an observer to warn of hazards.
No low flying over any members of the public who happen to be walking under our flight line is permitted. No flying over or close to any horse and rider that may venture close to the flight circuit and also the stables when occupied.
All flying is to be carried out in front of the Pilot line,no flying over the pits area, car park or over the road. No flying while sporting events are taking place on adjacent sports fields. Signs are to be placed at either end of flying field to alert people that model flying is taking place.
The flying calendar now shows the flying days and allowed flying times on a day by day basis as well as the
no 'fly days' up to the end of May 2012 Please check the calendar regularly as these can and do change from time to time.
Here you will find a list of Instructors and their roster....
Notice of AGM
The annual AGM will be held on Monday
night 27th May 2013 at 7.30pm at
the Warbirds clubrooms Ardmore airport.
FLYING FIELD STATUS May 1st
OPEN on Condition Midweek flying will not be possible, during working hours,
while work is in progress in and around the flying area.
This could be for the next few weeks.
NO FLYING OVER ANY WORKER
Sundays should be OK (except for this Sunday 5th which is a no-fly day).
We will advise again when work has cleared the area.
Electric rally postponed again
due work in progress, new date TBA.
Next No-fly day:
Sun-Mon-Tue = 9-dusk
Wed = 9-1
Be sure to check calendar for no-fly days.
We no longer have permission to fly
on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
PMAC now on Facebook. Click logo to go there,
no Facebook account needed to view.
The latest Club Newsletter Apl/May 2013
(now called Out Of The Blue (OOTB)) in PDF Format HERE