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  About Awatoto Field...

  In order to meet our obligations under our license to occupy.

  The field will be closed from the:

18th May and will remain closed until June 8th at 9:00am.

  A new lock will be put on so you will not be able to get onto the   field.

  After this period the field Cannot be used before 9:00 am or   after 4:00pm for the next 3 weeks

 The Blackbridge site will remain available for use by Gliders,   Vintage and park flyer sized electrics.

Once the field is Open again (and subject to change)

 The Field Rules will be:

 1. Social distancing of 1mtr will be observed.

 2. There will be an attendance log which MUST be filled in with      ALL required information. (Located in the Field Toilet)

 3. Please bring your own sanitiser.

 4. If you have any type of cold or Flu symptoms:



 1. Social distancing of 1mtr will be observed - max of 10 people

      at any time.

 2. There will be an attendance log which MUST be filled in with       ALL required   information.  (Located in the Shed)

 3. Please bring your own sanitiser.

 4. If you have any type of cold or Flu symptoms:


  Also, if the above requirements are Not adhered to, including the  attendance log..... THE FIELD WILL BE CLOSED AGAIN.

 In short, don’t abuse the system and we will all be able to enjoy  being able to use our facilities.


  Lance Hickey


  Members just need to be following Government    Guidelines.  Please keep up to date -  the best and    most up to   date source of advice is the NZ    Government Covid-19 website:   


Latest Newsletter Newsletter Archive
22/05/20 - For Sale page Updated.
17/05/20 - Issue 114 Uploaded
11/05/20 - Field Open
29/04/20 - Field Closed
25/03/20 - Virus Info
13/03/20 - Update to static website.
28/02/20 - Newsletter 110 uploaded-site updated.
23/12/19 - Newsletter 109 uploaded.
16/12/19 - Home page updated. New For Sale
              Items added.
19/11/19 - New For Sale items added
15/11/19 - IMAC postponed, calendar updated,                 membership fee wording updated.
04/11/19 - Revised Constitution added.
29/10/19 - Issue 108 uploaded, Newsletter                    archive updated.  
17/10/19 - Bulletin board updated,
16/10/19 - Plans page created.
01/10/19 - Home Page/For Sale/Contacts pages                updated.
29/08/19 - Issue 107 uploaded, calendar                updated, For Sale Page updated.
22/08/19 - More For sale items added.
31/07/19 - Calendar & For Sale Pages updated.
12/07/19 - Calendar on homepage. Warbirds                 2020 Raindate details added.
09/07/19 - Facebook link added, For Sale Page
03/07/19 - Issue 106 uploaded
              Awatoto Field, Club Shed, Soaring
             pages updated. Club Calendar page
             added. Downloads/Links pages added.
01/05/19 - Issue 105 uploaded
23/04/19 - More For Sale items, homepage                updated.
12/04/19 - More For Sale items added.
03/04/19 - Duck Shooting notice added.
27/03/19 - One more Fore Sale Item added
 Committee Members Updated
                 Daylight Saving end date added
                 Downloads/Web Links deleted
21/03/19 - Constitution Added
               - 2019/2020 Committee Updated.
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WELCOME to the MFHB Website

 MODEL FLYING HAWKES BAY (MFHB)  has had numerous flying sites over the  years thanks to the help of the local farming community and other interested groups  and Aeromodelling enthusiasts in The Hawke's Bay were encouraged over 70 years  ago to form a group to promote the many types of aeromodelling activities  available.The first club in the district was The Hastings Model Aeroplane Club followed  by a similar group in Napier. Subsequently The Hawkes Bay Radio Flyers Inc. Was  established from members of both groups to form a solid base for the future of the  sport in the Hawke's Bay and District.

  In 1992 the club was introduced to its present flying site by The Hawke's Bay   Regional Council, this is a splendid facility at Awatoto, off Waitangi Road, beside the   Fertilizer Works just 6 kms South of Napier City.

 Slope soaring is flown from Ocean Beach and also South of Hastings at the top of  Burma Road off the Te Hauke strait.

 Approximately bi-monthly, we endeavour to publish a NEWSLETTER on this Website,  covering the recent activity within the club, together with news and articles  from the  wider aeromodelling community. The current copy can be accessed from  the  MAIN  MENU on the top left of this page, or by clicking on the text below:


 As in the past we endeavour to give full report coverage on events such as  "WARBIRDS OVER AWATOTO", and associated rallies and competition events,  together with feature articles and member announcements not covered by the  newsletters. These features will all be accessable from the accompanying menus, and  there will be a continually updated calendar of club and associated events.   Recently  we have established a Weather Station at Awatoto Field, and this loads automatically  at the bottom of this page.

 Your input, comments, opinions and news are always welcome.  

 Please also have a look at our Current Newsletter and enjoy the content.

 The weather station below offers real time information on conditions at Awatoto Field  and the webcam refreshes every five minutes to give a view of the pits and carpark at  the field.


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