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* NDC Radian Contest at the field on 25th March.

* IMAC Meeting at Awatoto on 20/21/22 April.  (Final practice day for MFHB members on Saturday - 7th April.)

**Duck Shooting Awatoto Field Closure.**

     Awatoto Field closes after club day Sunday 29th April 2018 through until Sunday 20th May 2018.
     Awatoto Field reopens on Monday 21th May 2018.
     Field open hours until end of June 2018 for remainder of the duck shooting session are:
     Weekends (Saturday and Sunday), 9.30am to 4.00pm.  Week days no restrictions.

* Vintage Flying every Thursday morning at the field - weather permitting!

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2018 01:08
Welcome to the MFHB Website
Written by Administrator   
Monday, 01 June 2009 04:47

** Newsletter Issue #98 - (Warbirds Issue) is now available for download. **


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 K south of Napier City.
The history of the setup of AWATOTO FIELD can be viewed by clicking on
We also have an alternative electric site at the
ROYS HILL RESERVE , and Slope soaring is flown from Ocean Beach,  and South of Hastings at the top of the Burma Road off the Te Hauke strait.
To view the Awatoto Field site location map, click on

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 here


For Previous PDF Format Newsletters:   For Issue #92 - Click HERE      For Issue #93 - Click HERE     For Issue #94 - Click HERE     For Issue #95 - Click HERE   For Issue #96 - Click HERE

                                                         For Issue #97 - Click HERE


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, and can be sent to "Brett the Editor and Webmaster" by clicking on the contact button at the head of this page.  Please visit 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.





Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 21:17
Weather Station
Thursday, 18 June 2009 08:42


                                                                                                                                                             Click on the Image above to get the Updated Awatoto field weather