Awatoto Flying Field | Print |
Thursday, 05 July 2012 09:23

Model Flying Hawkes Bay's main flying site is located off Waitangi road at Awatoto. Club members are issued a key for the gate at the stop bank, however visitors are welcome

to park by the gate and walk in. Click Here for a Link to Google Maps.


Awatoto Field Rules


We have approximately 10 acres  of fenced grass which the club maintains with a Tractor pulled mower. This provides an excellent grass surface for models both large and small without having to contend with sheep droppings or cow pats! The land we occupy is controlled by the Hawkes Bay Regional Council and as such they have a few requirements for us to comply with. The most obvious requirement to members is to keep the entrance gate locked at all times. In addition we have restricted access during the Duckshooting season, dates & details are always posted on our website close to the time.


Our main Pits area is covered with shade cloth that helps escape the heat on summer days as there is little to no natural shade. A newly constructed shelter has just been completed that will serve as a focal area and provide respite from passing showers plus a sheltered location to work on your models.


Our field is subject to the odd flood during the year and our shingle carpark provides us with a durable surface to get back and flying quickly.




Below is a photo/diagram of our field layout detailing our airspace and designated areas for various activities.




A typical Sunday morning in the Pits (Winter). Both young & old(er) can enjoy this hobby & sport.



As with many things flying model aircfraft involves an element of risk so the need for a few rules does apply. Below is a link to our field book specifically for the Awatoto flying site. All members are required to follow these rules. Remember safety is the responsibility of all, not just those on committee.


Awatoto Field Rule Book 


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