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
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.
We also have an alternative electric site at the ROYS HILL RESERVE and 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, and can be sent to
"Brett the Editor" 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.
IMAC Aerobatics at Awatoto - 23/24/25 November 2018
WARBIRDS OVER AWATOTO 2019 - 2nd & 3rd FEBRUARY 2019