Model Flying Hawke’s Bay

Coming Events

Sunday 4th December – MFHB Christmas Party will be held at the Filter Room from 4pm. Please, if you haven’t already – RSVP to Mike Sheers on 06 8434675 or 0274205480

Wednesday 7th of December – Club Night at the National Service Club Hastings from 7pm . Mystery guest speaker followed by another massive plane auction. For more information – click HERE

Bulletin Board

The Club Newsletter #142 has now been uploaded and is available to read.


It is with regret that the MFHB committee wish to advise you about the decision to further postpone the 75th Anniversary meeting. The field has still not fully recovered from our two flood events this year and the longterm weather forecast for the weekend of the 20th November is for more rain.
The committee have now decided to commemorate the occasion of our 75th Anniversary during the 2023 Warbirds weekend in February 4th and 5th 2023. At the Warbirds event, a time will be set aside on the Sunday to have a couple of short speeches in which there will be acknowledgements to the past and current members who have guided the club to its current standing.
Secretary MFHB
Ross Brinsley


The Awatoto field is still OPEN for members use, but please try to keep clear of the wet & soggy areas of the field.


Awatoto Field Web Cam and Weather Station.

Welcome to the MFHB Website

Model Flying Hawke’s 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 Hawke’s 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. Recently the club has included drone activity at Awatoto, providing a safe and controlled environment for the flyers to test their skills out.

The club also have a gliding field near Black Bridge, Haumoana.

MFHB publish a monthly NEWSLETTER which will be on this Website, covering the recent activity within the club, together with news, model building reports, items to buy or sell, and articles from the wider aeromodelling community. The current copy can be accessed from the main at the top of this page, or by clicking here.

Our Sponsors

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