Awatoto Flying Field
Model Flying Hawke’s 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 Google Maps satellite view of the field.
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 Hawke’s 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 duck shooting 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.
Click HERE for the Field Rules for Awatoto
Black Bridge/Haumoana Field
This is the most recently acquired club flying site and is accessed by turning into Mill Road in Clive and crossing Black Bridge over the Tukituki river and turning Left after the bridge into the river carpark. You will need to obtain a key to pass through the gate at the South end of the carpark. Drive down the track beside the river for approximately 2km where you will then see a seat located on the top of the stop bank. This is the access point for the field.
Note the field is for Gliders and Electric flight Only and has no landing strip or facilities.
For a Google Maps field location map – click HERE