Please note there are some new rules, and changes to existing rules effective Dec 31 2020. Please look at the documents on the club rules page
Well we all had a great day at the Intro to Aerobatics day at Highbrook on Saturday. A very big thankyou to Frazer Briggs for coming up and running one of his classes. A lot of newbies to aerobatics from the Auckland area and they all learnt alot. Everyone had a fly with their models with a bit of one on one tuition after Frazer explained the ins and outs, ups and downs and did a demo of the clubman schedule. Thanks also to Paul Tomlinson for giving Frazer a hand with the one on ones. And also a thanks to Stuart for doing the BBQ.
A great day yesterday at the HAM scale & warbirds event. Thanks to everyone who came along. I think the pictures say it all. A near perfect flyin apart from a few mishaps and a bit of a strong wind which kept some fliers grounded.
Some of the Highbrook members were down in Matamata for the two day LMANZ meeting over the weekend. Mostly the weather was great, but a little foggy on Saturday morning. The large models on show were impressive. And the flying was great also in the big sky. There was even a 1:1 scale Thorp aircraft turnup (our secretary Arjen & Dave Cogan in their plane).
Well the 2019 Open Day has come and gone. We had about twenty or so flyer with many having 2 or 3 models.
The weather played it part (maybe to hot), everyone was trying to keep out of the sun were possible.
There was also a great public turnout.
Thanks to all those that can along and the helpers on the day.
We have had a complaint regarding planes flying near the buildings, and certainly outside the boundaries.
Here is the shortened message we received from the owners of the park we fly at (Goodmans)
“A customer of the Highbrook portfolio, located near the Aero Modellers licensed area, within the parkland, has advised that on Monday mid-afternoon a plane was spotted flying near their building.
Please can you ensure that members of the club are reminded of the protocols around the flying areas, as this is considered a health & safety risk.”
This is a VERY serious matter. If this happens again, we risk losing our license to occupy and we will be kicked off.
We ask that the members that flew Monday (11th Feb) mid-afternoon to contact us on this email address ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to see if it was their plane that may have been over the buildings and explain what happened and how we can work together to make sure it does not happen again.
If anyone can identify the plane and it’s owner please contact the committee also through the email.
Kind regards, HAM Committee
Antony took his NZ Mustang to the Awatoto 2019 Warbirds down in Hasting over the last weekend. There were the usual guys with their big warbirds from all over the North Island. On the Sunday with great weather there was a large public attendance of over 600 people there. Frazer Briggs did his usual great lunch time free style display to music. Even Antony got some applause for his short one man display with his P51d which behaved itself for once.