WMAC – Registration – TeWhiti Park Flying Site

Club Flying Site registration check list for

Te Whiti Park Flying Site


Club Name : Wellington Model Aeroplane Club Inc.

Club MFNZ number :56

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Any application for registration of a flying site shall be in writing. Draft club rules and procedures shall be provided.

The following points have been addressed:

Flying site name  Te Whiti Park, Whites Line East, Lower Hutt
Latitude Longitude  -41.223903 S 174.9264669 E
Grid reference  N/a
a. That the owner, and other existing or traditional users, consent to model aircraft operations.  Yes. Permission to use the park from the owners, Lower Hutt City Council, between the hours of 4:00pm till dusk on Tuesday afternoons during the daylight saving period.
b. That the site will be operated safely, having particular regard for public access, walkways, car parking zones, nearby dwellings and animals/stock.  Yes
c. That the MFNZ restriction on model aircraft not overflying members of the public can be met with a reasonable safety margin, taking into account the local geography. Additional care shall be taken to ensure the trajectory corridor extending from either end of the runway does not intrude on public walkways for at least 200 metres. If the local geography does not allow this, the Club shall have a safety plan, and marshals located to ensure that landings/take-offs do not occur when the public is at risk.  Yes
d. That noise will not become a source of complaints. The MFNZ Noise COP offers guidelines on noise levels that may be tolerated and means of reducing the possibilities of complaints. Occupiers of nearby dwellings should be advised/canvassed, and their general agreement sought if possible. A noise mitigation plan shall be written and be available to be implemented as may be required. There are no houses overflown within the flying zone.

Powered flight is restricted to quiet electric models only.  Excessively noisy electric models are not permitted to fly.

e. That model aircraft operations are not incompatible with the general local environment.  Yes
f. The Local Authority and District Plan allows for the operation of model aircraft in the proposed new site. (This can be a complex issue and care should be taken before commitment to a new flying field. The MFNZ Council may be able to offer advice in this area.)  Yes
g. That model flying is permitted by CAA under the terms of controlled air space. (The MFNZ holds information concerning this and can advise concerning applications for dispensations)  Yes.  A Notice to Airman (NOTAM) is obtained from CAA covering the days/times that the club uses the park during the daylight saving period.

Site Plan

At least one sketch plan (and preferably 2 or 3 with different scales) of the flying site shall be provided, clearly showing the following details:

a. The location of the proposed site, with either map or GPS co-ordinates. -41.223903 S 174.9264669 E
b. The distance and direction to the nearest existing model flying site.  Wellington Model Aeroplane Club, Seddon Range, Alexander Road, Trentham (12.5km  north east)
c. The flight line, runway and pits areas.  See Map “Field layout”
d. The car parking and public spectator areas.  See Map “Field layout”
e. The estimated airspace zone that will be used, and the prevailing wind(s)  See Map “Field layout”
f. The distance and direction to the nearest noise-sensitive building. Waiwhetu Medical Centre, 160m north west of southern flight line.

Te Whiti Recreational Centre, 60m east of the northern flight line.

g. Natural and man-made hazards, such as power pylons, trees, wildlife. Buildings (Waiwhetu medical Centre, Te Whiti Recreational Centre), trees on perimeter of park, hills on the north-east and eastern perimeter of  the park
h. Areas of regular public use, such as: sports and playing fields, walkways, picnic areas and the like.  See Map “Field layout”
I. Residential and/or other built-up areas. This includes schools, churches, prisons and other institutions.  See Map “Field layout”
j. Areas where stock are grazed. This should also include seasonal restriction, for instance lambing ewes.  N/A
k. Areas where RC cars or boats have been known to operate, or may reasonably be expected to operate.  N/A
l. The distance and direction to the nearest airport/airfield/aerodrome.  Wellington Airport (15km south west)

Draft club rules and procedures shall be provided

See Attached.


Te Whiti Park flying site Reg 1b