WMAC – Registration – Kaitoke Flying Site

Club Flying Site registration check list for


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  Kaitoke
Latitude Longitude  -41°05’27.92  175°10’44.60
Grid reference  N/A
a. That the owner, and other existing or traditional users, consent to model aircraft operations.  Permission to use the site from owners GWRC (Greater Wellington Regional Council) and Licence Holders Upper Valley Gliding Club.
b. That the site will be operated safely, having particular regard for public access, walkways, car parking zones, nearby dwellings and animals/stock. As access is through a locked gate there is no public access.

Car parking is well clear of the runway.

There are no nearby dwellings and no stock/animals on site.

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.  Due to the sites isolation there are no issues with overflying any public.
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.   Due to the sites isolation there are no issues with noise.
e. That model aircraft operations are not incompatible with the general local environment.  As it is also a full sized gliding strip model aircraft use is appropriate.
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)  The area is not controlled airspace.

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. Near the Kaitoke Go Kart Track.

41°05’27.92S  175°10’44.60E

b. The distance and direction to the nearest existing model flying site.  14.51 Km SW to Seddon Range, Trentham
c. The flight line, runway and pits areas.  See attached image
d. The car parking and public spectator areas.  By Clubhouse (see image)
e. The estimated airspace zone that will be used, and the prevailing wind(s)  Prevailing wind is NNW-NW.
f. The distance and direction to the nearest noise-sensitive building.  None
g. Natural and man-made hazards, such as power pylons, trees, wildlife.  Only low gorse/scrub alongside runway.
h. Areas of regular public use, such as: sports and playing fields, walkways, picnic areas and the like.  None
I. Residential and/or other built-up areas. This includes schools, churches, prisons and other institutions. None
j. Areas where stock are grazed. This should also include seasonal restriction, for instance lambing ewes.  None
k. Areas where RC cars or boats have been known to operate, or may reasonably be expected to operate.  None
l. The distance and direction to the nearest airport/airfield/aerodrome.  41.91 Km SW to Wellington Airport.

Draft club rules and procedures shall be provided

See Attached.

Kaitoke Flying site 1

Flying site


Kaitoke Flying site 2

Flight line, Pit area and Car park location