WMAC – Registration – Karori Skyline

Club Flying Site registration check list for

Karori Skyline

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 Karori Skyline
Latitude Longitude  41°16’20.5″S 174°44’11.3″E
Grid reference  N/A
a. That the owner, and other existing or traditional users, consent to model aircraft operations. Wellington Regional Council
b. That the site will be operated safely, having particular regard for public access, walkways, car parking zones, nearby dwellings and animals/stock.  All reasonable steps have been taken to eliminate, isolate or minimise all hazards that have potential for harm.
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. Slope-soaring over the North-facing bowl is not over or near members of the public. Landing approaches can be over a walkway. Spotter is designated to ensure no flying over the walkway while members of the public are near.
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. Non-powered gliders are operated here. Effectively silent.
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) Flying is within 100m of much higher ridges and power pylons. Should be a “shielded operation”

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°16’20.5″S 174°44’11.3″E
b. The distance and direction to the nearest existing model flying site.  Karori Park, 1.8KM, SW
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. N/A
g. Natural and man-made hazards, such as power pylons, trees, wildlife.  Power pylons 100m to the north
h. Areas of regular public use, such as: sports and playing fields, walkways, picnic areas and the like. Public road 350M to the south.
I. Residential and/or other built-up areas. This includes schools, churches, prisons and other institutions. Houses 350M to the south.
j. Areas where stock are grazed. This should also include seasonal restriction, for instance lambing ewes. Stock can be grazed on or nearby areas to this site.
k. Areas where RC cars or boats have been known to operate, or may reasonably be expected to operate.  Not Applicable
l. The distance and direction to the nearest airport/airfield/aerodrome. 8.7km SE to Wellington international airport

Draft club rules and procedures shall be provided

See Attached.