HMAC’s December 2018 Flight Lines Newsletter is now online and ready to read under the “Newsletters” Tab of our web page http://www.hamiltonmac.org.nz/.
Don’t miss our final Club Night Meeting for 2018 which is scheduled for Wednesday 10th October at the Beerescourt Bowling Club Club Rooms, 68A Maeroa Road (behind the tennis pavilion). 7.30pm – 10pm
Club Night Topic: Our Xmas Wrap up, plus Frazer will be talking about the Tucson Aerobatic Shootout that he’s just returned from plus there will be all the usual entertainment too.
XMAS BBQ Fun Fly Reminder: This coming Sunday 9th Dec is the HMAC Clubs Xmas BBQ & Fun Fly at our Reekers Flying Field with lunch beginning around mid day. Check out our December Newsletter for all the details. Note that we will post any postponement notice here on the website & our facebook page if necessary by mid morning….but we’re sure there’s going to be fine weather!
Can anyone help Lance??
Lance is looking for a con rod for a ED 1.46 Hornet Vintage Diesel engine
He’s also looking for a conrod for a DC Spitfire
Does anyone know someone with parts or even someone who wants to sell a complete engine?
Lance would be very interested to hear from you
You can email him on email@example.com
As of Saturday 21st October 2017, HMAC’s vehicle access to our Reekers Field Flying site at 231 Collins Rd returned to normal (ie, as indicated on the “Location” web tab above)
You are now able to use the normal access track at 231 Collins Road, as used prior to the bridge wash out back in April of this year. As always, please keep your speed on the track under 30kph and give way to all farm activities, tractors and especially the Milk Tanker.
A very special “Thank You” to the management and farm staff at “Pengxin Farms” who have accommodated us with the use of an alternative access through the middle of their property and allowing us to continue to get to our Reekers flying site over the past 6 months, you people really are awesome. Also a huge thank you to Jan Reekers for organising all of this on our behalf 🙂
Report update: 14 August 2017
Thanks to all those that managed to make the “short notice” HMAC Working Bee at the Club Flying field on Sunday. The worst of the holes in the runway caused by stock damage were filled and some grass seed sown. The runway has been rolled and hopefully it will get rolled again soon. So the field is now usable again for most Aircraft, although something with bigger wheels would be a wise option. Remember, we are still accessing the field via the neighboring farm track, so please exercise due care.
Report dated: 25 June 2017
Unfortunately, due to farm stock gaining access onto the Clubs Flying Field Runway over night this weekend, there has been considerable damage to the Runway Surface.
The field would currently be classed as un-flyable to any Aircraft requiring a smooth takeoff or landing surface.
You are still welcome to fly anything you consider appropriate, eg Glider, electric or hand launch models and possibly very light fun fly models. (Just something without wheels!)
We intend to have the field rolled and worked on as soon as possible, but this will be totally weather dependent. We will likely be calling on members help with a working Bee at some point as well. Look back here for future updates