HMAC’s October 2018 Flight Lines Newsletter is online now

HMAC’s October 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 next Club Night Meeting 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: Buy, Sell and Swap night. (plus all the usual entertainment)

Now’s the time to rummage through your workshop and sort out that stuff that you just never think you will get to build, and all those bits and pieces that just don’t get use anymore. Bring it all along on the night so that hopefully someone else can be the proud new owner. If you don’t have anything to sell though, make sure you’ve got a pocketful of cash so you don’t miss out on those bargains on the tables. As in previous years, HMAC will not be handling any cash, so please make sure you bring sufficient money or a cheque book to cover any purchases you may make. Purchases and sales are strictly between you and the buyer or seller respectively. See you there with yours arm full.

“Vehicle access route” into the Hamilton Model Aero Clubs “Reekers Flying Field”

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 🙂

HMAC “Runway BACK IN ACTION”

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.

BACKGROUND HISTORY:……..

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

HMAC Committee.

Damage