HMAC’s Reekers Flying Field is now “Open for Flying”

HMAC’s Reekers Flying Field is now

“Open for Flying”

Please follow Covid19 level 2 restrictions

Please take note of the following guidelines when visiting the HMAC field

Health & Safety:

  • Social Distancing rules apply. Maintain 2 metres separation
  • Anyone feeling unwell or with potential Covid-19 symptoms must stay away
  • You must be a current 2020-2021 member to resume flying
  • Everyone (includes visitors) must fill out the Contact Tracing Register in the Letter Box upon arrival at the field. Please sanitise your hands immediately afterwards
  • Bring your own hand sanitiser to the field
  • Bring a soapy water spray or similar for sanitising your planes and equipment (eg: Handy Andy, Dettol, dishwashing soap or similar in a spray bottle with cleaning rags/paper towels)
  • Sanitise hands before and after putting the fence “down or up” and when closing the road gate
  • Sanitise all public equipment before and after use: eg Club Chairs, Table Handles, Road Cones and any club equipment used from the shed
  • Do not touch other peoples aircraft or equipment unless asked to do so by the owner and sanitise hands immediately afterwards
  • Sanitise/clean your aircraft, Transmitter, Starting Equipment & Tools etc regularly if others handle these items
  • Take home “all” of your rubbish including paper towels, gloves, rags, food items and any potentially contaminated items


  • Maintain 2 metres separation
  • Use the starting poles or a model restraint for your aircraft when starting IC motors
  • Main runway: Only three pilots to be flying at a time from the pilots box.
  • Only fly whilst standing on the painted pavers & remain a minimum of 2m apart
  • Electric and glider flying: may take place from the paddock on the north side of the carpark. There is no restriction on number of pilots flying from here, however remain 2m apart.

Covid19 Reporting:

  • In the unlikely event that you or anybody you come in contact with develops Covid-19

You must contact a member of the committee immediately for contact tracing purposes


 Dated 15 May 2020 – HMAC Committee







You may have read that CAA are allowing a controlled return to Model Flying activities under Level 3. At this time MFNZ are leaving it to individual clubs to manage  re-opening their facilities. At this point HMAC have not made the decision to re-open until we can effectively manage large volumes of fliers (unlike some smaller clubs) and comply with the few guidelines that have been suggested. We take your health seriously and therefore appreciate your co-operation whilst we investigate what it is we as a membership and a flying facility need to do to ensure your safety.

Please keep an eye on the Website and individual emails from the club for further information.

And as stated below under Level 4, most of these points remain valid….

It’s not so much that you may come across someone else and spread/pickup the virus through contact, but more that if you were to have a serious harm accident whilst there, you are on your own. Likewise, if someone else is there, they shouldn’t be put in the position of having to take care of you. Also, any emergency response and care required takes away from those that may need it under Covid19.

Furthermore, consider the possibility of spreading the virus by opening gates, holding on to gate handles, removing the Electric fence handles and lowering fence standards around the field. All of these actions hold the potential to transmit the virus through contact with surfaces.

Play it safe, stay at home, head to the workshop and build 🙂