LMANZ Rally this weekend is POSTPONED!

The LMANZ (Large Model) Rally this weekend (Sat-Sun 23 & 24 Septemeber) at Matamata-Piako MAC has been POSTPONED due to an unfavorable weather forecast across the weekend.

A new date will be posted as soon as one is available, likely late October. Keep an eye on the Hamilton Web Page Calendar which will be updated once a new date has been announced.

Stay Dry.

HMAC’s September 2023 Flight Lines Newsletter is now online

Hi there HMAC Members & fellow Aviation Folk

It’s time for the monthly Newsletter from the Hamilton Model Aero Club. As always, we hope you enjoy the reading & viewing. You can read the latest Newsletter directly from the Newsletters page of this website.

Contributions for next month’s newsletter are always welcome plus we invite ideas and gentle feedback.

Contributions for the October 2023 Newsletter are welcomed directly to the editors desk at chloecat@xtra.co.nz


HMAC’s Next Club Night meeting is on Wednesday 13 September at 7:30 pm (open to all members & visitors). This will be our Annual “Buy, Sell  and Swap” evening

Club Night Venue: Beerescourt Bowling Club, 68A Maeroa Road – Hamilton

Happy Reading Folks


Web site: http://www.hamiltonmac.org.nz/

Newsletter Page Link   http://www.hamiltonmac.org.nz/?page_id=184

Change of Event Dates

Note, the Web Calendar has been updated, our Spring Vintage, Glider and Aerotow date has changed to October 15th. We now have a Fun Fly Competition Event on Sunday 17th September in it’s place.

Annual Subscriptions due, Club Nights & Newsletter.

Hello HMAC Members and fellow Aviation folk

The following information provides a brief update for members on important matters the committee wish to share following the Clubs AGM held earlier this month.

Club 2023-2024 Subscription Renewal is now due.

The subscription renewal rates for the coming year as submitted by committee following the AGM are:

Senior (Radio Control)                                   $210

Senior 70 years+ (Radio Control)                 $190

Senior Control Line & Free Flight                 $140

Junior (under 18 years)                                  $70

Family                                                                $220

Associate (all flying)                                        $80

Non-flying                                                         $25

In order to keep the increase in subscription rates to a minimum the committee have explored a number of budgeting options and are acting upon some of the proposed recommendations.  Further information and explanation will be provided in the upcoming March Flightlines Newsletter.

Note that the above rates include member affiliation to Model Flying NZ.  Members re-joining must have submitted their subs renewal before 1st April 2023 to retain club privileges, flying rights and insurance coverage.

Please pay by Bank Funds Transfer to the following account: 03-0314-0215645-00. Please include your name details and subscription type. An email to the treasurer ( alan48linda47@gmail.com )  to let him know you have paid can also be helpful.

Club Nights reduced to FIVE meetings per year.

As part of the budgeting options put to the AGM, was the proposal to reduce the number of club nights to four general meetings per year plus the Annual General meeting. This option was also raised and accepted in response to reduced meeting attendance verses increased hall hireage.

Meetings for 2023 have subsequently been set as occurring on the 2nd Wednesday of the months of May, July, September & December with the AGM in February 2024. All other meeting details remain unchanged.

March 2023 Flight Lines Newsletter.

Due to publishing constraints, the March issue of the HMAC Flight Lines Newsletter will be slightly delayed in it’s delivery and is currently expected to be made available from the 8th of March.


As commented, the above issues & more will be covered in greater depth in the upcoming March newsletter, however contact one of the committee members if you require further detail before then.

Kind regards