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The NZJMA welcomes all jet modelers to attend the NZ International Jet Spectacular 2019. The event is open to any jet modeller wishing to participate, however all competitors are required to comply with all local rules, regulations and by laws. All information regarding these rules and requirements can be found by accessing the following links. You are encouraged to peruse these links as there are some subtle local requirements.

Pilot Qualification:

  • The competitor will be required to present proof of financial membership of Model Flying New Zealand or the national representing body of the country they reside.
  • The pilot of any aircraft shall be the holder of a Wings accreditation or be under direct supervision of a Wings accredited holder. For international visitors, a similar accreditation of competency is required.

Pilot Registration:

  • Official workload can be greatly reduced by online pre event registration form. Payment can be made on the day by either cash or EFTPOS direct credit. (Sorry, we cannot accept Credit cards)

Eligible Aircraft:

  • All Turbine powered aircraft (including helicopters) and Ducted Fan (including EDF) powered aeroplanes will be permitted to operate. Jet look alike aircraft powered by a propeller are not eligible. 

Turbine operators:

  • The New Zealand Model Aircraft Association has in place a Code of Practice which clearly outlines all recommendations and requirements for the operation of turbine powered models.
  • All pilots will fly in accordance with the rules outlined for the Event.  A thorough pilot briefing will be conducted each day to ensure pilots are fully aware of requirements.
  • All aircraft will be inspected for airworthiness in accordance with the Event inspection process.
  • Fuel will be made available and mixed on site to the required blend of each individual. Details are on the pilot registration form.

Support Equipment:

            Each competitor is expected to provide all necessary equipment for the operation of their aircraft with the  following exceptions:

  • International visitors shall be provided with Batteries for charging, Fire Extinguishers and Fuel containers.
  • Fuel is available but will be distributed to international visitors first. Each competitor shall be responsible for arranging their own fuel requirements.

Transmitter Radio Frequencies:

  • The approved radio frequencies for use in New Zealand are 27, 35/36, 40, 72 Mhz and 2.4Ghz range.
  • Frequency control is provided by the use of a pegboard system. This requires the pilot to provide their own peg (which can be made from a typical plastic clothes peg) with a tag attached clearly stating the pilots name and radio frequency. Peg is not required for pilots using 2.4Ghz.

Runway and Pits:

  • The event is held at the privately owned and operated Tokoroa Airport. The Runway surface is 850 meters long by 18 meters wide sealed asphalt and a further 20 odd meters to the runway eastern side of hazard free grass. The field elevation is approximately 1200 feet above mean sea level. The pit area is a well prepared grass area within a horseshoe shaped sealed taxiway which leads to the main runway from both sides. An open culvert drain exists between the runway and the pit area, however this is behind the flight line and also adds as a form of protection to the public and the pits. The Published aerodrome chart can be viewed for a full airport layout. Flight path area's are generally unobstructed with all flying being carried out to the Eastern side of the runway.


Event Director: Chris Pickering can be contacted via email.

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