Due to COVID-19 NSW Health Orders in force across the Hunter region, the flying field has very strict conditions of use (refer RFC Committee emails). NO visitors are permitted at this time.
NEWS and events
19 Sep 2021 - RFC Field COVID Reopen (restricted to fully vaccinated / Newcastle LGA) refer RFC Ctee emails for details.
FPV Flying suspended effective 8 July 2021 until a review is completed by the RFC Safety Sub-committee and the results are considered by the RFC Committee.
Last Fri of each month 12 noon Lunch at Charlestown Bowling Club RSVP to Reg ** Note: Suspended until further notice **
Note: all events are subject to the venue's COVID-19 Safety Management Plan.
COVID-19 Safety Management Plan
The Committee reviews, updates and communicates changes directly to members as the latest advice comes to hand.
Commercial and Commercially Related Activities NOT Permitted
The RFC flying field authority to operate permits conducting recreational model aircraft activities ONLY.
The RFC flying field is not to be used at any time for conducting activities related to current or future commercial or commercially related activities, including equipment testing and test flights.
Flight Operations and Safety
The rules are reviewed and updated periodically. To access the current rules click here.
Total Fire Bans
Should a Total Fire Ban be in effect for the NSW Rural Fire Service Greater Hunter Area the flying field is CLOSED. To check current fire conditions click here.
Hunter Wetlands National Park
The flying field is located within a National Park and as such NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service rules apply.
The Park's access status affects use of the flying field. Should the Park be CLOSED a sign is displayed below the Hunter Wetlands National Park sign situated on the left hand side of the road just after you cross the bridge onto the island. To check the Park's status click here.
Note: The flying field is CLOSED when a Total Fire Ban is in effect even if the Park's access status is Open.
7 days a week during daylight hours (night flying on approval only) except when the National Park is closed or a Total Fire Ban is in effect.
Times must be strictly adhered to, or the Club risks having more restricted operating times imposed on it, or the total loss of the field to power models.