You will find all the IMAC and Pattern rules and schedules below. There are Pattern judging resources here, and IMAC judging resources here.

IMAC Stuff

For the current IMAC (Scale Aerobatics) sequences, and a ton of IMAC related info on Judging and flying IMAC, click here to visit the International IMAC website. New sequences come into effect on the 1st of January every year. More IMAC Judging info can be found here.

Pattern Stuff

Pattern Judging (and flying) info can be found here.

NZ Rules

There are four pattern classes flown in NZ. Clubman is for those starting out (a 40 size low wing model is ideal) – this is flown to a local set of New Zealand rules. Then you can progress to Expert, and finally Masters and F3A which are flown to an international set of rules. The Clubman schedule is not difficult, but is a challenge to fly well. Come and have a go!



NZ Clubman Aerobatics Rules – 2022

NZ Clubman Aerobatics – 2022 Aresti Diagram

NZ Clubman Aerobatics Explained by Andrew – maneuver by maneuver – includes sim demo and commentary

NZ Clubman Score Sheet – want to run clubman as an event at your local club ? use this old style score sheet. Print some off, and chop them down the middle. It has the K Factors so you can calculate the scores manually. Some clipboards and a few pens is all you need. 

Changes to Clubman !!

In 2022 the Committee have published a new sequence to make Clubman more accessible to club pilots that are capable of doing loops and rolls. We’ve dropped the tricky double stall turn, removed the scary outside loop, and toasted the 3 turn spin. After a few revisions, we have the new sequence all sorted out. Thanks to all those involved with their efforts. Be sure to download the latest copy from the links above. The new schedule is designed in a way that we hope you can come and have a go, even having done zero practice, and still safely get through the sequence. A sport model, a foamy, even high wing trainer will be able to get through this schedule now.

Plus to try an entice you to have a go, we are doing another challenge. Loop Roll and .. Win a Chocolate Fish !! That’s right, we really want club guys to give it a go. So we are handing out chocolate fish now if you come to an event and have a go. NICE !!

If you are a newbie, it’s still worth reading the old Clubman Guide – even though the new sequence is slightly different. Lots of handy tips in there, and we will get that guide updated soon too. But don’t get confused – the sequence is different now from 2022 onwards !! Best spend a few minutes watching the videos of the new sequence maneuvers.


NZ Expert Schedule flown by Andrew – maneuver by maneuver

Masters and F3A

For rules, sequences, aresti diagram. Please see Sporting Code, Section 4: Aeromodelling, F3 Aerobatics (note: NZ masters pattern is flown to the FAI Advanced rules).

Here is the link: F3A Sporting Code

P.S. If you are technically challenged, and you can’t find the F3A documents on the FAI website, and all you need is the schedule, then just google “F3A Aresti” and you will probably find it. We are not going to maintain links to the F3A aresti diagrams year in year out, it’s all there in the F3A Sporting Code documents …. which you ought to read if you fly any form of pattern / F3A Aerobatics. 

Classic Stuff

Classic Pattern Rules C2022

Classic ‘Aresti’ diagram C2022

AGM Documents

2023 NZRCAA AGM Chairmans Report

2023 NZRCAA AGM minutes

For a copy of the Financial Statement, please contact our secretary

Online Results

Now that we have been running the Nautomatic scoring system, it’s easy for us to upload the entire set of results following an event. We usually try and get this done within a couple of days.

We also maintain a series table, with an overall series winner in each class for the contest season, typically October to May.  

To get to the results library Click Here