MFC Glocknerhof, Model Aviation Club
Best conditions for model aviation
For decades, young pilots have been making a pilgrimage to Carinthia to learn the fine art of remote-controlled gliding or motorized flying. One more reason to launch a model aviation club. The establishment of the model airfield Glocknerhof was the reason for founding the club.
Model aviation in Austria
As a hotel guest and flight course participant, you will benefit from all the facilities and amenities we have created for you over the many years. Model flight know-how, airfields with top infrastructure, hobby rooms, flight school, construction service and store.
Officially approved flight altitude of 500 m
The model airfield Glocknerhof has an official permit for flights with model airplanes up to a maximum flight altitude of 500 m above ground.
Please note that in order to fly on the model airfield, the registration form must always be filled out first at the reception desk at the Hotel Glocknerhof. You confirm in writing that you have understood the airfield regulations, the guidelines of the ÖAeC and the conditions imposed by the aviation authorities and that you will strictly adhere to them. Here are all the documents:
Mandatory for all pilots
- Registration form for model airplane pilots [pdf]
- Model airfield operating rules MFC Glocknerhof – airfield rules [pdf]
- Guidelines for UAS from ÖAeC [pdf]
Mandatory for flights above 120 m up to 500 m altitude
EU regulation at the Glocknerhof
In the EU, a uniform regulation has been introduced that regulates model flying (wing, helicopter and drones): EU Regulation (EU) 2019/947. In addition to liability insurance for model flight, the EU-wide A1/A3 certificate of competence and a registration number on or in the models are also required.
At the airfield
A first flight checklist must be filled out once for each model and carried by the pilot (preferably in the transmitter case). Old model aircraft also need the checklist. The first flight checklist is subsequently valid for each approved airfield in Europe. Please fill out the forms per flight model already before the holidays: First Flight Checklist for models up to 25 kg and for models from 25 to 125 kg. For model aircraft weighing more than 25 kg, a Pre-Flight Checklist must be completed daily.
Pilots must sign the flight log daily – either in the tent on site or digitally (link follows).
On the slope Rottenstein
On the slope will be flown in the category “Open”. Models may weigh up to 10 kg and be flown at an altitude of up to 120 m above the pilot’s position.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Proof of competence
If you want to fly model airplanes in Austria, you need the EU-wide certificate of competence A1/A3. Here is the free online test.
TOP for all model aircraft pilots: Pilots of any nationality can take the test here for free – also pilots from other EU countries and Switzerland: online-course.dronespace.at
Each pilot needs a registration number, which is placed on or in the model. One number for all models is sufficient. There are currently no specifications for the design. Please register in your home country. Guests from Austria and from non-EU countries please register here: www.dronespace.at
Guests from Switzerland receive important information here.
- RC Model flying on Instagram: www.instagram.com/modelflying
- Photos from RC Airtow Week in spring 2019: www.facebook.com
- Photos from RC Airtow Days in autumn 2019: www.facebook.com
- Photos from the RC Aircraft Week 2021: www.facebook.com
Air Meet 2015
On June 5, 2015, the Air-Meet 15 flying day with show program and night flying show was held at the Glocknerhof model air field. In addition to numerous flight demonstrations by guests and international pilots, functional model construction with excavators and trucks designed by FMC Fellbach as well as a performance by the vaulting group Weissensee could be marveled at on site. Live Italian music accompanied the evening. The highlight of the event was the spectacular night flight show including fireworks, which was performed by the Swiss Spiel- und Flugbox AG under the direction of Reto Marbach.
Video: Air-Meet 2015 – MFC Glocknerhof
Book model flying holidays!
Send us an inquiry or book your next holidays at the Glocknerhof online and enjoy many advantages.
With direct booking you have full choice in rooms and book at the best price without cancellation fees!
Trainings and services
Training with RC aircrafts
Gliding and motorized flying can also be learned at the Glocknerhof: Courses and individual lessons for beginners and advanced pilots are available with RC aircrafts of all sizes. Training sessions are held weekly from Monday to Friday throughout the year.
Hill Soaring Workshop
The slope flight seminars take place on certain dates in spring and autumn on 4 afternoons directly at the house slope Rottenstein. The aim is to learn how to hang glide, gain practical experience and learn important tips and tricks from an experienced pilot. Own gliders should be brought – whether pure glider or motor glider does not matter. The seminars are aimed at pilots who have mastered a standard flight model on the level and would like to dedicate themselves to the topics of slope flying & thermals.
Model aircraft building service
Want to fly a special model but don’t have the time, patience or skill to build it yourself? Then we can help you. We build your desired model and you can combine the takeover with a holidays at the Glocknerhof right away. Here you get more information about the model building and repair service Glocknerhof.
RC Building Workshop
In this seminar you will learn how to build model airplanes. Each course participant builds his own RC airplane during the week. The models are built in wooden construction and covered with foil. The aim of the course is to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of making and repairing model airplanes. Depending on the progress of construction, the models can be flown in with the flight instructor.