mmf-logoOur club was first formed in 1968 and is affiliated with the British Model Flying Association. The main purposes of the club are to encourage, assist and promote the flying of model aircraft of all types. The club currently has over fifty members and there is a wealth of experience should you require any assistance.

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BMFA membership can be renewed through the club as usual. Please use the application form below

Membership Application Form 2016

 

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My thanks to John for bringing to my attention to the proposed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  The regulations could affect the future of model flying in Europe which will include the Isle of Man, if it goes ahead without change. Hopefully, the BMFA and the proposed European Model Flying Union can get it amended.  Further information from the BMFA can be found on the following link:

 

https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2400/Threat-to-Model-Flying-from-European-Regulation-EASA-Prototype-Rules-for-Unmanned-Aircraft

 

Saturday 24th September 2016

Static scale competition – Jurby at 12.30 pm. and fun fly competitions.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

 

Wednesday 12th October 2016

Video and flight simulator evening at Creg ny Baa.

 

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Club Annual General Meeting at Creg ny Baa.

 

Friday 16th December 2016

Club Christmas Dinner at Creg nt Baa.

 

The usual club nights will be held at 8.00 pm every Wednesday evening at Creg ny Baa.

 

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Manx Model Flyers members travelled to the Southport Air Show where they enjoyed an excellent day.  Highlights included:  the Red Arrows, Swordfish (escorted by two August Westland Wildcat helicopters),  P-40 Kittyhawk, P-51 Mustang, B-25 Mitchell and a number of aerobatic display teams using Extra 300s and Vans RV4s and RV8s.

Click on the link below to read the latest club ‘Flypaper’

Flypaper January 2016

Flypaper Febuary 2016

Flypaper March 2016

Flypaper April 2016

Flypaper April (2) 2016

Flypaper May-June 2016

Flypaper June 2016

Flypaper July 2016

Flypaper August 2016

Flypaper August (2) 2016

Flypaper August (3) 2016

Flypaper-September (1) -2016

Flypaper-September (2) – 2016

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I thought we needed a change from fixed wing aircraft, so this month’s photo

is of Stan flying his Align T-Rex 600 helicopter at Jurby this summer.

Friday 5th August to Sunday 7th August 2016

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This year’s Manx Model Meet will be over 3 days at Jurby Main Airfield.  There will be scale and flying competitions at 12 noon on Saturday (starting with a static competition).  There will be a BBQ at 6.00 pm on Saturday (bring your own food).  Some members are going to try their hand at night flying, which should be entertaining.  Overnight camping is available.

I think this publication has been out of a year or so but it is well worth a read:

(Click on the title below)

BMFA Li-Po Battery Safety Booklet

 

Club nights are held at the Creg Ny Baa Pub every Wednesday evening from 8.00 pm.  Members meet up and enjoy a good chat.  Club nights are a good place to discus building and flying issues and problems.  There are always experienced flyers present to give advice on the best models to buy, especially for beginners.

 

Between January and April 2016 the following ‘specialist evenings’ will be held at the Creg Ny Baa.  All events start at the usual time of 8.00 pm.

 

27 Jan 2016   Film and simulator plus coffee and biscuits.

17 Feb 2016   Tech talk / super mini-drone competition plus coffee and biscuits.

24 Feb 2016   Film and simulator plus coffee and simulator.

16 Mar 2016   Swap meet plus coffee and biscuits.

20 Apr 2016   Miniature drone night plus coffee and biscuits.

27 Apr 2016   Flight simulator plus coffee and biscuits.

6 Jul  2016   Auction, swap and sale,  plus coffee and biscuits.

12 Oct 2016  Video and flight simulator evening at Creg ny Baa.

16th Nov 2016   Club Annual General Meeting at Creg ny Baa.

16th Dec 2016   Club Christmas Dinner at Creg nt Baa.

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor flying will be taking place this winter at the usual venue, Ballawilleykilley, on the following Friday evenings from 8pm to 9.30pm:

For directions click here.

Friday 8th January
Friday 22nd January
Friday 5th February
Friday 19th February
Friday 4th March
Friday 18th March

Please note that due to insurance only paid up members may participate.

 

28 members enjoyed a Christmas meal at the Creg Ny Baa on Friday 11th December 2015.  The Creg’s food and service was up to the usual high standard and the evening was enjoyed by all who attended.