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Our 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:

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 Wednesday 26th July 2017

7.00 pm Gliding (location dependent on wind) with the usual club night at 'The Creg' following at 8.00pm.  

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

7.00 pm Gliding (location dependent on wind) with the usual club night at 'The Creg' following at 8.00pm.  

Saturday 5th August 2017

'Fly In' at Jurby Main Airfield.  Competitions starting at 11.00 am. Static competition: scratch built, kit built, vintage/classic and ARTF for both fixed wing and helicopters. Scale flying competition: take off, horizontal fly by, manoeuvre of choice and landing.  

Saturday 16th September 2017

Southport Air Show (full size aircraft display).  Day trip by Sea Cat, coach, admission fee and snack voucher - £55.00     A well organised and enjoyable day trip which a group of members attended last year.
Polo shirts embroidered with the Manx Model Flyers logo are available from Promenade T Shirts, Queens Promenade, Douglas.  15 colours to choose from, sizes from small to XXL.  Price £18.99 (including the logo).  Sweat shirts, fleeces etc. are also available.  Be the best dressed flyer on the airfield!
 

Happy Campers at Cosford Large Model Show  15/16 July 2017

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if-map The MMF committee have located a new venue for indoor flying - the Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall, Peel.  (The hall is in Peel Football Ground, opposite the QE2 secondary school as shown in the map). Three extra evenings have now been booked:    

Sunday 19th February 2017

Sunday 5th March 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017

    These evenings are for club members only and there will be a charge of £5.00 contribution per session per member. Come along and enjoy the fun.

Prize Winners:

Don Meyrick Trophy (Clubman of the Year):   Bob Oates for his work on the committee as club treasurer over many years.
Best 'Arrival' (First Solo Flight):       Bob Oates
Best Crash of the Year:                   Brian King
Scratch Built Model:                        Darryl White
Best Kit Built Model:                        John Webb
Best 'Classic; Model:                       John Webb
Best A.R.T.F. Model:                        Ivan Doleman
Scale Flight:                                      Ivan Doleman
Longest Glide:                                  Mike White
Spot Landing:                                   John Webb
'No, I Said Duck' Award:                   Marty Cole
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The Club static scale model competition was held on Saturday 26th November 2016.  Thanks to Stan for photos of some of the entrants.
Winner of scratch build model:  Darryl White
Winner of kit built model:           John Webb
Winner of 'almost ready to fly':   Ivan Doleman
Winner of classic model build:   John Webb

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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
img_4274a    img_4179a 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.

Friday 5th August to Sunday 7th August 2016

Manx Model Meet 2013 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.