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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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(N.B. Members renewing their membership are asked to complete an application form so that personal details, phone numbers etc. can be updated.)

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Sunday 22nd January 2017

Indoor flying at the Tommy Clucas Community Hall, Peel.  Members only.  See item below for directions.

 

Wednesday 25th January 2017

Club night at the Creg ny Baa from 8.00pm.

 

 

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

 

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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).

The venue has been booked for four evenings, as follows:

 

 

7pm to 9pm Sunday 27th November 2016

7pm to 9pm Sunday 11th December 2016indoor-venue

7pm to 9pm Sunday 8th January 2017

7pm to 9pm Sunday 22nd January 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.

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

January-2017

November-2 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September-2 2016

September -1 2016

 

 

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

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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.

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.

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

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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.