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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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Our Club and BMFA membership can be renewed by downloading an application form from the following link:

Manx Model Flyers Application Form v.2018

Members should also complete a ‘Request for Information’ form in order for us to comply with Data Protection Regulations:

MMF Request for Information

Manx Model Flyers data protection policy document is available to view using the following link:

Manx Model Flyers Club Privacy Notice (Iss 1.0)

 

 

 

 

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Great shot of the flightline at Jurby taken by Damir on 7th May 2018

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

Gliding on the hills, followed by the club night at ‘The Creg’ at 7.30 pm.  Venue for gliding depends on wind direction.

 

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Gliding on the hills, followed by the club night at ‘The Creg’ at 7.30 pm.  Venue for gliding depends on wind direction.

 

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

Flypaper April 2018
Flypaper March 2018
Flypaper February 2018
Flypaper January 2018
Flypaper December 2017
Flypaper November 2017
Flypaper August 2017
Flypaper July 2017
Flypaper June 2017
Flypaper May 2017

 

 

Mike Ward receives the Don Meyrick Trophy for Clubman of the Year

Nigel Thompson receiving the cup for the best Scale Flying

The Peter Maillard Trophy for best ARTF aircraft went to Ivan Doleman

Brian King received the ‘Best Crash’ Trophy for the second successive year

Some of the members who attended the Fly-In 2017

John’s Mighty Barnstormer, winner of best scratch built model

John’s Piper Arrow, winner of the best kit built model

Ivan’s Piper Cub which won the best ARTF model

Steve won the best classic model with his Hannibal

Nigel’s Acro Wot with which he won the best scale flight test

More photos under the ‘Galleries’ heading, at the top of the page

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!

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.