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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Wednesday 7th December 2016

Normal club night at Creg ny Baa from 8.00pm.

 

Sunday 11th December 2016

Indoor flying for club members, 7pm to 9pm at the Tommy Clucas Sport Hall, Peel.  See entry below for details of venue and cost.

 

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Normal club night at Creg ny Baa from 8.00pm.

 

Friday 16th December 2016

Club Christmas Dinner at Creg nt Baa.  Numbers and menu choice to the Secretary please by 1st December.

The menu can be seen by clicking here:  creg-xmas-2016-menu

 

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

 

The Club static scale model competition was held on Saturday 26th November 2016.  Thanks to Stan for photos of some of the entrants.  Results to be anounced at the Club Dinner on 16th December 2016.

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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.

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Many thanks to Lindsay Todd for the double page article in the November issue of the RCM&E magazine.  Sorry, due to copyright there is no link to the article, you will have to buy the magazine.

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Dave Harris with his turbo prop Raven on Jurby runway.

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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