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.  The BMFA forms the framework of our club, providing guidance as to safe operating procedures, insurance, achievement schemes, education, technical advice and a wealth of other support.  A good starting point for anyone starting out in this hobby is to read the Manx Model Flyers Handbook and Jurby Guidelines by clicking on the following two links :  

MMF Handbook 101119 (EDITION ONE)

Jurby Guidelines 061219

 

 

 

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

Manx-Model-Flyers-Application-Form-v.2020.1

 
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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The Manx Model Flyers Handbook has recently been published.  It gathers all the information from various sources and puts them all together in an easy to read document for flying in the Isle of Man.  Click on the following to open the handbook:   MMF Handbook 101119 (EDITION ONE)

Also published this month is Jurby Guidelines.  A helpful page of information for those flying at Jurby.  Click on the following to open the document:  Jurby Guidelines 101119

From 1st January 2019 it is now an offence to fly in the statutory no fly zone marked in red on the map.  It was in the club rules as no fly zone anyway, but now it is a legal requirement not to fly there.  (Please ‘click’ on the map to enlarge).

 

 

 

Three intrepid flyers joined the 20 mph club at Jurby this month.

Wednesday 4th December 2019

Club night at the ‘Creg-ny-Baa’ from 7.30 pm.  (Come along and enjoy a drink with other flyers, coffee and soft drinks available).

Wednesday 11th December 2019

Club night at the ‘Creg-ny-Baa’ from 7.30 pm. 

Friday 13th December 2019

Club Christmas Dinner at the Creg-ny-Baa. (Details from Miles).

Sunday 15th December 2019

Indoor Flying at Peel.  7.00 pm to 9.00 pm.   Members only, £5 for flyers (free for spectators).  See details below.

 

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The Manx Model Flyers committee have booked dates for indoor flying for this winter.  The venue remains the same: The Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall, Peel.  (The hall is in Peel Football Ground, opposite the QE2 secondary school as shown in the map).

These evenings are for club members only and there will be a charge of £5.00 contribution per session per member. (Spectators free).

Come along and enjoy the fun.

The following evenings have now been booked:

Sunday 3rd November 2019

Sunday 17th November 2019

Sunday 1st December 2019

Sunday 15th December 2019

Sunday 12th January 2020

Sunday 26th January 2020

Sunday 9th February 2020

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Sunday 8th March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 2020

 

 

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

Flypaper November 2019
Flypaper August 2019
Flypaper July 2019
Flypaper-Xmas-2018
Flypaper Sept 2018
Flypaper Jul 2018
Flypaper April 2018
Flypaper March 2018
Flypaper February 2018
Flypaper January 2018
 

The following was received from the British Model Flying Association:- 

Further to the recent publication of CAP1775 which launched a consultation on the CAA’s proposed arrangements for registration fees (£16.50 per person per annum) for operators of unmanned aircraft, the UK model flying association (BMFA/LMA/SAA & FPVUK) held a meeting last night with advisers.

The text in CAP1775 is far more serious than the issue of registration fees alone.  The consultation reveals that key policy decisions (such as age limits, not allowing us to register members on their behalf and repetitive competency requirements) appear to have been imposed on us in the absence of either consultation or the further discussions the DfT/CAA publicly promised. 

The policies outlined are inconsistent with the EASA Regulations for model flying associations, because they mandate requirements which should instead be subject to negotiation and agreement with us prior to incorporation into our operational authorisation.  As the scope of the consultation is limited to the fee arrangements, it does not invite comment on these wider policy issues.

As the CAA/DfT have evaded engagement with us on policy development since the end of 2018 and have now seemingly closed the door on us with CAP1775 , we believe that it is now time for members to hold them directly to account.

The attached document (UK Model Flyers – Call to action) summarises the views of the UK Associations, explains what we hoped to achieve and outlines where we believe the CAA/DfT have failed our members, who are the largest single stakeholder group affected by CAP1775.  Hard copies of this document will also be sent to every member with the next issue of the BMFA NEWS.

This call to action is just one element of a wider co-ordinated campaign.  There is still a long way to go with this and please be assured it is by no means the end of the story.

(Manx Model Flyers members were sent details of types of response letter by email on 9th May 2019.)

We need a big response on this and we would urge every club and every member to help us.

From an article in this month’s BMFA News:  Extensive testing has shown that receiving data to a mobile phone which is close to your transmitter DOES interfere with the link between transmitter and receiver. (And not just yours, also the flyer who is stood beside you on the flightline). The message has to be …… LEAVE YOUR PHONE IN YOUR CAR.

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