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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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There will be a no fly zone for 1 mile from the centre of Jurby Airfield on Sunday 26th August 2018 from 0930 to 1800 hrs.  This area will obviously include the ‘extension’ field.  This is for a full size helicopter display at the ‘Festival of Jurby’.

 

Brian with Ian Turney-White and his Bristol Bulldog.  1/2 size model, 16.5′ wing span, 178 lbs, powered by a French microlight engine – a JPX 425cc twin. (click on photo to enlarge).

 

Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th August 2018

Manx Model Meet.  Two days of flying from the main airfiled at Jurby.  Static scale and flying competitions.

Wednesday 15th August 2018

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

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

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

 

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

Flypaper Jul 2018

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