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.

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

Membership Application Form 2016

 

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

Flypaper January 2016

Flypaper Febuary 2016

Flypaper March 2016

Flypaper April 2016

Flypaper April (2) 2016

 

Sat 26th March 2016 (Easter Saturday)        CANCELLED TO DUE TO BAD WEATHER

A fun flying competition will be held at Jurby.  More details to follow.

 

Sat 13th August and Sun 14th August 2016

Manx Model Meet at Jurby (main airfield)

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor flying will be taking place this winter at the usual venue, Ballawilleykilley, on the following Friday evenings from 8pm to 9.30pm:

For directions click here.

Friday 8th January
Friday 22nd January
Friday 5th February
Friday 19th February
Friday 4th March
Friday 18th March

Please note that due to insurance only paid up members may participate.

 

28 members enjoyed a Christmas meal at the Creg Ny Baa on Friday 11th December 2015.  The Creg’s food and service was up to the usual high standard and the evening was enjoyed by all who attended.

The Manx Model Meet one day event was held in good weather on Saturday 8th August 2015.  There were 15 members present with flying carrying on for most of the day.  Build and flying competitions were held under the watchful eyes of judges Bob Bagshaw and Dean Johnson.

Members at the Manx Model Meet held at Jurby on 8th August 2015.

Manx Model Meet at Jurby on 8th August 2015.

Build Competition Winners

Vintage Classic Build:          John Webb (Barnstormer)

Scale Scratch Build:             John Martin (Spacewalker)

Kit Build:                                Keith Sheppard (Spitfire)

 

Flying Competition

After the lunch break, it was time for the scale flying but by now the wind had increased and was coming across the runway, all of which proved a stern test of the entrants flying skill!  All entrants had to make a smooth scale-like take-off, followed by a steady low-level fly-past, followed by a manoeuvre of the pilot’s choice before landing.  There was the occasional heart-stopping moment, especially for the smaller aircraft.  However, John Martin’s large Spacewalker coped extremely well in the, by now very strong wind, despite it’s light wing-loading.  The small models had their moments but did extremely well with some very smart turning into the wind at the last moments.  Dave Harris’ large aerobatic model was much more at home in the strong wind but the Spacewalker just beat him to the win with some superb flying on the part of John.  A special prize was given to Mike Ward for his efforts in the scale flying with his ‘lightweight model’.

Tim Magee then gave a superb display of helicopter flying for the benefit of everyone but especially for our guest judges.  Those who were brave enough, then carried on flying in the strong wind.  Altogether a very successful day.

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Wednesday 18th December

Mince Pies and Coffee at the Creg-Ny-Baa

We will also be testing the presentation system and hoping to show a

Model  Video during the evening.

If all goes well a Quiz will be arranged for the 15th January 2014