Club News

 Sunday 10th December 2017  Postponed due to bad weather

Indoor Flying session from 7pm to 9pm at the Tommy Clucas Sports Hall, Peel.  (Members only).  

Wednesday 13th December 2017

The usual club night at 'The Creg' at 8.00 pm.  

Friday 15th December 2017

Club Christmas Dinner and Presentation of Awards at 'The Creg', starting at 7.00pm for 7.30pm sit down.  Click on the link below which will take you to the Creg's Christmas Party menu, contact the Secretary with your choice from the menu.  Last date for numbers is 22nd November (evening of the Club A.G.M.).

http://www.creg-ny-baa.com/documents/Xmas2017Menu.pdf

 

Sunday 17th December 2017

Indoor Flying session from 7pm to 9pm at the Tommy Clucas Sports Hall, Peel.  (Members only).

Wednesday 20th December 2017

The usual club night at 'The Creg' at 8.00 pm.    

Our Club's 'Swap Meet' held on 6th December 2017

if-map The MMF committee have booked dates for the indoor flying 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). The following evenings have now been booked:  

                                        Sunday 29th October 2017

Sunday 12th November 2017

Sunday 26th November 2017

Sunday 10th December 2017  17th December 2017

Sunday 7th January 2017

Sunday 21st January 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018

Sunday 18th February 2018

Sunday 4th March 2018

Sunday 18th March 2018

  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.

Click on the link below to read the latest club 'Flypaper'
Flypaper December 2017
Flypaper November 2017
Flypaper August 2017
Flypaper July 2017
Flypaper June 2017
Flypaper May 2017
Flypaper Easter 2017
March 2017
January-2017
   

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!
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
img_4274a    img_4179a 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.