Club News

Sunday 4th November 2018

First night of the indoor flying season.  7 pm to 9 pm.  (For details, see post further down the page)

 

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Normal club night at ‘The Creg-ny-Baa’ from 7.30 pm.  Come for a chat and a drink.

 

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Normal club night at ‘The Creg-ny-Baa’ from 7.30 pm.  Come for a chat and a drink. (Doesn’t have to be alcoholic, they make a great coffee!)

 

Sunday 18th November 2018

Indoor flying session. 7 pm to 9 pm  (For details, see post further down the page)

 

Wednesday 21st November 2018

The Annual General Meeting of the Club.  This will start promptly at 7.30pm at the Creg.  Come along and support your club.  Free coffee and biscuits.

 

Friday 14th December 2018

Club Christmas Dinner in the restaurant at the Creg.  7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.  A very good three course dinner plus coffee and mince pies.  Always a good night for members, wives/partners and guests.  More details will be available soon.

 

A very successful Swap-Meet was held on 17th October at the Creg.

 

 

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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.

Come along and enjoy the fun.

The following evenings have now been booked:

Sunday 4th November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018

Sunday 2nd December 2018

Sunday 16th December 2018

Sunday 13th January 2019

Sunday 27th January 2019

Sunday 10th February 2019

Sunday 24th February 2019

Sunday 10th March 2019

Sunday 24th March 2019

 

 

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

Flypaper Sept 2018
Flypaper Jul 2018
Flypaper April 2018
Flypaper March 2018
Flypaper February 2018
Flypaper January 2018
Flypaper December 2017
Flypaper November 2017

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

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