Club News

Radian glider in good condition.  Model is reinforced and stiffened in all the right places.

Comes complete with:

Spectrum 4 receiver,

ESC and 2200 battery

Spectrum DX5e transmitter.

Price:  £60 with transmitter or £50 without.  Contact Mike White for more details.

Wednesday 23rd August 2017

No gliding or club night at 'The Creg' due to the roads being closed for the M.G.P. practices.  

Wednesday 30th August 2017

7.00 pm Gliding (location dependent on wind) with the usual club night at 'The Creg' following at 8.00pm.  

Saturday 16th September 2017

Southport Air Show (full size aircraft display).  Day trip by Sea Cat, coach, admission fee and snack voucher - £55.00     A well organised and enjoyable day trip which a group of members attended last year.  Contact Bob Oates for more details.

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

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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!
 

Happy Campers at Cosford Large Model Show  15/16 July 2017

if-map The MMF committee have located a new venue for indoor flying - the Tommy Clucas Community Sports Hall, Peel.  (The hall is in Peel Football Ground, opposite the QE2 secondary school as shown in the map). Three extra evenings have now been booked:    

Sunday 19th February 2017

Sunday 5th March 2017

Sunday 19th March 2017

    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 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.