Club News

Wednesday 21st June 2017

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

Wednesday 28th June 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.
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!

Brian with his eagle

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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.

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.
I think this publication has been out of a year or so but it is well worth a read: (Click on the title below) BMFA Li-Po Battery Safety Booklet