Club News

 

Brian with Ian Turney-White and his Bristol Bulldog.  1/2 size model, 16.5′ wing span, 178 lbs, powered by a French microlight engine – a JPX 425cc twin. (click on photo to enlarge).

 

Wednesday 25th July 2018

Gliding on the hills (venue for gliding depends on wind direction) followed by the club night at ‘The Creg’ at 7.30 pm.   

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Gliding on the hills (venue for gliding depends on wind direction) followed by the club night at ‘The Creg’ at 7.30 pm.   

Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th August 2018

Manx Model Meet.  Two days of flying from the main airfiled at Jurby.  Static scale and flying competitions.

 

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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

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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.