Prize Winners:

Don Meyrick Trophy (Clubman of the Year):   Bob Oates for his work on the committee as club treasurer over many years.
Best ‘Arrival’ (First Solo Flight):       Bob Oates
Best Crash of the Year:                   Brian King
Scratch Built Model:                        Darryl White
Best Kit Built Model:                        John Webb
Best ‘Classic; Model:                       John Webb
Best A.R.T.F. Model:                        Ivan Doleman
Scale Flight:                                      Ivan Doleman
Longest Glide:                                  Mike White
Spot Landing:                                   John Webb
‘No, I Said Duck’ Award:                   Marty Cole

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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

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

 

Club nights are held at the Creg Ny Baa Pub every Wednesday evening from 8.00 pm.  Members meet up and enjoy a good chat.  Club nights are a good place to discus building and flying issues and problems.  There are always experienced flyers present to give advice on the best models to buy, especially for beginners.

 

Between January and April 2016 the following ‘specialist evenings’ will be held at the Creg Ny Baa.  All events start at the usual time of 8.00 pm.

 

27 Jan 2016   Film and simulator plus coffee and biscuits.

17 Feb 2016   Tech talk / super mini-drone competition plus coffee and biscuits.

24 Feb 2016   Film and simulator plus coffee and simulator.

16 Mar 2016   Swap meet plus coffee and biscuits.

20 Apr 2016   Miniature drone night plus coffee and biscuits.

27 Apr 2016   Flight simulator plus coffee and biscuits.

6 Jul  2016   Auction, swap and sale,  plus coffee and biscuits.

12 Oct 2016  Video and flight simulator evening at Creg ny Baa.

16th Nov 2016   Club Annual General Meeting at Creg ny Baa.

16th Dec 2016   Club Christmas Dinner at Creg nt Baa.

 

 

 

 

 

28 members enjoyed a Christmas meal at the Creg Ny Baa on Friday 11th December 2015.  The Creg’s food and service was up to the usual high standard and the evening was enjoyed by all who attended.

The Manx Model Meet one day event was held in good weather on Saturday 8th August 2015.  There were 15 members present with flying carrying on for most of the day.  Build and flying competitions were held under the watchful eyes of judges Bob Bagshaw and Dean Johnson.

Members at the Manx Model Meet held at Jurby on 8th August 2015.

Manx Model Meet at Jurby on 8th August 2015.

Build Competition Winners

Vintage Classic Build:          John Webb (Barnstormer)

Scale Scratch Build:             John Martin (Spacewalker)

Kit Build:                                Keith Sheppard (Spitfire)

 

Flying Competition

After the lunch break, it was time for the scale flying but by now the wind had increased and was coming across the runway, all of which proved a stern test of the entrants flying skill!  All entrants had to make a smooth scale-like take-off, followed by a steady low-level fly-past, followed by a manoeuvre of the pilot’s choice before landing.  There was the occasional heart-stopping moment, especially for the smaller aircraft.  However, John Martin’s large Spacewalker coped extremely well in the, by now very strong wind, despite it’s light wing-loading.  The small models had their moments but did extremely well with some very smart turning into the wind at the last moments.  Dave Harris’ large aerobatic model was much more at home in the strong wind but the Spacewalker just beat him to the win with some superb flying on the part of John.  A special prize was given to Mike Ward for his efforts in the scale flying with his ‘lightweight model’.

Tim Magee then gave a superb display of helicopter flying for the benefit of everyone but especially for our guest judges.  Those who were brave enough, then carried on flying in the strong wind.  Altogether a very successful day.

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Our club was first formed in 1968 and is affiliated with the British Model Flying Association. The main purposes of the club are to encourage, assist and promote the flying of model aircraft of all types. The club currently has over fifty members and there is a wealth of experience should you require any assistance.

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Our Club and BMFA membership can be renewed by downloading an application form from the following link:

Manx-Model-Flyers-Application-Form-v.2019

 
Manx Model Flyers data protection policy document is available to view using the following link:

Manx Model Flyers Club Privacy Notice (Iss 1.0)

 

 

 

 

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