Manx Model Flyers AGM was held at the Creg-ny-Baa Hotel at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2014.

The presentation of awards for the year was followed by the election of our new Committee for the 2015-2016 period.

A soup supper was provided by the club for it’s members.

Weekly club nights continue to be held at Creg-ny-Baa on Wednesday evenings from 8.00 pm.

2016 subscriptions have been reduced to £60.00  ( inclusive of BMFA membership).



Peter demonstrates that despite the weather he’s a “SURE” thing!

On Sunday 25th August we provided a static display of some fifteen models at the Jurby Festival. Initially we were a little concerned about what space had been allocated for us but considering the beautiful weather we decided to set up in the open next to a food stall! The downside being we could see and smell the food but didn’t get the time to stand in the queue.

Mike White, Mark Coxhill, Peter Lloyd-Davies and Stan Craine were kept busy throughout the day and the display proved very popular with young and old alike. Models presented ranged from a humble shock flyer up to a scale petrol powered 1/4 scale Pietenpol Sky Scout. The fifteen models covered a wide range of disciplines the only things missing on the day were gliders. A small 26cc petrol engine also generated a lot of interest with the mechanically minded motorcycle enthusiasts.







The 2013 Manx Model Meet was held between Friday 2nd August and Sunday 11th August inclusive. The dates chosen were to avoid clashes with other events on the Jurby Airfield Events Calendar. ( Google Map & Site Map Link and Sat Nav info)

The main event was the scale competition which took place on Saturday 10th August. Despite less than perfect weather on the day, a large number of members and visitors took part in the event.

The scale competition was judged by the members themselves with votes cast being doubled for all models that flew on the day.

Manx Model Meet Pit Area 2013

Jurby Map

Jurby Airfield was a WWII R.A.F. Airbase and retains the Air Traffic Control Tower built during that period. Access is provided to two full size runways throughout the meeting. Whilst this is ideal for models large and small, for those wishing to escape to the hills, there are also a variety of very good slope soaring sites.

Camping was free of charge however the facilities were limited. There are toilet facilities, electricity and water supplies but no facilities for bathing or showering. A Village shop is within easy walking distance. The nearest main shopping area is in Ramsey where you will also find the Manx Electric Railway Station. ( and a swimming pool )

For further information please contact either;

Chairman        Stan Craine   

Secretary         Martyn Cole

Treasurer         Bob Oates

Manx Model Meet 2014

There are currently NO plans to hold a  Manx Model Meet in 2014.

A club summer event has been proposed but not extending over a two week period as in the past.


Our  scale competition was held on Saturday 10th August 2013.

All members were provided with a voting slip to select a model from each category that they think is the best subject. All models actually flown on the day had their points total doubled.

( This was to encourage active scale flying rather than just static display)  Helicopter flying of none scale models also continued in the designated helicopter area.

Three categories;


Winner     Paul Milhailovits wtith his Extra 300

Second     Kenny Kneen with his EDF Hawk

Third       Lyndsey Todd with his P47 Thunderbolt   (Jug)


Built from kit or plan

Winner    Dave Harris with his Shorts Skyvan

Second     Keith Shepherd with his Hurricane

Third        John Webb with a Bellanca Citabria and an PT19 American Airforce trainer ( Joint third with two models ! )



Winner      Jeff Plowman with his AH1 SuperCobra

Second      Tim Magee with his UH60 Hawk

Third          Sean Coppock with his Airwolf

All helicopter models featured Trex 500 based mechanics

From the 4th December 2013 our club nights will be held at The Creg-ny-Baa on Wednesday nights at 8pm.

During the winter months we arrange a variety of events which include videdo show, swap meetings,

practical demonstrations and the use of our model flight simulator for training purposes.


Following the Manx Model Meet Frank Vaughan’s Miniplane was offered as a prize at one of our club evenings.

Lucky winner was Mr Tony Henderson who chose the correct team from the football card.

Proceeds will be used to purchase a new club trainer.

Our most recent Swap Meet was held on the 10th August 2013 at the Manx Model Meet.

Manx Model Meet Swap Meet and Barbeque

There were several bargains to be had including a large collection of models

offered for sale by John Barber. John’s collection ranged from Multiplex gliders

to a very nice scale Agwagon complete with radio and 70 fourstroke engine.

The SIG Miniplane Biplane was later offered as a prize at the first club meeting

following the Manx Model Meet. The proceeds from the model going to fund a new

club trainer.


Perhaps our new members and Members waiting for their “A” Flight Test would like to see the BMFA Up & Away published in 2002.

Manx Model Meet 2012 was held on MONDAY 6th August to FRIDAY 17th August at Jurby Main Airfield on the Isle of Man.

The Static Scale Competition was held on Saturday the 11th August in the Marquee due to the extremely windy, gusty, weather.

The Winner of the A.R.T.F. CLASS was Kenny Kneen with his Tornado Swing Wing Model

The Winner of the Scratch Built Class was George Redford with his Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina

The Winner of the Helicopter Class was Jeff Plowman with his Align Trex 500 donor base fitted with an AH-1 cobra Attack Helicopter Fuselage bristling with Armaments

The Competition was Judged by Peter Maillard who gave an excellent, detailed and knowledgeable assessment of each model along with some excellent advice for each competitor.

The Club in greatly indebted to Peter for his diligent work and offer our Sincere Thanks.

The FLYING Scale competitions were cancelled due to the extremely windy weather.

Saturday Night there was our usual BBQ with Kippers using the gas BBQ lent to the club for the occasion by John Barber.


On Sunday the 12th August the Spot Landing and other Competitions have been cancelled due to weather.

A note on Fixed Wing Scale Competitions and how they are Judged from 2013 onwards:-

The Peveril Trophy is for Scratch Built Fixed Wing Models , The Peter Maillard Trophy is for the Best A.R.T.F.

The models are Judged on the Ground (The model must be capable of Flying i.e. fitted with Motive Power and working Controls)

The Model must have been built by a Past or Present Member of the Club.

The Winners Trophy must go to the original builder.

Points are awarded for :

1. Documentation (Pictures, Plans, Research Documentation ,Pictures, Special or Obscure Features of the Model ,etc.) Max 15 points

2. Authenticity of models to Documentation Max 15 Points

3. Amount of Building (See 1)

a) Scratch Built Max 30 Points

b) Kit Built Max 15 Points

4. Overall Standard of Finish Max 20 Points

5. Features

e.g. Navigation/Landing Lights , Retracts etc. Max 10 Points

6. Deductions for Missing Essential Features Max 10 Points

e.g. Flaps etc.

Maximum Total Points 90