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.

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.  The BMFA forms the framework of our club, providing guidance as to safe operating procedures, insurance, achievement schemes, education, technical advice and a wealth of other support.  A good starting point for anyone starting out in this hobby is to read the Manx Model Flyers Handbook by clicking on the following link:

MMF Handbook 101119 (EDITION ONE)

Our Club and BMFA membership can be renewed by downloading an application form from the following link:           Manx-Model-Flyers-Application-Form-v.2020.1
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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      topchair@manx-modelflyers.org   

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.