Flying instruction using “Buddy Lead”

Manx Model Flyers Club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association. Our Club rules and procedures are based upon the guidelines provided by the BMFA. ( Link to Handbook)

We actively encourage all our members to take part in the achievement schemes offered by the BMFA and have members specially qualified as examiners to enable members to take these tests.

Mr. Bill Cowell is our Senior Examiner and is supported by our other fixed wing examiner Paul Mihailovits. Both are very experienced and skilled model flyers and builders. Our Helicopter Guru is Dani Rose. Dani can provide instruction in RC helicopter setup and flying. He is soon to be our club BMFA helicopter examiner. Fixed Wing tuition is also willingly provided by a number of our more experienced members. These include, George Redford, Mike White and Brian King.

Throughout the summer months our instructors hope to provide training opportunities each Saturday. As would be expected, the availability of this tuition is very dependent on weather conditions.  Requests for assistance with tuition can be made to one of our committee or via our website contact details. Arrangements can then be made to for newcomers to liaise with an instructor for specific instruction times.

The club possess several fixed wing models suitable for initial training and if required, these can be made available for introductory sessions with an instructor. During the winter period we frequently have an RC Flight Simulator set up and available at our weekly club nights. This can be used for practice or learning particular flight manoeuvres.

Within our Club there is a wealth of knowledge on a variety of subjects. This information is readily shared with new members. Discussions are also held during our Club Nights covering a variety of related topics. The ability to discuss the hobby with people having similar interests is an obvious benefit to newcomers.

Further information why not join us at one of our informal Wednesday Club Nights at the Horse and Plough.


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