Membership

We have spaces for 2019...!


You’re in luck, we have membership spaces available and one very lovely field.

For 2019 we are introducing members on a pro rata basis whereby you will only pay for the remainder of the flying year. This will allow you to join part way through the year without paying an entire 12 months membership fee.

If you are interested in finding out a bit more or would like to arrange a visit Send us an Email
BMFA membership is mandatory. BMFA membership can be obtained here BMFA Membership


Who are we looking for?

The club is open to almost all types of RC model aircraft with very few restrictions imposed. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a fascination as we do with flying models. You might be fairly new to model flight or a veteran, either way we are interested to hear from you. We will always make sure that you are familiar with safe practices and are capable of flying your chosen model or models. We like the words ‘relaxed’ and ‘safe’, as they describe our club perfectly.

We do not stipulate that you have obtained an A or B certificate unless we feel that the nature of the model you intend to fly warrants it. Safe flyers can be safe flyers without ever having passed an exam and we like to take that same attitude when welcoming new members.

However, if the need arises, our own BMFA certified Chief examiner is able to provide advice, preparation and examination for BMFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ certificates for heli, aero and multi-rotor.


Beginners

We’ve all been there and we all had to start at the beginning. We have limited ability to accommodate beginners and available hands on help can vary from time to time. If you are already in the air and looking to improve we can certainly help there. Our best advice is to contact us to discuss your goals.


Why this club?

  • Quiet rural location
  • Level well drained flying field accessible in winter
  • 7 days a week 365 days a year flying
  • Private gated access unopen to the public
  • Ample parking
  • No noise issues or full size imposed restrictions
  • No ramblers, dog walkers of horses
  • Perfect sun orientation ideal for flying
  • No ‘A’ or ‘B’ requirements to get started
  • BMFA examiners for Heli, Aero and Multi-rotor
  • LMA Inspector & Proficiency examiner for over 20kg scheme
  • Heated club hut with power, coffee and tea
  • Parasols and benches

Progression

The club is fortunate to have key members with specific accreditations to help with certain aspects of the model flying hobby such as BMFA 'A' & 'B' certification. Chief BMFA examiner Greg Butterworth can help candidates to prepare for the requirements of 'A' and 'B' certification prior to carrying out examinations. The South Cambridgeshire Model Flying Club encourages all members to attain these certfifications as they provide a great foundation to build further skills.

Over 20Kg Large Model Association (LMA) Scheme

Resident club member Nigel Brackley, an appointed, certfied LMA inspector can help with the whole LMA process from registration through to examination. Models weighing over 20kg in the UK are subject to a mandatory requirement as set out by the ANO (Air Navigation Order). These aircraft are regarded as full size aircraft but are recognised by the CAA as unable to comply with the same rules. The LMA are accredited by the CAA to provide and administer a scheme which allow these larger models to be issued with an exemption to fly by the CAA providing certain criteria are met. For further information see the Large Model Association website


If you are interested in finding out a bit more or would like to arrange a visit Pop us an Email we will be more than happy to help