Weston Model Flying Club
Model Flying near
in North Somerset
If you are new to the club, or a past member who was not in the club in 2014, we are offering, for 2015 only, the chance to join the club for just £50. This compares with our normal fees of £82 for adults and £67 for OAPs (aged 65 or over). Junior members (under 18) still pay no club fee. For full details and an application form please see the Membership Page.
Who we are
The club started life as the Westland and Weston District Model Flying Club that had been in existence for many years and was originated by the staff at Westland Helicopters on Winterstoke Rd, Weston Super Mare. We have approximately 70 members each season and fly both fixed wing powered aircraft and helicopters, either by i.c. or electric power. It's all Radio Control, we don't do control-line or free flight.
Our members come from a wide cross section of the local community including young people, unemployed, retired and disabled people within Weston Super Mare and surrounding areas.
Amongst the club members are instructors willing to train beginners in flying and safety aspects of model flying up to a standard where the pupil can be assessed by a Club BMFA examiner and gain an "A" certificate to allow them to fly without the supervision of an experienced pilot. The newly qualified pilot is then encouraged to progress and gain higher qualifications, which will then allow the pilot to fly in competitions and at public events.
What we do
Have fun mainly! Safety is taken seriously of course, but it is all done within a friendly atmosphere with co-operation the norm, and a minimum of rules.