Mind the Gate!

From 1st October the gate at the entrance to the Downs will again be closing at 5pm.  Late (9pm) closing will return next April.

We can continue to fly until sunset, which will be later than 5pm until the clocks go back on October 26th.  Please make sure you park in one of the car parks on the other side of the gate after 1st October if you're staying later than 5pm. 

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Welcome to the website of Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club.

 

While people have been flying model aircraft on Epsom Downs for many decades, the club has only been in existence for a few years.  You can read the background to the formation of the club here

Since the start of 2006 the Epsom Downs Conservators have required that anyone flying a model on Epsom Downs must be a member of this club. This requirement embraces all disciplines of radio control and free flight. Our membership application form can be downloaded from the Membership page.

We fly 7 days a week, except for horse race days, from 12 noon until 8pm or sunset - whichever is earlier.  Free-flight and non-powered radio-control models may continue flying until sunset when this is later than 8pm.  Models over 7kg. and those powered by jet, rocket or gas turbines may not be flown on the Downs.  Control line models and catapult-launched models are also not permitted. These restrictions form part of the Byelaws,  which along with the Club Rules and Constitution can be found here.  Other restrictions also apply - this is just a brief summary of the main ones.  See the Byelaws and Club Rules for full details.

The club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA.)

This website will continue to be updated from time to time with news and information for current and prospective members.

Membership

2014 subscription

At the 2013 AGM the membership again voted to keep the club subscription at £10 for the following year,  and to introduce a renewal discount of £3 for existing members when renewing their membership for 2014.  Club subscriptions for junior members remain FREE, as they have been since 2007.  Juniors just need pay for their BMFA membership. 

Renewals for 2013 members

Personalised renewal letters for 2014 were available for all 2013 members to collect at the AGM on 16th December 2013. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted to members on December 17th, immediately after the AGM. 

Read more: Membership

Cloud Tramp 2014

The 2014 Cloud Tramp event took place on the Downs on Saturday 2nd August, with the traditional launch at 17:00BST - the same time as other Cloud Tramp events around the world. (Bear in mind that in New Zealand a few hardy souls are launching their Cloud Tramps in the dark at 6am on a winter morning!)

In warm and relatively calm conditions (compared to some years!) 25 people participated.

Cloud Tramp mass launch - 2014

Read more: Cloud Tramp 2014

2014 AGM

The 9th Annual General Meeting of the Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club will be held on Monday 15th Dec 2014 at The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, Station Approach, Tadworth, KT20 5AH.  (The church hall is up the hill from Harringtons Dry Cleaners.)

The evening will start at 19.00hrs with the Bring and Buy Sale which has proved so successful in previous years.  This will be followed by the AGM at 20:00hrs. 

Further details will be posted here closer to the time.

Recent site updates

2014
4 October Cloud Tramp 2014 and 2014 AGM added
7 September Membership form updated - reduced BMFA subs
8 July Membership form updated - reduced BMFA subs
23 Mar. Middle Wallop events added
2013
18 Dec. 2014 membership form and info added
19 Nov. 2013 AGM information added

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