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.
The ninth Annual General Meeting of EDMAC was held on Monday 15th December 2014.
There were no nominations for the posts that were standing for re-election and the current holders of these posts were re-elected for a further two years.
The membership voted to keep subscriptions unchanged. Junior membership remains free, senior membership remains at £10 for 2105, with a £3 reduction for current (2014) members renewing their membership.
At the 2014 AGM the membership again voted to keep the club subscription at £10 for the following year, and also to keep the renewal discount of £3 that was introduced last year. This discount is for existing members who are renewing their membership for 2015. Club subscriptions for junior members remain FREE, as they have been since 2007. Juniors just need pay for their BMFA membership.
Personalised renewal letters for 2015 were available for all 2014 members to collect at the AGM on 15th December 2014. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted to members the following day.
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.
|30 June||Membership form updated - reduced BMFA subs|
|1 February||Site software upgrade|
|30 January||2015 events added|
|16 December||2015 membership information added|
|9 November||2014 AGM information updated|
|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|
|18 Dec.||2014 membership form and info added|
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