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.
At the 2015 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 2016. Club subscriptions for junior members remain FREE, as they have been since 2007. Juniors just need pay for their BMFA membership.
As in previous years, 3 members attending the AGM were drawn at random and receive free membership of EDMAC and the BMFA.
Personalised renewal letters for 2016 were available for all 2015 members to collect at the AGM on 14th December 2015. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted to members the following day.
Please check the details on your letter, making any necessary corrections, then sign and return it with your payment. No photograph is required if you are renewing your 2015 membership as we already have one on file.
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.
|19 December||Mobile-friendly version of site added|
|17 December||2016 Membership form added|
|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|