Whilst the Covid restrictions have not entirely been lifted yet we are now able to fly again on the Downs - maintaining sensible social-distancing for the moment - and subject to a maximum of 30 people at a time. The "top" car park has now re-opened, but at the moment is still closing at the "winter" closing time of 5pm.
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.
I have pleasure in advising you that the 15th Annual General Meeting of the Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club will be held on Monday 7th Dec 2020.
Due to the current pandemic situation the meeting will be on line using Zoom starting at 20:00 hrs. Further details will be sent to members shortly.
Personalised renewal letters for 2021 were posted on 9 December.
Please ensure that you renew both your EDMAC and BMFA memberships before flying (pandemic-permitting) on the Downs in 2021.
The quickest and easiest way to renew is to use your Internet or Telephone Banking service to make your payment direct to our account rather than writing and posting a cheque. Account details are on the renewal letter and you do not need to return the form.
Good weather at Epsom Downs on Saturday 3rd August 2019 made for a pleasant afternoon for us to join in the world wide mass launch of Cloud Tramps at 17:00 BST.
The Cloud Tramp is a simple, all balsa, rubber powered model, 20” (51cm) wingspan plane designed by Charles Grant and featured in his 1960s “How To” book.