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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 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.
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
EDMAC member Tony Tomlin will be well-known to many of our members. And for those who don't know him, if you see someone on the Downs flying an R/C conversion of a vintage free-flight design, powered by a small diesel engine - then that's amost certainly Tony!
For some years Tony has been running the 'Tomboy' competitions. This is a competition for flyers of Vic Smeed's 1950's Tomboy design - using 2-channel radio. Many of these competitions are held at Middle Wallop in Hampshire. Tony asked if we could publish the Middle Wallop calendar for 2014 which we are pleased to do as we are sure it will be of interest to some of our membership.Read more: Middle Wallop Events
Report by club chairman, David Lambert
On Saturday 3 August at 17.00 hrs the annual Cloud Tramp mass launch was once again held by EDMAC on Epsom Downs.
It was a bright but windy afternoon on the Downs and with Robin Willes running the event this year 31 Cloud Tramps were seen to take to the blue sky promptly at 5pm and some very good flights were recorded.
It was great to note that the number of Cloud Tramps launched in 2013 had increased from last years 22 to 31.Read more: Cloud Tramp 2013
|23 Mar.||Middle Wallop events added|
|18 Dec.||2014 membership form and info added|
|19 Nov.||2013 AGM information added|
|17 Aug.||Cloud Tramp 2013 report updated|
|3 Aug.||Cloud Tramp 2013 interim report added|
|12 May.||Current weather service changed|
Wind: 4.83 km/h