This summer as usual, a series of Thursday afternoon/evening horse race meetings will be held. In accordance with the byelaws we cannot fly on these days.
The race meetings are scheduled for July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, also August 1st.
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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 2012 AGM the membership again voted to keep the club subscription at £10 for the following year. 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 2013 were available for all 2012 members to collect at the AGM on 17th December 2012. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted to members on December 18th, immediately after the AGM.Read more: Membership
The 2012 Cloud Tramp took place on Saturday August 4th.
Robin Willes reports, "This year 22 fliers launched at Epsom under the skillful direction of Ted Horne. Tom Thompson's 'plane went almost the full width of the Downs and Margaret (Ooh where's it gone?) Willes' landed near it.Read more: Cloud Tramp 2012
The 7th Annual General Meeting of the Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club was held on Monday 17th Dec 2012 at The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, Station Approach, Tadworth, KT20 5AH.
In accordance with the Club Constitution the posts of Vice Chairman, Treasurer and Welfare Officer / Free Flight Representative were up for re-election. The current holders of these posts offered themselves for re-election and as there were no other nominations for these posts, the current holders were re-elected.
The membership voted to leave the subscription for 2013 unchanged at £10 for senior members and FREE for juniors (under 18 at the time of joining/renewing.)
The 2013 AGM is provisionally scheduled for Monday December 16th 2013 at the same venue.
|12 May.||Current weather service changed|
|December||2013 membership forms added|
|2013 events added to Events List|
|5 Nov.||AGM and Cloud Tramp articles updated.|
|3 Oct.||Events updated. AGM date added, plus 2013 race dates.|
|18 July||Rules updated. (Flying times added, minor re-numbering of remainder.)|
|16 July||New article "So your model has failed the noise test" added to "Articles".|
|15 July||"A test" article moved to new menu heading "Articles".|
|5 July||Membership form updated - new BMFA subs.|
|11 May||Privacy & Cookies policy added|
|11 May||Software upgrade|
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