With sunset getting later every day, please don't forget that the gate at the entrance to the Downs still closes at 5pm.
We can continue to fly until sunset, but please make sure you park in one of the car parks on the other side of the gate if staying after 5pm.
From 1st April until 30th September the gate will again be open until 9pm.
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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
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
I have pleasure in advising you that the 8th Annual General Meeting of the Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club will be held on Monday 16th Dec 2013 at The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, Station Approach, Tadworth, KT20 5AH. (The church hall is up the hill from Harringtons Dry Cleaners.)
PLEASE NOTE, this year we will be putting all attendees’ names into a draw for a year’s free EDMAC and BMFA membership for three lucky winners.
The evening will start at 19.00hrs with the Bring and Buy Sale which has proved so successful in previous years.
Should you have any issues that relate to your Club, its operation or facilities please notify them in writing or email to the Chairman before Monday December 2nd such that they can be given full consideration by your Committee and an answer provided on the night.
The AGM will commence at 20:00hrs. Please don’t forget to bring your membership cards so that you can be checked against the membership list.
In accordance with the Club Constitution the posts of Chairman, Secretary, Heli Representative and Fixed Wing Representative will be up for re-election. The current holders of these posts have offered themselves for re-election.
|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|
|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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