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.
The Cloud Tramp is a 20” wingspan all balsa rubber powered beginners model designed by Charles Grant in about 1950 and published in a book on how to make Model Aircraft.
On the first Saturday in August at 5pm UK time, aeromodellers all over the world take part in a mass launch of Cloud Tramps.
This year at Epsom Downs only nine flew during a short, dry period on a rather wet day, they were:-
Jean Smith- representing the Downs Conservators
Liz Frost - representing Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
Liz frost’s plane went furthest .
Better weather has been ordered for next year - we hope to see more Epsom participants.