The Club

Last updated 8/10/2017

Welcome to the Guernsey Model Flying Club website.

 

Oct 2017 training day

Just to show that we do get some perfect flying days even in October, here’s a photo taken at Chouet this afternoon with just a small selection of models and members in attendance. A great backdrop to the training flights we undertook relating to the West Show raffle ‘winners’.

 

 

REDUCED Club Subscription Rates now apply for the remainder of 2017 – please check relevant web page for all the info.

The Heritage Group Ltd Family Fun Day was held recently at the Rovers FC grounds and the GMFC staged a static display as well as some flying displays to entertain the guests. The feedback has been good, with a lot of interest being shown in the models on show. Huge thanks to all who gave their time to attend the event and help, also special thanks to Mike Burton, Gordon Snell and Chris Wilkinson who have kindly provided a few photos of the day – check out ‘Heritage Event 09/07/17′ page for all the lowdown on this event.

Mick Wilkinson recently undertook the maiden flight of the latest addition to his squadron, check out the ‘Gallery’ page for photos and details of his new aircraft

‘WARBIRDS OVER CHOUET’ event was great fun, huge thanks to all who turned up to support it. Report plus loads of photos on – ‘Warbirds over Chouet’  page 

 A whole host of Heli spares listed on For Sale page + miscellaneous modelling items at bargain prices

Still lots of excellent items on the For Sale page – a whole host of Helis and one lovely Warbird on offer, all at excellent prices :-)

 

The recent Digital Ace event that the club participated in, was a great success, photos from the event can be found on the “Digital Ace Event 2017″ page. Huge thanks to those who turned up with models for the display as well as those who ‘manned’ the display areas. 

 We had a great social gathering on Sunday at Chouet, check “2017 New Year social gathering at Chouet” page for some photos of the members who came along to toast the New Year.

AGM NEWS UPDATE……

Following the December AGM, it was decided to maintain the Annual Club Subscription level for 2017 at the same level as this year. Therefore, in conjunction with no increase in the BMFA fees, our total subscription level remains the same for 2017. 

Committee Member details and Subscription Fees for 2017 are shown on the relevant page.

Please pay your membership fee as soon as possible, so as to ensure a continuation of your insurance cover.

 

DRONE OPERATION BULLETIN

In response to the continued popularity of the operation of ‘Drones’ – (Small Unmanned Aircraft), the Club wishes to offer help and advice to any prospective or indeed current operator, particularly concerning the latest legal aspects of drone operation.

As a result, we have put together a page which we hope will answer many of the Frequently Asked Questions concerning the safe operation of these craft.

Please refer to the page – ‘DRONE operation FAQ’s’ for futher information.

 

Important notice –  Should you be unfortunate enough to have your model end up within the wire compound on top of the bunker at the western end of the Chouet site, please contact either a committee member or Ronez (256426) so as to gain access to retrieve the model.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ENTER THE COMPOUND WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF RONEZ 

Members are reminded that no vehicles are permitted onto the flying site unless previously agreed by the committee. Any vehicle so permitted, must stay to the outer edges of the runways and must not drive across any runway area.

GMFC Pilots please note that you should not fly at Chouet unless you have current membership as you will not be insured. Please contact Dave Wilkinson or Colin Rouillard with your subs/details.

 

——–IMPORTANT REMINDER——-

There is to be NO overflying of the ‘green waste site’ whilst it is in operation. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disciplinary action being taken… you have been warned !

Huge thanks to the members who continue to give their time to do maintenance of the flying site….

This website will be updated on a fairly regular basis, so please check back every so often to see the updates and new information. If you have any suggestions for content or layout, please feel free to contact me – Colin Rouillard – colinrou@tinyworld.co.uk

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