Welcome to SaleMFC

Background

The Sale Model Flying Club has been flying radio controlled model aircraft on the existing site since 1974. Our members consist of all age groups from 8 to 75(at the last count!) who fly various types of models including trainers, scale models, aerobatic aircraft, float planes, vintage and helicopters. We operate a comprehensive training scheme for novices which is internationally recognised and have registered examiners who can take candidates for their ‘A’ or 'B' proficiency certificates. These examiners are also able to examine candidates from other clubs. Prospective members and visitors from other clubs are always welcome to enjoy our facilities by prior arrangement (when a club member is on site). Instruction for novices is free at all times under the supervision of our qualified flying instructors.

Training

We offer a comprehensive training scheme in line with the BMFA safety codes, and instruct pupils up to display flying standards. In brief, the training schedule consists of familiarisation with the safety codes, theory of flight, left and right hand circuits, climbing and descending, take off and landing, and preparation for the ‘A’ and 'B' certificate (see below).

Affiliation

We are affiliated to the British Model Flying Association, 'BMFA’ for short, which was founded in 1922 and is the Royal Aeronautical Clubs designated official body to control model flying in the United Kingdom. The British Model Flying Association has approximately 30,000 members and 600 plus clubs and, being affiliated to our governing body, 'The BMFA’, we operate within their safety codes for Model Flying and carry third party insurance in the sum of £25,000,000 for each member of our club.

 Sale Model Flying Club is BMFA affiliate number 210

We encourage new members. Fixed wing, helicopters, and multirotor membership spaces open.

Summary

  • Free tuition
  • Friendly club
  • Wide variety of flying styles and ability.