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ABOUT US contains information about our club, who our current membership committee is and their contact email addresses.

You will also find information about our current membership fees, how to apply and a link to a Membership Application Form which you can download.


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The club was formed in 1936 and we are one of the longest established clubs in the UK. In those days peoples choices were confined to petro-engine planes or rubber powered gliders. We still mostly fly planes but now powered by electric and glow engines. As fashions change we have an increasing number of members whose tastes also run to drones and helicopters.

We currently have over 40 members. We like to keep our membership numbers manageable but our club is open to considering new applicants. Junior appicants are also welcome if accompanied by their parent (or guardian).


If you don't have much or any experience in this hobby we have sufficient expertise amongst our numbers to help guide you and try to make those first few knocks small ones!

We have 2 sites, one at Chingford Plains and the other at Banks Lane. You can find our more information about them on the 'Where we fly' page.

We share use of Chingford Plains with Enfield Model Flying Club, so whenever you want to fly it is quite likely that you will find someone else looking to fly too.


If you happen to be passing when we are out flying on Chingford Plains, feel free to introduce yourself and mention you are interested in learning a bit about the club.

Any RC pilots actively flying may be concentrating too much on their planes to talk but anyone else there will generally be happy to chat about our hobby and the club.

Better still would be if you contact us first and then we can arrange to have some of our more senior members around and with luck maybe have an instructor take you up on a trainer plane so you can sample a flight.


We generally allow someone to up to three test flights with us before you need to become a member, so you should have a chance to try things out and see if this is something for you.

To be invited to join our club we would want to be confident that you will follow the rules of our club and the BFMA and would be intending to devote time to developing your flying skills.

If you are invited you to join us, you can then download our application form and we can take it from there!



Ian Hulme




Membership Secretary



Safety Officer

Safety Officer


Junior membership £20:00
Senior membership £85:00
(both includes BMFA Membership and BMFA Insurance, Chingford Forest Model Aircraft Permit and CMFC membership).

If you have any questions in regard to fees please contact our club treasurer Peter Harvey.


1. Flying at either club flying site, is not permitted, until your application has been processed, accepted, you are in receipt of your paperwork and familiarised yourself with the clubs rules/constitution.

2. New members are subject to a minimum of twelve months probationary period during which time they cannot fly at our sites unless supervised at all times by a full CMFC member.


3. Successful applicants who do not hold a minimum BMFA 'A' certificate in model flying must be supervised by a member who does.

4. Helicopters are not allowed at the Banks lane-flying site.

5. Children (under 18yrs of age) or vulnerable adults must be supervised and have their parent, guardian or carer in attendance at all times.


6. By signing the application you agree to abide by/uphold the Club rules/constitution

7. Flying times are 10.30am to dusk on Chingford plains and 11.00am to 6.00pm at Banks lane.

8. Abuse of the rules will lead to disciplinary action.



9. The committee reserves the right to refuse membership.

For a membership application pack download and print the form, fill it in and post to the Membership Secretary. The Membership application contains full details of payment methods.

Click to download our Membership Application Form.

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