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

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

At the bottom of the page is a link for a simplified flying guide which may be of help to a novice pilot.

       
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The club has been flying on the Plain since 1936. We have members from all walks of life, many of whom have interesting tales to tell (or repeat) should you have an idle moment. Over the last few years we have had a welcome crop of younger flyers join the club and help make it more youthful and the club is currently in excellent health.

Attracting new people into our hobby is important to us. Whilst we like to keep our membership numbers to a manageable level we are always open to considering new applicants. Junior applicants 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!

 

 
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IAN HULME
Chairman
ianhulme@msn.com

 

GRAHAM FORSDYKE
Secretary
graham@221-222.com

 

MARK ADOLPHUS
Membership Secretary
mark.adolphus@sky.com

PETER HARVEY
Treasurer
petesmodels@me.com


 

CANER AYDOGAN
Safety Officer
cnrydogan@gmail.com

JON SEABRIGHT
Safety Officer
jonseabright@gmail.com

 
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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.

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

2. New members are subject to a minimum twelve months probationary period.

 

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

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

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

 

6. At Chingford Plains and Banks Lane flying times are from 10.30am to dusk.

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

8. The committee reserves the right to refuse membership.

 

 

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

Click to download our Membership Application Form.

 
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We have a downloadable pdf document which contains information about our club rules, the general aims of the club, who is eligible for membership, AGMs and dispute procedure. It also details how we protect any data that you share with us.

Click to download our Club Constitution.

 
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We have a downloadable document which contains gjuidance for all new members. It contains some very simplified advice about aircraft and transmitter set-up and your first flight intended mainly to help a novice pilot. All pilots though (whatever their skill level) must be aware of our safety codes, the need to perform all the preflight checks listed and our warning calls.

There is additional information to be found in 'Where We Fly' which shows maps and gives precise guidance on exactly where we are allowed to fly.

Click to download our New Members Guide.

 
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