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Loughborough Model Flying Club

Welcome

Welcome to the Loughborough Model Flying Club.

The Club has existed in various forms and flown model aircraft from the present general location since the late 1940’s. It became Loughborough Model Flying Club in March 1980 and is the only club of its type in the Borough of Charnwood.  We are affiliated to the British Model Flying Association.

We are a friendly and approachable group of model fliers, with a number of experienced members, willing to assist others in the pursuit of the sport. We are predominately a fixed wing and helicopter club, using electric and IC power. Gas turbines are excluded.

Membership is available to anyone - there isn’t any age or physical limitation to becoming a member. However there is a maximum membership of 100. The Sport of model aircraft building and flying is non-seasonal, unlike some other sports, so you can maximise the return on your investment by participating throughout the whole year. The LMFC membership fee covers one year running from the beginning of January to the end of December.

How to Join

You will need to print off and fill in a copy of our Membership Form and apply in person at one of our Monthly Meetings with the relevant fees shown below, plus a hard copy of your BMFA insurance certificate if you are already a BMFA member. If you are not already a BMFA member please bring proof of ID. Please make sure you fill in all the details as required and sign/date the form. Cheques to be made payable to LMFC.

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Wymeswold is a private site for members only.

Access to the site is via a padlocked gate. For security reasons, the combination number must not be disclosed to anyone who is not a member of LMFC. Extra caution must be exercised when taking off/landing over the footpath/bridle path to the south of the field.

People are only permitted to fly solo if they have passed the BMFA 'A' certificate.

All IC powered aircraft must pass a noise test as described in the BMFA handbook.

Safety

Please see Pits safety notice download icon

Flying Times

No flying of any sort before 9.00am

IC POWERED aircraft

WEEK DAYS: 10am TILL DUSK

SATURDAYS: 10am TILL 4pm

SUNDAYS & BANK HOLIDAYS: 11am TILL 4pm

SILENT FLIGHT

Silent Flight is permitted any day from 9.00am till dusk.

PLEASE NOTE ELECTRIC POWERED MODELS ARE CLASSED AS SILENT IF SOUND LEVELS ARE BELOW 75dB(A).

 

Aerial Video of Wymeswold Field

This is Paul Hewitt's aerial video of the Wymeswold field.

Members must maintain close observation of other site users e.g.sporting activities, walkers, etc. particularly when taking off or landing, and give precedence to them.

The Derby Road Playing Fields are off the A6 road between Loughborough and Hathern. The site is owned by Charnwood Borough Council with whom we have an annual rental agreement for use of this facility. The whole site covers an area of approximately 50 acres and is available for our use seven days a week, from 10am until dusk, 365 days a year, apart from the times when there are sports events on the field, which restrict flying.

 

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December minutes

The minutes of the December AGM meeting are now available under information for registered users who sign in.

 

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