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IMPORTANT: Covid-19

As per the guidance published by the BMFA, model flying can resume with effect from Monday 29th March.

The committee is satisfied that the arrangements at West Row meet the requirements for operating without a limit on the number of members present, although members must still observe social distancing at all times. 

The Snailwell site remains closed because of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the landlord.

Training

Newmarket Model Flying Club aims to provide a friendly, safe environment for its members to enjoy their model flying. This includes the provision of training for those new to the hobby.


As set out in the Club Rules, only those members with a BMFA 'A' Certificate (or higher) are allowed to fly solo. Beginners and Novices are required to fly under the direct supervision on one of the instructors listed below. Once an instructor is happy that a Beginner has mastered the basics, that member becomes an Improver and may fly under the supervision of any experienced club member. In addition to practicing their flying, Improvers should seek the assistance of a club examiner with a view to preparing for, and taking, an 'A' Certificate test.


It is normally possible to arrange one or two 'trial' flights for absolute beginners but members will need their own model and equipment before they can make any individual training arrangements with an instructor. Instructors are happy to advise on model setup but it is important that trainees have an understanding of their own radio equipment.

Training is not currently possible at the Snailwell site. The club hopes to start training events at West Row during May.

The onus for arranging training rests with the trainee. Please remember Instructors are volunteers and under no pressure to attend.

Initial contact with an instructor should either be made in person or by the email addresses given below. Most
instructors are happy to share their mobile numbers for subsequent contact.

Instructors and trainees are encouraged to share their activities via the Club Teamup Calendar.

Instructors/Examiners


 Steve York

Instructor / Examiner

I.C. and Electric models including multi-rotors and helicopters

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Howard Reid

 Instructor

I.C. and Electric models

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Yik Chung

 Instructor

Primarily Electric models, multi-rotors

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Jon Brumpton

 Instructor

Helicopters

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