*** We have moved to a fantastic new site at Battlesbridge
and no longer operate from Runwell Sports Club***
The Anglia Model Flying Club (AMFC) was formed back in 1955 and is situated in Battlesbridge, Essex.
The AMFC has members of varying ages and flying skills operating primarily electric fixed wing aircraft, gliders, helicopters and quadcopters. We are a small, but very friendly club with a membership limited to a maximum of 35. A number of members fly scale aircraft such as Spitfires and Hurricanes whilst others are try their hand at highly aerobatic fixed wing and 3D aircraft. The club can boast of having had National Champions as members in various disciplines over the years. The club can also assist with training and organise for members to take the BMFA “A” Certificate of competency with one of our examiners which would allow members to fly aircraft up to 7.0kgs in weight unsupervised. We particularly welcome new and inexperienced flyers. Unlike many clubs, once you can demonstrate you can take off, fly and land safely, we permit you to fly aircraft of a maximum weight of 1.5kg unsupervised to help you practice for your “A”, if you wish to. Due to noise restrictions, new members are permitted to fly electric aircraft only.
To comply with the AMFC rules, all members must to be insured with the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) which is the national body responsible for the promotion, protection, organisation and encouragement of model aircraft building, flying and development in all its aspects in the U.K. The cost of AMFC annual membership is £72 (2024) With a joining fee of £20 plus your BMFA insurance and CAA registration fee. Half the membership fees apply for members joining from 1st July.
Members can enjoy flying 7 days a week from 9am until 8pm, which can’t be said for many flying clubs. The AMFC has attracted a number of members both locally and further afield. Members travel from Wickford, Southend on Sea, Chelmsford, Maldon, Wickford, Burnham on Crouch, Southminster, Brentwood etc.
The club holds regular gets together, flying days and BBQs. If you are interested in finding out more about our club or would just like to meet someone to discuss further, please contact us.