*** Now taking new members for 2022 ***
The Anglia Model Flying Club (AMFC) was formed back in 1955 and is situated at Runwell Hospital Sports & Social Club (RSSC) grounds near Wickford, Essex. Members enjoy automatic membership to the RSSC who organise various events throughout the year.
The AMFC has a wealth of experienced flyers of varying ages and flying skills operating primarily electric fixed wing aircraft, gliders and helicopters, as well as Quad copters operating at 35 MHz but generally 2.4 GHz. A number of members fly scale aircraft such as Spitfires, Hurricanes, Pawnee Crop Duster etc whilst others are trying 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. Most members fly electric aircraft but there are no restrictions in operating internal combustion (IC) aircraft.
To comply with the AMFC rules all members have 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 club can help arrange your BMFA membership fees and insurance cover. The cost of membership is £62 (2021) plus your BMFA insurance and CAA registration fee.
Members can enjoy flying 7 days a week from 9am until dusk, 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. During the football season it’s sometimes necessary to manage flying around the various match fixtures at weekends but this isn’t a great issue.
The club holds a meeting every quarter (in the bar) at Runwell Sports and Social Club (lockdown permitting). If you are interested in finding out more about our club or would just like to meet someone to discuss further, please contact us.