New committee for 2024

 New Committee for 2024

    As per the heading We now have a new committee for 2024 .

Sorry this is a bit late but still finding bits to update after such a long time .

After 30 years I decided it was time for me to stand down and let a younger ,fresher  person take the reins .

 Your new Committee are as follows :

Chairman               ; Imre Babrian

Vice Chairman       : Bob Smith

Secretary                :  Mark Legg

Treasurer                : Martin Watson

Tech officer            : Gary Stammers 

Safety Officer         : Dave Leigh

New members sec: Phil Fearn

Ordinary member : Mike Smith 

Ordinary member : Neil Walker

Lets all wish them well for the future  

As you will see I'm still there in the background but will not be involved with the day to day running of the club , I'm simply there to join up any new members and introduce them to the club etc .


The Club Christmas Meeting is being held at the Walnut Tree Club this Wednesday evening, 13th December, members and family welcome.

There will be food! Immy's wife and Andrew are making meatballs, sandwiches and sweets and there will be finger food in addition, to cover most tastes.

Ade will be testing the mental agility of members with his much awaited Christmas quiz, so bring your best brain!

Martin will be holding a raffle and it will be possible to win a house!!

Wishing all of you and yours a Happy Christmas and a Great New Year. 


The Club AGM is being held at the Walnut Tree Club, Gillingham, 7.30 for 8.00pm tomorrow, Wednesday 29th November.

Come and join in, lots to decide on and your votes really matter.

See you all there.

Gary Stammers



We are holding our 4 indoor flying meetings at Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham ME7 1HF on the following dates:

19th November 2023

3rd December 2023

21st January 2024

18th February 2024

Flying from 10.00am to 2.00pm

£10 per flyer, £1 for spectators

We will be holding a raffle for the Air Ambulance as usual.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Non-MMFC members must bring proof of BMFA insurance, if flying.

Don't forget to register your car in reception so you can park without charge.

Clearing Ragwort before cutting hay.

 Hi everyone I have just spoken to the Hay cutter who intends cutting the hay at our field on Monday week following the forecasted dry spell. There is some Ragwort growing in the hay that needs pulling up as its poisonous to live stock . To make it easier to cut the hay can anyone who is free on Wednesday come along to pull some out from midday onward ? It shouldn't take long and half a dozen of us could probably doit in 20 min or so . If we cant finish then it will have to be done on Sunday morning before any flying .

If you can come along please bring a spike or a fork to loosen soil around roots so as to totally remove the plant and we can then dispose of it safely later.




We are holding our September Swapmeet on Sunday 10th September this year at the Stickfast Lane Flying field. 

Gates open at 9.00am for sellers, 10.00am for buyers. Entrance fees stay the same at £7.00 per boot, £1 for buyers and visitors. All profits go to our chosen charity, Air Ambulance, refreshments available as usual. Raffle and auction to be held at end of sale.

We will also hold a fun competition in the afternoon, one in which everybody, at any level, can join in and have some fun. Full details sent out on the Club news update email. If you don't get this, please let Gary Stammers know on 07910 958008.

We would ask the whole club to keep fingers crossed for good weather.

Wild life at our flying field

 Look at the link below  . Its a video shot at our field of a Badger being harassed by two foxes . Brilliant !

Bolash was out controlling the rabbit population when he saw this and filmed it through his riffle sites .

Brilliant footage 

Badger fights with foxes - YouTube


 Our BMFA record attempt entrants at the field on Sunday 14th may. we all had a great time . The weather obliged nicely and was brilliant  sun ,warm and hardly any wind . All topped off with tea coffee and cakes from Dave and Hazel and hot food , Hungarian stew followed by Chimney cakes from Imre and his family Thank you all. wwe had a raffle and an auction raising monies for our Air Ambulance charity . £160 to be confirmed , Thanks to everyone who attended and made the day a brilliant one.





As I said in last month’s newsletter, keep 14th May clear for a big day.

We will be holding our first Swapmeet of the year, but will also be joining in with the BMFA Record Attempt for this year, adding our model fleet to the number on the day. To add to the day, our Hungarian friends are cooking up a storm for us early afternoon, with a special soup and something called chimney cake!! Can’t wait to try those.

As it will be a busy day, the Swapmeet will start at 9.00am rather than 10.00am, to allow sellers and buyers to sell and buy early and give us the time the record attempt at 12.00 noon, to be followed by a club fly in and the food!

Immy Babrian will be organising the record attempt and we ask that all those who want to take part be there around 10.30am to register, be checked out and take part in the short briefing to make ready. The maximum number of models safely in the air at 12.00 noon is what we need to achieve to add our contribution to what, I am sure, will be another world record.

We will be inviting flyers from other clubs to join in, if their clubs are not looking to participate themselves.

There will be tea, coffee and biscuits, provided by the excellent Hazel and Dave Leigh, so no need to die of thirst whilst you are taking part!

To summarise:

8.30am Gates open for sellers

9.00am Swapmeet open for buyers

10.30am Pilot registration and briefing.

12.00 noon THE big moment when we fill the skies with fixed wings, helicopters, drones, rubber powered and chuck gliders, as well as anything else that flies and will count.

2.00pm Food and fly in for participants and the rest of the day to enjoy.

Field Work Party Day Sunday 16th April

Thanks to all who took part and made a real difference, the place looks much better. A really good turn out made it a good day. Thanks again.