The planned swapmeet for Sunday the 25th at our Stickfast flying site has been postponed until Sunday 8th August, as a result of the poor weather forecast.
The BMFA are having a swapmeet at the NFC this month under the present regulations so we should be ok for ours.
Start remains at 10 am set up from 9.30 am. Ends when it ends. No need to book just turn up on the day
Pitches will be £6 and Buyers entry fee will be £1 . There will also be a tea and coffee bar. We will also have a raffle .ALL proceeds will go to the Air Ambulance charity the MMFC has collected for donations for many years now .
Sell that unwanted stuff or come along and buy a bargain .
Club members : there will be normal flying on the day as all the swapmeet will be in the safe area well behind the flight line .
We will probably ask you to keep social distancing etc .
We may possibly hold an auction at the end of the meeting .

Please try to attend and tell you friends and help us help the Air Ambulance 

Work party this coming Sunday 13th June

 As per title we are having a work party this coming Sunday 13th June . starting at 10 ish .

 Strictly NO FLYING until WP is finished , not even a drone so dont ask .

Please bring any tools you can inc wheelbarrow , strimmers ,shears , spades ,shuvle or a stiff broom . Martin is making the tea .

Many hands make light work so please dont leave it to the same few .

See you there.



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A plea for club instructors .


Hi all. As per title . We need fixed wing instructors to help with new members . 

Now that the restrictions are being lifted its a bit of a struggle trying to get the "Club" side of things going again . It as if the pandemic caused the heels to fall off everything !
Now we are open again we have had a few enquiries from new members who need some help with the basics from set up to actual flying .You will need to be a competent flier, able to set up a basic buddy system or advise on suitable radio for teaching etc. If you not sure then we can help you .
 Can any of you that are at a stage where you think you can help new fliers please
 Contact either myself , Ade or Gary.

 We hope to arrange a day at the field  to have a meeting ( socially distanced and all covid precautions taken  of course ) so that all instructors are working from the same set of rules .


Ken Denyer RIP. 

I have received the sad news that Ken Denyer passed away a few days ago.
Ken was a good club member serving on the committee for many years and was always involved in club activities
He was until a few years ago a prolific builder ans
some of his builds were .......interesting ! We would spend hours trimming them etc but they always flew in the end .At one stage ken was the club supplier of foam wings and made a good job them especially replacements for Wot 4's and Acro-Wot wings. The hard part was getting him to take anything for making them . He was also our grounds man for many years , keeping the patch in good order end clearing the sheep mess into his late 70's. Yes , many of you wont remember the 100 plus sheep that we shared the field with .
His wife Win (Winifred) died a few months ago and Ken then went into a home . Sadly due to the pandemic none of us could visit him .
Ken will , I am sure be remembered and missed by all who new him for his impeccable integrity, sharp wit and quick no nonsense reply .
Ken Denyer .

Gone Flying forever.

I will post any other details as and when I get them.


Yes the field is finally open again 

Before you go just a reminder of a few things 
We are operating a Covid secure system.
If you feel at all unwell DONT come to the field.
On arrival text Martin your name and again when you leave for the track-and-trace system if its  required. 
Observe social distancing and wear a mask if you are near a group .
Please supply your own sanitiser etc 
Toilet will remain closed until we can get it serviced and arrange a disinfectant spray .
In the unlikely event that the field becomes very busy keep well spread out and move your gear if asked to by a committee member 

Please also be aware that the field is still very boggy in places  .Test before driving on to the grass. Only drive along to the shed , this appears to be quite firm and check thoroughly  before driving to the pits to unload . WE HAVE NO MEANS TO EXTRACT A STUCK CAR > Your are on your own if you get stuck

Have you visited our forum page ?

 Have you visited our Forum page ? 

Hints tips and build blogs, jokes videos and club discussions Wanted and For Sale adds . well worth a visit  at ; http://forum.medwaymfc.org.uk/

To post on the forum  you will have to register with Alistair .This is to avoid spammers getting onto the site 

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas

 Hi everyone . I hope you all had a happy Christmas as best you could 

The NewYears Day fly-in wont be happening due to the Covid restriction.

I hope you all have a happy , Heal;thy and safe new year.

and we can soon all meet up for a fly and a chat.


Tier 4 Lock-down Field Closed

Tier 4 Lockdown 

As per title we are now into a tier 4 lockdown . This will prohibit any flying at our field as it only permits meeting one other person in a public space . The rules also say "Behave as if you have Covid and stay indoors " with a few exceptions. flying our models are not included in the exceptions .

So until advised to the contrary the field will be closed .

Stay well and keep safe .

Bottom gate left unlocked AGIAN.

 Bottom gate found unlocked AGAIN .

Yesterday Sat 12th December

Please make sure you lock BOTH gates if you are the last one out .

Its very  simple  for whoever is having difficulty understanding whats needed follow the picture guide as follows ;

This is an unlocked gate . This what you do when you arrive so that you can get into the field  .You will notice that padlock is un-done  with the key provided and the gates can be opened . 

Here  below you will see that the Padlock is locked and that the gates are closed and locked .This is what you are required to do  when you are the last one to leave the field .

All of the above is silly and un-necessary ? yes I agree so whoever it is leaving the gates unlocked 
start locking them .