Local model shops are still trading

No need to go crazy with boredom , you can still buy a kit or a supply of balsa or bits to keep amused while the lock down is in place .

 I have just spoken to Justin at Rapid Rc , June at Weston Uk and Mark at Model world 

They are still open for business although NOT for personal shoppers/callers . 
(no entry into premises) 
Items can still be bought   Online , via Phone ,orders can be taken and paid for over the phone and posted or self collection if you passing  while on an essential journey( Gov rule re essential journeys ) . Model World are  doing local deliveries while they can . Collection and delivery is likely to change or be stopped under the emergency laws being rolled out..

Keep well, keep safe and keep you distance :-)




As you are probably aware by now the government has increased its response to the Covid-19 threat to a near lock-down as of yesterday evening 23/3 .

We at MMFC  now have  close the field for model flying until further notice . Saying its you daily exercise or essential business etc wont really wash with an angry masked up police officer so please stay at home and stay safe and help the NHS to cope .

The BMFA latest update IMO just confuses the issue as  a simple "Stay at home unless its essential in line with Gov directive" would suffice.

I hope you all stay safe and well , that includes not breathing in too much balsa dust and cyano fumes , cough cough ,its different type of cough honest !;from your latest creation . Try and keep occupied as best you can and free  plans can be found at ;  www.outerzone.co.uk  and probably more sites .
If you are in contact with any other members please inform them of the field  closure .

Finally Anyone who has not paid their subs yet for 2020 can you please do so. A rejoining fee of £35 will be payable from the end of March If you have not contacted me . Despite the lock-down we still have to pay the lease on the field etc so please speak to me /e-mail me  

If you  want to deliver you subs to me at my home please make sure all of your details are included and are in a sealed envelope .

I will for the duration of this lock-down accept PayPal for payment but do make sure you gift it to avoid paying PayPal fees . ring me for details

If you DO NOT  intend to rejoin MMFC then please be good enough let me know and return your key.

I will be isolating for the near future due to underlying health issues. Please feel free to call or e-mail  re any queries about building/covering/engines etc and help keep me sane :-)

Until we meet again keep safe and well .Please  do keep in touch on  here or via  the clubs Forum at;


Chairman MMFC


It is with regret that the Club Dinner to be held at the Tudor Rose on Friday 27th March is being postponed to a date in the future, to be arranged.

The effect of the Covid19 pandemic is growing and the government advice will soon be to cancel gatherings and the real fears of those amongst us who will be vulnerable to the effects of the disease means that we really have no alternative.

Let us hope that we, after having seeing this through, can look at a get-together later in the summer.

Stay well, everyone.

Gary Stammers

At Last The Spring Club Dinner

Friday March 27th 2020 . 7.30 for 8.00 pm

Being held at the Tudor Rose Pub and Restaurant 

Chestnut Street, Sittingbourne , Kent ME9 8BT

Please let me know how many places you want to book as soon as possible 

Menu to follow by e-mail and club website

Gary Stammers-- gstammers52@gmail.com

07910958008 or 01634 305277

Hi all. Just to confirm that the field is still waterlogged . No cars please in the field.
Also be aware that any foot traffic in the pit area will churn up[ the field as its extremely soft and muddy . Your help will be greatly appreciated  until the field dries out a bit .

MMFC Committee

Norman Jackson

Its My sad duty to inform you that Norman Jackson  (Ginge to his mates ) passed away on Sunday 2nd Feb 
Norman was a long time member of MMFC joining the club back in its early days . He was a regular flyer at the "Retired Flyers Afternoons " held every Wednesday at our Stickfast lane site . And attended most weekends with his Vintage style models . In latter years he had to give up flying due to poor eye-sight but always kept contact with the club. He regularly attended the monthly club meetings , hardly ever missing one and enjoyed a pint and a chat with his mates . He was a quiet and polite man and will be missed  .

Norman pictured here at one of our Christmas club meetings at the Scout hut at Rainham that some of you may remember.

Norman Jackson 

Gone flying forever
2nd February 2020


We now have finalised the arrangements for dad's funeral.  It will be on Tuesday 3rd March at 2pm at Garden of England Crematorium,  Bobbing, Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne,  Kent  ME9 8GZ and afterwards at The Smallholders Club, 2 Springvale, Wigmore, Gillingham,  Kent ME8 0JG
If you wish, floral tributes would be welcomed or a cheque donation to The British Heart Foundation would be welcomed, c/o John Weir, 130-132 high street, Rainham, Kent ME88AR 

Please can you pass this message on to anyone who may be interested in attending. Please can you let me know numbers.

Kinda regards,

Linda Elsey
(Norman's daughter)

As the pic says Due to reasons beyond our control the indoor meeting for March has had to be put back one week to Sunday the 15th of March
Hope to see all of our regulars and any newcomers 
on the 15th

February remains un-changed  on Sunday  9th.

To all MMFC Members .

If you have paid your Membership and BMFA  please ignore this message. If you have not renewed yet then READ ON.

Following a visit to our site last Sunday I noticed some members who had been flying and as yet have not paid their subs or BMFA fee . They left before I could speak to them . Looking through our list I see that their are a few members who have not paid subs or BMFA yet. While I understand that its an expensive time of year , no member can fly un-insured at our club or our indoor meetings .

Please do NOT fly any model at MMFC site , Indoor meeting or any other site until you have renewed your BMFA membership.

If you are having problems paying then please contact me to arrange payment of subs  but do not fly any model until you have paid the BMFA membership as you will not have any insurance .

MMFC Committee

Hi Everyone don't forget Indoor flying tomorrow at Medway Park leisure center Gillingham 
ME7 1HF.

Starts at 10am finishes at 3pm . £7-50 to fly £1 to spectate 

All profits go to the kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance .

Free bring and buy table . Just make a small donation to the AA if you sell an item .

For more information call Ade on 01622204641 or Phil 01795-476535