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Dunkelmann01/12/2018 22:15:55
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Having recently retired to Telford I am about to return to model flying. I can fly but have no certification. I have looked at the BMFA affiliated clubs near me but two have no websites or have out of date details: Sherrifhales Private Members Club and Newport and District Model Flying Club.

Do they still exist? If not, any recommendations (e.g. Telford Model Aircraft Club, West Midlands Model Flying Club)?

I am a foamie electric flyer. Parkzone T38, AXN Floaterjet, BMI Arrow, and yet to fly Durafly Slowpoke.

Dave Hess01/12/2018 23:21:47
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I sent you a PM

Geoff Parkes02/12/2018 08:42:37
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I am a member of the Sherrifhales club, the club is located just off the A5 at Sherrifhales we have a large portacabin with basic cooking facilities,there is a large well maintained patch that we fly off, and there is a very active "retired" membership most Tues. or Thurs. you will find a good turn out of older members,members fly all types of model with electric being the most popular, if you want to give it a try turn up any time (we are a 7 day flying club) you will be made most welcome.

David P Williams02/12/2018 11:24:38
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I'm a member of the Shropshire Model Flying Club, near Montford Bridge not too far away, new members welcome. There is also the Telford Club which will be closer for you.

Martian02/12/2018 12:55:14
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Welcome Dunkelmann I'm a fellow Telford resident

Martyn K02/12/2018 19:24:11
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Newport mfc still exists. Flew there earlier this year an an Inter club fun fly. Nice location. No contact details though

Martyn
Dunkelmann02/12/2018 20:06:57
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Thanks all. I checked out TMAC's site. It was fine but I dislike flying facing the sun so...

Sheriffhales PMC is closer and more convenient so I will try to get there on a Tuesday or Thursday but of course the weather will be the determining factor. I would much prefer something on line where I could find out its fees, rules etc.

I will also look at West Midlands Model Flying Club, since it is a little further on. Can I ask if its fees at £75 are typical?

Cheers again.

Allan Bowker14/05/2019 14:07:38
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Hi Dunkelmann, did you find a club?

Former Member14/05/2019 17:22:03
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Dunkelmann14/05/2019 19:18:52
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I joined Sherrifhales, which is 10 minutes away. However it is surrounded by chest high rape plants at this time of year, making it difficult for me to land. I may join another, just to avoid the plants - no other reason as I have been made very welcome and can fly solo without having to get a B certificate. I think there is one at Shifnal but I have no idea where or how to contact them.

I looked at West Midlands but my car would never survive the very long farm track for long and it is a bit far away. I may try the Telford club since it is at least a tarmac road although single track.

Edited By Dunkelmann on 14/05/2019 19:24:01

Allan Bowker15/05/2019 16:09:25
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Nice to know, thanks.

I'm currently flying from Chase MAC as the field is very open and more suitable for large aicraft that need a longer strip.

Tim Hooper15/05/2019 21:35:32
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Posted by Dunkelmann on 14/05/2019 19:18:52:

I think there is one at Shifnal but I have no idea where or how to contact them.

Dunkelmann, check your messages...….wink

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