HAMILTON MODEL FLYING CLUB
30th July 2021
The work to install the new drainage on our runway has been completed.
Accordingly the field is now open for flying again. However, we need to make a few temporary changes to the layout of the field to allow the ground to settle.
There are ruts on the runway which we will deal with once the field has settled down a bit. To give you the best access to flat ground for take off and landing the pilot stance and starter tables have been moved back into the area between the two fences (the area that was formerly the pit area).
The pilot stance has been fenced off with railings and, as before, only three people should be in the pilot stance at any one time.
The area behind this between the cabin and the first fence, should now be used as a temporary pit. All the tables for plane set up etc have been moved into this area.
13th July 2021
The long awaited new drainage will be installed on the runway at the field in the week commencing the 26th of July and so the field will not be available for flying during this week.
If you have been up at the field recently you will have noticed that significant progress has been made in catching up on the maintenance backlog that has arisen due to the covid restrictions. However there are still a good few jobs to do. In particular our cabin and storage containers are looking very run down and are in need of a coat of paint. We would like to do this painting during the time that the field is closed and are looking for volunteers to help. If you are available to help at any time during this week could you please contact the club secretary or any committee member.
12th May 2021
Following the recent statement released on the legalities for flying unmanned remote aircraft please click on the SAFETY/RULES tab to access the latest legislation and law.
Events for 2021
For details on the planned events this year please click on the EVENTS tab.
It should be noted that the finalising of these events is subject to change in line with government law and guidelines for the proposed dates stated.
29th April 2021
Statement from HMFC COVID Officer after committee meeting and agreement 28th April 2021
Dear HMFC member
Further to the recent change in Covid restrictions we are now able to amend the way the club operates, and get a little nearer to normality.
The changes are as follows:
1. Attendance at the field is now limited to 30 socially distanced members.
2. The decking area may be used by up to 6 socially distanced members.
3. The toilets will be opened soon. If you do use these then please make use of the sanitising materials provided.
When you are at the field please do remember to sign in when you arrive.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our COVID Officer
11th February 2021
The next AGM will take place on the
10th March 2021 at 7.30pm
This meeting will be held on the ZOOM platform and all members will be sent an invite via e-mail from the Club Secretary
An agenda will be released for this meeting and will include
Overview of Website updates
Usage of ZOOM for meetings
All other AGM subjects
For the John Gilchrist Memorial trophy award could members that wish to submit a model please send photographs to:
The photographs will be shown on the awards page and details on how we can vote will be posted shortly.