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11th January 2023

All members will receive voting slips by post within the next few days with an enclosed pre-paid return addressed envelope to the HMFC Chairman.

Please select from option 1 or 2 on the safety rules proposals and return in the enclosed envelope.

A full explanation along with an aerial diagram in support of these proposals is detailed on the voting slips.

  The closing date for submission will be:

  7th February 2023

The date for the next HMFC Business meeting will be 8th February 2023


The Church Hall, Barons Road, Motherwell.


Voting results

Maintenance issues and workplan

Further drainage work at CL site

Air Cadets attendance

Committee members shortage

Any other business

Agenda not finalised and may be amended 



The safety rules have been revised 


Version 1.0 Initial Release 




3rd March 2022

AGM this year will again be held as a remote ZOOM online event. The meeting will start at 7pm on Wednesday the 9th of March.

In preparation for the meeting, members have been sent the meeting Agenda  and the minutes of last year AGM. The club's accounts for last year will also be sent out prior to the meeting. Please have a look through this information prior to the meeting.  We do not intend to read out the minutes at the meeting but you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions that arise and the minutes will need to be approved and adopted by the club's members. 

You will be separately send out the information that you will need to login to the meeting. 


9th February 2022

The February Business Meeting of the club will be held remotely on Wednesday 9th February using ZOOM. Please see the login details sent via e-mail



8th January 2022


The January Business Meeting of the club will be held remotely on Wednesday 12th January using ZOOM. Please see the login details sent via e-mail

2nd December 2021


A decision has been made to postpone the

Christmas dinner scheduled for 10th December at Carrigans Blantyre until

Friday 18th March 2022


Carrigans have kindly transferred our deposit until then.

There has been a general feeling of caution among members due to the latest Covid news and there have been some cancellations.

In addition, some of our members are currently shielding.

In light of this, the HMFC Covid officer and the Chairman have been consulted and this decision has been made in the interests of safety for our members.

The next club's business meeting is due next Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 7.30pm.


Please refer the draft minutes from the last meeting and the agenda for this meeting sent to members via  e-mail.

Please submit any comments/additions by the end of this weekend.

Alan Bunker will act as secretary for this meeting as the club secretary is unavailable.


29th November 2021

Just a reminder that the SAA AGM is to be held on the Sunday 5th December 2021 at 13:00.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Dec 5, 2021 13:00 London

Topic: SAA AGM 2021

Check e-mail sent for login detail


17th October 2021

Dear Members of the Hamilton Model Flying Club


Please see the message below from Police Scotland. These restrictions apply to all types of free flight and remotely operated model aircraft and we have been advised that Police Scotland will aggressively pursue and prosecute anyone who breeches the restrictions. Since our flying field  lies within the restricted flying area the field will be closed from the 30th of October until and including the 13th of November for all but maintenance activities.






to all





" Temporary airspace restrictions for COP26 climate conference"


Temporary airspace restrictions will be in place across central Scotland as part of security measures to protect COP26.


The Civil Aviation Authority and Police Scotland have confirmed that temporary airspace restrictions will be in place across East and Central Scotland from 23:59 on 30 October to 23:59 on 13 November to help protect the safety of the public, people attending the COP26 event and, the aviation community.


Restrictions will cover much of Central Scotland including areas of Greater Glasgow, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Dunbartonshire, Argyll and Bute, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Stirling, Edinburgh the Lothians and Fife.


Restrictions apply to all aircraft, including hot air balloons and drones. Large aircraft, scheduled to carry passengers or freight will be permitted to fly as normal.


It is the responsibility of all pilots, including drone pilots, to check the restrictions in their area. If pilots are planning to fly to somewhere within the restricted area, they need prior permission from the airfield. In addition, pilots will need to seek permission from Police Scotland and Air Traffic Control. Requests to Police Scotland must be made at least 24 hours before the proposed flight by emailing


Inspector Graeme Rankin from Police Scotland's Aviation Safety and Security Unit said: “Temporary airspace restrictions have been put in place to ensure the safety of aviators, the public and World Leaders, Heads of State and delegates attending the COP26 conference. Police Scotland have a responsibility to take measures to protect the aviating and general public who stay in, work in, visit or fly over Scotland.


“Although there is no specific threat related to the event, we will be prepared for any eventuality.


“Those looking to fly in restricted airspace between 30 October and 13 November must seek permission from Police Scotland.

“Ignoring the restrictions, or flying in an irresponsible manner anywhere constitutes a number of offences and may put the safety of aviators and others at risk.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the aviation community, including airports and air traffic controllers for their understanding and support with the preparation of the restriction and have confidence that the majority of aviators will fly safely and responsibly. Police Scotland will be supported by partner agencies to ensure those breaching the legislation are prosecuted."


If you have any concerns about low flying aircraft or drone use in restricted airspace, please phone 999 immediately. If there are 'No Drone Zone' signs nearby, please provide the unique number on the sign as this will help Police to identify the area.


Further details on airspace restrictions for COP26 will be published at a later date as a Notice to Airmen on the National Air Traffic Services Aeronautical Information Service (NATS) website. Aviators should check the NATS website or Drone Assist app prior to any flight to check the restrictions in their area."







Hamilton Model Flying Club  is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Registered Charity Number SCO46658

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