A SHORT HISTORY OF ANGLIA MODEL FLYING CLUB
The AMFC was formed back in 1955 at the flying site on Flambards farm at Stow Maries (near to South Woodham Ferrers, Essex). The site was the historic home of the Stow Maries World War One aerodrome and for most of its history the Club had site use to itself. However, some 5 years ago the site was sold and the field began a process of being returned to its WW1 glory with the airfield now used for full size light aircraft. This use increasingly caused conflict with safe model flying during the day and with great regret it was to decided to move the club to its present field at The Runwell Hospital Sports and Social club, near Wickford, Essex.
The AMFC, like many clubs has had its fair share of changes over the years, membership at its peak has been as high as 140; that number going up and down as with most clubs over the years due to the economic situation prevailing at the time, (hobbies have to take a back seat when money is tight). The present membership is 40 plus and growing again now we are settled in to our new site.
The AMFC has a wealth of experienced flyers of varying ages and flying skills, including control line, IC and Electric /RC fixed wing and Helicopter, as well as the latest being Quad copters operating at both 35 MHz and 2.4 GHz. The club can boast of having had National Champions as members in various disciplines over the years.
The club holds a meeting every quarter (in the bar) at Runwell. The club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association-BMFA and has been running since 1955 giving us the early BMFA membership no of 007! So what are you waiting for, come and join us and you will be given a warm welcome by all the members.