Chelmsford Model Flying Association | the Essex model flying club . . .



  CMFA Web Site . . . .

CMFA LogoWelcome to the Chelmsford Model Flying Association web site.

We hope you will find all the information you need about the club, however should you have any questions regarding the website or other information on it, please do not hesitate to contact  the appropriate club official on the contacts page.
CMFA Club Night
Great Waltham Village Hall

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British Model Flying Association . . . .

BMFA Web SiteThe BMFA is the body delegated by the Royal Aero Club to be responsible for all aspects of model flying in Great Britain. The BMFA normally has around 780 clubs affiliated to it, with a combined membership from clubs and individual members of over 36,000. Membership brings many benefits, including 3rd party liability insurance of up to 5 million. The BMFA is also recognised as the sole representative organisation for the sport in the U.K. by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) which is the world wide governing body for all forms of sporting aviation, including model flying. (Click on logo for more information)

  Events For 2016 . . . .

EVENTS FOR 2016 During the year the club tries to hold various events either at the airfield, or at the monthly club meetings. Regular club nights are held at the Great Waltham Village Hall every 2nd Wednesday of the month, except June, July, and August when members meet at the club flying field on every 2nd Thursday of the month for a social chat, flying, and weather permitting the occasional barbeque All events are subject to weather conditions.

Important Notice . . . .

Please note that due to a major event taking place in the adjacent field no flying will be permitted from the 26th July - 8th August with the exception of control line models. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

For more information visit the Events page on this web site

    Membership . . . .

CMFA LogoIf you wish to join the Chelmsford Model Flying  Association, please visit the membership page of this web site. Click on the links on the membership page to download, print off, and then complete the 2016 membership form, and membership joining letter. Membership is limited to 150 although there may be exceptions for new juniors joining or if the applicant is not a member of another model flying club. If you are a junior member you will also need to download the 'Junior Membership Disclaimer' form.
    Fun Day Sunday May 12th 2013 . . . .

On Sunday May 12th, the largest organised event in the history of the Chelmsford Model Flying Association took place at the clubs Roxwell flying field. The Fun Day was held in association with the Essex Air Ambulance, and a donation from the proceeds was presented to this worthy life saving charity. The event which was well attended attracted a good mix of public, both young and old, along with a very impressive flying display by club members and invited guests the crowds were entertained throughout the day. For more details and to view photos of the Fun Day event, please click on the image.

    FunBat Extravaganza . . . .

Click HereMany CMFA members have taken to building the FunBat combat plane. The easy to build models are cut from sheets of EPP Depron and are very forgiving, most major repairs can be done with a suitable adhesive (UHU Por or alternative) and glass strand clear tape. For more details including a CMFA members photo gallery, and video on the FunBat, please click on the image.

    CMFA Photo Gallery . . . .

Photo GalleryThe photo on the right is of club member and trainee Dave Ross seen here with his scratch built 1950's style 'Bootlace' American racer. The 54" wing span is superbly finished in yellow covering with red & black stripes and has a .46 two stroke up front. The maiden flight was a great success with very little trimming needed. To view more than 400 images of club members and there models visit the extensive photo gallery on this web site. If you have any recent photos of aircraft models taken at the airfield and would like them featured on the gallery please email them to me. Please do not crop or resize your photos thank you. Click on image to view photo gallery.
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    Competition Results . . . .

Throughout the year some club members participate in various fixed wing aircraft competitions, including Climb & Glide, Fast & Slow, and the fast and furious Pylon racing. All CMFA members are welcome, dates can be found on the Events page of this web site. Results of club competitions can now be found on the results page of this web site by clicking Here

    CMFA Committee Members & Club Officials. . . .

Chairman: Colin Straus
Vice Chairman: Sean O'Sullivan
Secretary: Martin Anthony
Treasurer: Vacant
Web Master: Peter Harrington
Power Representative: Steve Riley
Training Co-ordinators: Trevor Smith
Helicopter Representative: Jason George
Safety Representatives: Steve Bradshaw
Glider Representative: Vacant

Recognised Club Instructors . . . .

Trevor Smith, Sean O'Sullivan, Steve Vickers, Christian Bradley, Martin Anthony, Peter Harrington, Steve Riley, Steve Hyde, Colin Straus, & Gary Cooper.
Helicopters only Chris Collins, and Tony Street

BMFA Examiners . . . .

Sean O'Sullivan, and Colin Straus
Helicopters only Tony Street

    For Sale . . . .

For Sale ItemsAn exclusive to club members 'For Sale' page has been added to the this web site. CMFA members will be given the opportunity to advertise models, engines and other modelling items, for a period of one month free of charge.
For more information on how to advertise and details of the items 'For Sale' please click here or on the logo.

    A Lifetime Modelling - By Brian Austin

Many members at the CMFA will recognise the familiar face of long serving club member, and modelling expert, Brian Austin who has recently published a book on a lifetime of modelling. The book, which contains 256 pages and spans 60 years from 1950 - 2010, took Brian approximately 18 months to write. The book contains many images throughout plus many interesting articles on the CMFA. The book can be purchased from Brian direct at a cost of 15 + 1.50 P & P. Telephone: 01245 320587 Email:


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  Local Model Shops . . . .

Model ShopsLooking for a local Model shop, then look no further. Click on the logo and visit the links page of this web site where you will find a selection of model shops used by many of the CMFA members. Discounts or price match available in selective shops to CMFA members. (Club membership card may be required)




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