SDMAC - flying since 1938
Welcome to our website.
The Flying field will re-open on the 2nd December, but members must adhere to the following rules :
Follow the Covid precautions below :
No more than 6 people to be at the field at any one time.
No more than three people in the pilots box, maintaining 2m social distancing.
Follow the BMFA advice opposite.
Maintain social distancing at all times.
Advise Jamie the track and trace co-ordinator in advance that you are attending.
Avoid travelling to the site if you reside in a tier 3 or higher area in line with Government advice.
Click here : Covid precautions at the field.
Covid 19 Risk Assessment : This has been sent to members. Any member needing a copy please contact the club secretary.
This risk assessment is not a definitive assessment of all of the Covid transmission risks at the flying field. Individuals attending the field are responsible for complying with the law, BMFA guidance and undertaking their own risk assessment of attendance. However the risk assessment precautions detailed in the club risk assessment document should be complied with at all times, together with an additional precautions in line with relevant guidance. The use of face coverings is advised.
We are a well run and friendly model aircraft flying club, predominantly flying fixed wing aircraft.
We fly off of a superb site accessed from Beech Farm Road in Warlingham, Surrey.
We offer training for beginners by agreement with our Chief Instructor if vacancies are available. If you are interested in receiving training please contact us and we can advise of the current status. Please note that currently training is suspended due to Covid 19 transmission risks.
Club Rules at a glance (these are in addition to our existing rules, which can also be read below):
Max height 300ft above strip,
No models over 7kg dry weight allowed (or inc batteries for electric)
No multirotors / drones allowed other than normal helicopters.
Temporary ban on gas turbine fixed wing aircraft.
If you are interested in joining the club please contact us (see contacts page) for an application form.
Flying Field will re-open on 2nd December - see opposite.
Gamekeeper contact details added for those retrieving models outside of runway area. Contact him first (see members page).
BMFA Covid Guidance- click here
When the flying field is open again :
If attending the field it is mandatory to notify the track and trace co-ordinator in advance by text. See contact details on members page.
Attending the field is entirely at your own risk. You are responsible for risk assessing your attendance and following the BMFA's hygiene and safety guidance. Maintain social distancing at all times.
Clarification on CAA drone registration added in members news.
Please note it is the responsibility of members to make sure they fly legally by ensuring they comply with the new CAA registration requirements.
Members must also be members of the BMFA and comply with the club rules.
For a summary of the new rules see opposite.
Model flying & the Law (click here)
For members only news, please log in to the new Members News page.
For events and restrictions on flying please see club dates page.
Members : Please be considerate to local residents. Ensure you always fly south of the extended line of the runway, reduce engine or airframe noise and be especially considerate after 6pm in reducing noise to respect our neighbours.
Please note that power field flying rules apply to electric planes - whatever the size of the plane.
If you are a non member and would like to visit the field please email the membership secretary. Membership