The Bristol Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Club is a group of enthusiasts who enjoy building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. The club has been in existence since about 1949, and has always operated in the Bristol area.
It has approximately 60 members who meet to fly at various times at the Club’s flying site. Interests are wide and encompass Scale, Sport & fun fly, aerobatic, Gliding We also have members who fly Helicopters/multi-copters. These are not flown at the same time as fixed wing aircraft, for safety reasons but are allocated slots to fly independently.
We have a winter programme of club nights, which are normally held on the first Tuesday of every month from October to March (inclusive). Please see our calendar to confirm what’s on, date, time and venue. Some of the meetings have guest speakers, or feature some item of general modelling interest while others are purely a get-together for beer and a chat. During the summer months, Members fly during each day and evening as their time and the weather permits. Whilst we don’t have an official ‘flying evening’, Members do try to head to the flying site on a Tuesday evening. The Club AGM is held in December.
Summer meetings can be held at the Club’s flying site after flying has finished for the evening. Summer meetings conduct the minimum necessary Club business.
We have a fantastic club atmosphere which provides great support and advice from experienced members, and some of our members are very innovative in what they build. We also try to encourage active participation from younger members – not just in flying, but also in building and repairing models (yes, they do occasionally need repair). We often find that it’s the “dads” who bring their sons the the Club and then find that they’ve got bitten by the hobby too. We also have a fair number of members who took a sabbatical from aeromodelling of earlier years and now find they have the time and money to indulge the hobby again.
The Club has a number of instructors who provide flying tuition at no charge, and 4 examiners to test competence. We have a dedicated Committee who run the club and co-ordinate the clubs diary of events etc. throughout the year.