OPEN TO NEW MEMBERS

Membership

& Club Rules

Our subscription fees are detailed below, please remember BMFA membership is mandatory for insurance purposes.

JUNIOR MEMBERS

£21.00

1 YEAR CMFC MEMBERSHIP

£18.00

1 YEAR BMFA MEMBERSHIP

EXISTING MEMBERS

SENIOR MEMBERS (16+)

£60.00

1 YEAR CMFC MEMBERSHIP

£40.00

1 YEAR BMFA MEMBERSHIP

EXISTING MEMBERS

VETERAN MEMBERS (65+)

£40.00

1 YEAR CMFC MEMBERSHIP

£40.00

1 YEAR BMFA MEMBERSHIP

EXISTING MEMBERS

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

£18.00

1 YEAR CMFC MEMBERSHIP

£18.00

1 YEAR NON FLYING BMFA MEMBERSHIP

EXISTING MEMBERS

£100.00

JOINING FEE

£20.00

KEY DEPOSIT

NEW MEMBERS

We welcome all new member applications, please note that aside from the above fee structure an additional amount of £100 (non-refundable) is charged as a one-off joining fee and another £20 (refundable) is charged as a key deposit. BMFA membership subscription is mandatory for insurance purposes.

If you have any questions regarding membership please use the form at the bottom of the page.

NEW MEMBERS APPLY HERE

Chesham Model Flying Club General Rules

We ask all flyers to observe the below applicable numbered rules.

1

One

A copy of these rules shall be supplied free to each member. Additional CMFC rules are embodied in the Articles of Association for CMFC Ltd which is available on request.
2

TWO

The club's financial and flying year will run from the first (1st) of September each year. Annual subscriptions will cover the Calendar Year with a payment renewal deadline of 31st January. Membership will lapse if no payment is made and a new joining fee imposed.
3

THREE

Each member by their acceptance of membership of the club fully agrees to abide by the rules of the club. They also agree that no liability of any kind will attach to the committee of the club for the time being, arising from and in any manner in connection with any insurance, any claim or any loss whatsoever.
4

FOUR

New flying members, joining after 1 January 2022, must hold as a minimum, a BMFA “A” certificate in the appropriate discipline, before they are allowed to fly unsupervised at club fields.
5

FIVE

Prospective members must have their applications supported by at least one senior member plus a committee member. Their flying needs and current competence will be assessed by a member of the instruction team.
6

SIX

The club operates a one year probationary period for all new members during which their membership may be terminated by a straight majority vote of the committee and the refund of any fees paid.
7

SEVEN

From 1 January 2022 new trainee pilots must join the club’s fixed wing training scheme. No trainee pilot shall fly at club fields except under the supervision of an instructor approved by the committee.
8

EIGHT

The club operates under the BMFA Achievement Scheme, details available from the club Chief Instructor.
9

NINE

Failsafes on ALL models must be set in accordance with current BMFA/CAA requirements. Any petrol engine model must also be fitted with a separate opto isolator or other device which cuts off the ignition supply and is operated by the transmitter. No models which require a CAA Exemption Certificate may be flown at club fields..
10

TEN

It shall be the responsibility of each member to ensure that their operation of free flight, control line or radio controlled model aircraft shall comply in every particular with any legislation, rule or official requirement governing, controlling or appertaining to the operation of such model and each member accepts that the appropriate insurance cover shall not protect them from loss if they are in any breach of such requirement.
11

ELEVEN

A strict silencing rule shall be enforced. The Department of the Environment Code of Practice for the minimisation of noise from model aircraft shall apply. Should any model conform to the DoE silencing rules, but still appear excessively noisy in the air, then the committee shall decide whether the model should be flown. The committee’s decision in this matter shall be final.
12

TWELVE

'Guests' are permitted in the flying field. Their safety is the sole responsibility of the member accompanying them.
13

THIRTEEN

In addition to rule 12, ‘Flying Guests’ must be BMFA insured and hold a minimum of a BMFA ‘A’ Certificate. They must only fly under the supervision of a BMFA ‘B’ Certificate club member and must provide proof of current BMFA insurance cover.

General Field Rules

We ask all flyers to observe the below applicable numbered rules when flying at any of our sites. Safety is a primary concern at all times for guests and club members.

1

One

The BMFA Safety Code must be observed by all members at all times and will be rigidly enforced by the committee. Every member is a Safety Officer in his/her own right. If you witness a transgression, you should politely inform the member concerned of their error, or if appropriate, report the matter to the committee who will take further action if necessary in the interests of all.
2

TWO

Members who fly on 2.4GHz do not need to use the peg board. However, the club Frequency Peg Board must be used by all members flying on 35MHz using their club issued personal peg. Generally the use of all legal frequencies will be permitted

NOTE: New members are expected to fly on 2.4GHz.

3

THREE

All aircraft (fixed wing and helicopters) should be prepared for flight on the aircraft park (pits area) as shown on the latest issue site map displayed at each site.
Pilots when flying must stand together on the edge of the takeoff and landing patch. All aircraft (fixed wing and helicopters) must fly circuits in the same direction, as dictated by the wind direction. The patch should only be over-flown ‘into wind’.
Prior warning of ‘take-off’ and ‘landing’ must be clearly called.
No aircraft must ever be taxied toward the pits area.
No trainee pilot shall fly at club fields except under the supervision of an instructor approved by the Committee.
If helicopters are being hovered only, then this must take place on the patch and under no circumstances elsewhere on the flying area. When this takes place, no fixed wing aircraft are to be flown until the patch is clear.
4

FOUR

Only three I/C powered models should be in the air at any one time. All flying should take place from the close mown patch and the flight pattern should, where practical, be over our own field. Do not over-fly designated ‘Dead Airspace’, and take care to keep all aircraft away from any nearby dwellings and other sensitive areas.
5

FIVE

After flying and before leaving site, each member must enter details on the Flight Log Sheets of model(s) flown, flight times and arrival / leaving time on site. The log sheets are kept in the club hut. Please ensure that no litter or rubbish is left at the site.
6

SIX

Each member will be supplied with keys and combinations for Club padlocks. All keys remain the property of CMFC Ltd, and must be returned to a committee member at the members own cost on termination of membership. Key deposits are refunded on their return. Combinations will change year on year and be issued on renewal of membership.

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    Contact Us

    Please use the form on the left for general enquiries, we are happy to answer any questions you may have and normally respond on the email given within 48 hours.

    NEW MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

    If you would like to join us, we suggest that you first visit the Newground field, near Tring, on a Saturday. Our gate is always closed but unlocked if flyers are there. Any member will be pleased to show you around and introduce you to the other members flying.

    NEW MEMBERSHIP DETAILS
    EXISTING MEMBERS

    If you a current member of the club and wish to renew your membership please do so by using the link below.

    EXISTING MEMBERSHIP DETAILS