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Test Valley Model Flying Club, Hampshire, UK
The Test Valley Model Flying Club is
located in north Hampshire, UK and has been running in its present form
for 23 years. The club is noted for its friendly and helpful attitude to
newcomers whilst operating responsibly in the community from its leased
flying sites which lie east and west of the town of Andover.
The club flies every Saturday and Sunday afternoon and
Bank holidays at its Ludgershall sites,
weather permitting. During the winter months, flying takes place from a large army
polo pitch with plenty of space; during the polo season, from April and
on through the summer, the club switches its activities to the playing fields of
nearby Castledown School. There is also a second flying site on an
occasionally-used army camp at Barton Stacey used
under license from the Ministry of Defence and generally available to
the club each Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays.
Training is given using the buddy-box system and beginners are
encouraged to arrange trial flights when they can get to know the club's
instructors and discuss their requirements and ambitions before
committing themselves to equipment purchase.
(nearest camera) prepares for his first solo take-off under Gordon's watchful
eye! Click the pic for a larger view.
The Club currently has a membership of around 40 and is active in
promoting its activities through local outlets to guide newcomers into
the sport. Membership fees are £44 per year, including the mandatory
membership and insurance cover provided by the British Model Flying
Association to which the club is affiliated.
|The Club is holding a Flog 'n Fly meeting
on Saturday, September 2nd from 11.a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Castledown School (on the right-hand side of the Ludgershall to
Tidworth road, opposite the tank sheds). The flogging is out of
the back of your car; flying is off the peg and visitors are
The Club Chairman is Gordon Cook, who is also one of the
The contact for membership enquiries is Mick Munnery, the Club
Secretary and Treasurer; phone 01264 398377.
Go to the picture gallery page to
see some nice models photographed at a recent Saturday afternoon meeting
of the club.