member John Greenaway suggested some years ago that many flying club members
were also radio controlled aeromodellers and it was decided to mow a 60 square
yard flying field in the north field. Members who wish to avail themselves of
this facility should contact John who can give detailed explanation of the basic rules and
regulations associated with this facility.
The basic requirements for
persons to fly model aircraft at Popham are:
- Must be a
current member of the Spitfire Flying Club (Fee £75 / annum)
- Must have model
- Must be fully
competent at flying models
- No model flying on
open days e.g. Full fly-ins etc. (see Events) unless it is in the evening
after the full flying ceases
- If you are there
first please report to ATC in the Clubroom to advise you will be there and
your intentions. ATC have been known to visibly twitch if they see an
aeroplane that they are not talking to - then you will be in trouble!
- Always respect real aircraft in the circuit
- Fly to the north side
of the airfield on the allocated model aircraft strip
- Use common sense.
This is not a general public model flying area. It is a privilege
enjoyed by members of the Spitfire Flying Club
- Happy & safe flying!
Remember it is easier to fly a full size aircraft!
- Do not do this on
your own - always ask advice!