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Runcorn Model Association is situated just outside Frodsham, Cheshire, on the edge of Frodsham Marshes. The site is very open with great views and surrounded by a nature reserve.
On field parking is available but this is dependent on the quantity of rainfall.
We have generous runway dimensions and expansive overrun areas on all sides easily catering for large and ‘tricky’ models such as jets and war birds.
The club hut is situated next to the pits and provides seating, cooking and hot drink facilities. Burger/Bacon rolls are available at the weekends.
We are a BMFA affiliated club who take safety seriously. It is run according to its rules, guidelines and safety codes, you would be expected to familiarise yourself with these.
The club also has its own rules which ensure safe procedures and flying, again you would be expected to be familiar with these.
For members new to the hobby we have a number of instructors available who will gladly teach newcomers how to fly, offer advice on model and equipment selection and where to get the best deals. If you have still to buy your first model you are advised to visit the club and speak to the members before making any purchases.
Instruction is on a voluntary basis, at times there can be several beginners all wanting to fly. Although everything possible is done to accommodate newcomers it may not be possible to get flights at every session. It is up to the individual to arrange with the instructor their availability.
The club uses the BMFA “Up and Away” training scheme for new pilots, all members must hold the BMFA “A” Certificate of competence before flying solo. The club has an examiner who is able to conduct the A Certificate test. The Up and Away booklet is available from the BMFA website.
As a BMFA affiliated club your membership will ensure you carry proper third party insurance, understand the safety implications of flying model aircraft and grant you access to all the club facilities (including access to discounted fuel, on site charging for electric aircraft and unlimited use of the field).
There are two classes of membership (18 years and above) and juniors (under18). Junior members must be supervised by parent or guardian at all times. The club in no way accepts responsibility for children when they are on club premises. Model aircraft can be very dangerous; this should be considered before committing yourself or children to the hobby.
The RMA management committee are an elected body who look after the membership, financial and administrative requirements of the club. The committee meet each month to conduct club business, if you (as a member) have any ideas /complaints etc you should approach a committee member and if required it can then be discussed at the next meeting.
There is the club AGM held in December each year, all members are invited to attend.
As a club member you would be required to assist whenever possible in the general upkeep of the facilities.
The club emphasis is on fun and enjoyment of model flying, there is a friendly atmosphere and help is always available. If you would like to apply for membership you should visit the club on Sat/Sun morning, speak to a committee member, have a look around and see what goes on. If you feel the club suits your requirements then you are welcome to complete an application form.
If you decide to join the club there is a book located in the hut to record contact details of a person to be informed should you suffer an accident or illness whilst at the field.
Additionally if you suffer from any condition which could cause complications should you require medical treatment while at the field, please feel free to inform a committee member. Any information disclosed will be treated with strict confidentiality.
The management committee members are:
Peter Robinson (Chairman) 07932618407
Mark Rathbone (Treasurer) 0192 8898953
Clive Gayford (Secretary) 07710497872
Paul Hodgson (Membership Secretary) 07510 913882
RMA/BMFA MEMBERSHIP FEES 2015
Subscriptions cover the period 1st Jan -31Dec inclusive. RMA membership cost is determined by the club members at the AGM held in Dec.
Annual membership RMA
Senior £57.00 (Reduced by £5.00 per month from 01 July).
Annual membership BMFA
Membership of the BMFA is a condition of membership to RMA. Applicants who are already a member of the BMFA need not pay a BMFA fee but are required to provide proof of membership.
All fees due should be paid at the soonest opportunity, please be aware that until outstanding fees are paid you are not permitted to fly.