Ivel Model Aircraft Club

(Ivel MAC)

On our website, you will find lots of information about the club, what we're about, and how to join us. Please browse through our site and if you have any questions, please send us a message via email, - we'd love to hear from you. Our Flying Fields We have 2 flying sites, Wilden cricket pitch and and alternative site well away from anywhere. At our flying field near Wilden, North of Bedford, we fly electric and i/c powered model aeroplanes as well as small electric helicopters with the emphasis being placed on having lots of fun in safety. It is more suited for smaller models with the beautifully kept, short grass. However, we like to be respectful to our surrounding environment so we don't fly i/c powered aircraft on Sundays at Wilden. At our alternative site, the layout means that we normally fly looking to the North, away from the sun. Also, it offers opportunity to operate larger models due to the longer length of the field. The grass is also kept short at this field. Many different kinds of model aircraft can be flown - foamies, traditional balsa, home made or shop bought, gliders and autogyros. Large helicopters are permitted only at our alternative site. Turbine powered models are not permitted at either site Pilots range in skill from beginners, to a 2017 UK free-flight winner and a former R/C world champion. But no matter what your skill level, there is always someone at the club willing to give you guidance and a helping hand. Parking at Our Flying Sites Club night / Indoor flying As well as flying outside on our regular flying field all year round, during the Winter months we also fly indoors. For details see the Club Night page and also the Indoor Flying page on the adjacent menu. GET INVOLVED …… Learn to fly If you thought learning to fly a model aircraft is difficult, it can be, unless you get the right training! Our Coaching and BMFA Examiner Team We have a number of BMFA Club registered instructors who will make learning to fly a fun and enjoyable experience. They can provide individual training and support whenever it's needed (currently not Helicopters or Quadcopters). There is no charge. Our instructors are all experienced flyers who love to show new flyers the easiest, quickest and safest way to learn. Our instructors use Spektrum radios for teaching students. Currently we do not have any instructors for teaching students to fly helicopters or quadcopters. We have BFMA Registered Examiners within the club, so we are able to put you through the BMFA achievement tests (A & B) without the fuss or need to call in an external BMFA examiner. This puts us in an enviable and unique position for model clubs in the area. Check out our FAQ page for even more information. Join the Club If you like what you see and would like to join Ivel MAC please visit our CONTACT PAGE and send us a message.
© Copyright Ivel MAC 2017/18/19/20/21/22
Ivel Model Aircraft Club Model Aircraft Flying near Bedford UK Our members are mainly from Bedfordshire and West Cambridgeshire

Ivel Model Aircraft Club

(Ivel MAC)

On our website, you will find lots of information about the club, what we're about, and how to join us. Please browse through our site and if you have any questions, please send us a message via email, - we'd love to hear from you. Our Flying Fields We have 2 flying sites, Wilden cricket pitch and and alternative site well away from anywhere. At our flying field near Wilden, North of Bedford, we fly electric and i/c powered model aeroplanes as well as small electric helicopters with the emphasis being placed on having lots of fun in safety. It is more suited for smaller models with the beautifully kept, short grass. However, we like to be respectful to our surrounding environment so we don't fly i/c powered aircraft on Sundays at Wilden. At our alternative site, the layout means that we normally fly looking to the North, away from the sun. Also, it offers opportunity to operate larger models due to the longer length of the field. The grass is also kept short at this field. Many different kinds of model aircraft can be flown - foamies, traditional balsa, home made or shop bought, gliders and autogyros. Large helicopters are permitted only at our alternative site. Turbine powered models are not permitted at either site Pilots range in skill from beginners, to a 2017 UK free-flight winner and a former R/C world champion. But no matter what your skill level, there is always someone at the club willing to give you guidance and a helping hand. Parking at Our Flying Sites Club night / Indoor flying As well as flying outside on our regular flying field all year round, during the Winter months we also fly indoors. For details see the Club Night page and also the Indoor Flying page on the adjacent menu. GET INVOLVED …… Learn to fly If you thought learning to fly a model aircraft is difficult, it can be, unless you get the right training! Our Coaching and BMFA Examiner Team We have a number of BMFA Club registered instructors who will make learning to fly a fun and enjoyable experience. They can provide individual training and support whenever it's needed (currently not Helicopters or Quadcopters). There is no charge. Our instructors are all experienced flyers who love to show new flyers the easiest, quickest and safest way to learn. Our instructors use Spektrum radios for teaching students. Currently we do not have any instructors for teaching students to fly helicopters or quadcopters. We have BFMA Registered Examiners within the club, so we are able to put you through the BMFA achievement tests (A & B) without the fuss or need to call in an external BMFA examiner. This puts us in an enviable and unique position for model clubs in the area. Check out our FAQ page for even more information. Join the Club If you like what you see and would like to join Ivel MAC please visit our CONTACT PAGE and send us a message.
© Copyright Ivel MAC 2017/18/19/20/21
Ivel Model Aircraft Club Model Aircraft Flying near Bedford UK Our members are mainly from Bedfordshire and West Cambridgeshire