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Herefordshire Model Aero Club was formed in 1968 to provide facilities and support to enthusiasts of aero modelling – both building and flying. Over the years the Club has come to concentrate on radio-controlled fixed wing model aircraft powered 

by internal combustion engines or, increasingly, by electric motors.

The Club’s flying site is located in the village of Much Marcle, HR8 2LX, and is a field of some 30 acres. The site is not normally suitable for free flight, rotary wing or jet turbines due to limitations of boundaries and noise control.

The Club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) which is the national body for the sport. All club members must be members of the BMFA. We strictly observe noise level limits as per the BMFA/DoE codes. There are limits on the hours of operation of I/C powered models.

We welcome new members, especially younger people, and we can offer training to the BMFA “A” standard which allows members to then fly solo.

We hold social and themed flying events from time to time.

Club membership is subject to approval by the committee and includes a probationary period. If you are interested in joining and wish to find out more please contact the Secretary, Ben Bates, on 07736 960643.

Much Marcle Model Air Show

The annual Model Air Show, staged by the Large Model Association (LMA) in early September, was held at the Herefordshire Model Aero Club flying site at Much Marcle. This year, despite the weather being unkind on the Saturday, we have been able to continue the tradition at this Show that a portion of any profit goes to local good causes. This year donations of £1050 were made by the LMA.

These were:

£350 to St. Michael’s Hospice,

£350 to the Much Marcle Amateur Dramatic Society for their wardrobe department,

£350 to the 1st Much Marcle Brownies for equipment and general funds.

In addition, a collection in aid of the Air Ambulance was held during the Show. This amounted to almost £700!

The Show has now given around £33,000 over the years. Thanks to all who came along and supported us. The 2017 event will be on September 2nd and 3rd.

Left: Bernard Morris, HMAC Treasurer presenting a cheque for £350 to Lynn Bowers, Treasurer of The Much Marcle Amateur Dramatic Society, for their wardrobe department.

Right: Bernard Morris presenting a cheque for £350 to First Much Marcle Brownies, for equipment and general funds.

Photos by David Mocatta