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Welcome to Llanelli Model Flying Club
The Llanelli Model Flying Club was formed some 60+ years ago by a small group of enthusiasts, and from those humble beginnings has grown to the point where we have nearing seventy members of all ages and two flying sites.
We are affiliated to our governing body, the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) which encompasses over 780 clubs and 36000 members nationwide. Our Headquarters is situated at the Welsh Motor Sports Centre, Pembrey, South Wales, where we have a 130 meter tarmac runway, a small clubhouse, and storage facilities. We also have a spacious flying site nearby with a grass runway at Ffos Las racecourse. Indoor Flying Sessions are held Thursday afternoons at The Lakefield Community Centre.
Club meetings, at the The Bryn & Trallwm Sports & Social Club, are held monthly and members regularly visit model shows and other clubs throughout the year. New members are most welcome as are other enthusiasts visiting the Llanelli area. Comprehensive training is provided for new members to encourage competent pilots to fly in a safe and enjoyable manner. Trainer aircraft with ‘buddy leads (dual control) are available for visitors to try out the sport and allow major enjoyment without too much concern!
Model flying is a recognized sport and as such we are members of the Carmarthenshire Local Sports Council, and also members of the Carmarthenshire Tourist Association. Several years ago we were fortunate enough to secure a Sportlot grant which enabled us to purchase two complete trainer aircraft kits and thereby set up a teaching program for new and prospective members. Stringent rules are in place to ensure that all aspects of model aircraft flying operate in a safety conscious environment. We are also governed by the various safety rules drawn up by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Static and flying displays are held throughout the year at various venues in the area, and collections, made at these events, are used to support a local charity chosen on an annual basis. The Club also hosts an annual ‘Fly- in’, usually in September, where local model clubs are invited to a relaxed day of flying and social gathering. Talks, together with model displays, have been given to local schools and groups. Should there be an interest, it is possible for small groups to come to the club to sample ”the joys of model flight”
If you feel that you would like to visit us then you will be most welcome. You can view the different types of aircraft and helicopters on the flight line and then watch them being put through their paces by our club members.
Regrettably, due to a Motor Sports Centre safety ruling animals are not permitted on site.