Membership

The Reading & District Model Aircraft Club is run by a committee selected by its membership at the Annual General Meeting held each year in December. At this meeting any major decisions, such as rule changes, are determined.

The club membership has been limited to 100 and members are divided into categories of ‘Senior’ and ‘Junior’.  Senior members are age 18 years and above, Juniors 10 – 18 years and in full-time education.

Membership fees for 2017, commencing Jan 1st, are:
Senior members –£68 (£35 club + £33 BMFA Insurance)
Junior members – £27 (£10 club + £17 BMFA Insurance)

***** Reduced Membership fees as from 01/07/2017 *****

Senior members –£42.50 (£17.50 club + £25 BMFA Insurance)
Junior members – £18 (£5 club + £13 BMFA Insurance)

For existing members only, who were in the Senior 65+ category at the 2014 AGM, the new rates for renewal are:

Senior 65+ members – £61 (£28 club + £33 BMFA insurance)

In addition, all new Senior members pay a one-off joining fee of £25. There is no joining fee for junior members. Members who have not renewed their membership by the end of January are deemed to have lapsed so will need to re-join and thus incur the £25 joining fee.

New members are welcome to join the club during the year at the Membership Secretaries discretion.

Members who have not re-joined by 31st December are not insured to fly until such time as the Membership Secretary receives their subscription.

Anyone who already has BMFA membership through another club or as a country member need pay only the club portion of the membership.

There is a BMFA publication called “A Flying Start” which is available to download at https://bmfa.org/Downloads/RC-Achievement-Scheme-Downloads (then look under Training Manuals) along with guides for all of the BMFA tests. If you are a beginner and are thinking of joining the club, this is a useful guide to read. It also has a training log which we suggest you print off and bring with you to your training sessions so that you can keep a log of your progress.

Link to Club Rules:

Come meet us

Depending on the weather, there may be members flying down at the TVP strip on any day of the week but the best days are Wednesdays at around mid-day and Saturdays 10:00 – 14:00 hrs. During Autumn/Winter we also hold in-door flying sessions roughly once a month at Woodford Park Leisure Centre in Woodley.

If you have any questions or would like to apply to join the club, please send details to our Membership Secretary using the contact form below

Map for Thames Valley Park: