East Kilbride Model Flying Club has been in existence since 1985 and was formed to meet the need for modellers wanting to build and fly model aircraft in East Kilbride and the surrounding district.
We are affiliated to the Scottish Aeromodellers Association and all club members are required to become members of the SAA. By being a member of the SAA, the individual member is covered for the necessary insurance which all members must have before flying their model.
Over the years the club has had several different flying sites, and where we fly can be found on the location page of this website.
Our club caters for all standards of modeller, whither they are raw beginners or fully-fledged international competition flyers (we have some), and we can provide supervised training for the beginner flying Radio Control for the first time. We have our own trainer aircraft complete with “Buddy Box” system (Dual Control – similar to car driving training) and beginners are encouraged to reach the Bronze Standard of flying as covered by the rules set out in the SAA Safety Code.
The types of models built and flown in the club cover all aspects of model aircraft flying, from simple chuck gliders to gas turbine powered aircraft capable of speeds of over 200mph.
During the summer months the club meet every Friday evening at our flying field and again on Sunday afternoons; however, there is no restriction as to the use of the flying field.
During the winter we hire a large school hall two or three times each session where we fly indoor models ranging from rubber powered duration to radio controlled indoor aerobatic models.
Once each year Motherwell Model Club now organise the silent auction and a Concours d’Elegance competition. This event is always very well attended and is the only one of its kind held in the country.
The membership of the Club is very wide and varied in both age and interest and help can be given on virtually any aspect of aeromodelling.
If you are thinking of taking up the hobby and are looking for a suitable club to join, then why not consider coming along to meet us, and if you are happy with us, then you could become a member of our friendly club.