Welcome to the Hamilton Model Flying Club.
The club was formed in 1991 and is predominantly concerned with Radio Controlled Fixed Wing flying (aeroplanes including model jets). Some of our members also fly helicopters , multi-rotors and control line models. We have a large membership from a wide range of backgrounds and fly at our custom built 4 acre site located between Larkhall and Blackwood (see the "Find Us" page for directions). Since 2016 the club has been registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity number SCO46658).
We welcome newcomers, whether they are experienced flyers moving into the area or beginners getting started in the sport. For beginners we provide training as well as advice on how to get started.
We have access to our field seven days a week. If you are just getting started you should come up and visit us as early as possible or attend one of our monthly business meetings. We can give advice on what to buy and what to avoid, answer any questions you have while building or assembling your model, check out your completed model, test fly and trim your model and start teaching you how to fly it.
You can contact us via email (see the contact us page) and make an arrangements to visit the field and chat to the flyers there on the day. If you've already bought something, bring it with you. There's no need to join the club at this stage.
Learning to fly a model on your own can be frustrating and expensive. I doesn't have to be, join the club and we will show you how to fly safely and responsibly. We use a “buddy box “system to teach new fliers. Your transmitter is linked to an instructors so that he can take control if you get into trouble.
During the spring and summer months we hold dedicated training evenings for new fliers at our field every Thursday. The club supports the Scottish Aeromodellers Association(SAA) flight training scheme and you will initially be trained to "Bronze" standard before being allowed to fly solo.