Swindon Model Aero Club flies from a secure, private site near Shrivenham.
We share a large, bright, well appointed club house with Vale of White Horse Gliding Club with facilities including a kitchen for tea and coffee, toilets and a telephone.
The car parking is adjacent to the flying site with vehicle access to the pits to unload.
The grass runway is approx. 220 meters long and is regularly mowed and rolled.
We run a dedicated weather station to provide live weather information direct from the airfield.
A webcam from the clubhouse lets members know if others are already on site and when they intend to depart.
The club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association and has BMFA approved flight instructors and examiners, so we are able to provide tuition for your BMFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ proficiency certificates and then carry out the examination on our flying site so you feel comfortable with your surroundings.
The Club Media Representative keeps members informed via regular email bulletins, the SMAC Flyer newsletter and the News Panel on this website.
SMAC members are associate members of the Vale of White Horse Gliding Club and are able to have discounted full-size glider flights.
Across the membership, we have a wealth of knowledge covering building techniques, radio installation and IC and electric power, so there is always someone to answer questions about model builds, radio installation and engine and motor set-up.
We run annual social events for members including summer BBQs; autumn Bring and Buy sales of modelling gear; and Winter talks by guest speakers and demonstrations of various modelling skills.