James Titcombe
Club Instructor and Examiner
Dempster Hamilton
Club Instructor & Examiner
Mike Perkins
Club Instructor
Luke Titcombe
Club Instructor
Derek Russell
Club Instructor
Mark Rostill
Club Instructor
Richard Cohen
Club Instructor

“Safe Flying is No Accident!”

At SMAC we actively encourage members to work towards passing the BMFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ competence certificates. If you are new to our hobby we can provide flight training to start your journey into the world of model flying. Please contact smac2000.org.uk@gmail.com and we will put you in contact with our Membership Secretary who can show you around the site and facilities and once you join we will pair you with one of our flight instructors to get you flying.

Some of our instructors have training aircraft that they can let a new member try to see how they get on before committing to their own purchase. Please ask the instructor for advise on the best type of model for your training needs.

Below are typical types of training aircraft you can expect to be suitable for learning to fly

As tempting as it may be to jump straight into the hobby with that Supermarine Spitfire that you have always dreamt of, it is highly recommended that you start your journey off with a model like the above to begin your training on. Generally they are high wing, tricycle undercarriage models because they are predictable, forgiving and will give you confidence as you progress. Some models have electronic stability assistance which aids a new flyer by preventing excessive control movement and keeping the model in level flight. The assistance can be reduced as the pilots confidence and abilities grow.

The BMFA has an extremely handy resource base which will cover all your needs and how you can progress. Please take a look https://achievements.bmfa.uk/

We hope that we can aid you in your journey to becoming a model pilot and enjoying the varied challenges the hobby provides.