On 21 March the vehicle access gate to the Downs, and car parks on the Downs were closed due to COVID-19.
We understand that the Conservators have now re-opened some car parks, but the 'top' car park and access road remain closed.
The Conservators have now given us their decision, so we are glad to inform you that you can now resume flying on the Downs.
TURN UP, FLY, GO HOME
Please note that the access road and 'top' car park on the Downs are still closed. Currently we have to park in the other car parks, so there is a long trek to the flying site.
20 May 2020
While people have been flying model aircraft on Epsom Downs for many decades, the club has only been in existence for a few years. You can read the background to the formation of the club here.
Since the start of 2006 the Epsom Downs Conservators have required that anyone flying a model on Epsom Downs must be a member of this club. This requirement embraces all disciplines of radio control and free flight. Our membership application form can be downloaded from the Membership page.
We fly 7 days a week, except for horse race days, from 12 noon until 8pm or sunset - whichever is earlier. Free-flight and non-powered radio-control models may continue flying until sunset when this is later than 8pm. Models over 7kg. and those powered by jet, rocket or gas turbines may not be flown on the Downs. Control line models and catapult-launched models are also not permitted. These restrictions form part of the Byelaws, which along with the Club Rules and Constitution can be found here. Other restrictions also apply - this is just a brief summary of the main ones. See the Byelaws and Club Rules for full details.
The club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA.)
This website will continue to be updated from time to time with news and information for current and prospective members.
The 14th Annual General Meeting of the Epsom Downs Model Aircraft Club was held on Monday 9th Dec 2018 at The Church Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd, Station Approach, Tadworth, KT20 5AH.
At the AGM the 2020 membership fees were set to remain unchanged at £10 for senior members, with a £3 reduction for existing members renewing, and free for junior members.
The BMFA membership fee for 2020 remains unchanged at £38 for seniors.
Personalised renewal letters for 2020 were available for all current members to collect at the AGM on 9th December 2019. Those that were not collected at the AGM were posted on 11 December.
Please ensure that you renew both your EDMAC and BMFA memberships before flying on the Downs in 2020.
The quickest and easiest way to renew is to use your Internet or Telephone Banking service to make your payment direct to our account rather than writing and posting a cheque. Account details are on the renewal letter and you do not need to return the form.
Good weather at Epsom Downs on Saturday 3rd August 2019 made for a pleasant afternoon for us to join in the world wide mass launch of Cloud Tramps at 17:00 BST.
The Cloud Tramp is a simple, all balsa, rubber powered model, 20” (51cm) wingspan plane designed by Charles Grant and featured in his 1960s “How To” book.