Melton Airfield

This a facility acquired by the Club and is ideally suited to Helicopters, Jets and Large Scale Models which our site at Whissendine restricts. Melton Airfield also has a concrete runway. Operating times however are restricted, see below;

Melton Airfield Flying Site Rules

  1.  Access to the airfield is off the B6047 via a double gate. The last person leaving the airfield must ensure the gate is secured. Do not reverse out on the main road when leaving.
  2. Park your vehicle on the left side only of the access lane in a herringbone stack. Please ensure the wheels of your vehicle remain on the concrete surface and not on the grass verge and definitely not on the farmer’s crops. No vehicles are allowed on the runway.  
  3.  Your Membership Card  is your authority to fly at this site. Hook it against your chosen vacant frequency number on the peg board (unless flying 2.4 Ghz)
  4. All pilots must adhere to the designated flying zones as shown on the site layout. Always fly in front of you at all times.
  5. NO FLYING WHATSOEVER IN THE RED NO FLY ZONE. (See the Handbook)
  6. Access to the airfield is off the B6047 via a double gate. The last person leaving the airfield must ensure the gate is secured. Do not reverse out on the main road when leaving.
  7. Park your vehicle on the left side only of the access lane in a herringbone stack. Please ensure the wheels of your vehicle remain on the concrete surface and noton the grass verge and definitely not on the farmer’s crops. No vehicles are allowed on the runway.  
  8. Your Membership Card  is your authority to fly at this site. Hook it against your chosen vacant frequency number on the peg board (unless flying 2.4 Ghz)
  9. All pilots must adhere to the designated flying zones as shown on the site layout. Always fly in front of you at all times.
  10. When Flying ALL pilots must stand in the pilot’s box on the flight line.
  11. Only four power flyers to be in the air at one time.
  12. Start your engines in the pits area with your propeller facing outwards.
  13. Where possible always carry your aircraft to and from the landing area.
  14. Failsafe – All power models – including electric (when fitted with a receiver with a failsafe function) must be set to a     minimum of throttle to idle on the loss of the radio link, regardless of the model’s weight. Models over 7kg must have a working and set failsafe.
  15. Read, Learn and Follow the safety rules and the BMFA Codes of Practice for Model Flying.
  16. No Mobile Phones to be used in the pits area.
  17. Please take all litter home.
  18. All engines must be adequately and sensibly silenced.
  19. Members are not allowed to fly alone unless they have passed their BMFA “A” test.

Permitted Model Flying Times

For Electric Power and Gliders:
9am – until dusk Monday to Sunday.

For Models powered by IC:
12 noon – until dusk Monday to Saturday.
10am – 6pm on Sundays or Bank Holidays.

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