Welcome to

Sandwell Model Flying Club


Affiliated members of the BMFA
Club Registration No.:2951

About Us

Sandwell Model Flying club is a small, community based club. We are newly established having launched in 2015. With the support of Sandwell Council our small group of founder members toured the Sandwell Valley Country Park with Park Rangers exploring potential sites. We are now well settled and have worked hard to carve a Landing Strip and Pits.

The Committee continues the inspirational ideas of the Chairman to have a small membership with a vigorous community spirit and engagement. Membership is focussed on a residential proximity of about 10 miles from West Bromwich and with a target figure of up to 40 members. Disabled access is being developed further to more fully accommodate the fullest measure of support for the whole community. Sandwell Valley Country Park. 

Our club is affiliated to the BMFA and it is a condition that all members are also members of this national organisation and thereby have a high level of Public Indemnity insurance. The club encourages pilots from across the full breadth of aircraft and both ic & electric.. Members are encouraged to study for and achieve a minimum of BMFA Basic Proficiency Certificates 2016.
Our Instructors run regular training opportunities with members simply calling to arrange a slot in the Instructors Timetable..
Our flying field is available for all members and all craft between 10am and 9pm seven days a week.

Membership years run from June to May.
A limited number of vacancies are available from June 2017. SEE below.
Prospective new members are requested to contact the Chairman,
John Bates, in the first instance
or to attend the monthly Club Meeting at
The Yew Tree Pub Restaurant, Albion Road, West Bromwich.  B70 8QX
on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.

John Bates Tel:07775740231 email info@sandwellmodelflyingclub.co.uk

Welcome to a view of our flying field which continues to be mown and
roller-ed every week by two teams of volunteers.

Chairman's Introduction.

I am John Bates and I am the Chairman of Sandwell Model Flying Club.

Whether you are an existing member, prospective member or a visitor I am delighted to welcome you to the club’s new website.

Our website is informative about model flying generally but it also carries specific information for our members. We are proud to be building a community focussed club.

The website hosts our Club Blog and Events Diary. Our Members Forum enables us to share our experiences. Some of the Club’s activities are administered through this website.

I urge all current members to register their details through the on-line Registration Form BELOW. As Soon As Possible please. We would like to help all members to gain the ability to Log-in during our AGM meeting on Tuesday 3rd May . We expect that your website will be fully active and supportive before the Monthly Meeting on Tuesday 7th June. Please do use this website to Register your Club Membership. I look forward to a big attendance at our meeting on Tuesday June 7th 2016.

Member Website Registration

Your Name (required)

Your Email (if you have one)

Telephone Number

Type of Craft (use the Shift Key to Select Multiple)

Your BMFA Membership Number

Your Password (required - See Notes)

Your Message

Note: If you don’t have an email address you can still use our website just complete the above form without an email address, we will telephone you with your login details. 
Password Notes:

Please use a mixture of Upper Case, Lower Case, Numbers and Symbols, your Password should be at least 8 – 10 characters in length. This will assist us keeping our clubs website secure.

Monthly Club Meeting
7pm to 9pm

Tuesday 4th September 2018
The Yew Tree Pub Restaurant

SUNDAY 19th August at 2pm
ALL welcome

Contact John Bates for details 07775740231



Our Picture & Video Archive

Open day

The open day will be on Sunday 19th August at 2.0pm everyone is welcome non members please contact John Bates for details 07775740231.


SMFC now have a group on WhatsApp to enable members to contact each other when they intend going to the field due to health & safety.

New venue

We are now changing our venue for the meetings due to parking problems. The new venue will be the yew tree pub and restaurant in Brandon way west bromwich which is very near to the past venue in order to ensure that we continue with the private room we shall be using...

Thank you

I would like to thank all the members who helped to flatten the path and also cutback the overgrown hedge today.everyone worked very hard and the money was well spent hiring the small digger.

Congratulations on their A licence

I would like to congratulate John Nary and Joe Kam having achieved their A licence Today and many thanks to Bob Carter for his support during the tests. John Bates

New meeting venue

I have taken on board the parking problems at the present venue,so today i have found a new venue very close to the present one. We will move to the new venue on the first tuesday in January 2018 so please attend the meetings if possible as there will be lots to...

Appointment of trainers

Due to committments Graham is finding it difficult to provide training therefore i have registered Mike Dicken and Martyn Perks as new trainers with SMFC they both operate mode 1 but Cliff will continue training mode 2. John Bates

P51 mustang for sale

I have got a new p51 mustang it has never had fuel in it (petrol) i have now got to keep the partner happy and stop her moaning as we do not have enough room to store the plane so if anyone is interested phone me.

Fun fly

I am pleased to report that the fun fly event was a success and with a 50% turnout it was a good afternoon although there was a few plane crashes as expected the weather stayed dry until 4.15pm. I would like to thank everyone for the enjoyment provided during the...

Fun flying event

The event tomorrow has been altered due to the prediction of bad weather in the evening so the committee has decided to cancel the provision of food and bring the flying event foreward to 2.0pm i hope that all members will accept the decision we have had to make. John...

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