About Us
Posted on 27/06/2012
Swansea Model Flying Club

Swansea MFC caters for model aircraft flyers mainly in the Swansea, Neath and Port
Talbot areas. The Club currently has approximately 40 members who fly IC, electric
and gas turbine models and to a lesser extent helicopters and gliders. The club is
affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) and all members must be a
member of the BMFA to be covered by insurance.

The club flying site is situated on Garn Goch Common, Penllergaer, Swansea. (See
How To Find Us) It is a flat field site, unfortunately without storage or recreational
facilities. Members normally meet to fly, weather permitting, on a Wednesday,
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from about 11am. The only scheduled meeting held
by the Club is the AGM normally held in November of each year.

New competent members are welcome but any novice requiring training should
contact the secretary or attend at the site to ensure instructors are available. Members 

are encouraged to work towards obtaining the BMFA ‘A’ certification of competence.
Instruction is not given for helicopter flying. The majority of club members and
instructors fly Mode 4 so it is important that you seek advice from us before you
purchase a transmitter or a model to ensure you obtain suitable equipment. The club
does not have models or equipment to lend new members.

From April to September competent pilots of the Club can use the runway facilities at
Swansea Airport on Fairwood Common for flying on a Tuesday evening (See Photo

Chairman: Tony Romano

Secretary: Keith Setchell

Treasurer: Sheridan Carlisle