Ballarat Radio Model Flying Club Inc.
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Inc. No. A0062781D

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Who are we?

The BALLARAT RADIO MODEL FLYING CLUB (BRMFC) is an incorporated body that has been active at various locations around Ballarat since the mid 1960’s. The club established its current field in Church Road Trawalla Victoria in October 2014 sharing with Dynamic Flight park after spending fourteen years at Spreadeagle Road Yendon on land leased from the Lal Lal Estate. From 1981 to 2000 we were flying from leased private land in Bowes Road Ross Creek. Some people might remember us from the Bowes Road field.

At the end of April 2016 the land we fly from at Trawalla and partly owned by Dynamic Flight Park was sold to the neighbouring Trawalla Estate. From then on hang gliding and full size flight operations ceased as the land was to be used for more intensive farming purposes. Fortunately the club has been able to continue on and also without having to co-exist with full size flying operations.

BRMFC is affiliated with the VMAA (Victorian Model Aeronautical Association) which in turn is a member of the MAAA (Model Aeronautical Association of Australia). These state and national bodies give aeromodellers a collective voice and a channel to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Visitors are always welcome at our flying field particularly on a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning where the models will range from trainers for beginner pilots to scale and aerobatic aircraft for the more experienced.

Anyone interested in radio controlled models is invited to visit the club at the field and arrange to have a trial flight for themselves. Your local model shop will give you good advice and provide a contact name and phone number of a club member who will be able to provide assistance.

What do we do?

The main aim of the club is to create interest in aviation in general and radio controlled models in particular, and to promote friendship and fellowship between the members. It is an excellent activity for the young and not so young.

The Club holds meetings at the flying field on the 4th Wednesday of each month commencing at 7:30PM where members discuss models, building techniques etc, and of course deal with the usual business that confronts all clubs. In addition the club hosts annual flying days with other clubs and visits other clubs on a regular basis. We hold an annual display on the first Sunday in April of each year, which is open to the public.

Club members are able to provide an abundance of information about the hobby and we welcome all new members. Importantly, learning to fly costs nothing but time and patience, once the modeler is equipped with an aircraft and radio gear. Being a member of a club provides the modeler with a place to fly, companionship and insurance cover should the model inadvertently get out of control and cause property damage or personal injury.

We have a club flyer in PDF format that you can download and print out.

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