Welcome to Southport Model Aero Club's website. On this site you will find plenty of information about the club such as where and when we fly, what kinds of model aircraft are flown by members, where we meet, what shows we are involved in, how to get in touch and how much it costs to join us.
Southport Model Aero Club (SMAC) consists of a small group of enthusiasts of all age groups, who fly a wide variety of radio-controlled model aircraft (mostly fixed-wing). These range from Almost Ready To Fly (ARTF/ARF) trainers, to full scale scratch-built models. The atmosphere at the club is friendly and relaxed (but we are serious about safety!).
We have been in existence in our current configuration since 1975 and are permitted to fly on Sefton's (Merseyside) coastline north of Liverpool at Ainsdale. Flying on the beach is possible all year round, although restrictions apply during winter and on days with very high tides. However, SMAC's main flying site is now at Leisure Lakes near Southport. In addition to outdoor flying, indoor flying sessions take place at Sutton Leisure Centre during the winter.
We are able to offer free training scheme for novices and have registered examiners who can take candidates for their 'A' and 'B' Certificates. We are affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA No. 233). The BMFA is the governing body for model flying in the United Kingdom.
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If you are a radio controlled model aircraft rookie, click here for some basic information.
If you've already got your own model or have flown before
If you already have your own model(s) and/or simply want to join the Club as soon as possible, please contact Alan Riozzi, our Membership Secretary (see the Contacts page).
Alan will send you an application form, or you can download a copy using the link below. Please return the completed form to Alan, and enclose the appropriate fee in the form of a cheque, payable to Southport Model Aero Club. If you are already a member of the BMFA please provide proof of your membership number.
BMFA British Model Flying Association
BMFANWA British Model Flying Association North West Area
LMA The Large Model Association
JMA The Jet Modellers Association
GTBA The Gas Turbine Builders Association
SAA The Scottish Aeromodellers Association
BDMAC Blackburn & District Model Aircraft Club
BFCRCMS Blackpool & Fylde Coast Radio Controlled Model Society