Portsmouth & District Model Aircraft Club


Welcome to the Portsmouth & District Model Aircraft Club (PADMAC) Web site. The club is affiliated to the British Model Flying Association. We fly fixed wing model aircraft (power, electric and silent flight) and rotary wing aircraft (multi-rotor and conventional helicopter) from a 20 acre field with a mown take off and landing strip. The site has good vehicle access 365 days a year.  


Annual General Meeting Outcome 29 Nov 2021:
The existing committee have be re-elected. The membership fee for 2022 remains unchanged at 26 for seniors and 13 for juniors + BMFA. All members are to renew their BMFA membership via the membership portal, or the Leicester office.

COVID-19 Update 29 March 2021:
The club has resumed flying activities again inline with government policy and BMFA guidance.
  • Please continue to use the flight slot booking system. This allows other people to see who's going to site and for how long. It will also assist the track and trace process if ever needed.
  • By operating in a COVID secure manner the gathering limits (rule of 6) do not apply.
  • Continue social distancing when at the site. Ideally maintain at least 2 meter separation where possible.
  • If you feel unwell, please keep your bugs to yourself and stay at home.
  • Minimise touching objects/surfaces others might touch. Consider using gloves or hand sanitiser.
Fly safe, enjoy being outside in the fresh air and try not to crash.

New Members:
PADMAC is accepting new members, however being a small club means that there is very limited training available for learners. We require a minimum of a BMFA 'A' certificate achievement for members to fly unsupervised.

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Club Meetings

Subject Location Date
PADMAC BBQ Flying Site 15 August 2021
PADMAC BBQ Flying Site 19 September 2021
PADMAC Annual General Meeting Fareham Snooker Club November 2021

Mandatory Occurance Reporting

The model aircraft Article 16 Authorisation includes a requirement for remote pilots to report certain accidents, serious incidents and other occurrences to the Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). For futher information about mandatory occurrence reporting see the BMFA guidance.

If you have been involved in an incident and are not sure whether it is a reportable occurrence, or who to report the occurrence to or you need to report an occurrence, you should immediately visit the BMFA reporting portal which will guide you through the process.

Portsmouth & District Model Aircraft Club Last Updated 29/11/21