Watton Radio Model Club was formed in 1974 by a group of fellow enthusiast who flew model aircraft and also sailed model boats which is why the the name references all radio models and not just model flying. The club is now in it’s 45th year and is almost exclusively radio controlled aircraft including internal combustion, electric and jet powered.
The original home of the club was RAF Watton in which we had use of the runway when it was still operational. Unfortunately due to the airfield closing and the old barracks being turned into new homes we had to leave the site.
We now have two excellent grass sites, one located just south of Shipdham and the other at Carbrooke Fen located just two miles from the old airfield. Both sites are available 365 days a year with members flying fixed wing, helicopters and quadcopters.
We offer training to all newcomers with several club instructors who are able to teach the basics with use of our buddy box system. We have three training airplanes and training is on every Tuesday from 4pm during the British summer time and at the Fen site at other times upon arrangements made with the instructors.
As a club we are lucky to have our own BMFA approved examiner who can get you to a BMFA A level and beyond.
Each year our club holds two events which are Scale day and a Fun Fly, we also run our very well know Bring and Buy event.
One of our popular attractions is the “Barnstormers Bistro” which operates at the Fen site and is open on Tuesday evenings during the training night’s come rain or shine and offers burgers to members and any visitors all for the price of a donation, sausages and bacon rolls. The Barnstormers Bistro is run by a club member and is a separate entity to the flying club with the profits being donated to the club after expenses have been deducted.
We are a friendly and welcoming club and there are always plenty of experienced flier’s to offer advice when needed and are always happy to give anybody who is interested in the hobby all the help that they require.
For more information about our club and information on how to contact us please visit our website at www.wrmc.co.uk, alternatively you can visit our Facebook page or Instagram page for further information.
Kris Platt – Watton Radio Model Club