News and Events

Forthcoming Events

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3rd Sat. of month Check School Hols Indoor Flying Check School Hols Churchill Community College, Wallsend 6 – 10pm £3 Slots for different classes
Contact Allan Weighell

Most Thursdays in term time, please check.

Indoor Flying (huge hall) HMFC

Haydon Bridge HS 8:30 - 9:30 £3 Slots for all classes. Suitable FW+Heli Contact HMFC
2nd Tues of month HMFC Meetings RAFA Club Market St Hexham and up at the flying field during June,July and August. 8:30 Contact HMFC

November 2013

Indoor flying at Haydon Bridge school resumes after summer break.

January 22nd 2012

We welcome two new members, Graham and William Rice from Allenheads.

November 8th 2011

The HMFC agm was held. Membership fees voted to remain at £37. More details on the 'Members' page.

October 11th 2011

The club extends a warm welcome to new member 'Flying Doctor' Martyn Harvey. Martyn, who has recently moved to the area from Orkney, writes the Flying Doctor blog. We had better be nice to him!

August 17th 2011

Drainage work has commenced at Watch Currock. This will not affect flying or disrupt access. The work may take 6 weeks.

July 28th 2011

The club has received an offer of 10% discount on onboard camera products from Contact Gary Chambers on 01208 269 159 for more information.

May 16th 2011

An intrepid work party descended on the Watch Currock site today. The route in has been levelled and cleared. The lawn mower has been repaired and set up. The strip has been cut and holes filled with sand. The site box has been tidied and rubbish removed.

The flying site has never looked so good. Everyone who took part should be very proud of the difference their effort has made. When the wind finally drops we can all enjoy the facilities to the full.

April 12th 2011

A warm welcome to new member Alistair Watson. Alistair has long had an interest in building and flying FF gliders. He is taking the leap into RC flying and I'm certain that it will be an easy one. Expect an A cert pass this summer!

Conditions at Watch Currock continue to improve. Completely accessible by car and the strip has been mown sevaral times. The usual green keepers will be spreading sand to improve the strip further. All members are welcome to use the mower, contact me if you don't know the combination lock!

March 27th 2011

Conditions at Watch Currock are now good. Accessible by car (with some care), the strip has had it's first cut and a full weekend of flying was enjoyed.

March 19th 2011

Flying has taken place at the field. Conditions are far from perfect, but it is drying out fast and will soon be ready for it's first cut of the year. At the moment, it is possible to get a car to the second gate with care, but always check on foot first. The strip is a little bumpy at the moment but better than this time last year.

March 8th 2011

The club extends a warm welcome to Jamie Cansdale as a member. Jamie, a competent heli flyer, is a regular at the indoor flying sessions. We look forward to seeing him at the field.

February 21st 2011

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February 19th 2011

The club extends a warm welcome to Simon Mawson as a member.

February 8th 2011

At tonights club meeting it was acknowledged that the success of theStanegate Flyer indoor flying sessions was promoting a greater interest in helicopter flying. It is intended to continue support for helicopter flying at the clubs site at Watch Currock. Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Members page soon.

January 20th 2011

Following another successful nights indoor flying, Stanegate Flyers are to hold another indoor session at the QEHS on Friday February 4th at 19:30.

December 4th 2010

Local helicopter guru Gary Graham is now offering his expert services privately, see

November 9th 2010

AGM to be held tonight at the Hexham RAFA club at 20:30. Chairman's report and minutes available on Members page

November 6th 2010

The annual Sele Bonfire Night again included a night flying display by HMFC pilots courtesy of Stanegate Flyers. The display was a huge success with 4 night flyers managing a 20 minute display in front of a crowd of well over 15000. You can check out the video of last years event on the HMFC TV page.

September 14th 2010

Minutes of club meeting added to members page.

September 6th 2010

BMFA area September meeting minutes on members page.

August 12th 2010

BMFA area August meeting minutes on members page.

Stanegate Flyers have a special deal on anemometers for HMFC members.

July 20th 2010

BMFA area July meeting minutes on members page.

July 16th 2010

Minutes of last club meeting now on members page.


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