Joining, Membership and Visitors

On joining the club there is an induction process we follow for new Members, please see this below).

New Member Induction 2018

Membership application form is normally available (unless we are at club limit) from any committee member on request or to download below (in word or PDF) and return with payment to the club Secretary, Treasurer or by email, the club fees are set out below. Membership must be approved by the Committee or a Committee Member prior to joining. If we are at the club limit for members, you can email the chairman through the contact page and your intertest will be noted. At a time when membership is available you will be contacted. We cannot take applications in advance as we do not wish to hold non members details due to Data Protection.

Membership Application Form 2018 – Word – Currently Unavailable

Membership Application Form 2018 – PDF – Currently Unavailable

FMFC Privacy Notice 2018

 FMFC Club Fees and Insurance.

Club fees/insurance can also be posted direct (by cheque) to Tam Dodds (FMFC Treasurer) Tam Dodds 78 Deanburn Park Linlithgow EH49 6HA – Cheques Payable to “Falkirk Model Flying Club”.

Please quote your SAA membership number and include your name etc. when posting anything to Tam.

FMFC Direct banking transfer payments.

When transferring money please include “your Initial and Surname e.g. T Dodds” “your FMFC ref e.g. 1111” so the club can identify your funds correctly.

Our details are : Falkirk Model Flying Club, Lloyds TSB,

Sort Code 87-79-15 Account number 78786660.

Subscription Rates and fees from Jan 2019*

2019 Fees

*Rates and Fees for 2019 are subject to change at any time.

*Joining fee applies to any previous members who have not joined by 31st December of the new flying year (missed a complete year of joining).

*Membership of the club is capped at a limit of 60 members (we have now reached this limit) to guarantee the quality of the available flying space. Members not rejioning will leave space for new members the following year, priority will be given to new novice members with no previous flying experience and people living in the local area of Falkirk.

*Current members are encouraged to pay their fees in the November AGM, those who  do not pay by the 31st of January in the new flying year occur an additional £5.00 handling fee.

*If you do not re-join by 31st December of the new flying year you will be classed as an ex-member.

*New Members joining after half way through the year will pay half the membership fee.

*New Members are also under 1yrs probation, and are not allowed to sit on the Committee until they have been in the club for three years.

SAA fees paid by direct by bank transfer.

SAA Bank Payment Reference – “your surname” “your SAA ref” “your club “FMFC” Payable to – Bank of Scotland Falkland Gate Glenrothes, Sort Code 80-08-09 Acc.No 10236963).

The SAA Fee provides you with Insurance (a must) and membership of the governing body in Scotland.

Family Membership = Family Senior Fee + Family Junior Fee for every child joining the club.
Senior is available to all model flyer’s over 18 years of age on the 1st January of the year of membership. Those younger than this are called Juniors but have full membership status, when a junior member reaches the age of 18 they become senior member.

Family membership is available to families living at the same address. To qualify, one full senior member must register as head of family; a spouse/partner and all children under 18 years can then register as family members at a reduced fee.

The FMFC membership fee covers one year running the beginning of January to end December. Fees are Half price from 01 July and full price from October covering the following year.

Visitors from other clubs are welcome, however if they intend to fly they must be invited by a club member this member needs to clear this with the Committee prior to the day and be present on the day. The visitor should be of bronze standard or above and have insurance. Our safety guidance requires an induction/chat (from a committee member on the day) and proof of insurance before any visitor can fly. Visitors may be restricted on busy days e.g. Saturdays and Sundays, hence clearance through the Committee is required.