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Hello and welcome to the world of model aeroplanes.
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The flying site is in Arrowe Country Park on the Wirral and has been established there for more than 50 years.
We have a good mixture of sport, scale and helicopter pilots, some of whom are qualified BMFA examiners and trainers
who give assistance and advice to anyone who asks.

The society was originally the Wallasey Model Aircraft Club.
This split to form our club and began in about 1963 at the Central Hotel in Birkenhead.
This was the beginning of the WRCFS as we know it now.
John Hannay a globe-trotting competition winner (i.e. Finland, Czech Republic, Germany etc.) and designer of the glider "Topscore" was elected as the first chairman.
The first flying field was at Carr Lane in West Kirby then several other fields were used: Dunkirk, Ledsham, Thornton Hough, Raby near the mere, Thurstaston Road near the Wirral way and at last Arrowe Country Park where we have flown since the early sixties.

How to find Us

multimap logoThe flying site is situated in Arrowe Country Park near Birkenhead on the Wirral.
Leave the M53 at Junction 3 and take the A522 exit and follow the signs to Arrowe Park Hospital.
At the Arrowe Park Hotel roundabout turn right into; Arrowe Park Road and travel for about 100 metres you reach traffic lights at the hospital entrance.
Turn left into the hospital grounds and then continue towards the main entrance. Turn left to get to the car parking areas. Weekday parking restrictions apply. Entrance to the park is via a footpath sited on the far side of the car park. Follow the path into the field where the flying site is. The pits area is situated on the tree line near to the lake. Access to the flying site can also be gained from the public car park off Arrowe Brook Road, along side the football fields.
Click here for a map of the flying site.

Committee Members for 2019

Comp Sec
Newsletter ed
Safety Officer.
Bill Bonner

Club Examiners

Lindsay Todd Mike Checkley
Colin Martin Bill Bonner

Club Instructors

Colin Martincolin martim
Colin Martin

Lindsay Toddlindsay todd
Lindsay Todd
Bill Bonnerbill bonner
Bill Bonner
Tom Kingtom king
Tom King
David Burtondave burton
David Burton
Mike Checkleymike checkley
Mike Checkley
Mike Smith mike smith
Mike Smith
Mark McKeemark mckee
Mark McKee
John Mellingjohn melling John Melling Steve Muscatsteve muscat
Steve Muscat
Paul Faulkner
Paul Faulkner
Andrew Lowthianandrew lowthian
Andrew Lowthian

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Wings Award

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Wings Award Scoresheet pdf logo

Candidates can have 2 attempts at the test each day. During the test, manoeuvres cannot be repeated until successful but examiners should use their discretion and may ask for the manoeuvre to be repeated. Candidates may take the ground based assessments on different days to the flying exercises in this case examiners should sign-off the assessment sheet accordingly. Candidates must demonstrate that they can handle the aircraft in a safe manner.

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2019 Subscriptions

Senior Club Membership fees are £78 (£40 WRCFS subs + £38 BMFA  fees). Junior membership fees are £17.
You can join us by printing a copy of the Membership Application form and posting the completed form to us. Alternatively you can get a form from any committee member down at the strip. You will be eligible to fly once you receive confirmation of receipt of the application form.
For more information e-mail: Dave Buckingham

Large Models

Large models (models over 7kg) and gas turbine models require a declaration form to submitted.

This document is non transferable and only permits the named person/s to fly.
Any changes to the model must be notified to the committee prior to flying at Arrowe Park.
To be retained for the life of the model named.
Please complete f the following form..
  • This option opens a printable form. Please complete it and hand it to any committee member.  Click for form.

When we can fly

We fly 7 days a week at Arrowe Park, between 10:30am and 9:00pm.
The only time we can't fly is when there are events being held in the park. Details of any events can be found on our Events page.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are for Gliders and Electric powered models only. IC powered models must not be flown on these days

Club Meeetings

. The club meetings are held at The Lever Club in Port Sunlight Village. CH62 4XB. The club is situated alongside Port Sunlight Merseyrail Station.
Meetings are now held quarterly on the 1st Thursday of the month, starting at 8:00pm. They will be in June, September and the AGM in December.
Check the Events page for more info




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