Welcome to the Hanworth Airpark Model Flying website. We fly on public land at Hanworth Park with permission from Hounslow council. The club has been in existence for more than 50 years
The Hanworth Airpark Model Flying Club, (hamfc.bmfa.club ) has been affiliated to the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) since 1970 and model flying occurred on the site for many years before that. Indeed, it was a full size aerodrome since the early part of WWI, where repairs were made on SE5a aircraft and the like. Between the wars it was a civil airport with a flying club attached. It was again pressed into service during WWII for the maintenance and repair of Spitfires and Hurricanes. It returned to civil use after the war until Heathrow was built when it was closed, along with Heston airport.
Hanworth Airpark is a public field; it would be foolhardy to fly models without third-party insurance. We obtain third party insurance through the BMFA for you, and having it is a requirement of club membership, however there is no problem if you want to insure with them directly ( www.bmfa.org ) proof of membership is required by HAMFC.
The flying times for IC (i.e. glow, petrol or diesel powered) aircraft are limited by the bylaws as follows:-
10:00 hrs to 13:00 hrs daily. 16:00 hrs to 18:30 hrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays only from April 1st - September 30th. Weekend flying is extended to 13:30 hrs from October 1st - April 30th. There are no time restrictions for electric/silent flight but no flying is normally allowed when there is a published event at the field, such as a fun-fair, rugby match or car-boot sale, though they do not occur that often. Club flying times are printed on the reverse of your membership card as a memory aid. All flying must take place in the designated area.
IC free-flight is not permitted at any time due to the proximity of the public.
Three new club BMFA examiners
On Sunday 26th November the usual Sunday morning fliers were waiting in the carpark at Hanworth commenting that it was unusual that Keith Allen was not there, when we got the devastating news that Keith had passed away very unexpectedly.
The Club had lost one of it's most enthusiastic members. Keith was a role model to us all, always the go to man for advice and help be it glow or petrol engines electric power, an expert on Open Tx , Frsky ethos and INAV. nothing was too much trouble to Keith. He was a committee member, club instructor and BMFA examiner
Keith will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.
RIP Keith Allen 24/10/1951 - 26/11/2023