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Indoor Model Flying

The Venue and Sessions

General Information

All sessions run from 13:00 until 16:00 unless otherwise stated.  The cost will be £10.00 per head per session.  If, towards the end of the season, we have money in hand, a reduction or even a free session might be available for those who have attended all sessions.

The Venue - Sutton Leisure Centre

Sutton Leisure Centre is 8 badminton courts in size, arranged so that the hall is square with a large area around all 4 sides for setting up models.  The full address is Sutton Leisure Centre, Elton Head Road, Sutton, St. Helens, WA9 5AU.  Elton Head Road is the B5204, which is off the A570 St. Helens Linkway.  Please click here for a web-based map.

Flying Dates at Sutton Leisure Centre



Saturday No dates for 2017 as yet

If you have further questions or require more information regarding indoor flying at Sutton Leisure Centre, please contact Eric Strefford on 07711268699 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Model types

For fixed wing aircraft GWS type flexible propellers must be used, with a maximum of 2 cell LiPo batteries. Brushed motors can be up to a maximum of 280 size.  Brushless motors cannot be bigger than a CD-ROM type.

Slow fly and scale models are especially welcome. Aerobatic type models are also welcome but must be smaller than 'shock flyers' ('shockies'), which are not permitted.

For rotary winged models, helicopters up to twin rotor only.

Free flight models are also welcome.

The Rules

A peg board will be in use and must be adhered to. The peg must be returned to the board as soon as your flight has finished.

Depending upon numbers, time slots might be allocated for the different types of aircraft.

Proof of insurance (such as current BMFA membership) must be shown to the organiser on entry before being allowed to fly.

The organiser and safety officer of the day will decide whether or not a model is acceptable and their decision is final.

Check with the organiser to confirm the next meeting date if a session is missed since there may be amendments due to other venue users.


Other Local Indoor Events

BMFA North West Area Fly-Ins

These take place at Springfield Sports Centre, Rochdale (see http://www.bmfa-nw.org/  under the events section for more details).

Clayton Green Chorley Fun Fly

These are arranged by the Clayton green Indoor Flyers and take place from time to time.  For more details please see the Clayton Green Indoor Flyers web site.