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Interested in joining Southport Model Aero Club?


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Absolute beginners


If you are a  radio controlled model aircraft rookie, click Information for Beginners for some basic information then contact us and we'll help you get in the air!

If you've already got your own model or have flown before

If you already have your own model(s) and/or simply want to join the Club as soon as possible, please contact Alan Riozzi, our Membership Secretary (see the Contacts page).

To apply for membership please complete the online form, downlod a hard copy from one of the 'Membership Application Form" links below or if you contact Alan he will send you a copy by email or by post. Fees can be paid by Paypal if you follow the instructions on Subscriptions Page or by sending a cheque to Alan, payable to Southport Model Aero Club.  If you are already a member of the BMFA please provide proof of your membership number.

Membership Application Form

Membership Application Form




Junior (under 18 years old)




 Southport Model Aero Club fee






 BMFA Family Senior Fee*



 BMFA Family Partner Fee*



 BMFA Family Junior Fee*



*Please see the BMFA website for details of the family membership scheme.

All fees for existing Club Members must be paid by the 31st of January each year.  If the appropriate fees are not paid by this time, membership will lapse.  New adult Members joining the Club from July or September will qualify for a reduced initial membership fee; please contact the Membership Secretary for details.

Flying Instruction

By prior arrangement, the following Club Members will provide flying instruction:

SMAC Member


Alan Riozzi Examiner 
 Mike Eccles


The majority of Club Members currently fly throttle left (Mode 2).  Some instructors can fly throttle left or right.  With some buddy box setups it is possible for the trainee and instructor to have the throttle on different sides.  For more details regarding transmitter Modes, see the basic information page here.

There are no charges for flying instruction.