Crawley & District Model Aircraft Club

The Crawley Club (CADMAC) was formed in 1960. Today we have about 100 members. All types of models are flown, radio control, free-flight, control-line and indoor.

Club meetings are held weekly on Thursday evenings during the summer on Holy Trinity School field and during the winter on Thursday evenings at the Hazelwick School Sports Hall.

In the winter CADMAC enjoys the use of the Hazelwick School sports hall for a Thursday evening of free-flight and RC flying. We have a full schedule of slots to accommodate all types of models in a safe fashion.

In the summer Club meetings are held every Thursday evening on Holy Trinity School field (pictured below). Access to the school is via Buckswood Drive, turning into Woburn Road and then left through the school entrance and into the car park.

The majority of members have been aeromodellers for many years, so the club has a vast store of knowledge. We welcome new members, who can be assured of friendly advice and assistance.

Subscriptions 2019

  • CADMAC - Seniors 30, Juniors Free
  • BMFA - Seniors £38, Juniors £17

Download the 2019 CADMAC Membership/Renewal Form as PDF

Download the 2019 CADMAC Membership/Renewal Form as docx

Wally Barnes Trophy & Bring 'n' Buy Sale 2019

Thursday 28 March between 7pm and 9pm

These two events have been combined this year and takes place on the first thursday club-night back at Holy Trinity.

Roll up with your unwanted aeromodelling items, models, motors, kits, books, mags, etc for swapping, selling and even to give away!

Bring along your latest creation to be judged for workmanship by all members attending. Models to be presented by 7:30pm, judging at 8pm.

SEBMFA Crawley K2 FF Indoor Meeting 2019

The 2019 SEBMFA Crawley Free Flight Indoor Meeting took place on SATURDAY 16 February at the K2 Leisure Centre, and by all accounts it was a great success!

Many thanks to all those who helped make this possible

Planning will soon start for next year.

Watch the K2 2019 video made by Daniel Senior.

CADMAC Facebook Group

The club has a facebook group, which can be used to advertise the club, by swapping pictures and stories until someone volunteers to take over editing the Turbulator.

CADMAC facebook group

Anyone can see the group, but you'll need to click the 'join' button (and be approved) before you can post.

CADMAC Group mailing list

The club's email list has moved from YahooGroups to This is because many people were having problems subscribing to the old list and it is no longer possible to add them directly. All existing subscriptions have been transferred but there are only 89 people on the list. Anyone not on the list can subscribe at

Drone Code - Be Drone Safe

The Civil Aviation Authority have produced a clear guide to safe drone flying

Check out the website

Provisional Thursday Contests at Holy Trinity School

Discus Launch Glider (DLG) Competition

This Competition will run from thursday 3 May until thursday 26 September.

The Rules:

  • The Competition is open to all DLG Aeroplanes
  • Unlimited flights throughout the competition duration
  • Only your top 10 times combined will count
  • Flights will only count on a Thursday after 6pm

RC 60 inch Electric Glider

June and July

  • Max wingspan 60 INCHES
  • Battery limited to max 360ma/hr 2-cell (7.4v) lipo

RC Bungee Launched Glider

Thursday 6pm to 9pm and saturday afternoon (2pm to 6pm) August to end of September

  • Max wingspan 60 INCHES
  • 2 channel RC
  • Built-up balsa construction.
  • Bungee supplied by CADMAC
  • Max flying height 100 metres
  • Scoring is flight time in seconds plus extra points for spot landing
  • Best 5 scores to count

Free Flight Comps

Summer contests on Thursday Club nights for small free-flight models from 7pm to 9pm.

  • May - BMFA Dart
  • June - Catapult and Hand Launch Gliders
  • July - Rubber Scale
  • August - Rubber Scale

[BMFA Darts]