BROMSGROVE in Worcestershire
Bromsgrove is a town in Worcestershire. The town is about 16 miles north-east of Worcester and 13 miles south-west of Birmingham city centre. It had a population of 29,237 in 2001 (39,644 in the wider Bromsgrove/Catshill urban area). Bromsgrove is the main town in the larger Bromsgrove District.
Bromsgrove being so close to Kidderminster Radio Control Aero Model Flying Club, we wish to welcome visitors to our club from Bromsgrove. In fact there are local model fliers who are members of both clubs. Clearly we all share the same interest therefore can enjoy and appreciate the pleasure of model aircraft building and flying and also maybe occasionly sharing social meetings.
Just as with Kidderminster RC Aero Model Flying Club, both clubs are well established we believe both setup and formed in the early to mid 70’s. As with our club known as the Severn Spinners, we both have excellent flying fields and both clubs are well organised and supported by very keen members who are a friendly bunch of people.
Our website URL is www.severnspinners.org and we welcome the Bromsgrove flyers to visit and browse through our site and would be very pleased to receive feedback and constructive comments or even positive acknowledgements. Please note that our website is still very new as we commences design and build only in January of this year 2018.
We have designed our website to be of interest and useful to our existing members and particularly to be of real interest to potentially new members. Potential new members maybe just starting out in this very enjoyable hobby / sport, or very experienced flying interested in our location based just outside Kidderminster just off the road to Bromsgrove both located in Worcestershire.
SEVERN SPINNERS CLUB – Selection of photographs
The Bromsgrove Radio Control Aero Model Flying Club was formed in the early 1970’s. On average there are around 40-45 members in the Club, flying a diverse range of old timers, trainers, sport and aerobatic models and scale models. They restrict the number of club members Club to 55.
The Club has been fortunate to obtain a flying site in the Bromsgrove Area. The new site has been in use since the beginning of 2002. The Committee takes a lot of effort to ensure a low profile in the locality, with specific attention being made to any noise intrusion in terms of the local community, and thus far the prospects for long term use of the site are very good. The club has an excellent takeoff and landing area which is mown weekly in the summer.
The Bromsgrove Flying Club is very aware of the noise issues with model flying and models must conform to the noise regulations laid down by the Committee. The Club rules allow three models in the air at any one time to reduce the combined noise effect. This may seem restrictive but in practice works well and does not really have an impact on the amount of flying taking place. Prospective new members (both novice and experienced) are welcome to visit the patch for an informal chat and to see how they do things. Please note that approximately half of the membership fly on Mode 1 (throttle/aileron on the right stick), with a the rest preferring Mode 2 (elevator/aileron on the right stick). However, by using the ‘buddy’ lead system, if a trainee prefers mode 2, he can still be taught by someone using a transmitter on mode 1, and vice versa.