A little bit of history.
The Club owes its origins to a group of Telephone Engineers who got together as Hav.Tel. Model Aircraft Club but who then changed the name to Haverfordwest Model Club so as to enable any member of the general public to join. In those days the Club had a membership of around twenty whose main interests were free flight and control line flying. The club grew in strength and became affiliated to the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers (SMAE), now renamed the British Model Flying Association (BMFA).
During the early years the Club flew their models at Haverfordwest Race Course and on MOD land at Talbenny Airfield (now closed). The advent of radio control forced a move to a larger site, this being Templeton Airfield (owned by the MOD). Members can be found making use of Templeton throughout the year on most weekends, even in some of the roughest weather. As from January 1st 2004 the main gate at Templeton airfield has had to be locked due to the introduction of livestock on to the airfield. Any visitors wishing to fly at Templeton should contact a club member or go to the contact us page and get in touch with someone on the list for instructions.
For a number of years the model club flew at Withybush Airfield but this is no longer the case due to the increase in commercial use. The flying at the moment therefore takes place exclusively at Templeton airfield. The model club is continually looking for other suitable sites within the Pembrokeshire area. If anyone out there knows of any suitable sites could they contact us.
A number of members fly gliders of various types, mainly slope soarers and are usually to be found on the hills above Puncheston. The main interest in the Club lies with aircraft, but a few members have now ventured into the world of radio controlled boats but all modelling disciplines can be accommodated within the club.
The Club has supported local village fetes and agricultural shows over many years and as a result decided to hold its’ own show in 1986. The first show was a one day affair which proved to be very successful, the proceeds donated to local charities. The second and subsequent shows, held at Scolton Manor Country Park, have been two day events and all those who attend, traders, modellers and the spectators alike have a very enjoyable time.
The Club usually attracts 60 – 70 members over the period of a year and club meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at either Charlie's, Reynalton, Kilgetty
or during the summer months at the flying field.
Whatever type of modelling interests you - please come along!