Buchan Aeromodellers was formed in 1988 from a group of like-minded flyers who wanted
to create a club in the Buchan area. The club flew on different parts of the wartime
airfield at Longside for a number of years. In the autumn of 2003 we moved to Toux
Farm and are currently in the process of improving the facilities which we have.
We have approximately 20 members and Buchan Aeromodellers encourages all forms of
radio controlled model flying, both fixed wing and helicopter and also control line
flying. Electric powered models have become more popular in recent years.
If you are in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, please feel free to come and visit
us. New members and visitors are always welcome. Our main flying times are Saturday
and Sunday afternoons but during the summer months you can find us there in the evenings
as well. Flying stops at 8pm for I.C. power but quiet electric flying may continue
Currently the annual club subscription is £60. The subscription for junior members
is £30. Family membership (1 adult + any number of juniors) is £85. A Membership
form can be downloaded here.
Flying members must also have third party insurance and this is available by joining
the Scottish Aeromodellers Association. Joining the SAA is a requirement for all
club members although those members involved with large models can opt for LMA membership
and insurance instead of the SAA. SAA insurance can be obtained via the club (Adults
£29; Juniors £15; Family as above £35). The SAA website is accessible via the Links
For beginners, there are a number of experienced flyers who will give tuition free
of charge. Beginners are not allowed to fly unsupervised. If you want to know more
about what you are likely to need to get started, here is some beginners help.
The club owns a trainer which is built and ready for flight. This has been available
since 2009 to introduce interested prospective flyers to the delights and frustrations
of this exciting hobby.