Jersey Model Aero Club holds its own air display

From Port of Jersey
14th September 2023

Ports of Jersey is sponsoring Jersey Model Aero Club’s Air Display this Sunday (17 September).

The Club has hosted a model flying air display at its home at Les Landes for many years, but this is the first year it has returned since Covid restrictions were lifted. Members will be flying a variety of different model types in a schedule that includes:

  • An introduction to model flying
  • Electric Warbirds
  • Sports Models
  • Turbine powered jets
  • Electric ducted fan jets
  • Petrol Warbirds
  • Memorial Flight
  • Sweety Drop
  • Under the Sea
  • Aerobatic models
  • Electric gliders
  • Turbine gliders
  • Red Arrows
  • Streamer chop

Ports of Jersey’s Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Leanne Bass, said: “This support from Ports of Jersey is offered as part of our work in the community to encourage enthusiasm for aviation and to provide a fun event for all the family.

“The club promotes safe model-flying, and we hope this event will inspire young people to learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects with a view to applying them to a future career in aviation.”

Club chair, Andy Fox, said: “The club has always embraced the new technologies which have emerged over the years, with synthetic fuels, gas turbine and electric power systems gaining popularity in recent years.

“Glider flying is also popular, with unpowered gliders being flown from the many clifftop sites around the island, relying upon rising air currents to maintain lift.”

 The model air display is from 2-5pm this Sunday 17 September at Les Landes.

Model Aero Club 

The Jersey club was formed in 1960 and its members have flown from Les Landes since 1962.

The club has 40 members who all share an interest in aviation. Many of its members were trained to fly model aircraft by the club’s qualified instructors, and have since embarked upon successful commercial aviation careers.

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