The Club was originally formed as the “Edinburgh & Lothians Radio Model Flying Club”, changing to “East Fortune Aeromodellers” in 2002. The site on East Fortune Airfield is a portion of the original WWII perimeter track, which the nearby motorbike club have upgraded to form a competition-standard race track. The hard runway therefore has an immaculate surface. In 2003, mindful of ever-increasing safety requirements, the Club introduced restrictions on fixed-wing flying on Sundays while the nearby Sunday Market was open. Certain small-scale exemptions from these restrictions were made in 2005. East Fortune has a Clubhut with ample seating with a large viewing window facing the runway. The hut also has an anemometer, windsock, and a large collection of aeromodelling magazines.
In 2005 the Club identified an alternate flying site at Mount Lothian (near Penicuik). This grass site is continuing to be developed as the Club’s alternative site for when East Fortune is unavailable due to race meetings utilising the track.
Wednesday evenings during British Summer Time are the Club’s formal time for the teaching of beginners at East Fortune, with regular flying on Saturday afternoons at East Fortune and Sunday afternoons at Mount Lothian. Currently, annual events include a Barbeque and Fly-In at Mount Lothian in the Summer, and two Fun-Flys at East Fortune after Christmas and New Year.
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