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Flight Times and Restrictions

The agreement we now have with the farmer requires that we abide strictly with the new conditions. These come into effect immediately on receipt of this notice. Any member flouting the rules will be subject to exclusion from the club. Any breach will activate the notice to quit and the whole club will be barred from flying at this site.

1. All models will have to comply with the BMFA/DoE noise guidelines. The club committee members will be carrying out spot checks, marking tested aircraft and making a record of the results. It is expected that some models will have to be modified; for example by changing propeller or fitting an after-silencer.

2. Avoid flying far to the north of the runway as this brings aircraft into view and earshot of the cottages.

3. Time restrictions apply to non-silent models (including some electrics):

a) Weekdays 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

b) Weekends & bank holidays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

c) Christmas day no flying


Directions to ARA from Junction 10

1. Head south-east on Exit 10

2. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Hythe Rd/A20 Continue to follow A20

3. Turn right onto Harringe Ln.


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Ashford Indoor Club
This independent club, whilst having no connection at all with the ARA, offers good indoor flying on most Thursdays throughout the winter months for fixed wing, helicopters and multirotor. 

Starting at 18:30 it operates from the Hobbs Parker Auction Building and costs £3.00 per night. The dates for 2016 are as follows but note that snow will affect night openings during winter months.

Jan 5th, 12th, 19th,26th
Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th
Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Apr 6th, 13th, 27th
May 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Jun 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
Sept 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Oct 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Nov 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Dec 7th, 14th, 21st last one so party time, bring a box of food.

The address is: Ashford Market, Monument Way, Orbital Park, Ashford, Kent TN24 0HB

Kent Interclub


April 9

7.5 PG1 Nomads (to be confirmed)

Notes and Other Competitions

April 16


Bartletts – Little Bentley

April 23

Glider 1, Medway @ Sittingbourne


April 30


Bartletts - Rettendon

May 7

Fun fly, Month 1


May 14

Electric 1, SADMAC


May 28



June 4

Glider 2, Canterbury @ Invicta


June 11


Bartletts - Rettendon

June 18


F5J Tonbridge

June 25



July 2

Fun fly, Month 2


July 9

Glider 3, Tonbridge


July 16


Bartletts – Little Bentley

July 30


F5J Little Bentley

August 6

Invicta Slope?


August 13


Bartletts - Rettendon

August 20

Glider 4, Invicta + Finniss


August 27


Bank Holiday BMFA Nationals

September 10

Electric 2, Invicta


September 17


F5J Tonbridge

October 1

7.5 PG2, Sittingbourne

Bartletts - Rettendon

October 8

Kent Cup @ Tonbridge


October 15


F5J Little Bentley

Notes and Other Competitions