Tyrella Model Aircraft Club




The name of the club will be: Tyrella Model Aircraft Club


Objects: The objects of the Club are as follows:

  1. To promote interest in the construction and safe and responsible operation of flying radio controlled model aircraft.
  2. To abide by and promote the national policies of the governing body of the sport by affiliation to the BMFA.




The membership will be restricted to what the Committee feels appropriate and all Club members must be fully paid up members of the BMFA

Club Membership is renewed annually and runs from 31st December each year for 12 months.

All new applications for membership must be made through the Club Secretary with final approval resting with the Committee.

New members will be required to serve a period of trial membership before being accepted as a full member and pay a joining fee.

Members who have let their membership lapse for more than 3 months will be treated as new members

Each member will be entitled to bring a guest, however, the member is fully responsible for their guest’s conduct.

All flying guests must have their own insurance with the exception of those receiving a trial flight under the instruction of a registered club instructor.

Anyone who brings along a pet must ensure that it is kept under control at all times and in accordance with the BMFA guidelines.

All members and guests must take litter home with them and must at all times follow the written and unwritten codes and guidelines of the countryside. Members and guests must also abide by the wishes of the landowner and the flying site rules.


Safety Issues.


All safety guidelines as set out by the BMFA and the Committee must be followed.

If the Club Safety officer is not present then flyers should nominate a Committee member, or if none are present, a suitable Club member to act as temporary safety officer.

While the club encourages both fixed and rotary wing, it is not acceptable that both fly together, therefore flyers on the day should arrange flight times and/or separate safe areas for each discipline.

There should be no more than four aircraft in the air at any one time.

The club will use ‘flying on the peg’ for those using 35MHz

Frequency control for 35MHz is by Peg Board. When a peg is on a channel number it will be deemed that this channel number is in use.

Those using 2.4 ghz will use guidelines as set out by the BMFA.


Flying Sites


The clubs principle flying site is Tyrella Polo Field, which the Club rents on an annual basis. This site is shared with other users who have priority use over model flying for reasons of safety. All club members are required to act accordingly when others are present at the field and either cease flying or fly small aircraft such as park flyers  in a safe manner and safe areas.

Other flying sites may be available in the future but use will be restricted depending on the nature of the site and how its use is funded.




The Committee will be made up as follows:


Club Chairman                    Norman Stewart.

Secretary                                      Ian Trevor.

Treasurer                                      Glen Stewart.

BMFA Delegate                                           Norman Stuart

Welfare Officer                                          Ivan Cooke


The Committee will stand as shown above and will from time to time ask members to join the Committee as needed, there will be no elections for the above posts and the Committees decisions are final.

It is envisaged that most of the Clubs business will be conducted informally.

Committee meetings will be called only if necessary and all members are encouraged to attend if requested subject to the above.


A condition of membership is the acceptance of this Constitution.








Norman Stewart                                                                      Ian Trevor

Club Chairman                                                  Club Secretary



Tyrella Constitution – Revised April 2018



Privacy Notice


At the Tyrella Model Aircraft Club hereafter referred to as “the club”, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.


We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with data protection laws as we not required to do so, but our Data Protection Compliance Manager has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our club. Contact details are set out in the “Contacting us” section at the end of this privacy notice.


This notice explains when and why we collect personal information about people who join the club by whatever means, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to your personal data.


We may change this notice from time to time so please check the website at  or request a copy occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By becoming a member of the club, you’re agreeing to be bound by this notice.


Any questions regarding this notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to The Club Secretary, 37 Cherryhill Rd, Ballynahinch, BT24 8NW Alternatively, you can telephone 07941130863


How do we collect information about you?


We obtain information about you when you apply to become a member of the club either online with the British Model Flying Association (BMFA), via telephone, or in person.


What type of information is collected about you?


The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, telephone number, gender and IP address.


The legal bases for the processing of your personal data is to enable the club to fulfil our contractual obligations and provide membership services.


How is your information used?


We may use your information to:


  • process your membership;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from your membership;


  • seek your views or comments on matters relating to the club and model aircraft flying
  • notify you of changes to our services;


  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about club events and contests and other club related matters, also information from the BMFA that may be of interest.




How long do we retain your information?


We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary to carry out our obligations in relation to your membership, or as long as is set out in any relevant agreement between us. Where an individual persons club membership lapses your information will be securely kept for a period of 24 months, after which your information will be deleted.


Who has access to your information?


We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.


We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.


All members of the club must also be members of the BMFA, by joining the club you give consent for your personal data to be shared with the BMFA to enable provision of BMFA membership services. Please see the BMFA privacy policy at


Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the club unless we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.


How you can access and update your information?


The accuracy of your information is important to us. You can check the information we hold is correct on the members dashboard area of the BMFA website and update the information if necessary directly through the website, or by email to or write to us at: The Club Secretary, 37 Cherryhill Rd, Ballynahinch, BT24 8NW.  Alternatively, you can telephone 07941130863.


What are your rights?


  • the right to access;


You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data by visiting your members dashboard when logged into our website.


  • the right to rectification;




You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.


  • the right to erasure;


In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data being no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which the data was collected or otherwise processed, you are no longer a club member and wish the data not to be held for our standard 24 month.


Please note a request for data erasure for a current member would require that member to forfeit membership. The data is required for the club to fulfil its obligations.


  • the right to restrict processing;


In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.


  • the right to object to processing;


You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct electronic communications purposes. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.


  • the right to data portability;


To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.




  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority;


If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


  • the right to withdraw consent.


To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.


You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us OR by using your BMFA members dashboard when logged into their website


Contacting Us


Tyrella Model Aircraft Club


Postal Address :


The Club Secretary,

37 Cherryhill Rd.

Ballynahinch  BT24 8NW


Telephone :



Tyrella Model Aircraft Club Privacy Notice – Issue 1 – 23 April 2018