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THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE MALVERN SOARING ASSOCIATION

100% AFFILIATED TO THE BRITISH MODEL FLYING ASSOCIATION

[Last updated on 21 July 2016]
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Founded in 1973

SCALE HERCULES AT FISH MEADOW
Photo: Phil Hayward

WELCOME TO THE MSA WEBSITE

click to read more about us and where we fly

or scroll down for all the details.

WILDTHING ON TABLE HILL
Photo: Nick Neve
** Thermal 4 - Regressive - 24th July**

MSA Photo Gallery. A selection of photographs of MSA activities.

Want to join? Download a membership application form now.

Weather checks:
Severn Stoke weather station
Met Office Upton upon Severn
Met Office Atlantic Pressure Charts (5 day)
XC Weather
Rain Radar
Accuweather

River Severn Level at Fish Meadow
If the river level is 2.30m or less then the tunnel is passable

About our competitions:
See the 2016 MSA Calendar of events;
2016 Competition Results
Read a description of the events;
See the roll of past Overall Club Champions;
See the roll of past Thermal Champions;
See the roll of past Slope Champions;
See the roll of past E-soaring Champions;
See the roll of most improved pilots;
See the roll of past MSA Open winners.

Locate our Flying Sites:
(a) Fish Meadow at Upton-upon-Severn;
(b) Table Hill, Malverns;
(c) Where we fly indoors in the winter;
(d) Where we hold MSA meetings in the winter.

Links to the websites of our adjoining clubs:
Gloucester MFC South Cotswold SA Hereford MAC Worcester MAC Teddington Cross MFC

Safety matters:: Read our safety code.  Now read the CAA Guide to flying model aircraft.

Our constitution::  please read.

What's happening on the national scene?  Club Bulletins issued by the BMFA

Extracts from the MSA Newsletter "Magazine" Section: warning: awful jokes but a good cherry cake recipe.

Members Items  for Sale/Wanted

About the MSA: The MSA is a club for enthusiasts who fly remote controlled gliders in the Malvern Hills Area. We use two fantastic flying sites, one for slope and the other for thermal soaring.

Slope Soaring: We fly at the northern end of the Malvern Hills. The Hills rise 1200 feet above the Severn River Valley on the Worcestershire / Herefordshire borders and are regarded as one of the most outstanding soaring sites in England.

Thermal and Electric Soaring: We rent our own 75-acre flying field, known as ' Fish Meadow' at Upton-upon-Severn. This was the site used for the first World Championships for thermal soaring in 1998.

Other activities: We run a series of simple thermal and electric powered glider competitions throughout the year. In the winter we hold our AGM in December in Colwall Village Hall Also in the winter we fly in an indoor sports centre at the  Elms School , Colwall.

We communicate via a group email list maintained by the website editor. To contact him click on:

Back numbers of our newsletter, which ceased publication in 2015 after 100 editions, containing articles, aviation jokes and cartoons, a cake recipe and results are still available by clicking on  back numbers.

We can also arrange for members to gain the BMFA 'A' and 'B' achievement certificates.


To find out more:
Write a letter, telephone or  to the MSA Chairman: Steve Hannon,
37 Cloverdale, Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcs, B60 4NF. Phone number: 01527 870779.

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