Woodspring Wings Club History

The club was started in 1989 by a group of keen modellers, whose ambitions were to form a club with excellent facilities, matched by only a few clubs in continental Europe.

The club was formed initially by 50 modellers, all of whom supported the club financially. A constitution was adopted stating that the main aim of the club was to provide its members with the best possible facilities for model flying, by owning its own flying site.

After much searching a site was found, planning permission obtained and the purchase finalised. Since those heady days much has been achieved by the members, there is now a club hut, a tarmac pit area and car park and most importantly tarmac taxi ways and runway.

The area around Claverham Drove, Yatton where the flying field is situated has been designated an area of special scientific interest, the wildlife varies from stag beetles to kingfishers, swans buzzards and even mink. The club plays an active role in promoting the conservation of this wildlife.

Flying can take place from 10 am until dusk each day, depending on the weather, visiting spectators are welcome, but please heed the signs with regard to safety along with any advice or instruction from club members on site.