Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Mission Statement:

"At NAHC, we value the trust placed in us by customers, suppliers and colleagues who give us their personal data. Data security is one of our highest priorities and we aim to be as clear as possible about what we do with personal data and why we do it."

Our Privacy Statement for NAHC website

Your privacy is really important to us, and we understand how important it is to you. Our aim is to be as clear and open as possible about what we do and why we do it. NAHC is committed to the online privacy of all its users.

Information We Collect

To be able to us our website we have to collect certain information from you. As part of this, you will need to give your contact information. We use the information given to us by you to provide the service you request from us in the way that is set out in this privacy policy. You can change your registration details easily through the account facilities available on the website.

User name and password - If we collect a user name and password, this is so we can keep your information safe and so that we can have your information to hand each time you visit us.

Email address - we send a confirmation of your orders via email which may include delivery details, order tracking and our customer services details, in case you need to contact us about your order.

IP addresses - when you visit our site, we will automatically receive your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.

You may also provide us with personal information if you contact us via the website.

Website improvement - to help us design our website and improve your experience, we may collect information about the way you use and access our website. Our web system collects information about each visitor, including IP address, the length of time spent on the website and the order in which pages are visited. We may employ third party experts to help us look at this information. However, we make sure that anyone we employ treats all information with the same sensitivity and security that we treat it. This is explained in more detail in the cookies section below.


Our sites use a number of different cookies. Below we explain the cookies we use and why we use them.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that may be placed on your device when you visit our sites. When you next visit our sites the cookie allows us to distinguish you from other users.

There are two broad categories of cookies:

  1. Persistent cookies
    Persistent cookies remain on your device until deleted manually or automatically.
  2. Session cookies
    Session cookies remain on your device until you close your browser when they are automatically deleted.

Cookies we use and why we use them

  1. Essential cookies
    Essential cookies are technical cookies that are required for the operation of our site. Without essential cookies our site can’t operate properly. Essential cookies include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas.
  2. Performance cookies
    Performance cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our site and to see how visitors move around them. This helps us to improve the way our site work by enabling us to tailor our site to the way visitors use them. The information we collect from performance cookies is aggregated which means that we cannot identify you from it.
  3. Experience cookies
    Experience cookies allow our site to remember the choices you make. Our site uses experience cookies to provide you with enhanced and personalised features. For example, we use information collected through what are known as “web-analytic” cookies to compare the choices you make to those of our other customers so that we can learn from those choices. 
    Information collected by experience cookies cannot track your browsing activity when you leave our sites to browse other sites.

Your right to refuse cookies and what happens if you refuse them
You can refuse cookies by activating the relevant setting on your browser. However, if you do so you may not be able to access all or parts of our sites. If you carry on using our sites and do not change your browser settings we will assume you consent to us using cookies as described above.

Who We Share The Information With

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may need to disclose your information for internal business analysis purposes.

International transfers - in order to carry out the steps set out above we may send your personal information outside of the European Economic Area and, if necessary, across international borders. The data protection laws in these countries may not be as comprehensive as in the European Economic Area. However, we have taken appropriate steps to make sure there is the same level of protection for the processing carried out in these countries as within the European Economic Area. However, any such information will be dealt with in accordance with the UK’s Data Protection Act.

Storage of Data

We will not store your personal information for any longer than we need to, however we may be obliged by law to store your communications and personal information including activity logs and we may need to show details of these to government or authorised officials upon request. Like many websites, we use log files to monitor the effectiveness of our website.

Keeping your information secure - to help us keep your information confidential you should:

  1. Keep your password secret.
  2. Never distribute the website addresses for pages that you have looked at while logged in as a registered customer.
  3. You should choose a password that is not obvious or known to anyone else. You should never give a third party your password, as you will be responsible for all activity and charges incurred through use of your password whether authorised by you or not.
  4. If you forget your password, you can request a new password, which will be emailed to the address we hold for you. You can change your password anytime through the account facilities on the website. Should we think that there is likely to be, or has been any breach of security, we may change your password and notify you of the change by email.


Our website may contain links to let you visit other websites of interest easily. Once you have used these links to leave our website, you should be aware that we do not have any control over that other website. As such we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting these websites, and they are not governed by this Privacy Policy. NAHC is not responsible for any products and/or services featured on any third party website. You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy Policy applicable to the website in question.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes on this website so you know what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a way different from that told to you at the time it was collected, we will tell you. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner.

Training and Achievement


Newton Abbot HeliClub is always willing to help new members get started or improve their flying. The club has a number of members that are always willing to provide training to new members, from checking over the set up of the model to instruction for the first flights through to assistance in advanced aerobatic and 3D maneuvers. 

Proper help and instruction can help significantly in shortening the amount of time it takes to fly competently. It can also save a lot of money in avoiding costly mistakes. 

We encourage members to engage in the BMFA achievement scheme which provides them with a goal for achieving their A certificate and the more advanced B certificate. 

The club has a number of BMFA trained and approved examiners within the club as well as a Chief examiner who are always on hand to help and advise members. 

A copy of the A & B certificate examination requirements can be found here.

How to find us

From Plymouth


Follow the A38 towards Exeter and exit at Buckfastleigh where you see the brown tourist sign for Pennywell Farm. Follow the brown cart sign back under the A38 and up a country lane.  Just past the bungalow (on the right) take the gate on the right hand side.  Follow the track to the bottom field. 



From Exeter


Follow the A38 towards Plymouth and exit at Lower Dean where you see the brown tourist sign for Pennywell Farm. Follow the brown cart sign up a country lane.  Just past the bungalow (on the right) take the gate on the right hand side.  Follow the track to the bottom field.

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Newton Abbot HeliClub Rules

Newton Abbot HeliClub 

Members Rules


1. Anyone flying on the site must be a fully paid up member of the British Model Flying Association. 

2. Do not fly IC powered models on the site before 8.30am or after 8pm. 

3. Keep to the tracks when driving through the farmer''s fields, minimise damage to the grass at all times. 

4. If you ask, or grant any other member of NAHC permission to fly your model, that member will have no liability for any damage that may result to your model from either pilot error, mechanical or electrical failure. 

5. Anyone flying a model that is considered to be excessively noisy will be asked to make the model quieter before flying again. 

6. NAHC is limited to 50 members.

7. To become a committee member you must have been a member for at least 3 consecutive years.


1. Do not fly or hover on the spectator side of the flight line - Fly only beyond the flight line. 

2. Never fly over the parking area, road, adjacent farmers fields or spectators. 

3. Make absolutely sure that no one else is using your assigned frequency before turning on your transmitter. 

4. Please ensure you use the pegboard. The club uses the "Peg on" method. Anyone not using the peg board correctly will be liable for any damage caused to any other member’s model. 

5. If you change your transmitter channel number please notify the chairman or secretary immediately so that the list can be updated. 

6. Take extra care when animals are nearby. 

7. All club members are bound by the rules of the BMFA detailed in the BMFA ''Members'' Handbook''. Ensure you read carefully all sections relating to Helicopter flying.

8. All club members must demonstrate their failsafe when requested to do so by the safety officer (or committee member).  Failing to comply will result in the model being grounded.

9. All members are safety officers. If you see anyone acting in a dangerous way, advise them immediately of your concern and report the incident to a Committee member. 

10. When starting any kind of jet turbine model a fully tested fire extinguisher must be at hand.

11.  When starting a fixed wing IC (or electric) the model must be facing away from the pit area and any person/property.  The model must be tethered and unable to move. Under no circumstance should a fixed wing model be taxied in the pit area.

12.  New members must have their models inspected by a competent person before they are allowed to be flown.


The club will allow a visitor to fly at the club providing they can give proof of up to date BMFA membership. Visitors may fly at the club on no more than 3 separate occasions before they will be asked to take out club membership. Visitors may only fly helicopters and must be accompanied by a full time member. There is a daily fee of £5.


Any member not adhering to the above rules will be treated under the guidelines set down by the BMFA for ''Lawful dismissal of members'' as follows; 

a. The member will be given a verbal warning by an authorised committee member in which the member is made aware of his misdemeanour and what they are reasonably required to do to make amends. 

b. If the member does not respond, they will be given a written warning by an authorised committee member to advise them of their misdemeanour and what is reasonably required to make amends. 

c. If they still fail to respond, the Committee will invite the member in writing to meet with them at a previously agreed date and time to discuss the situation, advising they are considering withdrawal of their membership. 

d. If they still fail to respond to reasoning or fail to attend without reasonable cause, the Committee will advise the member in writing that their membership is withdrawn, stating the reasons why this decision was reached. Neither the club nor BMFA subscription would be refunded. 

e. When the member is advised of withdrawal of his membership, they will be given the right to appeal. If they opt to appeal, this should be to the Club secretary at an Emergency General Meeting which the committee will call on behalf of the member at a previously agreed date and time. The motion to uphold the membership withdrawal, or reverse it, will be in accordance with the club’s standard voting procedure. 

* In the case of gross misconduct elements ''a'', or ''a'' and ''b'' may be omitted. 

Extra Guidelines and Rules of the NAHC 

(1) The bottom field at Buckfastleigh is to be considered as the primary flying site. Winter flying will take place from the hard standing near the field entrance. All flying should take place from the mown strips provided. 

(2) All cars and spectators should remain in the pit areas provided.

(3) No vehicles or spectators are permitted within the area between the flight line and the pit area. No aircraft may enter this area. Any aircraft that does enter behind this line, whether controlled or not must be brought down or removed from the area as soon as possible, even if this is at the cost of the model. 

(4) Do not allow the engine to run above idle speed when starting your model in the pits area. (Other than a quick blip with the rotors firmly held.) On no account should rotors be spun-up in the pit/car park area. 

(5) Only the pilot and one helper per model are permitted on the flightline. Certain exceptions at the discretions of the safety officer/ committee member. 

(6) Park in a sensible position when arriving by full size aircraft. (Which, you are welcome to do.) Park well away (Min 30M.) from any cars or models. 

(8) You are your own safety officer. It is your responsibility to operate your models in a safe and proper manner. Make any unsafe practice you are aware of known to any committee member.


Fixed Wing

Helicopters take priority over fixed wing.

Fixed wing may only be flown by a member who is actively flying helicopters. This is at the discretion of the committee members.


There is a website provided for public access to general information about the club.

Club members are provided with a personal logon allowing acess to a club forum and photo gallery. Any content uploaded by club members must be of decent nature. Any content uploaded is deemed the property of Newton Abbot Heli Club. Any abuse of these facilities will result in removal of content and suspension of user logons.