The Mosfellsbaer flying club (Flugklúbbur Mosfellsbæjar) was formed in May 1981 by 14 enthusiasts. The new club set about levelling a new runway and built the first hangar, which was ready by the autumn of 1982. Initially, only three aircraft were based at the new airfield, which by that time had been named Tungubakkar. Since these humble beginnings, the club has grown a lot. Now there are seven hangars at the airfield, housing about twenty airworthy aircraft, most of which are vintage. The airfield is also home to restorations of older aircraft along with a thriving homebuilding community.
The social aspects of the club include an open house every Thursday evening during the summer (from end of May till early September) where club members gather for coffee and cakes and go flying if the weather is good enough. These events usually start around 20:00 and last until we run out of coffee and cakes, or it becomes dark!
On the first Thursday of June, and the first Saturday of September, a spot landing competition is held at the airfield. The one in June usually starts around 20:00 while the one in September usually starts around noon. (Actual times will be listed on this website closer to the date).
On the 17th of June there is a Icelandic National Day celebration at the Club, where refreshments can be had and some flying will take place if the weather is good enough. This event usually starts at around ten o´clock in the morning.
On the last Saturday of July and third Saturday of August, the airfield is alive with radio control (R/C) flying. On the July date, R/C warbirds gather at the airfield and in August big models show up. To be able to fly here, your model has to have a wingspan over two meters.
These are fixed the dates in our calendar. Other social activities taking place during the summer will be announced on this webpage when their exact date is decided.
Social activities during the winter include dinner parties in October, December, February and May. On Thursdays evenings we sometimes gather in the club house for lectures, "There I Was" stories, or to watch videos. More information with times and price (when applicable) will be given on the web site.
All the above events are open to everyone. If you like to visit us, here are a few pointers:
Even if there is no scheduled event taking place at the airfield, there is usually something going on, people tinkering with their aeroplanes, flying and socializing. If you want to visit us outside the fixed dates given above, please contact us beforehand and we will see if we can arrange something.
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