Tygerberg Model Flying Club is situated in the Western Cape near Cape Town just outside Durbanville on the R304 towards Stellenbosch. The Club is a member of the South African Model Aircraft Association which in turn is affiliated to the Aero club of South Africa which is affiliated to the Federation Aeronautical International, the controlling body for all aero sport in the world.
The aim of the Tygerberg Model Flying Club is to promote radio control model flying which falls into two categories, namely fun fly and competitive flying.
Competition flying as a sport can also be divided into different categories namely Aerobatics, Large Scale Aerobatics, replica scale , Pylon Racing, helicopters and gliding.
Tygerberg Model Flying Club provides its members with the necessary facilities for the training of novice pilots, development of the sport and safe flying. Most of the flying takes place over weekends, weather permitting.
How to find us
From Durbanville, take Wellington Road towards Malmesbury/Klipheuwel. As you exit the last robot from Durbanville , Wellington Road becomes Klipheuwel Road – R302 E-O. From that robot drive 14.9 Kilometers till you get to a Stop sign. Turn Right onto the R304 towards Stellenbosch for 2.4 Kilometers and the entrance is on your left.
From the N1, take the Stellenbosch turnoff (R304) (at the old Tygerberg Zoo), and travel 13Km in the direction of Klipheuwel. Look out for the signpost and entrance on your Right.
Note to Visitors :
During the week, the land owner’s rule is that the gate be locked at all times due to livestock running around. On weekends, when there are members flying, the gate will be unlocked on a V-link in the chain. It may LOOK like its locked, but you will be able to open the gate. Why not pack a picnic basket and bring the family for a morning of watching some cool aircraft being put through their paces, and please don’t forget to close the gate again.