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Welcome to our events section

  • Want to see what's on in your area? See below for our event listings (Events listing updated 22nd February 2019)

 

  • Want to add your event? Please email us with details; it will be listed free in RCM&E magazine and on this website. Don't forget to include all relevant info including location and directions.

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DateCountyEvent
26th March 2019HampshireWaltham Chase Indoor R/C Small Models Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor F/F meetings. The hall is not large enough for conventional shock flyers, but has proved suitable for smaller indoor R/C models.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces) for fixed wing aircraft, in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 12” (305mm). All models will be weighed before flight, and will be judged on their suitability for the venue on the evening. Fixed wing models such as the Parkzone Ultra Micro series appear to be most suited to the hall.

Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators and junior fliers, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk.

31st March 2019StaffordshireSpring Mega Swapmeet
 Meir Comunity Center, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST3 7DY

Starts at 9.30am set up from 9am. Tables £6 each. Entry £2 (no charge for ladies and children under 16). Refreshments available.

Book your tables by calling Steve Ogden on 01782 853883 or email topgun@modelpilot.co.uk

31st March 2019DerbyshireLeafields Spring Swapmeet
 Wharf Road, Pinxton, Derbyshire, NG16 6NY. Only 1 mile from J28 M1

We need your support so come to one of the best swapmeets in the area. Doors will be open to the public at 10:00am and traders are welcome from 08:45am onwards.

Admission is £2pp under 15s free entrance. Hot and cold refreshments will be available. Tables available at £5. If you wish to wish to book a table please ring Dave Moore on 07793 815654

Please note that due to space restrictions we can now only guarantee a maximum standard table size of 8'x2' or 4'x4'.

Important information: This event is traditionally a morning event and most traders have left by 12:30pm.

Leafields MAC are looking for new members if you'd like to join us.

See our website at Leafields.com for more information. 

3rd April 2019CheshirePhoenix MAC NW area spring swap meet
 Deanwater Hotel, Woodford, Cheshire, SK7 1RJ (on A5012 Wilmslow to Poynton road)

Our long running NW area event. Bar and seating in swap meet room. Food will be available. Entry £2 tables £3. Doors open 7:30pm and table holders 7:00pm

For more information contact Terry Mason on 07950 052039 or 0161 439 3816, email pmaccheshire@aol.com or visit http://pmaccheshire.bmfa.org/

6th - 7th April 2019ConwyPSSA ‘Fly for Fun’ event
 The Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Meet at the 'Tank Track' car park for pilots brief 10am each day.  Open to non-PSSA members.  Proof of BMFA insurance required.

For more information contact Phil Cooke on 07772 224719 or email webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

7th April 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

9th April 2019HampshireWaltham Chase R/C FPV Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor R/C Small Models meetings. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Junior fliers will be charged as adult spectators. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces), in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 6” (152mm). Multicopters are to have a motor to motor diameter not exceeding 6” (152mm).

All models should be 25mW 5.8GHz or Wi-Fi FPV equipped. A frequency control system will be employed whereby each pilot will be allocated a video operating band, to guarantee frequency separation a maximum of 4 pilots will be permitted to transmit at any one time. Each model will need to be checked and a transmitter tag allocated before being cleared to fly.

Depending on the number of FPV models ready to fly there may be an opportunity to fly non-FPV equipped models. Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor FPV fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk

13th April 2019MerseysideIndoor Flying at Sutton St. Helens
 Elton Head Road, WA9 5AU

From 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost £80 for September - April is payable in advance or £12 per session on the day. (As at March 2018, subject to variation if sports centre fees increase). Shockies not allowed, hellies/quadcopters small 1S only. 

Any questions contact Eric Strefford on 07711 268699 or email ericstrefford@gmail.com 

19th April 2019NorfolkWatton Radio Model Club Bring & Buy
 Hingham Sport/Social Club, Watton Road, Hingham, NR9 4HB

Seller from 5:30pm. £5 per table additional helpers £1. Doors open 6:00pm entry £1. Bar open with refreshments available.

For more information contact Martin Pawsey on 01953 883892 or email martin.pawsey@btinternet.com or visit www.wrmc.co.uk

 

20th April 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30pm until 10:00pm. Freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

For more information contact Steve on 0208 942 5000 or Eric on 01622 737814.

30th April 2019HampshireWaltham Chase Indoor R/C Small Models Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor F/F meetings. The hall is not large enough for conventional shock flyers, but has proved suitable for smaller indoor R/C models.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces) for fixed wing aircraft, in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 12” (305mm). All models will be weighed before flight, and will be judged on their suitability for the venue on the evening. Fixed wing models such as the Parkzone Ultra Micro series appear to be most suited to the hall.

Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators and junior fliers, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk.

3rd May 2019LincolnshireBardney Flyers 1st Invitational
 Bardney, Lincolnshire, LN3 5TP

From 5:00pm on the 3rd and until 4:00pm on the 6th. Off the peg flying all weekend, with jet aircraft/helis scale 3d control line, free flight, gliders, night flying.

Due to camping restraints this is via contacting events contact only. Day visitors again by contacting events contact only.

Please find us on facebook or contact John Andrews 07908 544199 or email events@bardneyflyers.co.uk

4th May 2019KentBickley Model Flying Club Car Boot Swap Meet
 Bickley MFC Flying Field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX

From 11:00am until 3:00pm. These have been a great success in previous years and this is the first of this year’s opportunities to move on some of the models, engines and other modelling equipment that you have not used for ages and to pick up a bargain at the same time.

Open to all with free entry, but with a £5 charge to sellers who are not BMFC members. Selling only from designated pitches for each vehicle. You will need to supply your own display table.

There will be toilets on site and free access to food facilities at the gun club down the lane.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ 

or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

4th May 2019CornwallChris Foss Fly In
 St Austell DMC, Maggie Pie Site, Terras, St Stephen, near St Austell

From 10:00am until 5:00pm. Come for a relaxed days flying. Sorry, no dogs or glider tug. Location, give Pete a ring or look at the website . Fly a Foss!

For more information please visit staustell-dmc.bmfa.org or call Pete on 01208 79065 or email on joandpetersmedley@hotmail.com

5th May 2019KentBickley Open Fly In
 Bickley MFC flying field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX

This was historically the event when we had our electric Fly In, but as Electric is now “main stream” it was decided to change it to a general Fly In. The event is open to members and visitors wishing to fly models of all types. Flying will start at 10:30am so you need to get there before then for the pilots briefing.

No models over 25Kg. Camping available at the field by prior arrangement with Committee. There will be Bar-B-Q and other food available. Toilets on site. Free access also to food facilities at the gun club down the lane.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

5th May 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

11th - 12th May 2019BridgendPSSA Fly-In
 The Bwlch, Nant-y-Moel, Bridgend, South Wales

Kindly supported by the SWSA - http://a470soaring.blogspot.co.uk/. Meet at the 'Ice-Cream' car park for 10am each day.  Proof of BMFA insurance required.

For more information contact Steve Houghton - 07762 256126 or email steve.houghton59@gmail.com

11th - 12th May 2019BedfordshireModelAir Festival of Flight
 Old Warden.

All disciplines welcome. 10kg max weight for RC. Free Flight engine 0.75cc max. capacity. CL carrier deck, aerobatics and racing circles available – no speed only flying. Valid BMFA insurance or equivalent is mandatory and proof will be requested – no proof of insurance, no fly. 

For more information and details and change of camping arrangements : www.modeLair.info or call Sheila on 07799 132 999. 

11th - 12th May 2019HampshireMA5
 Popham Airfield, nr Micheldever Station, Coxford Down, Winchester, SO21 3BD

Team MiniAirshow bring together scale aeromodellers, FPV racers and foamie pilots for a fun weekend of demo’s and flying – including drone aerobatics and large models. A food village will be open during the show, and camping is available on site. Spectators go free.

Flying passes and further details at miniairshow.co.uk

12th May 2019StaffordshireHelicopter Fun fly
 Fisherwick, Staffs

Current  ‘A ‘Certificate and BMFA Insurance required.

View http://scrcac.bmfa.org for contact details.

14th May 2019HampshireWaltham Chase R/C FPV Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor R/C Small Models meetings. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Junior fliers will be charged as adult spectators. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces), in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 6” (152mm). Multicopters are to have a motor to motor diameter not exceeding 6” (152mm).

All models should be 25mW 5.8GHz or Wi-Fi FPV equipped. A frequency control system will be employed whereby each pilot will be allocated a video operating band, to guarantee frequency separation a maximum of 4 pilots will be permitted to transmit at any one time. Each model will need to be checked and a transmitter tag allocated before being cleared to fly.

Depending on the number of FPV models ready to fly there may be an opportunity to fly non-FPV equipped models. Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor FPV fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk

18th May 2019NorfolkSouth Norfolk MFC Indoor Flying
 Community Sports Centre, Norwich Road, Framingham Earl, Norfolk, NR14 7QP

From 5pm - 8pm. All model types, 100g max. Flyers £5, Junior Flyers £2, Spectators £1.50. 

For more information please contact Robert Coggan on 07799 395669, snmfc.treasurer@gmail.com or visit www.snmfc.co.uk

18th May 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers Indoor Flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

24th - 27th May 2019LincolnshireWinterton Model Flying Club event
 Carr Ln, Winterton, DN15 9QX

WMFC would like to invite you to our first event of 2019. For those that have not been to our club before you will find we are a friendly bunch we cater for all types and sizes of models. Camping is available and must be pre booked we charge £5-00 per night. We have fresh water on site and a chemical waste point.

If you would like more details or to book in please contact Andrew.bennett1964@gmail.com

25 - 26th May 2019East SussexHastings MFC Spring Fly-in and Swapmeet
 Middle Bridge (which crosses the Wallers Haven river) on the A259 between the Pevensey roundabout (BN24 5JW) and the Lamb Inn (TN33 9HH).

For a longer stay, camp and fly on site from 23rd to 29th. £20 for the week. 

To fly pilots must have min of “A” Cert and “B” Cert for models over 7kg and turbines.

Free open air swap meeting on the Sunday. Bring your own table.

To book Camping or swap meet phone Kevin on 01323 849032. All other inquiries phone Bob on 01892 852137.

28th May 2019HampshireWaltham Chase Indoor R/C Small Models Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor F/F meetings. The hall is not large enough for conventional shock flyers, but has proved suitable for smaller indoor R/C models.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces) for fixed wing aircraft, in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 12” (305mm). All models will be weighed before flight, and will be judged on their suitability for the venue on the evening. Fixed wing models such as the Parkzone Ultra Micro series appear to be most suited to the hall.

Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators and junior fliers, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk.

2nd June 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

9th June 2019KentBickley Open Fly In
 Bickley MFC flying field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX

Open to club members and guests, an informal day for flying EDF models. Also, to include ic and small turbines such as Colibris and P20s, but nothing larger.

Flying will start at 10:30am with a pilot’s briefing at 10:00am.

Camping available at the field by prior arrangement with Committee. Toilets on site. No food or water available on site but there is free access to the food facilities at the gun club down the lane.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

11th June 2019HampshireWaltham Chase R/C FPV Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor R/C Small Models meetings. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Junior fliers will be charged as adult spectators. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces), in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 6” (152mm). Multicopters are to have a motor to motor diameter not exceeding 6” (152mm).

All models should be 25mW 5.8GHz or Wi-Fi FPV equipped. A frequency control system will be employed whereby each pilot will be allocated a video operating band, to guarantee frequency separation a maximum of 4 pilots will be permitted to transmit at any one time. Each model will need to be checked and a transmitter tag allocated before being cleared to fly.

Depending on the number of FPV models ready to fly there may be an opportunity to fly non-FPV equipped models. Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor FPV fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk

14th - 16th June 2019ShropshireWeston Park International Model Air Show
 Weston Park Model Airshow, Weston-under-Lizard, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8LE

3 days of non-stop flying from the best display pilots from around the world. Trade support is now the largest in the UK with over 85 Traders. On site camping from Thursday till Monday, Saturday evening night show, Pyrotechnics display all weekend. Come and join the best and largest event in Europe cars Boats and Helifest UK plus Quad Fair and FPV racing. Evening entertainment all 3 days.

Prices Adult £14, children £6, family £30. 3-day ticket £38. Camping £70 from Thursday till Monday or £75 on gate.

For more information contact Steve Bishop on 01952 587298 or email stevenbishop@blueyonder.co.uk or visit www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk

 

15th June 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

16th June 2019North YorkshireClassic Gliders meeting
 Hole of Horcum, North York Moors

Bring along your traditionally built glider for a relaxing day flying one of those designs from the past. Many kits already available as well as plans from model-plans.co.uk and outerzone.co.uk. Entry £5 per flyer not already a NYMRSC member. 

For more information contact Michael Kitchen on 01347 810685 or email michaelkitchen@me.com

21st - 23rd June 2019LincolnshireWinterton Model Flying Club Charity Fly-in
 Carr Ln, Winterton, DN15 9QX

Camping is available, and must be pre booked, to register your intention please contact andrew.bennett1964@gmail.com

22nd June 2019LancashireBlackpool & Fylde RCMS Fly-in
 Mythop Road, Weeton Village, PR4 3NB

After the success of our fly in last year, we're hoping for an even bigger and better turn out. Prizes, trophies, hot food and drinks. From 10:00am until 5:00pm. 

Best flying field in the North West. You'll be guaranteed a friendly welcome and a fabulous day's flying!

 For further information contact Allan on 07807 227656 or email bmfcflyin@gmail.com Visit www.blackpoolmodelflyers.org.uk/ or find us on Facebook

22nd - 23rd June 2019LincolnshireWarbirds @ Bardney Flyers
 Bardney, Lincolnshire, LN3 5TP

Come and join us for a warm welcome and a relaxing weekend of Warbird flying. Everything Except turbines. Limited Camping available.

As this event is so popular, please email events@bardneyflyers.co.uk or call John Andrews on 07908 544199

25th June 2019HampshireWaltham Chase Indoor R/C Small Models Meeting
 Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants, PO17 5AL

All meetings will run from 7pm to 9.30pm. This is the venue at which we hold our popular indoor F/F meetings. The hall is not large enough for conventional shock flyers, but has proved suitable for smaller indoor R/C models.

Models to be flown at these meetings are to be limited to a maximum weight of 95 grammes (3.5 ounces) for fixed wing aircraft, in flight trim, including battery (not to exceed a 2-cell Li-Po pack). Helicopters are to be limited to a rotor diameter of 12” (305mm). All models will be weighed before flight, and will be judged on their suitability for the venue on the evening. Fixed wing models such as the Parkzone Ultra Micro series appear to be most suited to the hall.

Flying at these events will take place generally in accordance with our procedures developed at the regular indoor R/C events, details of which are available on our website. Admission to the meetings will be £4 for fliers and £1 for spectators and junior fliers, whilst accompanied children will be admitted free. Fliers will be required to show proof of insurance.

Waltham Chase Aeromodellers look forward to welcoming all R/C indoor fliers to these events. For further details please contact: Alan Wallington on 01489 895157 or alan@wcaero.co.uk or see our web site: www.wcaero.co.uk.

28th - 30th June 2019LincolnshireSAM35 Retro - Fest and AGM
 BMFA National Flying Centre Buckminster Sewstern Grantham Lincolnshire, NG33 5RW

Don't miss the major SAM35 Event of 2019 with a packed programme of activities over the 3 days including :

Control Line Speed / RacingEvents , Weatherman, Phantom, Profile Proto, Perky and Profile Weatherman Speed. Vintage and Classic Speed. ED Bee Champ Racing, Phantom 1.5 Speed / Pursuit Racing. Trojan Speed Racing, Rascal Speed Racing.

NEW EVENT: Miniweathermillish. 049 speed competition 35’ .012 lines, 10 laps standing start ( I especiallywant it longer than the usual 6 laps) Only motor Redfin 049 for which Alex will lop £10 off when bought to compete in this event. Alex has produced drawing/plan which Brian Lever will supply
NEW EVENT: “SWEET HEAP SPEED AND RACING” Ray Malmstrom design. Any 049 motor 35’ 012 lines 10laps from hand launch speed and 50 laps one stop two up team race. Plan shown full size in the Ray Malmstrom book 60 years of IVCMAC. or from me FOC.

NEW EVENT: Buckminster Clubman Class Profile Weatherman 60 Laps 3 classes.
One up racing class with pit stops.
1-ASP S15 and Clones, 2-Engines eligible for BMFA Vintage Class A Team Race Phantom Speed to SAM 35 rules.3- Junior 2.5cc (from Technohobby UK),

Flying Only Scale control Line Competition classes for Full Body and Profile Single , Multi Engine, I/C and Electric.

Free Flight: All-In Precision. Any conventionally built Free Flight cabin (or cockpit) model, Make a given number of flights to a target time set on the day. Classes: A Rubber powered. B Diesel (or glow, any size.) C Electric motor. Timers can be used if desired to control engine run in classes B and C. Special Class for SAM35 Powered SAM35 Dave Banks Designed Model.

Special prizes for best performing Ray Malmstrom design.Eddie Riding Trophy and Open Free Flight Scale Events.

Radio: Single Channel Spot Landing, Precision to Pontefract rules. NEW Special prize for SAM35 Powered SAM35 Model in either event.

NEW EVENT Flying only radio scale. For traditionally built Converted FF Scale designs. up to 1.5cc I/C or 200w Electric. Separate I/C and electric classes. Judged on realism in flight and workmanship / appearance. Rudder/ Elevator/ Throttle only.

Prizes for every Ray Malstrom Model at the meeting. ( nice propelling pencils) plus special prize for the best Ray Malstrom Model Flight

Sport Flying of retro control line, free flight and radio all weekend

AGM to be held Friday 28th June at 4.30pm in the events space. Refreshments provided.

Camping available, Catering on Site, Indoor Flying in Events Space. Swap Meet. - Sunday 30th June 10.00am to 3.00pm

For full details and rules of events see the web site SAM35.org and in SAM35 Speaks.

29th - 30th June 2019EssexThe Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular
 The North Weald Airfield, Epping, Essex, CM16 6AR

From 9:30am – 5:30pm. This will be the 32nd consecutive show.  Model Aircraft from every era will be flown throughout the weekend from WW1 Biplanes to the very latest fast jets.  On the ground there will be every variation of radio control vehicles including, trucks, tanks and model boats.  A plethora of individual trade stands and a giant Bring & Buy also feature. 

Weekend camping is available with musical entertainment provided in the bar on Saturday evening and a night flying display. 

All details are on our websitewww.wingsnwheels.net or email admin@wingsnwheels.net with any query.

29th - 30th June 2019GwyneddPSSA ‘Fly for Fun’ event with the Lleyn MAC
 Nr Abersoch, North Wales

Meet at the Londis car park in Llanbedrog for 10am each day. Open to non-PSSA members.  Proof of BMFA insurance required. Small entry charge for parking dependant on slope used.

For more information contact Phil Cooke on 07772 224719 or email webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

29th June 2019DevonPlymouth Model Show 2019
 Plymouth Guildhall
Held by Plymouth Model Soldier Society, Plymouth Scale Modelers Association & The Odd Boyz.
The show will be open to the public between 10:00am & 4:00pm & covers a wide range of all aspects of the hobby including military figures/afv’s/aircraft, radio controlled vehicles, model railway, fantasy & a good selection of traders.
Disabled access is available & refreshments can be purchased on site.
7th July 2019GloucestershireCocklebarrow Vintage R/C
 Signposted from Aldsworth Glos. on the B4425 between Cirencester/Burford and off the A40 between Northleach and Burford [follow SAM 35 signs].

All types of R/C up to 1969 sport flying no competitions. BMFA insurance essential.

For more information please contact Tony Tomlin on 02086 413505 or email pjt2.alt2@btinternet.com   

7th July 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

12th - 14th July 2019ShropshireWolves MAC John Watkins Tribute Scale Glider Weekend
 Long Mynd, Church Stretton

This year we are honouring John Watkins for the contribution John has made to our sport and club. It would be great to see as many of John's models as possible, so if you have one please bring it along.

We will run this year’s event over the weekend as is our usual format.

Camping for the weekend, Friday night barbecue and Saturday evening meal. The Sunday will be a fly-in for scale gliders only, with a prize for First and Second winners in Vintage and Modern, chosen by the flyers on the day.

Proof of insurance needed, with a £3 entry fee.

For more details please contact Phil Smith on 07854 631747 or email philsmith4829@gmail.com

Please note the flying of powered models of any kind is prohibited on The Long Mynd.

13th - 14th July 2019BedfordshireModelAir Scale Weekend
 Old Warden

All disciplines welcome. 10kg max weight for RC. Free Flight engine 0.75cc max. capacity. CL carrier deck, aerobatics and racing circles available – no speed only flying. Valid BMFA insurance or equivalent is mandatory and proof will be requested – no proof of insurance, no fly. Trophies will be awarded for each discipline.

For more information and details and change of camping arrangements visit www.modeLair.info or call Sheila on 07799 132 999. 

13th July - 14th July 2019SomersetWoodspring 2019
 Claverham Drove, Yatton, North Somerset

From 10:00am to 5:00pm both days. Entry £10 for adults, accompanied children under 16 FREE. Camping £40 for the weekend next to the show site. 

Now in our 27th year and for the first time on the second weekend of July, we will be hosting continuous displays from leading display teams and pilots, holding our well known Battle of Woodspring pyros display ( with a bit of help from some of the TV show crew), and hopefully repeating some wonderful full size fly pasts ( tbc but in previous years we’ve had the Red Arrows, a Spitfire and the Lancaster). On the ground we will have plenty of trade stands to tempt our visitors, a large bring and buy stand, some great displays from the full size world and a fully serviced food court and bar, where you can enjoy a Somerset cider watching the displays. All this in the lovely Somerset countryside setting. For the evening campers Saturday  the band are back by popular demand and the catering will have a take away option to enjoy in your caravan if you wish.

For more information visit www.woodspringshow.co.uk for maps and directions, or see Facebook. 

14th July 2019North YorkshirePSS Fun Fly
 Hole of Horcum, North York Moors

Of particular interest would be Power Scale Soaring models of full size aircraft that had flown before December 1955 and built in the spirit of SAM 35 using traditional materials. Mouldings of intricate shapes such as engine nacelle permitted. Everything from the Wright Flyer to Beechcraft Mentor accepted. An award for the best example of this type of aircraft.

Entry £5 per flyer not already a NYMRSC member

For more details, please contact Michael Kitchen on 01347 810685 or 07747 614074 or email michaelkitchen@me.com

20th July 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

21st July 2019KentBickley Open Fun Fly and Avicraft Day
 Bickley MFC flying field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX

This open event has been running for many years. This is the fifth year it will have been sponsored by the London Area BMFA. The day consists of light-hearted flying competitions that can be entered with virtually any model.
There will be many prizes (about 25) which are wrapped modelling goods, winning the competition does not mean you get the best prize, you get first choice of the mystery prizes.

There will be a free BBQ around lunchtime. Toilets on site. Free access to food facilities at the gun club down the lane. The day is free to any member of any London Area BMFA club or £5 to others.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

21st July 2019StaffordshireScale Day
 Fradley, Staffs

(No Turbines). Minimum  ‘A' Certificate and BMFA Insurance required. View http://scrcac.bmfa.org for contact details.

21st July 2019North YorkshireGuisborough MFC Open Fly In
 500m south of Dunsdale on the B1269 Redcar Road, Dunsdale, TS14 6RH

We invite you to an open day fly in. Flying from 11:00am on an informal basis. Open to BMFA ‘A’ cert, proof required. RC planes and helicopters, free entry, toilet facilities but please bring your own refreshments.

For details contact Peter Farnell on 01642 711090 or pwfarnell@aol.com or visit http://www.guisboroughmfc.co.uk.

27th - 28th July 2019East SussexHastings MFC Summer Fly-in, Swapmeet and Scale Competition
 Middle Bridge (which crosses the Wallers Haven river) on the A259 between the Pevensey roundabout (BN24 5JW) and the Lamb Inn (TN33 9HH).

For a longer stay, camp and fly on site from 24th to 31st £20 for the week. 

To fly pilots must have min of “A” Cert and “B” Cert for models over 7kg and turbines. South East Area B.M.F.A. scale competition on the Sunday. Scratch built and ARTF classes. Free open air swapmeeting on the Sunday. Bring your own table.

To book camping or swapmeet phone Kevin on 01323 849032. All other inquiries phone Bob on 01892 852137

27th - 28th July 2019LincolnshireGliders @ Bardney Flyers
 Bardney, Lincolnshire, LN3 5TP

Join us for some aerotowing fun, with powered & non powered gliding, scale very welcome. Limited Camping available.

Please book via emailing events@bardneyflyers.co.uk or call John Andrews 07908 544199. 

3rd - 4th AugustConwyPSSA ‘Fly for Fun’ event
 The Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Meet at the 'Tank Track' car park for pilots brief 10am each day. Open to non-PSSA members.  Proof of BMFA insurance required.

For more information contact Phil Cooke on 07772 224719 or email webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

 

4th August 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

4th August 2019DenbighshireWrexham Model Aircraft Club Retro and Clubman
 Nant y Garth, just off Wrexham to Ruthin Rd. Nearest postcode - LL11 3BB

Something for average flyer. Nothing over 10cc or 4S, nothing over 7kg, no helicopters, no multi-rotors, no FPV, no Freeflight. Vintage, Wot4s, Own-design, Foamies all welcome. No competitions, just flying for fun at the best “Big Sky” site. No overnight caravans, no camping (although caravans and camping close-by is available), no raffles, no food but free hot water for drinks and decent toilets. No A-Cert, no problem but Flyers must be competent and proof of BMFA membership is essential. £5 for the day. Flying from 8:00am till 8:00pm.

More details from bob.davis.design@gmail.com or 01490 413277.

Flyers with bigger models might like to check out the Club’s Open Weekend on June 22nd and 23rd.

10th - 11th August 2019LincolnshireScale @ Bardney Flyers
 Bardney, Lincolnshire, LN3 5TP.

Come and join in the fun weekend of anything scale, everything except turbines.

Please book via email events@bardneyflyers.co.uk or call John Andrews on  07908 544199.

17th August 2019KentBickley Model Flying Club Car Boot Swap Meet
 Bickley MFC Flying Field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX

Second of these popular events for 2019 and opportunity to move on modelling items which have not seen the light of day for some time and to pick up a bargain at the same time.

Open to all with free entry, but with a £5 charge to sellers who are not BMFC members. Selling only from designated pitches for each vehicle. You will need to supply your own display table.

Toilets on site. Free access to food facilities at the gun club down the lane.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

18th August 2019KentBickley Open Scale Day
 Bickley MFC Flying Field, Church Road, Sutton at Hone, DA4 9EX.

Open event for members and visitors to fly scale models of all types. This is a long-standing event which always attracts a good selection of scale models of all types. There will be a pilots briefing at around 10:00am so flyers will need to be there early. 

Ample parking. Food and toilets available, with free access also to facilities at the gun club down the lane.

Full details on our website https://bickleymfc.org/events-calendar/ or contact John Veasey on 01474 852015.

18th August 2019GloucestershireCocklebarrow Vintage R/C
 Signposted from Aldsworth Glos. on the B4425 between Cirencester/Burford and off the A40 between Northleach and Burford [follow SAM 35 signs].

All types of R/C up to 1969 sport flying no competitions. BMFA insurance essential.

For more information please contact Tony Tomlin on 02086 413505 or email pjt2.alt2@btinternet.com

23rd - 26th August 2019LincolnshireWinterton Model Flying Club August Bank Holiday Fly-in
 Carr Ln, Winterton, DN15 9QX

Camping is available and we have all amenities on site. To book in please contact andrew.bennett1964@gmail.com
 

30th August - 1st September 2019ShropshireWolves MAC Mick Moore Memorial Scale Glider Weekend
 Long Mynd, Church Stretton.

This year we are honouring Mick Moore for the contributions he made to our sport and club. It would be great to see as many of Mick’s models as possible, so if you have one please bring it along.

We will run this year’s event over the weekend as is our usual format.

Camping for the weekend, Friday night barbecue and Saturday evening meal.

The Sunday will be a fly-in for scale gliders only, with a prize for First and Second winners in Vintage and Modern, chosen by the flyers on the day. Proof of insurance needed, with a £3 entry fee.

For more details please contact Phil Smith on 07854 631747 or email philsmith4829@gmail.com.

 

Please note the flying of powered models of any kind is prohibited on The Long Mynd.

31st August 2019NorthamptonshirePeterborough Flying Aces Nationals
 Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, PE2 5UU

20 events for scale, duration, precision. New events this yearVMC "Pilot" kit duration, E20 electric and open rubber scale. NB No R/C or I.C.; insurance essentialToilets, café, discounted carparking.

For more details please visit www.peterboroughmfc.org or contact Brian Waterland 01778 343722 ( 07717 46100 on the day).

 

1st September 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

1st September 2019StaffordshireFunfly and camping
 Fisherwick, Staffs

Camping from Friday to Sunday. £5 entry £10 camping, please ensure you bring your own water.

View http://scrcac.bmfa.org for further information and contact details.

7th - 8th September 2019ConwyPSSA ‘Fly for Fun’ event
 The Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Meet at the 'Tank Track' car park for pilots brief 10am each day. Open to non-PSSA members. Proof of BMFA insurance required.

For more information contact Phil Cooke on 07772 224719 or email webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

13th - 15th September 2019LincolnshireWinterton Model Flying Club Autumn Fly-in
 Carr Ln, Winterton, DN15 9QX

Camping is available and must be pre booked to do this please contact andrew.bennett1964@gmail.com

14th September 2019MerseysideIndoor Flying at Sutton St. Helens
 Elton Head Road, WA9 5AU

From 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost £80 for September - April is payable in advance or £12 per session on the day. (As at March 2018, subject to variation if sports centre fees increase). Shockies not allowed, hellies/quadcopters small 1S only. 

Any questions contact Eric Strefford on 07711 268699 or email ericstrefford@gmail.com 

14th - 15th September 2019LincolnshireRCM&E 2019 Fly in
 BMFA Buckminster, Sewstern, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG33 5RW

Weekend fly in - bring your models, family and tents and spend the weekend flying and nattering. 

More details to follow.

21st - 22nd September 2019BedfordshireModelAir MayFly
 Old Warden

All disciplines welcome. 10kg max weight for RC. Free Flight engine 0.75cc max. capacity. CL carrier deck, aerobatics and racing circles available – no speed only flying. Valid BMFA insurance or equivalent is mandatory and proof will be requested – no proof of insurance, no fly.

For more information and details and change of camping arrangements visit www.modeLair.info or call Sheila on 07799 132 999. 

21st September 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

28th - 29th September 2019East SussexHastings MFC Autumn Fly-in and Swapmeet
 Middle Bridge (which crosses the Wallers Haven river) on the A259 between the Pevensey roundabout (BN24 5JW) and the Lamb Inn (TN33 9HH).

Open to all BMFA and LMA members. For a longer stay, camp and fly on site from 25th September to 2nd October. £20 for the week. To fly pilots must have min of “A” Cert and “B” Cert for models over 7kg and turbines.

Free open air Swap Meeting on the Sunday. Bring your own table.

To book camping or swapmeet phone Kevin on 01323 849032. All other inquiries phone Bob on 01892 852137

 

29th September 2019GloucestershireCocklebarrow Vintage R/C
 Signposted from Aldsworth Glos. on the B4425 between Cirencester/Burford and off the A40 between Northleach and Burford [follow SAM 35 signs].

All types of R/C up to 1969 sport flying no competitions. BMFA insurance essential.

For more information please contact Tony Tomlin on 02086 413505 or email pjt2.alt2@btinternet.com

6th October 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

6th October 2019StaffordshireAutumn Mega Swapmeet
 Meir Comunity Center, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST3 7DY

Starts at 9.30am set up from 9am. Tables £6 each. Entry £2 (no charge for ladies and children under 16). Refreshments available.

Book your tables by calling Steve Ogden on 01782 853883 or email topgun@modelpilot.co.uk

 

12th October 2019MerseysideIndoor Flying at Sutton St. Helens
 Elton Head Road, WA9 5AU

From 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost £80 for September - April is payable in advance or £12 per session on the day. (As at March 2018, subject to variation if sports centre fees increase). Shockies not allowed, hellies/quadcopters small 1S only. 

Any questions contact Eric Strefford on 07711 268699 or email ericstrefford@gmail.com 

12th - 13th October 2019ConwyPSSA ‘Fly for Fun’ event
 The Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Meet at the 'Tank Track' car park for pilots brief 10am each day. Open to non-PSSA members. Proof of BMFA insurance required.

For more information contact Phil Cooke on 07772 224719 or email webmaster@pssaonline.co.uk

 

 

13th October 2019East Riding of YorkshireBeverley and District Model Aircraft Club Spring Swapmeet
 Tickton Village Hall, Tickton, near Beverley, HU17 9RZ

9:00am till 12 noon. Entry £1 and tables £5 each. 

For more information contact Brian Jenkins 2bee.jays@live.com , call 07970 959875 or www.badmac.btck.co.uk

19th October 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

3rd November 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

3rd November 2019NottinghamshireRetford Model Flying Club Spring Swapmeet
 Babworth Road Sports & Social Club, Babworth Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7NJ

Table set up from 09:30am - 10:00am (Table tops supplied). Please book early as tables may not be available on the day and cost £1 more than advanced bookings pricing.

Advanced bookings  

Small table £4                *******

Large table £6 book        *******

Admission  £3

Doors open 10:00am – 12:00pm. Hot sandwiches, tea, coffee, available from 10:00am. 

For further information and bookings contact Chris on 07966 764803 or Gerald on 07941 867130, email secretary.rmfc@sky.com or visit our website www.rmfc.org.uk

9th November 2019MerseysideIndoor Flying at Sutton St. Helens
 Elton Head Road, WA9 5AU

From 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost £80 for September - April is payable in advance or £12 per session on the day. (As at March 2018, subject to variation if sports centre fees increase). Shockies not allowed, hellies/quadcopters small 1S only. 

Any questions contact Eric Strefford on 07711 268699 or email ericstrefford@gmail.com 

12th November 2019EssexSouthend Radio Flying Club Table Top Sale
 The Ecko Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend on sea, Essex, SS2 6PU

From 20:00pm to 22:00pm (Table setup from 19.30pm). Entry £2. Tables £4 including entry.        

Please book tables in advance with Den on 01702 295988 or Les on 07729 421939.

16th November 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

1st December 2019DorsetWessex Soaring Association slope fly-in
 Slopes located in south Wiltshire approx. 5 miles east of Shaftesbury.

Saturday or Sunday, wind dependent. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter for details on pete.carpenter12@gmail.com or 07919 903742.

21st December 2019KentTonbridge Gassers and Rubber Fanciers indoor flying
 King's Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QJ

From 6:30 pm until 10:00 pm – freeflight and lightweight R/C timed flying sessions throughout the evening.

21st December 2019MerseysideIndoor Flying at Sutton St. Helens
 Elton Head Road, WA9 5AU

From 1:00pm - 4:00pm. Cost £80 for September - April is payable in advance or £12 per session on the day. (As at March 2018, subject to variation if sports centre fees increase). Shockies not allowed, hellies/quadcopters small 1S only. 

Any questions contact Eric Strefford on 07711 268699 or email ericstrefford@gmail.com 

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