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British Model Flying Association

Chacksfield House
31 St Andrews Road

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0116 244 0028

About British Model Flying Association

The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying.

The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying. Its aims are to promote, protect, organise and encourage model flying within the UK. Typically there are around 780 affiliated clubs and a combined membership of over 36,000 members, all of whom have entered a partnership to ensure that model fliers have a voice and their rights are recognised by the authorities.

Model Aircraft Flying covers a very broad spectrum of sporting and recreational activity and there is almost an infinite number of model aircraft designs from the very smallest weighing just a few grams to extremely large models you could almost climb inside:

  • A radio-controlled (model) aircraft (often called RC aircraft or RC plane) is a small flying machine that is controlled remotely by an operator on the ground using a hand-held radio transmitter.
  • Scale Control Line is an event where an accurate scale model of a real aircraft is flown. Scoring is based on static judging of how closely the aircraft resembles the full-size prototype and on the flight performance.
  • Free Flight is the essence of free-flight is that the aircraft have no need for external control, for instance by radio.
  • Indoor Free Flight as the name suggests, indoor models are designed to fly indoors. These models are typically very light in weight because they do not have to withstand external weather conditions.
  • First-person view (FPV) flight is a type of remote-control flying that has grown in popularity in recent years. It involves mounting a small video camera and television transmitter on an RC aircraft and flying by means of a live video down-link, commonly displayed on video goggles or a portable LCD screen.
  • Multi Rotors are camera carrying aircrafts come in all shapes and sizes

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