2016 UK Events Calendar

Here are a selection of events that may be of interest to free flight scale modellers. To be safe, I would recommend checking with the organisers nearer the time to make sure nothing has changed.

Sunday 10th April, Trimming session for Indoor Scale Nats competitors

Bushfields, Peterborough, PE2 5RG. Contact: John Minchell, Tel 07989 744251

Sunday May 1st BMFA Indoor Scale Nationals

Wolverhampton University Sports Centre, WS1 3BD, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm. Classes for Peanut, Pistachio, rubber scale and C02/electric scale, plus the popular kit scale event and scale glider. Pre-entry required for main events. Pylon race and mass launch competitions with entry on the day. The hall is a similar size to Nottingham and has a viewing gallery and a restaurant which is open all day. Not to be missed!!
Contact: Andy Sephton, tel. 07872 625279

May 14th and 15th, Shuttleworth Collection Mayfly Model Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade. I always look forwards to this one - the first Old Warden meeting of the season. Find out what everyone has been building over the winter. Fingers crossed for the weather!

May 28th to 30th, BMFA Free Flight Nationals

RAF Barkston Heath. Rubber Kit Scale and Aeromodeller/Model Aircraft Designs events on Saturday plus Open Scale (Flying Only) on Sunday. Note extra scale events being held due to the the cancellation of the August Power Nats - Power, rubber and C02/electric flown Saturday evening. contact: Bill Dennis, Tel. 01623 882620

June 19th, Birmingham club Brumfly meeting

North Luffenham - Outdoor Kit scale and combined classes BMFA rules event with static judging. contact: Bill Dennis, Tel. 01623 882620

July 17th, Oxford Model Flying Club Dreaming Spires event

Port Meadow, Oxford. Includes informal combined scale event

July 23rd and 24th, Shuttleworth Collection Scale Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade.

Sunday 4th September, The 19th Peterborough Flying Aces Nationals

Starts 10 am at Ferry Meadows, Nene Park, Peterborough.

One of my favourite meetings of the year. Loads of classes to enter, but all very informal, and you have all day to get your flights in.

Probable Events {max set on the day}:

Jetex/Rapier scale, P20, Cloud Tramp, open rubber scale, open C02/electric scale, Jetex/Rapier duration, C02/electric Golden Age, towline/hi-start glider, HLG, duration rubber ratio, Frog Senior Series event and mass launch.

October 2nd, Oxford Model Flying Club scale meeting

Port Meadow Oxford. After the success of last year's inaugural event, it's good to see it being held again this year - events for open rubber, open power scale and kit scale - maybe Rapier/Jetex scale as well.

September 24th and 25th, Shuttleworth Collection Festival of Flight Model Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade.

November 12th and 13th, 6th International Indoor Fly In

Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Scale classes flown will be F4F, F4D, F4E, Pistachio, Kit Scale and Profile Scale. See website for more details.

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