2017 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 26th March, BMFA Indoor R/C Nationals

RAF Shawbury. Free flight trimming slots available for indoor Nats entrants. Contact: John Minchell, Tel 07989 744251




Sunday 9th April, BMFA Indoor Nats trimming session

Bushfield Leisure Centre, Peterborough PE2 5RQ, 10am to 5pm. Entry will be a flat rate 15, with 5 for spectators. Payment to be made on the day.




Sunday April 23rd 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: John Minchell, Tel 07989 744251


May 13th and 14th, Shuttleworth Collection Mayfly Model Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade.


May 27th to 28th, 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. BMFA trophy events for Power, rubber and C02/electric fly rounds on both days. contact: Bill Dennis, Tel. 01623 882620




July 22nd and 23rd, Shuttleworth Collection Scale Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade.



Sunday 3rd September, The 20th 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.




September 23rd and 24th, Shuttleworth Collection Festival of Flight Model Weekend

Old Warden aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade.


November 11th and 12th, 7th 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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