Welcome to the new British Model Flying Association Southern Area Website.
The British Model Flying Association (BMFA) Southern Area, centered around Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset is one of the areas providing representation at national level for model flyers in all regions of England.
It is with sadness we advise that Roger Stanton from the Firebirds club passed away on the 29th May. Roger has been fighting cancer and at Balsa Brain 2018 was pleased to advise he was making good progress so this is very sad news.
Southern Area Gala Update
Entrance will be from the gate at the back of the airfield. From the Andover direction on the A343, turn left just before the filling station as you approach the base. From the Salisbury direction, pass the entrance to the base and turn right just after the filling station. There are brown signs to Danebury Hill Fort at the junction. Pass a housing development on your right, then take the first right and the next right by the sewage works onto a track up to the gate (Google Earth ref 51.1433 / -1.5591).
All SABMFA members – Your invite to events at Middle Wallop 2019
Middle Wallop has this year seen fit to increase support to model flying events on the airfield, as a BMFA member your are invited to attend the following events, your support will be welcomed.
June 15 – 16 SAM35 for RC and Control line – same rules as above event
June 29th Free Flight – SAM1066 comp flying and maybe sport flying ? . If first event successful then we may be able to include sport flying for future events – see SAM1066 web site
July 14th SABMFA RC Gala day – all RC models welcome to a fly in
August 3 – 4 SAM35 for RC and Control line , Saturday general models ( no turbines) Sunday more focus on vintage RC models – includes runway
August 10 Free Flight – SAM1066 comp flying and maybe sport flying? . If first event successful then may be able to include sport flying for future events. info see SAM1066 web site
September 7 – 8 SAM35 for RC and Control line, Saturday general models (no Turbines ), Sunday more focus on vintage RC models – includes runways
October 5 – 6 SAM35 for RC and control line, Saturday general models no turbines Sunday more focus on vintage RC models – includes runway
Note -- The first SAM1066 event is a trial event to show that FF models can operate safely on the MW site again ,as they have in the past . If successful then it is hoped to expand opportunities to sports models for the following 2 events
SABMFA Supports SAM35 and SAM1066...SABMFA promotes the achievement scheme...SABMFA encourages Free Flight , Control Line and RC model flying in the Southern area
Club support activities offered by Southern Area BMFA committee
If your club wishes to take advantage of any of the opportunities listed below then please contact any member of the S/Area committee and we will be pleased to help. Dates may need to be arranged mutually according to availability and it is suggested that booking should try to be completed at least 1 month in advance . Thanks for looking ……………..
News FlashCAP 1763
As you will all hopefully be aware CAP 1763 published last Wednesday has left very little time before it's implementation date of 13th March for clubs with flying fields within, or very close to, Flight Restriction Zones to obtain formal written permission to fly models within such zones.
Please find attached, hot off the press a guidance document that Peter Willis, Dave Phipps and Andy Symons have pulled together to assist clubs who may find themselves in this situation. This document will be going live on the BMFA website very shortly but given the urgency for any clubs impacted by the new regulation thought it would be useful to share PDQ.
Click here to read