National Centre for Model Flying – Feasibility Study Launched

After years of discussion and speculation amongst members, the BMFA is to conduct a feasibility study to fully assess ‘once and for all’ the viability of establishing a ‘national centre’ for model flying.

Announced at the meeting of the BMFA Council on the 17th May, the study will be based on a discussion/framework document produced by Manny Williamson – BMFA Development Officer.

The primary purpose of the study is to promote discussion and vision on a broader and more structured scale than has previously been the case and further details can be viewed in the accompanying presentation document here.

The study is expected to last for 12 months and will consider all aspects including location, land acquisition, design, sustainability and sources of funding.  The study will utilise the services of professional consultants in the relevant areas in addition to BMFA staff and volunteers.

The study is being financed entirely through sponsorship provided by our insurance brokers, Doodson Broking Group.  Ian Hesselden, Director of Sport at Doodson commented; “the suggestion of the BMFA having a national centre strikes us a good thing for numerous reasons, namely the sustainability of the sport, the promotion of the sport and the increased significance of the BMFA as a NGB”.

The outcome of the feasibility study will be presented to the BMFA Council in May 2015 after which the report will then be published more widely.

If you believe that you have skills which would assist us with this project or require any further information, then please contact the BMFA ( or Tel 0116 2440028)