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The New 2017 Free Flight Forum Report

The New 2017 Free Flight Forum Report

The new 2017 BMFA Free-Flight Forum Report, the thirty-third, is just out. It’s full of  information on a wide range of free-flight topics, and the following contents list shows what this year’s Report covers.  Even if you don’t currently fly free-flight, why not get a copy?  There’s a lot more in it than you think.  A Lightweight Power Model Starter Box - Simon DixonJigs and Fixtures - Mike WoodhouseMeasuring the Shape of Aerofoils: Knowing What You've Got and How to Evaluate it! - Alan Br...
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Free Flight Training, Trimming and Sport flying on Salisbury Plain

Free Flight Training/Trimming and Sport flying on Salisbury Plain Area 8, Salisbury Plain will be available for Free Flight, most weekends in 2016. To use this great site on the available days all users must be in possession of a current permit and fully comply with its requirements. An application form to obtain a permit is available from the BMFA office, with the conditions of use attached. This must be completed and returned with the fee before a permit will be issued. The cost will be £15...
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The Future of Free Flight

The Future of Free Flight The Free Flight Technical Committee (FFTC) of the BMFA is holding a conference on the Future of Free Flight at Husbands Bosworth airfield – the headquarters of the Coventry gliding club, about 10 miles South East of Leicester, on January 31st 2016. Recent changes in the requirements for military land use will have radical implications on the future use for Free Flight. These changes will also impact on civilian land use. The FFTC realises that these changes will ...
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Team Manager for F1A, F1B and F1P 2016 Junior World Champs

The Free Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British F1A, F1B and F1P team competing in the 2016 Junior World Championships to be held at Prilip, Macedonia August 1-7. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and during the contest, and providing support and assistance to the team on the flying field. Applications should be made in w...
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Team Manager & Assistant for F1A, F1B, F1C Euro Champs 2016

The Free Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager for the British F1A, F1B and F1C team competing in the 2016 European Championships to be held at Zrenjanin, Serbia August 13-20 2016. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and during the contest, and providing support and assistance to the team on the flying field. The ...
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North Luffenham

North Luffenham will be available for the 6th Area Centralised event this Sunday. The BMFA office has now received the signed licence thereby enabling all remaining competitions booked for the site in 2015 to now go ahead as planned.
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Experimental contest 9/8/2015 Salisbury Plain

This meeting is intended to test some different ways of running contests in future. Come along and help us show if the ideas work.  Classes: BMFA Rubber Combined Glider BMFA Power SLOP Power E36 Electric  Rules – Changes from Rule Book BMFA Rubber – 25grams maximum rubber weight Combined Glider – ‘half’ towline lengths BMFA Power – 3, 4 and 6 seconds motor runs SLOP Power – 5 and 7 seconds motor runs E36 Electric – 10 seconds motor run for rounds flights, 5 seconds for fly-of...
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