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2017 Free Flight Nationals & Power Nationals at RAF Barkston Heath

We are pleased to announce that arrangements to hold both the 2017 Free Flight Nationals and the 2017 Power Nationals at RAF Barkston Heath have been confirmed. The Free Flight Nationals will take place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend (27-29 May) and the Power Nationals will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (26-28 August). The construction work which rendered the airfield unavailable to us last August for the 2016 Power Nationals has now been completed and the RAF have re-...
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The 2016 Power Nationals - update

Further to the previous announcement regarding the lack of availability of RAF Barkston Heath as a venue for the 2016 Power Nationals.  The Commandant of RAF College Cranwell subsequently reviewed the decision to decline permission for us to use RAF Barkston Heath for the 2016 Power Nationals and we regret that he has come back once again with a very firm ‘no’. He is citing the reason for his decision on advice received from the Lincolnshire Event Safety Partnership, a forum responsible for a...
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The 2016 Power Nationals

It is with some disappointment that we confirm that the RAF have declined us permission to use Barkston Heath to hold the 2016 Power Nationals. During the course of 2016, there will be a considerable amount of construction work undertaken on the airfield which will render a large area out of bounds. As such, the view of those in command was that they would not be in a position to support a major public event at Barkston Heath in 2016.  It is only the third occasion in the last thirty six years ...
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Nationals Showline 2015 Application Forms Now Available

Following a delay due to the ongoing negotiations regarding the use of Barkston Heath we are now in a position to proceed with detailed arrangements for the 2015 Nationals. Planning has now commenced for this year’s Showline and an application form for pilots wishing to express an interest in taking part can be downloaded from the link below or obtained directly from the office. 2015 Showline Application Form The 2015 Showline will see a return to a two day flying programme featuring some of...
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BMFA Power 'Nationals' and Silent Flight Nationals - August 2015

We are pleased to confirm that we have been successful in obtaining permission for the 2015 Power 'Nationals' to take place at RAF Barkston Heath over the August Bank Holiday weekend after some months of 'challenging' and 'protracted' negotiations with the RAF. Sadly, we were unable to secure the use of RAF Cranwell for the Silent Flight Nationals this year and as such the Silent Flight Technical Committee are seeking an alternative venue. With the delay in securing permission for the use of R...
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