Your chance to come fly with us
As part of the British Model Flying Association’s (B.M.F.A.) Initiative, the NATIONAL MODEL FLIGHTFEST, the Wimborne MAC is hosting an open day on SATURDAY 25TH MAY at its magnificent model aero flying site located at Cashmoor near Blandford (directions of how to get to the flying field and further information about the event is detailed below.
So, put aside your ‘X’ boxes and game consoles, try your hand at flying a radio controlled model aircraft in the skies above Cashmoor! After all, flying model aircraft was a passion of super stars like the late great F1 champion Ayrton Senna. So come and check out this amazing hobby.
As members of the BMFA (British Model Flying Association) we are holding an OPEN DAY at our Cashmoor Field on the 25th May from 10.30am
This is part of the BMFA's National Flying Month where model flying clubs all over the country will offer to all ages and genders a chance to watch and particpate in safe and legal model flying.
This National Model Flying Month event by the Wimborne Model Aero Club is at Cashmoor on the A354 (nearest postcode DT11 8DN).
Entrance Gate is on A354, 500 metres from the Cashmoor Inn if travelling towards Salisbury
From 10.30am to 4.00pm. It will be signposted on the day.
Bring a picnic.. Toilet facilities. Families welcome. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
More information from Simon Osborne, Membership Secretary. Tel: 07939213595 or contact via Email Simon Osborne
*Subject to weather - Any changes to the event will be found on the frontpage of the website.
Wimborne MAC will be in action at Ferndown Fete on Saturday June 22nd with static and flying displays. Link to Ferndown Fete website
About the BMFA
The BMFA is the National Governing Body for the sport of model flying. Its aims are to promote, protect, organise and encourage model flying within the UK. (see the Articles of Association)Typically there are around 780 affiliated clubs and a combined membership of over 36,000 members, all of whom have entered a partnership to ensure that model fliers have a voice and their rights are recognised by the authorities.
The mandate for the BMFA to do this comes from the Royal Aero Club, dating back to 1922, the Civil Aviation Authority and Sport UK.
The BMFA also represents the UK in the international forum through its recognition by the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) and its model flying sub committee, Commission Internationale d'Aeromodelisme (CIAM).
The BMFA has worked extremely hard recently actively conversing with the Civil Aviation Authority to ensure aero modellers continue flying legally after the recent events of illegal drone (multicopters) flying into restricted airspace and at public events. They also make it mandatory and arrange at favourable rates for all model flyers to have public liability insurance. To promote safe and legal model flying.