SABMFA at Army Flying Museum

tiger moth

Monday 28th May 2018 saw the Southern Area BMFA once again support the Museum of Army Flying with their Wartime Wallop themed Family Fun Day. A large and impressive static display of many types of model aircraft from FPV Drone Racer through Helicopters, Free Flight, Sport/Scale/Sailplane models, Turbine models to impressive 33% International Miniature Aerobatic Club (IMAC) & 33% Scale Tiger Moth aircraft.

The static display was supported by 3.5 hours of flying demonstrations in near ideal weather conditions apart from the very early part of the display when the 700-800ft cloudbase, formed after the fog had burnt off, limited the vertical manoeuvres possible. 

The cloud quickly dissipated into a very warm and sunny day with many attendees saying they ended up a bit red by the end of the day (note for next year, make sure more sunscreen cream is available).


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Southern BMFA Scale Flying 2017

Tiger Moth 25 % Flown by Richard Bristow

The Wimborne MAC on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA held a ‘flying only’ Scale Competition on Sunday 24th September 2017. With attendance at scale competitions across the country declining, it was felt that a low key competition in the Southern Area would be a good way to give the average club flyer an opportunity to experience some competitive flying, which would be fun and offer them an opportunity to focus their flying in a scale manner. Who knows, it may even encourage them to have a go at other competitions, or the Nationals.


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FM Magazine Sept Issue

FM mag

Latest issue of Flying Matters magazine for September. 2017.  Read latest stories from Scale Day, the Slim Gregory Memorial Fun Day, a review of the latest Durafly Racer "EFXtra" plus Can Dolphins fly? Yes with a bit of help from a motor!   Fun Fly Competition results. A few surprises there too! What?

Download Flying Matters Issue Sept 2017  Publically distributable version


Southern Area BMFA Scale Flying Competition

Southern Area BMFA Flying Only Scale Competition  Cashmoor, Dorset 24th September 2017

 The Wimborne Model Aero Club are kindly hosting on behalf of the Southern Area BMFA a 'Flying Only' Scale Competition on 24th September 2017 on their site at Cashmoor, Dorset.

The competition will be relatively low key to give the average club scale flyer an opportunity to experience flying a scale model in a realistic way and to compete for trophies that it is hoped will be awarded on an annual basis.


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