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2018 BMFA Nationals

This year’s event will also incorporate the Royal Aero Clubs, Queens Cup (Click Here for more info on this prestigious cup), to be contested for on the pylon course in the class of F3T through the organization of British Pylon Race Association and the Sport Air Racing Association. Plans are in place to run the event over the 3 days of the event with contestants flying in qualifying heats on Saturday and Sunday followed by 3 up semis and a final on the Monday morning. If you’ve never seen semis and finals in pylon racing come along and watch, but be warned it’s not for the faint hearted.

First Aid App

Thanks to the bmfa for the information on this app, I highly recommend you download it to your phone and like me hope you never need it.

Our sport of model aircraft flying has a long proven track record of being a very safe sport to participate in, however accidents can happen or we or our fellow fliers may be taken ill at anytime. Would you be able to help if someone was injured or taken ill? First Aid training is very worthwhile and should be considered and it is always wise to have a personal first aid kit with you and a well stocked kit available at clubs if possible.

Having the knowledge to be able to help when these things happen could save some one life, there are now some free First Aid apps that you can download to your smart phone with lots of step by step guides explaining what to do in the event of medical emergencies. Consider adding one to your phone. Hopefully you will never need to call on them but they could prove very useful if needed.

See the links below for more details.



2017 Festival of Pylon will take place over the weekend of 23rd & 24th September at the BMFA National Centre Buckminster Nr Grantham. This event will cover all aspects of pylon racing and with two courses set up one to cover Club 2000 & E2k models, the other course for F3d, F5D and F3T models.

Alongside the normal pylon race activates there will be a Run What You Brung class, this is your chance to have ago with whatever you have, be it a Wot 4, EFX racer or a foam wing FPV racer (anything you have will do) your all welcome and have ago. We will give you a chance have a couple of practice flights with one of our experienced pilots to guide you and help with advice on the Saturday.

All you need to take part is an R/C model aircraft and your BMFA membership card (B not required) and a small fee of £8 per day.

As a basic guide smaller models of around 1000mm wing span will fly the smaller course, larger models will fly around the larger course. If youre coming for the first time my recommendation is that you use a model that youre familiar and set it up to be smooth.

Non flying spectators are welcome to come along, dont be surprised to find you involved before the end of the day.

Tea and coffee will be available during the day with a Barbeque and suitable entertainment on Saturday evening, some food will be provided for a small donation or you can bring your own and cook to your hearts content.

Camping is available on site for a small cost of £5 pernight. Pre-booking is required ether directly with the BMFA or through us.

Local accommodation is also available with 12 or more places to lay your head within 15 miles there will be something to suit most budgets.

For more information please consult


Queens Cup Q40-F3T

We can now confirm the 2 day Festival of Pylon at the National Centre over the weekend 23-24th September is on. We are hoping with the support of current UK racers we can give the opportunity to non-racers to come and have ago (more info on this to follow), along with some championship racing. Two courses will be set up, one to cater for and promote Club200/E2K/club20 and models of a similar size, the other course being a 200m course for 40 or similar size models.

Interest and support from outside of pylon is currently very good, so much so that we have been asked to put in an application for a chance to run the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom Queens Cup event over the same weekend. An application is being submitted for us to run a Q40-F3T event with a provisional format of 3 qualifying heats on Saturday afternoon, then 3 on Sunday morning followed by 2 semi-finals and a final in the afternoon.

More information plus entry and camping form will follow very soon.