East Anglia Area Gala – Free Flight @ Sculthorpe Airfield
Jul 21 – Jul 22 all-day

It will soon be that time again for free flight aeromodellers to head towards the lush green and spacious fields of Sculthorpe airfield. This site  offers the largest unobstructed flying site in the UK set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.  Camping  nearby at Fakenham Race Course, 01328 862388;  the Garden Caravan Site,  Barmer Hall, Syderstone, 01485 578220 and Fakenham Camp Site,


   Saturday 21 July Sunday 22 July
BMFA Rubber BMFA Power
Vintage Rubber/Power Combined Electric 
Classic  Glider BMFA Glider
Tailless Mini Vintage
E36 Classic Rubber/Power
P30 CO2
HLG-CLG. Vintage Glider


BMFA rules and Senior Championship points for above events .

Start time each day 9.00 am, finish 6.00 pm.  Competition entry £10.00 all classes or Season ticket for each day. Bowden registration before10.30 am on Sunday.

Location. Sculthorpe airfield, OS Map reference TF 852300. 100 Metres in a NE direction along the B1454 from its junction with the A148 road from Kings Lynn to Fakenham. No refreshments on the field this year but there is a cafeteria  close to the entrance. BMFA membership essential. For safety reasons no motorised retrieval and  no dogs.


Flyers not taking part in  BMFA events, fun flyers and engine runners must pay £6.00 site fee at control.

Power FW Achievement Scheme Workshop @ Raydon & District MAC
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

East Anglia Area

Cordially invite

All Area and Club Examiners, Instructors and potential Test Candidates

 to a

Fixed Wing ‘A’ and ‘B’ Instructor & Examiner Workshop

Kindly hosted by Raydon & District MAC

(near Capel St Mary off the A12)

Saturday 8th September 2018, commencing @ 10 am


Directions for the site will be sent to all attendees nearer the time.  Please book-in early as the numbers will be limited to about 20.

The Workshop is being held in support of the BMFA Achievement Scheme and is designed to help Instructors & Examiners to improve consistency.  25 pilots attended the last workshop and rated the usefulness and enjoyment of the day at 97%!  Over 70% had all their questions about the tests answered on the day.

The purpose is to allow Pilots, Instructors and Examiners the opportunity to gain experience, share information and discuss the requirements of the Fixed Wing ‘A’ and ‘B’ tests in a relaxed and informal environment.  Delegates will be asked to ‘score’ the aspects of the mock tests, being pre-flight checks, from the pits to the take-off point, all of the elements of the flight, the retrieval and the post-flight checks – note:  the demo flights will have various deliberate errors incorporated.


Following this, there will be a group critique of the test in which the Demonstration Pilot will participate.  At the conclusion of each section, the Demonstration Pilot will fly the schedule to the required standards.


Refreshments and barbecue will be running from about 10.30 until we run out of food.

For further details, contact the Event Organiser, Phil Gutteridge, East Anglia Achievement Scheme Co-Ordinator on or 07810 547 406

Examiner and Instructor Workshop


Programme of the Day



Arrival and Registration from 9am


Start 10am


Introductions and aim of the day


Site briefing by Club Representative


Delegate’s briefing for both ‘A’ and ‘B’  – will include an explanation of the shape and position of the required manoeuvres.


Demonstration Pilot to carry out Pre-Flight checks.  Delegates to score


Critique of Pre-Flight checks – all, including Demo Pilot


Demonstration of Fixed Wing ‘A’ with common errors included.  Delegates to OBSERVE and score


Critique of ‘A’ schedule by all including the Demo Pilot to cover:

  • from the pits to the flight line
  • Each manoeuvre
  • Recovery and Post-Flight checks


Demonstration of the ‘A’ Schedule to the ‘required’ standard.


Barbecue will be available from about 10.30 ish for bacon and egg rolls.

Barbecue will finish around 2pm, or when the food runs out

There will be a charge of £5 that will cover feed and drink all day.


Lunch break after the ‘A’ Schedule ‘required’ standard Demonstration Flight.  Discussion of Mandatory Questions during lunch.


Demo of FW ‘B’ with common errors included.  Delegates to OBSERVE and score


Critique of ‘B’ Schedule, similar to the ‘A’ schedule


Demonstration of the ‘B’ Schedule to the ‘required’ standard.


Feedback.  What was good, what worked, what didn’t, can we improve


Close of Workshop around 4 pm


Time will be available for general flying – bring your BMFA card if you wish to fly.  Mentoring is available for those practicing towards their next Assessment.


Fixed Wing ‘A’ and ‘B’ test can be carried out if required.


If you wish to fly, please bring your BMFA Membership Card with you.

Impington Village College (Cambridge) – Indoor Flying @ Impington Village College
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will be using the large (100 x 50 x 28 ft) sports hall at the College.  The only restrictions are no radio models in the main hall and no internal combustion engines, jets or catapults anywhere.

Also Round The Pole (4.5 metre lines) and small electric helicopter and fixed wing flying (X twin or Vapour type) in a separate hall (radio or infra-red).

SAMS MODELS will be in attendance to supply all your needs on the day.


There will be two, low key free flight (and one car!) competitions:

  • A Peanut event using  a simplification of the usual international rules,.    Maximum size of model either 13” span or 9” length excluding propeller

A GA drawing, photograph or any other proof that the actual aircraft existed.

A single judge for all entrants to award up to 30 scale points and up to 90 “difficulty bonus        points”, the purpose being to encourage those flying models of difficult and adventurous      prototypes

Any number of flights with a 10 second bonus for ROG.

Total of best two flights plus scale and bonus points to decide final score


The usual duration event for Bostonian models. Their was a healthy increase in Bostonian numbers at our last two meetings so let’s have even more this time.  Any design to the Bostonian formula (If you are unclear about the Bostonian formula rules ring or email the contact below). Minimum airframe weight 14 gm and all flights to be ROG.  Total score from best 3 flights


  • For both competitions get your flights timed and reported to control. As many attempts as you like. Awards in each event for overall winner and best junior (under 18).  Bostonians to be weighed.   No builder of the model requirement in any competition.  Build one for your wife (or husband), child or grandchild who just has to wind and launch


  • We will also feature the Racing Car event as usual. This is a fun event for rubber powered cars. We vary the distance to be covered, number of heats etc depending on the entrants on the day!  Ring or email below for any further information and for plans of suitable vehicles.


We would like models of all types in the exhibition and models other than aeroplanes are more than welcome.  Bring whatever you like but please bring something (don’t be shy) as this is a feature much enjoyed by our visitors – both flyers and spectators.  It is also a good way of showing our kind of modelling to the public.


The seminar will be given by Peter Smart and his subject will be his experience of eccentric indoor scale models and solving the problems they present!

RTP and Small Radio

David and Will Beavor will be bringing their equipment, using 4605 connectors at the model,

available from The RTP Hut (  .As usual RTP will share the second hall with small R/C helicopters and fixed wing models.


 Hot drinks and snacks will be available from the Sports Centre

Web Site

Have a look at our website at for more details of club activities

Cost of admission:  Indoor Flyers – Adults £6.00, under 18s £1.50, Spectators  and Chatters – £3.00

Directions to Impington Village College:  Post code  CB24 9LX

Leave A14 at the first junction East of M11 J14, signed Cambridge B1049.  At the roundabout take B1049 to North signed Cottenham, Histon.  In ¾ km at 2nd lights turn right into New Road.  Pass hospital entrance on right.  Village College is next on right (two entrances, 1/3 and 2/3 km).  Entrance to be used and car park will be signed.

Contact:- Chris Strachan         Tel no:  01223  860498       Email: