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Welcome to the Southern Area BMFA Website

The Southern Area of the British Model Flying Association (BMFA), centered around Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset is one of the areas providing representation at national level for model flyers in all regions of England.

***Club support activities offered by Southern Area BMFA committee***

If your club wishes to take advantage of any of the opportunities listed below then please contact any member of the S/Area committee and we will be pleased to help. Dates may need to be arranged mutually according to availability and it is suggested that booking should try to be completed at least 1 month in advance . Thanks for looking ……………..

Section 1 - club evening talks

Section 2 - support for your club events

Section 3 - providing support and incentives to help you succeed

Southern Area BMFA 'Flying Only' Scale Competition
Wimborne MAC site, Cashmoor, Dorset 24th September 2017


Competition rules

1. The competition is open to any member of a BMFA affiliated club in the Southern Area of the BMFA. Pre entry is recommended, see contact details below.

2. The model flown should be a scale representation of a full sized, manned, fixed wing, powered aircraft which has successfully flown. The model can be an ARTF, scratch or kit built and there is no 'builder of the model' rule i.e. the pilot need not have built the model flown. Pilots flying models weighing more than 7Kg or turbine powered aircraft must have a BMFA "B" certificate. Models over 20 kg must have relevant CAA documentation presented for inspection.

3. The format for the 'choice of manoeuvres' is that the pilot is required to perform a flight schedule made up of a combination of compulsory and optional manoeuvres. The compulsory manoeuvres are 1,2,3,&10. The flight is to be made up of 10 manoeuvres leaving 5 'options' to be selected by the pilot from the list on Page 2.

1. Take Off and 90 degree turn
2. Figure 8
3. Descending Circle
4. - 9. Pilots Choice from the attached list
10. Approach and Landing

4. The choices made by the pilot should reflect the capabilities of the aircraft modelled, that is to say as is current practice, only non-aerobatic models should select options from the specified 'non aerobatic' list.

5. Each manoeuvre to be marked out of 10 points by the judges who will consider the following in their allocation of marks.

a. Accuracy of position of the manoeuvre.
b. Accuracy of execution of the manoeuvre in relation to the full sized aircraft's performance capability.
c. 'Start' & 'Finished' called by pilot in appropriate position.
d. Realism of Flight … to include: Speed of the model, Smoothness of Flight, Size of Manoeuvres

6. Each pilot will have 2 flights and marks from the 2 flights will be added together to decide each pilot's score.

Event Director contact details: Peter Willis email:throttletothewall@gmail.com Mobile: 07894 114564

Click here to download the Competition rules and Score Sheet

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