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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

**** BMFA Achievement Scheme ‘Super’ Workshop ****
By Invitation of the South Midland and Southern BMFA Areas
Calling all Area Chief Examiners & Instructors, Club Examiners & Instructors and test candidates!
Saturday 2 September there will be an Achievement Scheme ‘Super’ Workshop at Popham Airfield (SO21 3BD)
RC Achievement Scheme Review Committee members and Area Chief Examiners will be on hand to answer questions on the Scheme. There will be demonstration flights of the tests for the different disciplines involved, including Multi-rotors and the BPCs.
Anyone wishing to take a BPC, or an A or B test (in any discipline) is welcome to come along and participate.
Lunch and Refreshments will be provided for all registered attendees!
Workshops have previously been popular events, but numbers are limited, so please contact Ken Gale on 07747 773825 or email ken.gale@sabmfa.org,uk as soon as possible to reserve your place.

How to get there….

The airfield lies directly on the north side of the A303 dual carriageway which runs roughly east-west about ten miles south west of Basingstoke inHampshire.
From Basingstoketake the M3 southbound.At Junction 8, turn off on the A303 towards Andover and the South West.Climb the hill on the dual carriageway and as you pass Popham Services (Little Chef & BP on left side, Little Chef & Esso on right side) you should be able to see the big orange airfield windsock on the other side of the dual carriageway.Continue to about 1/2 mile and take the next exit left signed Micheldever Station & Overton.Drop down to the bottom, turn right under the A303 bridge, turn immediately right again as if rejoining the A303 towards Basingstoke.This is aroad and the airfield entrance brick and iron gates at the top of the rise on your left just 100 meters before you rejoin the A303.
From AndoverTake the A303 eastbound.Note when you cross the junction of the A34 (Bullington Cross) and stay on the A303.Discount one very small road on the left (to Norton), continue to the second main exit marked with countdown boards, signed Micheldever StationDrop down the slip road, and at the end go straight on as if rejoining the A303 towards Basingstoke (this requires a little wiggle right and left) but the slip road is now signposted Popham Airfield. You will see the brick and iron gates of the airfield on the left, just 100 metres before rejoining the A303.
From Newbury- Travel south on the A34.Pass Whitchurch.Turn left on the A303 eastbound towards Basingstoke (Bullington Cross).Follow latter part of Andover direction as above.
From WinchesterTake the A34 northbound.Turn right on the A303 eastbound towards Basingstoke (Bullington Cross).Follow latter part of Andover direction as above.


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