Club Events 2011

The following event dates are now confirmed.

Effort is made by the Events Committee to hold our events on alternative dates to other UK modeling shows.

To fly at our 'Electric Fly-In Weekend', or our September 'All Models Fly-in', pilots must hold at least a BMFA 'A' Certificate, or a 'B' Certificate if flying a turbine model.

There will be an assistant for each pilot on the flight line.
This person can be provided by Hucknall MAC, or be one of your flying colleagues if you prefer.

Proof of insurance and certificate of competence will need to be shown before flying.

These two events are not open to the general public, but showing at least one BMFA Membership Card will allow you and a car full of mates or family onto the airfield.

The other event is a full weekend of scale and turbine powered aircraft, and is open to the general public.
You must hold a BMFA 'B' Certificate to fly at this event, due to the presence of the general public.

The flying will commence at 10:00am on each date, and end at around 4:00pm.

Before you travel to any these events, email the named person below for the respective event to confirm it is still going ahead, and for any additional information about the day.

More details will be posted on this website nearer the dates, and also on the BMFA classifieds pages.

Saturday 4 June - Sunday 5 June

'Electric Fly-In'


Pilots must hold at least a BMFA 'A' Certificate.

Entry fee is just £2 per pilot, to cover the rental cost of the toilets.

This is the first year that we have held this event over two days.

To help us along, we have confirmation of a fly-past by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire on the Sunday. Confirmation of the time will be announced nearer the date... ...watch this space.

This event is not open to the general public, but will include a 'Swapmeet' on the Sunday - Open to anyone holding current BMFA membership and their car full of guests.

Flying a 'Large' model requires the pilot to hold a BMFA 'B' Certificate.

Access is via R-R No.2 Gate B6009 Watnall Road - NG15 6FQ.

Contact Reg Lowe.

Airfield gates open for Sellers and Pilots - 9:00am 'Fly-In visitors' & 'Swapmeet customers' - 10:00am.

Trade Enquiries to Alan Randall.

More details on the BMFA 'Classified Ads and Events' pages nearer the time.

Sunday 10 July

'Vintage Control Line Event'


Contact Terry McDonald.

Saturday 30 July - Sunday 31 July

'Scale and Jet Weekend'


Our Scale and Jet Weekend this year combines previous years Scale Weekend, and the September Jet Event.

All types of R/C scale models, with the addition of any gas turbine powered model.

A BMFA 'B' Certificate is required to fly any model, as this event is open to the general public.

This event will include a 'Swapmeet' - Open to anyone holding current BMFA membership, but not the general public.

This is a public event with a minimal car parking charge.

Access is via R-R No.2 Gate B6009 Watnall Road - NG15 6FQ.

Camping available on site Friday pm to Monday am.

Contact Reg Lowe.

Airfield gates open for Sellers and Pilots - 9:00am 'Fly-In visitors' & 'Swapmeet customers' - 10:00am.

Trade Enquiries to Alan Randall.

More details on the BMFA 'Classified Ads and Events' pages nearer the time.

Saturday 24 September - Sunday 25 September

'All Models Fly-In Weekend'


Jet Weekend this year has been combined with the Scale Weekend in July.

This new event now allows all types of models, jet, props, electric, scale or sport.

This event is not open to the general public, but will include a 'Swapmeet' on the Sunday - Open to anyone holding current BMFA membership, and their car full of guests.

The intention is to have this weekend as a more relaxed event, where you can bring any type of model that may not have fit into any other class or category... Sport planes, Panic's, EasyStreet's, Blizzards, Depron Hacks, Experimental, Boomerang's etc.

The same applies to the other events with regard certificates.
At both 'fly-ins', a minimum of BMFA 'A' Certificate is required.
A turbine powered or 'Large' model requires the pilot to hold a BMFA 'B' Certificate.

Entry fee is just £2 per pilot, to cover the rental cost of the toilets.

To help us along, we have confirmation of a fly-past by a Battle of the Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster on the Saturday. Confirmation of the time will be announced nearer the date... ...watch this space.

Access is via R-R No.2 Gate B6009 Watnall Road - NG15 6FQ.

Camping available on site Friday pm to Monday am.

Contact Reg Lowe.

Trade Enquiries to Alan Randall.

More details on the BMFA 'Classified Ads and Events' pages nearer the time.
Event Type Dates Information
Electric Fly-In Weekend 4 - 5 June Non general public day - just show a BMFA card for entry - £2 per pilot - Camping available - BBMF Spitfire fly-past on Sunday
Merlin Pageant June Full-size aircraft - public event - gates open 10:00am - flying at 2:00pm
Vintage Control Line 10 July Competitors and helpers only - this is not a public day
Scale and Jet Weekend 30 July - 31 July This is a public event with camping available
Merlin - Robin Hood Fly-In 21 August Full-size aircraft - This is not a public day, although Hucknall MAC members are welcome by showing club membership card
All Models Fly-In Weekend 24 - 25 September Non general public day - just show a BMFA card for entry - £2 per pilot - camping available - BBMF Lancaster fly-past on Saturday
Indoor Flying Hucknall Monthly Vogon Indoor Model Flying Sessions - VIMS, Saturday 5:00pm - 8:00pm