Club Events 2013

The following event dates are now confirmed.

Effort was once again made by the Events Committee to hold our events on alternative dates to other UK modelling 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' if flying a turbine or large 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 of these events, email the named contact 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 1 June - Sunday 2 June

'Electric Fly-In Weekend'


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

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

Pilots must hold at least a BMFA 'A' Certificate, or a 'B' Certificate if flying a turbine powered or large model.
Proof of insurance and certificate of competence will need to be shown before being allowed to fly.

There will be a 'Swapmeet' on the Sunday morning.

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

Airfield gates open for Sellers and Pilots - 9:00am,  Fly-In visitors & Swapmeet customers - 10:00am.
Flying will commence at 10:00am and end at around 4:00pm, on each day.

We are once again being honoured by a fly-past from the Battle of Britain Flight Avro Lancaster on the Sunday.

Contact Reg Lowe.

Trade Enquiries to Alan Randall.

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

Sunday 14 July

'Control Line Event'


Vintage Control Line Event Contact Terry McDonald.

Access to this event is via the Blenheim Lane entrance, next to the Merlin Flying Club, as in all previous years. There will be no access through the Rolls Royce factory entrances, as it is NOT a RRMAC event and so we will not be manning the gates, etc.

Saturday 27 July - Sunday 28 July

'Scale and Jet Weekend'


This year's event combines previous years' Scale Weekend and the September Jet Event.

This event is open to the general public.

All types of R/C Scale models and Gas Turbine powered models are welcome.
Entry fee is just £5 per car.

A BMFA 'B' Certificate is required by all pilots.
Proof of insurance and certificate of competence will need to be shown before being allowed to fly.

There will be a 'Swapmeet' on the Sunday morning.

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

Airfield gates open for Sellers and Pilots - 9:00am,  spectators & swapmeet customers - 10:00am.
Flying will commence at 10:00am and end at around 4:00pm, on each day.

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.

Saturday 21 September - Sunday 22 September

'All Models Fly-In Weekend'


To carry on from last year, the September event is for all model types and power plants.

It is a fly-in, so that we don't require as much in the way of parking and RRMAC staff.

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.

Entry fee is just £2 per pilot; free entry for spectators.

Pilots must hold at least a BMFA 'A' Certificate, or a 'B' Certificate if flying a turbine powered or large model.
Proof of insurance and certificate of competence will need to be shown before flying.

There will be a 'Swapmeet' on the Sunday morning. 

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

Airfield gates open for Sellers and Pilots - 9:00am,  spectators & swapmeet customers - 10:00am.
Flying will commence at 10:00am and end at around 4:00pm, on each day.

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 each event date.
Event Type Dates Information
Electric Fly-In Weekend 1 - 2 June This is not a public event, but open to aeromdellers and family only. Just show a BMFA card for access. £2 per pilot, and camping available throughout the weekend
Vintage Control Line 14 July Competitors and helpers only - this is not a public day. Access via Blenheim Lane entrance next to the Merlin Flying Club as per previous years
All Scale and Jet Weekend 27 - 28 July This is our main event for the year - Open to the general public - £5 per car load of spectators or pilots. Camping available throughput the weekend
Merlin - Robin Hood Fly-In August TBA 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 21 - 22 September This is not a public event, but open to aeromdellers and family only. Just show a BMFA card for access. £2 per pilot and camping available throughout the weekend