Club History - Committee
Until 2015 we shared the airfield with full-size flying [Merlin Flying Club Ltd]. There was always a very good relationship between the two Clubs, which ensured that safe flying was conducted at all times.
As a Club we celebrated our first 25 years existence in 1997, in conjunction with the Rolls-Royce Hucknall Site 'open' day where we combined our resources and enjoyed a full size flying display as well as model flying.
Each year we held a number of "fly-in" events rather than competitions, which we ran for the pleasure of the entrants. Although we never intended these events to be public spectacles we built up a large following of interested spectators who came and enjoyed the day out.
Over the years, our events have included a day dedicated to electric powered flight, an 'all scale' day and a dedicated jet day, always on a Sunday with the catchy name of 'Jet Sunday'. These events evolved from single day into three full weekend events for 'Electric', 'Scale & Jet' and 'All Models', respectively.
Camping via prior arrangement with the event organiser was usually available at all of these events, and event notification will always be on the BMFA web pages and in the model magazines with details of dates and times.
Derek Martin retires
I have been sent these two pictures of the night our long standing Chairman, Derek Martin, hung up his Chairman's hat and handed over to Brian Wilson.
The sender apologises for the quality of the pictures, due to his camera also being able to send text messages and make phone calls.
In the pictures are Derek in the centre, Brian on his right, and John Kabut.
We relocated to our present flying site at Underwood in 2015, when Hucknall Aerodrome was sold off for housing.