Club History - Committee

The Club was formed in 1972 as part of the Rolls-Royce Hucknall Sports and Social Club, purely for radio control model aircraft, with no facility for control line models.  Due to security restrictions only six associated members were allowed initially; this has now been extended to whatever the Club thinks is appropriate, currently 140.
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 hold a number of "fly-in" events rather than competitions, which we run for the pleasure of the entrants. Although we never intended these events to be public spectacles we now have a large following of interested spectators who come and enjoy the day out. Why not come and join us at our events.
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 have 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 is 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.