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We meet at the Olympic Golf & Leisure Centre, Beechenlea Lane, Swanley, Kent BR8 8DR. Map

Meeting Dates for 2014

Jan 13th, Mar 10th, May 12th, Jul 14th, Sep 8th,

AGM Nov 10th

Events 2014 Area Clubs Contact's Where we meet

Middle Wallop flight line 4th July



The 2013 Coupe Europa at Middle Wallop, run by Croydon & DMAC, saw 36 people competing in the Vintage and F1G free-flight rubber events. The weather did its best to cooperate, though turbulence from upwind trees caused problems for many flyers, including the 2012 winner Peter Brown. Peter uses a chart recorder radio-linked to an upwind anemometer and thermistor; the plots on the chart show the small variations in wind speed and temperature that show the approach of a thermal.

F1G for the Aeromodeller Trophy 22 flew

1. Peter Hall 577
2. Geoff Stringer 572
3. Alan Brocklehurst 554

Vintage Coupe d’Hiver for the AAA Cup 14 flew

1. Chris Redrup Etienvre 326
2. Peter Tolhurst “ 283
3. Gavin Manion “ 282



London Area Free Flight Site

From 2010 onwards London Area has a new approved venue for Area Centralised free-flight contests. It is Area 8 on Salisbury Plain, a military training area, and one of the best free-flight sites in Britain. The site is also available for trimming for free-flight only on most weekends; see the details on the Events page on the BMFA website.

Best access is at 50º11’33.60”N 1º56’59.79”W, on the B390 Shrewton-Chitterne road, about 2 miles west of Shrewton.