Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Well it's been three years now and I still have not taken or passed my 'A' certificate . I have got planes in the loft at home that either have not flown or have only flown once that to date have not been considered suitable for the test as they are either 3 channel, have awkward take-off characteristics, don't penetrate on a windy day etc. Anyway the next plane to try is my Super Air which I was given as a 'crashed repairable'  it would seem 5 years ago. It's  now ready for a post crash maiden:

Hi folks
I am a new member BPMFC I have a spitfire with a NGH38 how do I go about getting it noise tested. I believe it is a requirement to fly.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday 8/10/17

With all the wind we have had recently today was a reprieve with low winds which got six of us out.
The field ground is still solid with no mud - fingers crossed it stays that way.
Good afternoons flying and not cold.
No pictures as they just did not come out so sorry about that

Monday, 25 September 2017

Friday, 22 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Scale Day latest.

Due to a lack of support by members for the event this year it has been canceled.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Scale Day 17th September.

                                                          Scale Day 17th September.
                                                              Depending on weather !

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Hello Roy ,     I would like to take part in the Scale flying day .  If the weather gods will allow .

I am away from the 14th of Sep until 22nd  .  Please advise date .     Richard Hobson

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hello Chaps and Chapesses. As you know, due to other commitments, I can;t do the Scale Day this weekend. I'm available for Sunday 3rd September but the weather forecast is not promising. Sunday 10th September looks good but the Southern Model Show at Headcorn is also on that weekend. Watch this space for updates. Roy

Monday, 21 August 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Friday, 18 August 2017

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Breaking news for the annual scale day.
The following is a list of days where I am available to arrange a Club Scale Day.
September:-Sunday 4th, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Sunday 30th.
October:-    Sunday 1st, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th
Could all those who wish to take part in the Scale Day or attend the BBQ, please let me know via this Blog, in order that I can procure enough nosh! I will also need to know which category(ies) you wish to enter. If any member wishes to organise the event on a different day, please let me know. I have all the prizes and certificates already! Happy Landings,Roy

Monday, 14 August 2017

Don't worry Trevor your superhero powers are save in my hands... well safe in my fieldbox :)


Ray did a brilliant job videoing my Cessna 337, bit overpowered! but it flies good now I've sorted the radio issue and lipos.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Missed this one... Thanks Graham.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

From Bravo303 - Many thanks for filming the event.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Club Field Gate

Dave Redwood To The Rescue - Many Thanks.

Friday, 28 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks again to Graham...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017


 Mobile welder needed to repair our gate. The hasp weld has broken which was welded to the 3x3 square section - the weld is only about 50mm on each side but it needs to be done.

I have the small metal section that needs to be secured / welded and I can meet anyone at anytime to get this done so if anyone knows anyone who can help = the club needs you!
Regards Peter

BMFA - Drone News

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Ade After Great Planes - Rifle maiden :)


News UK DfT Response to Drones Consultation The Department for Transport today published their response to the consultation that was held earlier in the year on the use of drones. What is disappointing is the level of response. Of the 678 responses the DfT received, only 213 were from model flyers, which is somewhere in the region of 0.6% of the model flyers in this country who are the member of a model flying association. What is positive is that the DfT recognise the long and safe history of organised model flying (and for ‘club’ read ‘association’)- ‘The Government will work with model aircraft flying clubs to examine ways in which it may be possible to exempt members of model aircraft flying clubs with adequate safety cultures and practices from certain elements of registration and other educational requirements, or where their club will be permitted to undertake regulatory requirements on their behalf. Flyers of model aircraft who are not members of a club, or are members of a club not deemed to have adequate standards will, however, not be excluded from registration or other requirements.’ What is of immediate concern, however, is the statement- ‘As well as this, the Government is minded to: Amend the Air Navigation Order 2016 to ban all drones of 7kg or less in weight flying above 400ft or 122m (drones of above 7kg are already banned from flying above this height).’ While this response is a statement of intent, rather than final policy, the LMA will, in conjunction with the other UK model flying associations, continue to work with the DfT & the CAA to make sure that model flying is not negatively impacted by the government’s understandable desire to not have a very nasty accident caused by inappropriate use of Drones. ↑ Back to the Top | Posted on Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 EASA Rules On ‘Drones’ – Your Response Needed As you may or may not have seen, EASA have published an updated set or proposed rules for the operation of ‘Drones’ (which will include model aircraft)- ‘NPA 2017-05 Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones — Unmanned aircraft system operations in the open and specific category’ The period for submitting comments to this NPA is from 12 May to 12 August. I shall be submitting a response on behalf of the LMA, but I would encourage all of you to read all 128 pages and submit a response too. As a note, when EASA say ‘Model clubs and associations’, the UK CAA are reading this as existing national associations with a track record, the LMA, BMFA, SAA & FPVUK. Little Whinging MFC does not count, nor will starting a new gang to try and get round it all! As with other consultations & proposals, I’m not creating any ‘stock’ responses, your thoughts are what matter rather than a thousand identical responses. When responding, please be polite! As irritating as this is to us all, rude emails to the people who have been given the job of doing this don’t help. Any questions, please let me know and I’ll do what I can. Rob Buckley Secretary – Large Model Association

Saturday, 22 July 2017


Thin end of the wedge...

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017 - Toffee Drop For The Kids

Kindly sent in by Robert Harrison (Concord Flyers).

Flying Spectacular 2017 - Conner Sloane Night Flying

Due to copyright original sound track removed - sorry conner.
This was originally posted on the Blog but would not play as it was blocked in 240 countries - seems ours was one of em. ...

Flying Spectacular 2017 - Azza & Sonny night flying

Had to remove all original soundtrack because of copyright so unfortunately I lost all Joe's commentary - sorry Joe..

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017 - Fireworks

Listen to the crowd right at the end...
What a night to remember...

Monday, 17 July 2017

Night Flying Spectacular 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks to Bravo303 for filming at the event.

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks to Graham White for this video. Just so you know, while rushing to get in the flying slot I was too enthusiastic on the fuel pump and blew off the filler pipe from the fuel tank thus needing a strip down. All haste and all that... Never knew Graham was filming...

Flying Spectacular 2017

Many thanks to Graham White.

Flying Spectacular 2017

Many thanks to Lance Dougall for the film

Finally got around to the first flights of my Voodoo! After a warm up on the EFXtra :-)

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks again the Graham White.

Flying Spectacular 2017

Still wonder how the wings stay on!

Thanks again to Lance Dougall - I was hoping someone would get this

Love to see the kids faces - Thanks for that Lance - Made my day

Flying Spectacular 2017

Thanks to Lance Dougall

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Flying Spectacular 2017 - Our Dean Tamsett Flying 3D Heli

I can never do a heli pilot justice as they just won't go where I think they are going and I get a load of sky in the viewer as it goes the opposite way to where I was moving my camera. - But I try. Great show Dean.

Saturday, 1 July 2017


HI Guys , Next week end has anyone have a time that we. Need to be at our post for show marshal ext . I will be down the field tomorrow this just in case I miss Jan or Peter and Dave . Richard Ps if still needed that is .

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017


Looking forward to a good show this year - we have the top three UK 3D plane pilots together with some top helicopter pilots who have confirmed they are coming.  Below is just a taster of whats on offer...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Felt it was a good time to post this - AGAIN

Says it all Paul.
(WoW - I'm a poet and didn't know it)
This was last April - but the winds apply just the same NOW!

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Terry Flying his P41 eFlight Razorback

Terry asked me to see if I could do something with his DVD record of his flight at his OWN flying field. The filming is a result of a standard video camera secured to his helmet and this was the result!
I have done no editing so what he got is what you see.
Hope you enjoy the flight again Terry!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Great day at the field.

Only Wednesday

Twinstar with Wheels

Mike wanted to see if a set of wheels would work on his Twinstar. Knocked a set up in half an hour and taped them on - they work.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Hi all . Just to let you know that Medway MFC will be having a Swap-

meet on Sunday 4th June at their Stickfast lane site . Tea /coffee bar open . Its also our Members day meeting all welcome .

A pitch for the swapmeet will cost £6-00 and buyer entry is £1-00. ALL proceeds go to our clubs charity the KSS Air Ambulance . gates open at 9-30 am for set up and 10-00 am for buyers .

There will be flying all day any guest who wish to fly must be a competent flyer and have their BMFA documents with them .No documents = NO flying.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017


Hello Guys could some one give a sound test on my newly finished Dragonfly 84 it got two ASP 52 with quiet exhaust silencer fitted .     I am free all this week not Friday and Tuesday , next week free all week  looking good .

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Dragonfly 84 Build

Hello Guys ,   Just on the last leg of long time building my new plane a Dragonfly 84 it coming along nicely .   Its from a plan around 1984 ? twin IC 52 4s 95" span it said to weight in at 15 lbs , just to say that not thing on plan has been right ,from wing ribs did fit in the wing size ? wood size that you can't buy now.  well  now hope in the next two or three weeks for testing  weather gods on the right side of mars.     Here are some photos with detail which one of the jobs plus finish off and cover top wings fit up fine the next bit that needs doing .

Saturday, 29 April 2017


Sorry guys - The funfair is in town so we have had to lock the inner field gate. Just park at the gate to unload your models then remove your car back to the parking area. The lock will be removed as soon as the funfair has left and security is restored.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Friday, 21 April 2017

Sopwith Pup - First Flight With New ASP FT160 Twin Cylinder Glo-Engine

Paul - Enjoying Friday Flying



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sopwith Pup Update

Needed a bit more power for this model so installed an ASP FT160.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Windy Sunday Afternoon

Can't Win Em All... But the suntan was free.

Sunday Stills

Got windy as the day went on...

Thursday, 30 March 2017


Inspected - Ground is now all nice and dry.

Outer gate now unlocked.

This Sunday looks good for flying...  

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Slope Soaring Visit To Minster Cliffs.

Great time and we ended up with 8 there - 4 came from Castle Hill (Detling) which made it more interesting. Full sun, great lift.
Turn up the volume and enjoy.

Minster Cliffs :)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Slope Soaring This Weekend...

Hi everyone. Paul brought to my attention that soaring the cliffs this weekend was looking good... So lets see who is interested... Plenty of warning for you all... Looks good and smack on for the cliffs. Usual thing and will only be there till we get cold (as always).
"Got No Plane" 
Even if you come and watch you will see it's fun.

Any takers – let me know.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Pensioners' day down the field.
 Simon's Maiden with his Wot4.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Eastchurch Aviation History and Museum Details

I hope clicking on the images below will enlarge them enough to read
a bit about our islands special place in history...

Regards Peter

Sunday, 5 March 2017