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Diary Dates - 2014

Updated: 25 April 2014

A FREE service, advertise your club's event, show, fly-in, bring and fly, swapmeet, sale or what ever. Simply send in the details to: 'Diary Dates', RC Model World, Traplet Publications Ltd., Traplet House, Pendragon Close, Malvern, WR14 1GA. Or Email to RCMW@traplet.co.uk (Disc recorded)

ELECTRIC AND INDOOR

1st May, 5th June '14
Waltham Chase Aeromodellers Indoor R/C Small Models Meetings. Main Hall at Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hants PO17 5AL. 7 pm to 9.30 pm. Admission £4 for flyers, £1 for spectators, accompanied children admitted free. Proof of insurance required. Models flown to be limited on size and weight, and will be judged on suitability on the evening. Alan Wallington, Tel: 01489 895157 or visit www.wcaero.co.uk

3rd May, 7th June, 5th July '14
Indoor Fun Flying 2014. Furzefield Centre Sports Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3BW. Small electric models including electric helicopters and free flight rubber welcome. 6 pm until 10 pm. Flyers £8, spectators £2. Tel: 020 8500 3549 and ask for Mike Quille or Email: mp.quille@live.co.uk

31st May/1st June '14
Rolls-Royce Hucknall MAC Electric Fly-In Weekend. Minimum of 'A' Cert required to fly, flying a 'Large' model requires a 'B' Cert. Access via the Rolls-Royce No.2 Gate on the B6009 Watnall Road, Hucknall, NG15 6FQ. Entry fee £2 per pilot. Not open to the general public, but includes a Swapmeet on the Sunday (£2 per table). Camping available. Reg Lowe 01773 716786 or
r-lowe2@sky.com

13th July '14
PANDAS Grand Electric 11th Anniversary 'Free For All' Fly-In 2014. At Pontefract Racecourse, from J32 of M62 look for white gates on right, cross track and turn right, follow the road to the site.. Gates open at 9.30 flying starts at 10. Flying for BMFA members with proof only. Flyers and spectators free. John Thompson, 01924 515595 johnty99@ntlworld.com or Robby Day, 01132 870041 robday@na-bmfa.org www.pandasaero.co.uk

3rd Aug '14
Bath Spa RCS E-Fly 2014 at Colerne airfield. Format will be similar to previous years with flying from the tarmac runways at the usual location with a grass strip adjacent to it. For further details contact Bob Partington on 01225 891441 or grpartington@gmail.com

14th Sept '14
North London MFC Electric Day. Warren Lane, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6RR. Flying from 10 am. All pilots need BMFA 'A' certificate or LMA proficiency, those flying >7 kg models need BMFA 'B' certificate or LMA proficiency. Proof of insurance required. No noisy models. £5 pilots entry fee. Maurice Northcott, 07866105721 or mail@mpnltd.fsnet.co.uk

4th Oct, 1st Nov, 6th Dec '14
Indoor Fun Flying 2014. Furzefield Centre Sports Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 3BW. Small electric models including electric helicopters and free flight rubber welcome. 6 pm until 10 pm. Flyers £8, spectators £2. Tel: 020 8500 3549 and ask for Mike Quille or Email: mp.quille@live.co.uk

8th Nov, 13th Dec '14
North London MFC Indoor Radio Control Meetings 2014. Furzefield Sports Centre, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire EN6 3BW. 6 pm to 10 pm. All up weight for fixed wing 225 g, 36" span and helicopters 400 g. BMFA insurance required. Flyers £9, spectators £2.50. Contact Peter Elliot, Tel: 01707 336982


SILENT FLIGHT

4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th Sept, 5th Oct, 2nd Nov, 7th Dec '14
Wessex Soaring Association monthly slope fly-in for non-powered gliders. Slopes located in southern Wiltshire, east of Shaftesbury. All welcome. Contact Pete Carpenter on 07919903742 or pete.carpenter@yahoo.co.uk for details and directions

11th May '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 2 - Wetlands. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com

25th/26th May '14
North Lakes Soaring Association. Meet at Castle Inn on A591, 8 miles north of Keswick at 11 am. Contact P. Warren (Treasurer and Membership Secretary) on 01900 824465, or on meeting days R. Wild on 01768 779350

8th June '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 3 - Wetlands. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com

6th July '14
North London MFC Glider Day. Warren Lane, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6RR. Flying from 10 am. All pilots need BMFA 'A' certificate or LMA proficiency, those flying >7 kg models need BMFA 'B' certificate or LMA proficiency. Proof of insurance required. No noisy models. £5 pilots entry fee. Maurice Northcott, 07866105721 or mail@mpnltd.fsnet.co.uk

13th July '14
Wolves Scale Glider Competition at Long Mynd, Church Stretton. Start 9.30 am. £3 entry fee, proof of insurance cover required. Mark H. Richards, 6 Saxon Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5EP. Tel: 01785 712445, Mobile 07921 210629, Email: markhrichards@yahoo.co.uk

20th July '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 4 - Wetlands. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com

23rd August '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 5 - venue TBA. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com

24th/25th Aug '14
North Lakes Soaring Association. Meet at Castle Inn on A591, 8 miles north of Keswick at 11 am. Contact P. Warren (Treasurer and Membership Secretary) on 01900 824465, or on meeting days R. Wild on 01768 779350

7th Sept '14
Wolves Scale Glider 'Fly-In at Long Mynd, Church Stretton. Start 9.30 am. £2 entry fee, proof of insurance is required. Mark H. Richards, 6 Saxon Road, Penkridge, Stafford, ST19 5EP. Tel: 01785 712445, Mobile: 07921 210629, Email: markhrichards@yahoo.co.uk

12th/14th Sept '14
Gliderfest 2014 organised by Clwyd Soaring Association. Held on one of the Clwyd club's flying sites, site selection will depend on wind direction on the day. Event is open to scale models only and is not competitive. Camping sites available for weekend and B&B accommodation. Vic Steel, Tel: 0151 678 6920 or Vic@clwydsa.co.uk

21st September '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 6 - Wetlands. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com

6th October '14
F3B Calendar 2014. Nats/league reserve date - venue TBA. All league comps during 2014 are team trials for World Champs in 2015. In the event of abandonment/cancellation they may be rescheduled providing venues and competitors are available. All entries to Clive Needham Wednesday prior to comp, Email: l.needham7@ntlworld.com


GENERAL


APRIL

27th April '14
Gatwick Aviation & Airline Collectors Fair. 10 am - 4 pm. K.2 Centre, Crawley, West Sussex


MAY

3rd/4th May '14
The South West Model & Hobbies Show, Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 6QN.This popular show will have the usual favourites but will also include some exciting new displays of sports flying, 3-D helicopters, large models and jets. More info and Advance Tickets can be purchased online at www.swmee.co.uk Traplet Publications will again be supporting the show with an extensive display of modelling and craft magazines, books, DVDs, and hobby products

9th/11th May '14
Prowing International - the show for the flight model! Engine and glider models, jet models, helis, gas and electric engines, turbines. No foam flyers and no coax helicopters. Opening times: daily 9 am to 6 pm, Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. www.prowing.de

10th/17th May '14
Flamborough 2014 Modelling Holiday. Thornwick Bay Holiday Centre, Flamborough. A week-long residential pre-bookable event - only persons booked through the MAA and staying at Thornwick able to participate. Facilities provided for powered aircraft, electrics, gliders, indoor flying and helis. Caroline Scoles, Tel: 01472 322874, carolinescoles@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.modelaviatorsassociation.co.uk

11th May '14
RAF Museum Hendon Model Show. NW9 5LL. 10 - 4 pm. Free entry. 0208 205 2264

11th May '14
Balbedie Open/Scale Event. Balbedie Aeromodelling Club, Balbedie Farm Nr Kinglassie, Fife, KY5 0UE. Open event all aircraft welcome. Proof of Insurance required to fly. www.balbedie-aeromodelling-club.co.uk or Email Colin Morrison: secretary@balbedie-aeromodelling-club.co.uk

17th/18th May, 21st/22nd June, 27th/28th Sept '14
Waterplane Meetings 2014 at Ullswater, Cumbria. Please Check website or phone nearer to date to confirm. George Carpenter, Tel: 01524 782272, gcarpenter@btinternet.com Colin Smith, Tel: 01524 762282. www.wmwf.co.uk

18th May, 6th July, 14th Sept '14
Fly for fun hosted by Redruth & District MFC. Start at 10 am. Open to all local clubs. BMFA Insurance required. Light-hearted comps for fixed wing and helicopters. Andrew Hothersall, Tel: 08456 482888 or www.rcflyers.net

31st May/1st June '14
Long Marston Model Air Show 2014 - bigger and better than ever before. Set on a former WWII Operational Training Unit base at Long Marston Airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Full flying schedule and commentary from Dave Bishop of DB Sound. Pilot applications deadline is 30th April 2014. On site camping available. Show is supported by Traplet Publications Ltd. www.longmarstonmodelairshow.co.uk


JUNE

1st June '14
Fenland MFC 'Warbirds over the Fens' Annual D-Day Event at their 3 acre field at Holbeach St Johns, Lincolnshire PE12 8RQ. All pilots welcome flying WW1/WW2 Warbirds subject to BMFA requirements. For non-club members there will be a £5 charge. fmfc-online.com or Bob, Tel: 01945 419021 or Martin , Tel: 01406 420818

1st June '14
North London MFC Scale Day. Warren Lane, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6RR. Flying from 10 am. All pilots need BMFA 'A' certificate or LMA proficiency, those flying >7 kg models need BMFA 'B' certificate or LMA proficiency. Proof of insurance required. No noisy models. £5 pilots entry fee. Maurice Northcott, 07866105721 or mail@mpnltd.fsnet.co.uk

7th/8th June '14
North Wilts MAC David Prosser Memorial Trophy. Charlton Park, Nr Malmsbury, Wilts, SN16 9DG. Scale and vintage weekend, open event, 'A' cert required. Camping available. Pilot fee £5 per Tx. Keith Simpkins, 07906 373480 or Email: tigermoth99@hotmail.co.uk

8th June '14
Tavistock MFC Fly For Fun. Near Brentor Church, Devon. Everyone welcome. Free admission. Information from Len or Ann, Tel: 01566 86581

13th/15th June '14
Weston Park International Model Air Show. Organised by Wrekin MFC. Weston Park, Weston Under-Lizard, M54 junction 3 and 8 miles off M6 junction 12. New for 2014: three-day event. Commentary by D.B. Sound, over 100 traders, full size display both days, on site camping. Steve Bishop, Tel: 01952 587298, Mobile: 07758895068 or Email: stevenbishop@blueyonder.co.uk www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk

15th June '14
Wealden Warbirds. Berwick flying site, nr. Drusilla's on the A27. Flying from 10.30 am, pilots briefing at 10 am. Noise testing available on day. Proof of Insurance and BMFA 'A' min required to fly. £5 to fly. Prop warbirds only, no jets. mark@wealdenflyers.co.uk or 01825 765296 (days)

21st/22nd June '14
The Sumners Ponds Model Show. Model planes, helicopters, boats and more including traders. Free two night camping for exhibitors and traders. Call now to register your club. Tel: 01403 732539 or visit www.sumnersponds.co.uk

21st/22nd June '14
Vintage & Electric Fly-in at Sandhays, 2 miles east of Bishop Norton, Lincolnshire. Any variation of aircraft with an electric motor or vintage 4-stroke. BMFA insurance required. www.ssga-online.co.uk or contact Ray on 07583368132

22nd June '14
Deeside MAC Open Day at Broken Bank site off the A548. Open to all R/C classes - including large models and gas turbines - and all clubs and individuals. Gates open 8.30 am until 10.30 am, contact number for latecomers. Proof of insurance required, minimum is BMFA A certificate, models over 7 kg require a B. LMA certificate of competence will be accepted. G.H Robson, zen219506@zen.co.uk (preferable) or 01352 761814

22nd June '14
RDMFC Free Flight Day. Near Bangor, north Wales. Exact location dependant on weather. Contact allancb2005@yahoo.co.uk or 07904 287961

28th/29th June '14
28th Wings & Wheels Model Spectacular at North Weald Airfield, CM16 6AR. R/C displays of all kinds, trade, Bring & Buy, boat pool and lots more. Weekend camping. All enquiries: Email: admin@wingsnwheels.net or Tel: 01242 604126. www.wingsnwheels.net

29th June '14
BMFA North West Region Open Day and Swapmeet at Bickershaw MFC, WN2 5TD. Off the peg flying for fixed wing and helicopters. A field smooth enough for scale aircraft and big enough for jets. Swapmeet: bring your own table and sell modelling related stuff. No table charge. Free entry and car parking for all. Contact secretary@bickershawmfc.co.uk www.bickershawmfc.co.uk


JULY

5th/6th July '14
Woodspring 2014. The South West's biggest model airshow featuring an exciting programme of model aircraft with full model trade support. Held in our 25th Anniversary Year at Claverham Drove, Yatton. Email: warren@westgatesystems.net or Tel: 07970 473717. For general enquiries Email: spitfire@woodspringwings.co.uk www.woodspringshow.co.uk

5th/6th July '14
RDMFC Fun Fly weekend. Meet at the club field near Rhuddlan. Events and light-hearted comps to be arranged on the day. Contact allancb2005@yahoo.co.uk or 07904 287961

12th/13th July '14
IMAC to be held at RDMFC club field near Rhuddlan. Contact allancb2005@yahoo.co.uk or 07904 287961

26th/27th July '14
UVX 2014 - the Unmanned Vehicle Expo. Moulton College, Northamptonshire. Two large halls - TechZone for hobbyists and TradeZone for professionals with 2400 sq metres of exhibition space. Robotics, UAVs, multicopters, helis, FPV and more expected! info@uvxpo.com or visit www.uvxpo.com

26th/27th July '14
Vintage & Electric Fly-in at Sandhays, 2 miles east of Bishop Norton, Lincolnshire. Any variation of aircraft with an electric motor or vintage 4-stroke. BMFA insurance required. www.ssga-online.co.uk or contact Ray on 07583368132

26th/27th July '14
Rolls-Royce Hucknall MAC Scale and Jet Weekend. Combines all types of R/C scale models and any gas turbine powered model. Access via the Rolls-Royce No.2 Gate on the B6009 Watnall Road, Hucknall, NG15 6FQ. BMFA 'B' Cert required to fly. Swapmeet on Sunday (£2 per table). Pilots fly free. Camping available. Reg Lowe 01773 716786 or r-lowe2@sky.com

27th July '14
RDMFC Aerotow. Tugs and gliders all welcome at the RDMFC club field near Rhuddlan. Contact allancb2005@yahoo.co.uk or 07904 287961


AUGUST

2nd Aug '14
RDMFC Control Line Day. All types of C/L models welcome at the RDMFC club field near Rhuddlan. Contact allancb2005@yahoo.co.uk or 07904 287961

3rd Aug '14
Deeside MAC Open Scale Fly-In. Flintshire, Deeside MAC Broken Bank flying site, North Wales, near CH5 2NH. 9 am - 4 pm. Fellow BMFA Members are invited to this informal fly-in for scale models. Grass strip and open airspace ideal for all types of models up to 40 lb weight. deesidemac.co.uk or contact John Lee, 07790 628631 or john@johnglee.com

16th/17th Aug '14
Eastnor Castle Model & Boat Show organised by Wrekin Model Club. Eastnor Castle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 1RL. Two-day family model air show with full size both days. Admission: Adult £10, family £25, children under 5 free, camping £45. Steve Bishop, Tel: 01952 587298 or Stevenbishop@blueyonder.co.uk or www.facebook.com/eastnorcastlemodel


SEPTEMBER

6th/13th Sept '14
Flamborough 2014 Modelling Holiday. Thornwick Bay Holiday Centre, Flamborough. Thornwick Bay Holiday Centre, Flamborough. A week-long residential pre-bookable event - only persons booked through the MAA and staying at Thornwick able to participate. Facilities provided for powered aircraft, electrics, helicopters and gliders. Caroline Scoles, Tel: 01472 322874, carolinescoles@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.modelaviatorsassociation.co.uk

7th Sept '14
Delyn MFC Unlimited Scale Event, flying only, at Kettle International Airfield. 10 am to 5 pm. Just off junction 31 on the A55. Further info from Mike Parry, Tel: 01352 710167

7th Sept '14
Salisbury MFC Annual Scale Fly-In at Flamstone Farm, SP5 4DN. Open Scale with a special section for WW1 models. Starts 10 am. Fallback date is 21st September. No turbines or helicopters. If using 35 MHz please use odd numbered channels. Kevin Easter, Tel: 01725 552873 or Ron Hughes, Tel: 01722 712760

14th Sept '14
Delyn MFC IMAC Event at Kettle International Airfield. 10 am to 5 pm. Just off junction 31 on the A55. Further info from Mike Parry, Tel: 01352 710167

19th/26th Sept '14
Devon 2014 Modelling Holiday. Ladram Holiday Centre. A week-long residential pre-bookable event - only persons booked through the MAA and staying at Ladram able to participate. All types of models are welcome and power flying will take place on a full size airfield in the locality. All participants must be covered by adequate third party insurance. Caroline Scoles, Tel: 01472 322874, carolinescoles@hotmail.co.uk or visit www.modelaviatorsassociation.co.uk

20th/21st Sept '14
Rolls-Royce Hucknall MAC All Models Fly-In Weekend for all types of models. Access via the Rolls-Royce No.2 Gate on the B6009 Watnall Road, Hucknall, NG15 6FQ. 'A' Cert for all pilots, turbine powered or large model requires 'B' Cert. Entry fee £2 per pilot. Not open to general public, but includes a Swapmeet on Sunday (£2 per table). Camping available. Reg Lowe 01773 716786 or r-lowe2@sky.com


OCTOBER

5th Oct '14
Autumn Mega Swap Meet. Meir Community Centre, Meir Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 7DY. Tables £7, entry £2. Doors open 9.30 am (9 am for table holders). Steve Ogden, Tel: 01782 853883, Mob 07504287526 or Email topgun@modelpilot.co.uk

5th Oct '14
North London MFC Large Model Day. Warren Lane, Baldock, Herts, SG7 6RR. Flying from 10 am. All pilots need BMFA 'A' certificate or LMA proficiency, those flying >7 kg models need BMFA 'B' certificate or LMA proficiency. Proof of insurance required. No noisy models. £5 pilots entry fee. Maurice Northcott, 07866105721 or mail@mpnltd.fsnet.co.uk

18th Oct '14
Salisbury MFC bring & buy sales. Alderbury village hall near Salisbury, Wilts. Doors open for sellers at 8.30 am and buyers at 9.30 am, till 12 o'clock. Tables £7, buyers admission £4. To book tables contact Kevin Easter, Tel: 01725 552873 or easterislandbb@tiscali.co.uk

18th Oct '14
Delyn MFC Swapmeet II at St. Winefride's RC Primary School, Holywell CH8 7NJ. 9 am to 1 pm. Further info from Mike Parry, Tel: 01352 710167

18th/19th Oct '14
Weston Park In The Dark Spectacular. General off the peg flying starts 11 am followed by two shows at 6.45 pm and 8 pm. Featuring the best display pilots using both helis and fixed aircraft with laser/strobe lighting. £8 adults, children free, family ticket £15. Camping available. Steve Bishop, stevenbishop@blueyonder.co.uk or Tel: 01952 587298 www.westonparkmodelairshow.co.uk


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