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Diary Dates - 2014

Updated: 17 February 2014

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ELECTRIC AND INDOOR

22nd Feb, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March '14
Gloucester MFC Indoor Flying. Bentham Country Club, Bentham, nr. Cheltenham GL3 4UD. 40 metre venue. 6 pm to 8 pm. Slots for F/W, Helis and Micro models. £6 for flyers, juniors £1, spectators free. Insurance required for flyers. Mike Frith, secretary@glos-mfc.co.uk or 07866 366657 or see www.glos-mfc.co.uk

22nd February '14
BMFA North West Area Indoor Free Flight Gala. Manchester Velodrome, M11 4DQ. 9 am to 6 pm. Indoor Duration competition classes, Scale classes for Open Scale Flying Only, Pistachio and Peanut. David Whitehouse for Duration (01942 897816 or whitehousejdavid@googlemail.com) and/or Andy Sephton for Scale (andrewjsephton@gmail.com or 07872 625279)

23rd Feb, 30th March '14
OFMAC 2013-2014. Abbey Sports Centre, Green Furlong, Berinsfield OX10 7NR. 9 am till 4 pm. Fun fly for all, free-flight, rubber, CO2, electric. Dave Dobson, Tel: 01491 837789 or ofmac1@talktalk.net

1st March, 5th April, 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

6th March, 3rd April, 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

8th March '14
Waltham Chase Aeromodellers Indoor R/C Events. Main Hall at Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Passfield Avenue, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 9NL. 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission £8 for flyers, £1 for spectators, accompanied children admitted free. Free-flight models may not be flown. Proof of insurance required to fly. Event supported by BMFA Southern Area. Alan Wallington, Tel: 01489 895157 or visit www.wcaero.co.uk

8th March, 12th April '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. Peter Elliot, Tel: 01707 336982

15th March '14
Waltham Chase Aeromodellers Indoor R/C Meetings. Main Hall at Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants PO9 2AY. 7 pm to 10 pm. Admission £7 for flyers, £1 for spectators, accompanied children admitted free. Free-flight models may not be flown. Proof of insurance required to fly. Alan Wallington, Tel: 01489 895157 or visit www.wcaero.co.uk

22nd March '14
Manchester Velodrome Free Flight Fun Fly Events. BMFA ITC Indoor Event at the Manchester Velodrome, M11 4DQ. BMFA insurance required. 11 am to 5 pm. Ultra lightweights less than 5 g 5 - 6 pm, R/C limited to RTF's less than 50 g and scratch-built models up to 100 g, no shock flyers or 3-D helis. David Whitehouse on 01942 897816 or whitehousejdavid@googlemail.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

2nd March, 6th April, 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

16th March '14
F3B Calendar 2014. Speed Comp - 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

11th/12th April '14
F3B Calendar 2014. League 1 - 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

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

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

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


FEBRUARY

23rd Feb '14
Balbedie Bring and Buy Sale. Millbridge Hall, Old Causeway, Kinross, KY13 8DW. 1 pm till 4 pm. Entrance fee £3, sellers fee £5 (entrance fee included) - contact Colin Maclean, 07798602096. www.balbedie-aeromodelling-club.co.uk or Email Colin Morrison: secretary@balbedie-aeromodelling-club.co.uk

26th Feb '14
Phoenix MAC NW Area Spring Swapmeet. Deanwater Hotel, Wilmslow Rd, Woodford, Cheshire SK7 1RJ (on the A5012 Wilmslow to Poynton Rd). Doors open 7.30 pm. Table holders 7 pm. Admission £2. Tables £3 each. Terry Mason, Tel: 0161 439 3816 or PMACCheshire@aol.com


MARCH

1st March '14
Brightlingsea MFC Swapmeet. Alresford Village Hall, Ford Lane, Alresford, Essex CO7 8BL. 9.30 am - 11.30 am. Entrance £1, tables £3 (set-up from 9 am). Tables must be pre-booked. Bob Goodenough on 01206 303749 or see www.forjac.co.uk

8th March '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

16th March '14
Retford Model Flying Club Winter Swapmeet. Babworth Road Sports & Social Club, Babworth Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7NJ. Table set up from 9.30 am, doors open 10 am till 1 pm. Admission £3. Small table £4 book in advance, £5 on the day. Large table £6 or £7 on the day. Chris, 07966764803 or visit www.rmfc.org.uk

16th March '14
Beverley And District MAC Spring Swapmeet. 9 am to 12 noon at Tickton Village Hall, nr Beverley, HU17 9RZ. Contact www.badmac.net/ or Simon Tweedale, jansimon@tweedale.karoo.co.uk or Tel: 01482 844914

21st March '14
Dumbarton & District Model Aircraft Club (DADMAC) annual Auction/Bring and Buy. Chivas Community Suite of Dumbarton Football Club, Castle Road, Dumbarton. Entry from 5.30 pm. Starts 8 pm. Entry fee, but no commission on sales. Auction forms available on www.dadmac.org.uk to pre-book items. Maurice Irvine, Tel: 01475 689711 

22nd March '14
Swap Meet, Long Eaton Model Aero Club. Sawley Church Hall (post Code NG10 3AB). 9 am for sellers, 9.30 am for buyers, finish 1 pm. Tables cost £5, entry £2 - tables should be pre-booked. John Wright, Tel: 01159 394448 or Gordon Hughes, Tel: 01159 395511, Email janwright27@btinternet.com

22nd/23rd March, 26th/27th April, 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

23rd March '14
The Great Southern Model Auction at Mountbatten School, Romsey, Hampshire,
SO51 5SY. Doors open 9 am, auction starts 11 am. Entry £5, under 16s
free. Minimum lot £10, pre-booking of auction lots strongly recommended. Paul, 07500 175897. See www.hmfa.hampshire.org.uk

23rd March '14
Horam Model Swapmeet at Horam Village Hall on the A264 (TN21 0JE). All proceeds will go to the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance. Tables £7 (incl. one helper). 9.30 am - 4 pm. Robert Richardson, Tel: 01825 762372 or rob.richardson@talktalk.net

23rd March '14
Model Swapmeet hosted by Redruth & District MFC. Threemile Stone Community Centre. 10 am to 4 pm, sellers set up from 9 am onwards. £6 per table if selling, £2 if coming to buy. Limited number of tables, tables to be pre-booked. Steve Polkinghorne, Tel: 01209 313263 or www.rcflyers.net

30th March, 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


APRIL

12th April, 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

13th April '14
Spring 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

13th April '14
The REME Museum Model Show. The REME Museum, RG2 9NH. 11 am to 4 pm. Military and transport themed show hosted in the Vehicle Hall and Main Museum. Oliver Parr, Email: education@rememuseum.org.uk or Tel: 0118 976 3375

13th April '14
Ash Park MFC's Annual Model Auction. To be held at South Molton Community College, North Devon, sign posted from town centre. Doors open 9 am for sellers and 10 am for buyers. Admission £1.50. Trader in attendance. John Newman, Tel: 01237 479575 or john.new@talktalk.net

18th April '14
Watton Radio Model Club Bring & Buy. Hingham Social Club, Watton Rd, Hingham NR9 4HB. Sellers from 5.30 pm. £5 per table, additional helpers £1. Doors open 6 pm, entry £1. Martin Pawsey, Tel: 01953 883892

19th April '14
Frome MFC Easter Swapmeet at The Conygre Hall, North Road, Timsbury, Bath, BA2 0JQ. From 9.00 - 12.30. Entry is free and tables are free. Pre-booking required for tables, and entry from 8.30 for sellers. For more info and booking contact Rob Buckley, 07791 278292 or rob@rwbuckley.co.uk


MAY

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
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


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

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

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

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

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


AUGUST

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


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
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


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