This page is intended to provide access to the range of BMFA publications and rule books. They will generally be made available as Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files which should be suitable for import into almost any word processor, and also as Adobe Acrobat PDF files.
BMFA News is a bi-monthly magazine published by the BMFA and sent to all members. If your copy has been mislaid you can access archive versions of the most recent additions on-line.
The link takes you to a the website of the BMFA News publishers and opens in a new window. You can click the 'Editions' button on the toolbar at the top of the page to select the issue you want to view.
The British Model Flying Association encourages and supports model aircraft flying and related modelling activities at all levels and within all social groups. We do not discriminate against people regardless of their religion, race, gender, age, sexuality and disability (the six “dimensions of disability” as used by the Equal Opportunities Commission).
The purpose of this document is to provide everyone involved in organising model flying activities with information on the legislation and how its requirements regarding disability discrimination may affect you.
Read the Disability Guidelines Document
(left click to open in a new window, right click and select save to download a copy)
The purpose of this form is to enable the British Model Flying Association to collate information on reported faults with ARTF aircraft so that the depth of the problem may be assessed and subsequent national action taken where necessary.
Any model flyer who discovers a fault with an ARTF aircraft is entitled to submit this form but in the interim he or she should exercise their rights under the Consumer Protection Act and rigorously pursue their complaint through the retail outlet they obtained the kit from. If they have suffered collateral damage as a result of a crash, e.g. damage to an engine or radio equipment, they may also be entitled to compensation for this damage.
Please complete this form as accurately and concisely as possible giving full details and photographs of the faults wherever possible. You are required to sign and date the form should you wish it to be included within the survey. Anonymous or unsigned forms will not be accepted.
Fault Report Form
(PDF - left click to open - right click to download)
The latest edition of the Members Handbook is available to download.
Rule Books: the full list of rule books is available here
If you are thinking about a record attempt you should read the guidelines on UK and World Records.
See the Free Flight Tech Committee page for details of the current Free Flight Report.
All Free Flight Forum Reports are still available for purchase via the FF Technical Committee website
A goldmine for Vintage and nostalgia flyers. 23 previously unpublished plans by Jack North, a respected name in high-speed aerodynamics, with reminiscences by colleagues and his extensive work on thermal detection.
The BMFA approved flying training manual for R/C power flying, including notes for the instructor. A printed version is available from the office for £2 or you can download it here as a zipped PDF for free.
There is now a version of Up and Away for electric flyers.