News Articles

  • Patch News – August 2020
    I suppose after all that’s happened in 2020 nothing should surprise me but the August weather still came as a bit of a shock. It varied from several days of unbearable heat with the highest temperature recorded for 17 years to 70mph gales and of course several storms. Halfway through the month the bullocks returned ...
  • Patch News – July 2020
    August already and despite the Covid-19 restrictions many of us have managed lots of flying in July. The number allowed at the field is now a theoretical 30 but the booking system remains in place so if you want to fly please email John Wheeley beforehand, preferably at least 24 hours before. July saw several ...
    As the Government’s limit on socially distanced groups is now 30 people we can remove the restriction on numbers. We have sufficient materials to create any size of pen for the pits should it be required.  However we will continue to maintain a booking system as should a Member be unfortunate enough to contract the ...
  • Patch News – June 2020
    As I begin writing this edition the country is slowly returning to normal, or at least ‘the new normal’ and many members have managed to get some flying in. The gradual easing of the lockdown rules has also made life easier for patch maintenance and it’s been mown several times which has brought it back ...
    The Government has issued revised lockdown rules that take effect from Monday 1st June when groups of up to 6 people from different households may meet in outdoor spaces providing they comply with the existing social distancing rules, which means that up to 6 Members can fly at any one time. Having discussed the matter with ...
  • COVID-19 UPDATE – 11th May
    The BMFA have updated their guidance for model flying following the Government’s relaxation of their “stay at home” rules.  You can read the update here:, which is based on: The Patch grass is quite long and this will prevent most models from ROG launches and also the bullocks are in the field.  We should adhere to ...
  • Covid-19 update and other news from the BMFA
    Dear BMFA Member We hope this email finds you well. Unfortunately, the Government extended the current lockdown restrictions for a further 3 weeks at least from 16/4/2020. This is very frustrating especially as the weather has been excellent recently. However, if we all metaphorically stick together (literally would not be in the spirit of social distancing!) we ...
  • 2.4GHz radio use & installation help sheet by Mike Ridley
    As some of you will know I had my radio go to failsafe mode a couple of times last week. A low power range check appeared to be ok so I took the gear to Mike Ridley of Model Radio Workshop and he found that the receiver aerial had a break in the coax shielding ...
  • Airbrush with compressor, and bench grinder for sale
    As most of you will know our President Don Eades is sadly now having to be looked after in a care home. Most of his modelling stuff has already been sold but there are a few odds and ends left, the most valuable items being an airbrush set-up complete with compressor, and a bench grinder. Is ...
  • NO FLYING on Sunday 12th May – Field being using as a car park
    Please note that next Sunday 12th May the field will be used for car parking for the Green Fair being held at the Sustainability Centre so no flying will be allowed. Some of us will probably fly on Saturday instead, keep an eye on your emails.
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National Events 2020

For further event details visit the BMFA Southern Area website:


 16th-17th May  Mini Airshow at Popham Airfield
 19th-21st June  Weston Park International Model Show, nr Telford, Shrops
 27th & 28th June  Wings & Wheels RC Model Spectacular, North Weald
 4th & 5th July  Large Model Association Show, Cosford
 11th & 12th July  Woodspring Wings, Yatton, North Somerset