Indoor flying provides terrific challenges in all of its many aspects and as you improve, trust me, the challenges persist!
If you are already a regular flyer then our aim is to keep you updated on what is happening on the indoor scene and provide reference information that will help you to build and fly ever better models.
If you are a newcomer or returning to the hobby our aim is to give you enough information to encourage you and point you in the direction of others who can directly assist you further. Indoor flyers are a friendly bunch; we need more people to join us.
There is more information, particularly for newcomers, on the main BMFA website here.
The reason we have 2 websites is that the BMFA one is good for static information, whereas on this site we can readily maintain up to date information on results and future events. There is already a comprehensive set of articles which will tell you how to build and fly your models to a fairly advanced level, these will be added to and updated over time.
Have a look at what all the fuss is about here - including the slowest mid-air ever perhaps! The models shown are F1Ds - the top International class - don't worry you won't be starting here!
Read all about the History of Indoor Flying that pre dates full size aviation .
Indoor Technical Committe Members for 2013:-
Allan Weighell FSMAE Secretary
Mike Colling FSMAE Council Delegate
Bob Bailey Treasurer
Mark Benns Chairman
Dave Whitehouse Co-opted member. North West Area Representative
Tony Hebb Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Results
The primary aim of any Technical Committee should be to Promote, Protect and Preserve all aspects of their particular discipline, to ensure there is a sound foundation for future generations.
Indoor in particular is especially vulnerable because of the total lack of affordable high ceiling sites in the UK. Publicity is the main weapon in our armoury at this moment in time. We must be pro-active in our endeavours to see that we are not perceived as elitist and pander only to the competition fliers who are rarely seen in action by the general public.
If you should know of any potential site we are looking for venues with ceiling heights in excess of 50 feet together with a large floor area then please get in touch at the contact e:mail address. In the same vein if you are able to offer sponsorship in any form then we would be very happy to discuss as this would help us to fund training and excellence events for all ages thus ensuring that team GB stays on top of the world of indoor flying.
We want to do all we can to cater for the sport fliers and newcomers who hopefully will be tomorrow’s competitors. There is a distinct lack of hands-on help for these guys in the shape of teaching the necessary skills in, for example:- wood selection, building, covering techniques and winding. We are planning to remedy this situation as soon as possible.