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. You might like to read this short article I wrote for the BMFA magazine shortly after I restarted indoor flying.
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 even pre dates full size aviation here.
Indoor Technical Committe Members for 2014:-
Allan Weighell FSMAE Secretary
Mike Colling FSMAE Chairman and BMFA Council Delegate
Bob Bailey Treasurer and Rules
Mark Benns Safety Officer
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 since we lost the use of Cardington airship hangar in 2009. Publicity is the main weapon in our armoury at this moment in time.
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. Our aim is to provide hands-on help for novices in the shape of teaching the necessary skills, for example:- wood selection, building, covering techniques and motor winding. There are experienced flyers around the country who are willing to help you, just contact me in the first instance.