Organisation

The Federation AeronautiqueInternational (FAI) is the world-wide governing body for all forms of sporting aviation. Its “Aeromodelling Commission” (CIAM) deals with Model Flying. Information from the CIAM Free Flight Sub-Committee of the FAI is available from the FAI web site. Its current chairman is the UK member Ian Kaynes. The FAI is represented in the UK by the Royal Aero Club who in turn delegates the responsibilities for the sport of Model Flying to the BRITISH MODEL FLYING ASSOCIATION (BMFA).

The BMFA numbers over 35000 members, with more than 640 affiliated clubs. Some of these clubs are entirely Free Flight based, while others have Free Flight sections. In addition there are other groups and affiliated organisations devoted to specific Free Flight disciplines. If you would like more information about the Association’s work, or about aeromodelling in general, please click on the BMFA link above.

The FFTC is part of the BMFA. It is responsible for Free Flight Model Flying in the UK including organising the yearly programme of competitions and setting the rules for them. A list of FFTC members and contact details is given below.

In addition the BMFA is divided into regional areas. Most of these have Free Flight contacts who can be found on the list following the FFTC contacts. Here you can find the person nearest to you who can tell you about Free Flight in your area.

FFTC Committee Members


Name Address Telephone/e-mail Position
Mike Woodhouse 12 Marston Lane,
Eaton,
Norwich,
Norfolk NR4 6LZ
Tel & Fax: 01603 457754
Mobile: 07811 043043
michael.woodhouse1942@gmail.com
BMFA 034262
Chairman
       
Chris Strachan 56 Way Lane,
Waterbeach,
Cambridge CB5 9NQ
Tel: 01223 860498
Mobile: 07876 317746
chris.strachan@btinternet.com
BMFA 033623
Hon. Secretary
       
John Carter Petite Maison,
45 Grindley Lane,
Meir Heath,
Stoke on Trent,
Staffs
ST3 7LN
Tel: 01782 398816
Mobile: 07725 164372
nordicf1a@gmail.com
BMFA 050520
Hon. Treasurer
       
John Jacomb 146 Churchfields,

Shoeburyness,

Southend on Sea,

Essex

SS3 8TW

Tel: 01702 218523

Mobile 07713 977254

john@capp-jacomb.freeserve.co.uk

BMFA 108203

FAIR representative
       
Mark Benns 323 Dogsthorpe Road

Peterborough

PE1 3PF

Mobile: 07540 705959
mark.benns@btinternet.com
BMFA 072513
Rules Officer
       
Ken Faux
36 Wychford Drive
Sawbridgeworth
Hertfordshire
CM21 0HA
Tel: 01279 721008
ken.faux@btinternet.com
P.R.O.
       
Phil Ball 17 Heronswood Drive,
Spondon,
Derby,
DE21 7AX
Tel: 01332 665361
phil.ball@ntlworld.com
BMFA 057180
Results Officer and Safety Officer
       
John Ashmole 164 High Road,

Weston,

Spalding,

Links PE2 6JU

Tel: 01406 370188

johnashmole@yahoo.co.uk
BMFA 070804

SAM 35 representative

(invited to meetings but non voting)

       
Ian Kaynes 7 Ashley Road,
Farnborough,
Hants.
GU14 7EZ
Tel: 01252 512538
kaynes@btinternet.com
BMFA 021003
F1E Representative
(non-voting)

 

Area Free Flight Contacts

South West Ron Marking
Prose Kairon
Pennance Road
Lanner
Redruth TR16 5TF
01209 213254
ron.marking@btinternet.com
Mid West
Western Peter Tribe
46 Southleigh
Bradford on Avon
Wiltshire
BA15 2EQ
01225 862748
petertribe46@talktalk.net
Southern To be confirmed
South East Mike Cook
17 Byron Close
Pound Hill
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 3BW
01293 402995
michael.j.cook@tfl.gov.uk
London Martin Dilly
20 Links Road
West Wickham
Kent
BR4 0QW
martindilly20@gmail.com
East Anglia Dave Oldfield
15 Arundel Road
Wymondham
Norfolk
NR18 0JE
01953 603517
odaveold@aol.com
South Midland Richard Whitehead
6 Croxton Close
Luton
LU3 2UQ
07802630811
richard.whitehead@btinternet.com
Midland Peter Watson
5 Almond Ave
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 6QD
01926 421028
peterwatson47@hotmail.com
Northern Dennis Davitt
54 Tredgold Avenue
Bramhope
Leeds LS16 9BU
0113 2675433
dendavitt@tiscali.co.uk
North Western John Leadbeater
26 Woodlands Drive
Warton
Preston
PR4 1UQ
01772 632295
jleadbea@gmail.com
North Eastern Brian Martin
7 Grasslees
Rickleton
Washington
Tyne & Wear NE38 9JA
0191 4161096
brian_martin_uk@hotmail.com
‘Northern Ireland Maurice Doyle
28 Carlston Ave
Holywood
County Down
N.Ireland
028 904 24113
mauricedoyle@freenet.com
RAFMAA Daniel Platts
6 Lincoln Drive
Scampton
Lincoln
LN1 2TB
01522 738213
danielplatts@tiscali.co.uk
Scotland Jim Arnott
Downside
Farm Road
Hill of Beath
Fife
KY4 8DZ
01383 510279
arnott.downside@btinternet.com