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The Northern Ireland Association of Aeromodellers is the governing body of the Northern Ireland Area which is affiliated to the BMFA (British Model Flying Associations). The Northern Ireland Area was setup to promote the sport and its many disciplines to the public and support competitors at national and international events. We have a committee in place that manage the area and are responsible for all the clubs in Northern Ireland. This website has lots of information that we hope will encourage people to join us in this exciting sport. We hope you enjoy browsing and welcome any questions or comments you may have.
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The North Down Clubs Fun-Fly is now moved to the 30.8.2014
Seven Towers Autumn Fly in will be on the 31.8.2014 busy weekend that will be unfortunately I will only be able to attend the Seven Towers event having other commitments on the 30.8.2014. Hopefully someone will send me photos from North Down.
The Causeway Coast MFC are having a fly-in on the 14.9.2014.
Irish Nationals Control Line will be on 21.9.2014 at Brinny, in Cork.
Last but not least following the succes of the Multi-rotor meet in July The BuzzardsMFC will be hosting an end of season Fly-In on 21.9.2014, all disciplines welcome, trade stands and table sellers welcome, usual refreshments and BBQ all provided free, you can even bring indoor models

Two events covered in this update the first being the first round of the Area scale day held at The Causeway Coast Model Flying Club on the 6th July 2014. The weather was OK but not the kindest to us with frequent light showers which may have contributed to the smaller than expected entry. Flying did take place and a very enjoyable day it was, there are no results as yet as the second round still has to be done. A big thank you to Tom and Ross the judges from the NWMFC who did a sterling jopb and also to the club members of CCMFC who hosted the event and supplied a great lunch and refreshments all day. Thanks.

The second event was the first multirotor and FPV fly-in arranged by a BMFA affiliated club in the area, which came about when Seamus the Forum adminstrator asked me if The Buzzards would host the event. We decided to go ahead and organised the event not knowing what to expect, we knew there was the interest but would the people travel. We need not have concerned ourselves as it was the largest crowd I have seen at an event for some time, everyone enjoyed themselves and we were all well fed by Clifford Wallace and the BBQ, some prizes were awarded for finding markers hidden in the fields and it was impressive to see how quickly they were found.

Photos of both events below and a video of the Multirotor event courtesy of Colin from Craigavon

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Stuarty Porters Stearman

Seamus O'Donnels Lansing

Robert McCartneys Turbulent

The Judges Tom and Ross hard at it.

Stuarty calls for Seamus

Yummy Lunch.

Photos from the Multicopter Event

The gathering commences

Much discussion takes place

A bench full of models

David Connollys collection

Models were set up and help passed around freely

The "craic" was good on the observation Gallery

Lots of tips tricks and trickery shared out

Clifford the chef and the modest BBQ laid on

Wil the winner of a bottle of whisky for finding the tricky marker

Peter who won a bottle of sparkling wine for finding a marker

Marios and colleague who jointly found a marker receive bottles of wine

Julio who didn't find anything but he comes from Brazil so we gave him a bottle of wine to drown his sorrows (world cup)

A marker photo by Peter O'Kane

Second marker by Peter O'Kane

Third marker by Peter O'Kane

The reservoir by Peter O'Kane

The Hangar by Peter O'Kane

Even the ladies and pets enjoyed the day.