Welcome to the Homepage of Area13 of The British Model Flying Association

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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SOME NEW DATES AND CHANGES TO THE CALENDAR


The North Down Clubs Fun-Fly is now moved to the 13.9.2014
The Causeway Coast MFC are having a fly-in on the 14.9.2014. Start time 1.30pm
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.
NIMSA have cancelled the thermal event on the 28.9.2014 and re-scheduled to 5.10.2014 but will now be Open & Electric.

Matthew Poots is at the IMAC World Champs in the USA. Matthew has done brilliant he was 12th in the unlimited class and first of the UK team, you must also take into account most of those in front of him are from the USA and I would imagine they are flying aircraft they are well used to, his blog and lots of photos can be seen here www.aerobaticsni.com/
The BMFA have introduced a Multi-Rotor Achievement Test both A and B details can be found by clicking here

At present I am not getting to as many events as I would like to due an ilness in my family which is taking up a lot of my time, which also means I am not updating as often as possible so remember to keep using the NIAA facebook page plenty of information and photos being posted there by the members. I have been to a few events and have some photos.
Recently John Pearson had Ray Jones and his good lady Ann over from Wales for a visit, for those of you that don't know Ray does the Slopeside in the BMFA News, they did some gliding at the Downhill on the Saturday and came to The Buzzards on the Sunday and did some Glider Towing, I had a long chat with Ray an Ann as I come from his area originally and thoroughly nice people they are I certainly hope they enjoyed there visit we enjoyed there company.

The 31st of August was the Seven Towers Model Flying Club at Broughshane for there August Fly-In and the weather was kind to us but maybe a little Blustery, a great days flying took place as did a lot of catching up with old friends and as usual archie was on hand with the BBQ which went down well, thanks to all that organised it we all had a very enjoyable day.

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Some of the Gliders and Tow planes

Andrew with his cub tow plane

Hooking up

Away they both go

The little white thing in front of the glider is a shuttlecock on the tow line

The glider on finals

Watching from yhe gallery are left to right Paddy Bill, Ann & Ray Jones and Wayne.
 

Seven Towers got a good turnout

Stephen Brown, Ken Taylor and Ian Robb with a Wilga

Catching up

Tommy Mckendry and David Connoys good side.

The main man Archi the chef

Peter O'Kanes models

The Wilga on take off
A A fly by

On finals

Stephen browns Turbine powered Baby Boomerang

On take off

A fast fly by

On finals

Paddy under instruction from Clifford