Important Dates

We are pleased to announce the launch of the British Model Flying Association
2022 University and Schools Payload Challenges

The flying and presentation element of the competition will take place 14th & 15th June 2022 at the British Model Flying Association National Centre near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Welcome!

The British Model Flying Association is the United Kingdom’s National Governing Body for the sport of model aircraft flying and one of its key aims is to increase interest in aviation and engineering through education.

The BMFA Payload Challenges require students to design, build and fly load-carrying model aircraft. The competitions have evolved to stretch the abilities of participating students and there is no doubt the development of a good aircraft requires each team to display design flair, technical knowledge and teamwork.

Judging is by a panel of professional engineers and the competition has attracted very favourable comment from external examiners, the challenge is partnered by the Royal Aeronautical Society and also enjoys the support of BAE SYSTEMS, Rolls Royce, RAF Engineering and the Royal Air Force Model Aircraft Association.

The competition benefits from cash prizes awarded to winning team members and their university/school department.

2022 Challenges Launched

To enter your team complete the entry form on the final page of the appropriate brochure and post or Email to me at the address above along with the appropriate payment to register your entry(s) by the 1st April 2022, due to the continually increasing interest in this competition this year will see a limit on the number of entries accepted in order to maintain a viable schedule, be sure to submit your entries as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

An entry fee of £125.00 per team (£75.00 for challenge 1 and 2) is payable on submission of entry form, please note that the entry fee is higher than previous years to reflect the provision of flight batteries for use during competition flights for all teams.

 

The flying and presentation element of the competition will take place 14th & 15th June 2022 at the British Model Flying Association National Centre near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

I look forward to meeting your teams at the 2022 Flight Challenge; in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact me should you require further information or assistance.

Yours sincerely

Manny Williamson
BMFA Development Officer
(Challenge Co-ordinator)

Gallery


Brockford Barn have kindly made the video below available in the hope that it will inspire other teams to enter the BMFA Payload Challenge.

Also we have the video below produced by the Beihang University