We are pleased to announce the launch of the British Model Flying Association 2024 University and Schools Payload Challenges
The flying and presentation element of the competition will take place 12th – 13th June 2024 at the British Model Flying Association National Centre near Grantham in Lincolnshire.
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 sponsored 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.
For 2024 we will be running Challenge 1 Egg Lift, 2 Cube Lift, 3 Distance, 4 Quantity and 5 Weight.
2024 Challenges Launched
To enter your team complete the online entry form for your chosen challenge here https://payloadchallenge.bmfa.uk/2024-entries
Entries must be received by the 1st April 2024, however, due to the continually increasing interest in this competition this year will again see a limit on the number of entries accepted.
With this in mind it is suggested that you submit your team’s entries as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
An entry fee is payable on submission of a completed entry form.
The flying and presentation element of the competition will take place 12th & 13th June 2024 at the British Model Flying Association National Centre near Grantham in Lincolnshire, teams may arrive on the 11th of June for set up and practice by prior arrangement.
We look forward to meeting your teams at the 2024 Universities and Schools Payload Challenge.
For detailed information or assistance contact the Challenge Co-ordinator, Manny Williamson on firstname.lastname@example.org
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