Supporting model aircraft and drone flyers since 1922


£25 Million Public Liability cover for flying model aircraft & drones. Personal accident cover when taking part in recognised activities. The most widely accepted and best available package for sporting and recreational flying.

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The BMFA  represents the interests of model aircraft and drone flyers at the highest levels of the UK and Europe and is respected as the largest airsports association in the UK

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The National Governing Body for the sport of model flying in the UK. We organise national and international teams and represent UK interests at the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI).

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Recreation & Education

A network of over 850 clubs provide over 1000 flying sites nationwide for members to fly recreationally. Many events and "fly-ins" up and down the country give the opportunity to meet, fly and socialise

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The BMFA's strengths are its proven expertise and its membership. Without the backing of its clubs and members we could not have accomplished the many things that have given us national and international credibility and recognition. The sheer weight of numbers of model aircraft and drone fliers we represent has enabled us to be heard at the highest levels. Therefore, we require continuing support as without you the BMFA would not exist: your membership and club affiliation is important so that we can continue to represent the interests of model aircarft and drone flying in the UK.


United we have achieved and will continue to do so.


The promotion, protection, organisation and encouragement of model aircraft and drone building, flying and development in all its aspects in The United Kingdom, through the medium of clubs and individual members; assistance and guidance to clubs or individuals; collaboration between members of the Society; and co-operation on behalf of members of the Society with the Civil Aviation Authority or other government departments and any other bodies and organisations in the United Kingdom and overseas.

What Makes us Great

  • Dedicated responsible and hardworking, members, volunteers and staff.
  • A long history of safe, lawful and responsible operation.
  • Over 850 affiliated clubs offering training and safe places to fly
  • A national achievement and training scheme
  • Organised local, national and international contests
  • Education program helping develop STEM opportunities