SE BMFA Indoor Free-Flight Competition 28th Jan 2024

On Sunday the 28th January the SE BMFA and CADMAC – (Crawley & District Model Aircraft Club) held the annual indoor free-flight competition and fun-fly event at the Triangle Centre in Burgess Hill.
This was a new venue as the K2 in Crawley was deemed too expensive for the competition to be financially viable.
The booking was made in January 2022 to ensure that we reserved the space we needed for the event.
On the day we had 80 fliers and spectators turn up to the event with all classes of free-flight indoor models to fly.
The competitions were organized by Crawley Model Aircraft Club and consisted of some ‘fun-fly’ time for people to set up their models and some ‘competition’ time in the various classes as follows –
HLG and catapult models,
EZB / Living Room Stick / Gyminnie Cricket,
Peanut and Open Scale / Legal Eagle,
Hangar Rat and Butterfly mass launches.
Each class was judged on various criteria depending on that class and the time in the air.
At the end of the day the SE Area Committee presented Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates to the respective class winners with the Gold also receiving an engraved glass.
There were also trophies awarded for the Legal Eagle winner and the overall ‘Champion’ of the day – Dave Goodwin won both.

Here are the ‘Gold’ Winners and the ‘Trophy’ winners

Here are all the winners Gold, Silver and Bronze

The event was deemed a great success by all of the attendees and the SE Area managed to cover the costs for the occasion with the attendance fees.

SE BMFA Chair Stuart Willis (left) with Overall Champion of the Day Dave Goodwin

Terry Adams launching his catapult glider

Gary Oulds with his F1N

‘Butterfly’ class winner Rob Funnell

** Pictures courtesy of Tom Goodwin ***