2023 BMFA Record Attempt & BBQ

BMFA World Record Attempt, Results

We did really well with 48 Aircraft in the air at 12:00 on 14 May 2023, with a great turnout from members, friends & families. We beat last years contribution of 23.

Looking at the BMFA photos (link below), we maybe had the most participants at any one club. Thank you all for a terrific day.

Sadly the weather around the country seems to have adversely impacted this years attempt. Andy Symonds, BMFA, issued the following last night:

‘I would like to offer my sincere thanks for registering to take part in the 2023 BMFA Record attempt.
182 clubs took part in the 2023 attempt which took place on Sunday 14th May 2023. Despite varied weather across the day (16 clubs were unable to take part due to bad weather or a waterlogged flying site) a total of 2224 aircraft were airborne as the clock ticked past noon. Another fantastic achievement.
While we were unable to match the amazing figure of 3109 from 2022, once again a large number of model flyers came together to enjoy a great day and had lots of fun, which is what it is all about.
I am already receiving requests to do it all again next year and there is talk of making it an international event!
If you haven’t yet registered for the BMFA Distance Challenge taking place in July please consider doing so, it should be another opportunity to have a great day at our club fields once again. See https://bmfa.org/2023-distance
Once again, thank you for registering for the record attempt. It is you that makes these things work and our sport is richer for your efforts.
Andy Symons
2023 Club Support Officer and BMFA Record- Co-ordinator’

Our photos are here. (Also available from the Events menu above)

BMFA Website with photos is here. (Opens in a new tab)