North West Area Events Calendar

This is a list of North West Area events that have been notified to the webmaster.

If you would like an event listed, please contact the webmaster with the following information:

Date Type of Event Location Contact Information

2024 Events

 North West Area Meetings for 2024

The NW Area will hold its Ordinary General Meetings by Zoom on the following dates:

OGM – 10th September 2024

AGM -19th November 2024

There will also be a short OGM following the AGM to be held on the 19th November 2024

Meeting notifications will be sent sent to registered Chairman, Secretaries and Club Delegates. If you do not receive notifications, please ask your Secretary to check you are registered correctly as a club officer on the BMFA justgo portal ( 

Contact: Martyn Kinder  <>

Sherlowe Events

These events are held at a private airfield near High Ercall in Shropshire. Typically weekend events, camping and facilities are available on site but attendee numbers are restricted. You must pre-register with the organiser (John Minchell) and receive confirmation of your booking.  e-mail:

10/11 August 2024 – Scale Glider Aerotow

Indoor Flying at St Helens 2024 – 2025

  • Thursday 15th August 2024 (12:00 to 15:00)
  • Thursday 22nd August 2024 (12:00 to 15:00)
  • Saturday 14th September 2024
  • Saturday 12th October 2024
  • Saturday 16th November 2024
  • Saturday 14th December 2024
  • Saturday 11th January 2025
  • Saturday 8th February 2025
  • Saturday 8th March 2025
  • Saturday 5th April 2025

Cost: £80.00 for the September to April meetings payable in advance or £13.00 per session payable on the day.

There may be additional dates planned for those who wish to practice their Indoor Scale schedules in preparation for the Indoor Scale Nationals:

  • TBA

All meetings 1.00pm-4.00pm unless otherwise stated.

Shockies not allowed, helis/quadcopters small 1S only.

NOTE only 6 people allowed to fly at any one time.
Please inform Eric Strefford by email that you will be attending in the week before the meeting.

Any questions contact:
Eric Strefford

Leisure Centre Address
Elton Head Road. WA9 5AU


Indoor Flying at Shawbury

Shropshire Indoor Modellers have obtained some confirmed dates to restart indoor flying for the 2023/2024 season.

The venue is the Sports Hanger which is down Dawson’s Rough, opposite the main RAF Shawbury station.

The postal address for the RAF station is:- Royal Air Force Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 4DZ

The confirmed dates are all Sundays and the sessions will run from 1:00pm to 4:00pm:-

  • TBA

If you require any further information then please email John Minchell on

Indoor Flying at Rochdale 2024 – 2025

We have had a great indoor season again this year and I am pleased that we have secured the Kingsway High School Hall for Autumn and Winter 2023-24.

The next series of Rochdale Indoor events will start in October and run through to Spring 2024.

The dates confirmed are:

Autumn 2024 – Spring 2025

  • 13/10/2024
  • 17/11/2024
  • 08/12/2024 (2nd Sunday to avoid the Christmas School Closure)
  • 19/01/2025
  • 16/02/2025
  • 16/03/2025
  • 13/04/2025 (2nd Sunday to avoid a clash with the Indoor Nationals and Easter Sunday)

(Unless otherwise stated, 3rd Sunday of each month)

The sessions will run from 11:00 am to 4:00pm.

Depending on demand, there will be dedicated slots for each discipline, but all attendees will get ample opportunity to fly.

Contact is Martyn Kinder: email: Tel: 07989 025198

Location is the Rochdale (Kingsway) Sports Hall, Turf Hill Rd, Rochdale OL16 4XA

Velodrome – Indoor Flying (Free Flight)

David Whitehouse has secured the following dates for the  Manchester Velodrome Indoor Free Flight events:


For more information, please contact David at:

 Superfly (Poynton) Indoor 2024-25

A new venue for Indoor sessions in the North West. This event is run by John Summerville and Neil Harrison at the Poynton Leisure Centre, Yewtree lane, Poynton, SK12 1PU.

Session times have been extended and now run from 10:30 to 13:30 on (usually) the last Sunday of each month. The hall size is 6 badminton courts and well lit. The size is typical of a large sports hall..

Contact is John Summerville. Tel: 07470833579. email: 

You will need to book using the Eventbrite system as numbers are restricted. Please  contact John Summerville for the booking link.

Norwind Flyers 2024

Some news from David Whitehouse.

“I’ve basically taken over running Norwind, from Tom Tomlinson, who at 80 has decided to take a step back.

We are a group of mainly indoor free flight fliers who hold regular monthly meetings in Rochdale from September to May.

We need new flyers to keep our numbers at a viable level. We fly for fun but also hold regular competitions, the only place in the Northwest to do so.

If you feel like having an afternoon of old fashioned aeromodelling fun, then make us part of  regular flying activities.

Newcomers welcome, with lots of friendly advice.

2024 – 2025 dates

This season’s dates are normally the first Sundays of the month:

All events are from 11am to 4 pm, with competitions ending 2:30pm.

There are no flying slots, flying at any time but being respectful of others flights.

Sadly we can’t accommodate larger RC planes (Like shock fliers) and helicopters.

Cost currently £15 per session.

See our website for further information on the indoor free flight competitions or contact David Whitehouse on 01942 897816 or

If you need to contact a BMFA NW Area representative, contact information is available on the Contact Page.