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:

	Type of Event
	Contact Information

2023 Events

 North West Area Ordinary General Meetings for 2023

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

2nd May 2023

12 September 2023

There will also be a short OGM following the AGM to be held on the 21st November 2023

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  <>

Macclesfield MFC Swap Meet

Wednesday April 12th 2023


Biddulph Town Hall, Staffordshire

Traders 5pm to 9 pm ( to clear hall by 10pm)
Doors to public opens 6:30 pm till 9pm
Model Aircraft, Cars, Boats, Trains, all model hobbies and tools welcome.
Trader table £3
Buyers £1 entry
email: to register/book a table

Phoenix MAC NW area Spring swap meet

Phoenix MAC will one again be holding their Swapmeet on:

Wednesday 19th April 2023


Deanwater Hotel Woodford Cheshire. SK7 1RJ. (on A5012 Wilmslow to Poynton road)

This is a long running NW area event. Bar and seating in swap meet room. Food available.

Entry £2 tables £4 (plus entry fee) Doors open 7:00pm. Table holders 6:30pm

Contact Terry Mason   07950 052039  or 0161 439 3816


North West Area Scale Fly-in 2023

The 2nd North West Area Fly-in will take place on the 21st May 2023 (provisional), courtesy of the Shropshire Model Flying Club at their flying field, just west of Shrewsbury with easy access off the A5.

This will be a fun event. Spot prizes for ‘Pilot’s Pilot’, Best in Show, Best Foamie plus others. We are also planning on a special prize for the best (flown) David Boddington Club 20 Scale Model as a tester to see if there is interest in this type of Scale Model.

Numbers will be restricted to about 50 so you MUST pre-register either by email to me ( or append your name below and I will maintain a published list.

£5 Admission fee.

NO Turbine powered aircraft (EDF is O.K).

Well maintained grass strip and a tarmac strip.

The field location is just West of Shrewsbury:

SatNav users:  Lat 52.74291922604198,  Lon-2.8517608708386883

What3Words location : ///cackling.distilled.fears

Google Maps:°44’34.5″N+2°51’06.3″W/

BBQ laid on.

More details to follow

Indoor Flying at St Helens 2023

 All meetings 1.00pm-4.00pm unless stated
Saturday 14/01/23
Saturday 18/02/23
Saturday 18/03/23
Saturday 15/04/23

Cost £80.00 for September-April in payable in advance or £13.00 per session on the day.
Shockies not allowed, helis/quadcopters small 1S only.

NOTE only 6 people allowed to fly at any one time in order to maintain social distancing.
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

At this moment, there are no events scheduled at Shawbury for the foreseeable future. 

Indoor Flying at Rochdale 2023

Indoor flying has resumed at the Kingsway Sports Hall

The Rochdale Indoor events will return this autumn and through to next spring.

The dates confirmed are:

15th January 2023

19th February

19th March

16th April

(3rd Sunday of each month)

The sessions will run from 11:00 am to 4:00pm and the cost will be £10 per session

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

Norwind Flyers 2023

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.

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

2023 dates 8th January, 5th February, 5th March, 2nd April and 7th May.

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

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.