BMFA Centenary Record Attempt

In 2022, to mark the BMFA Centenary, we will be attempting to set a new record. This will be a mass participation model flying record attempt for clubs and individual members which is to be set at your own flying site and recorded locally.

The  record attempt will be one of several events marking the Centenary and will allow all our members to participate whatever model types they fly. 

Location, date, time
The record will be set using model aircraft of all types and be a mass participation event at BMFA clubs and other flying sites throughout the UK. The attempt will take place on the 15th May 2022 at 12 noon. The record will be for the total number of aircraft in the air at 12 noon on the 15th May 2022 simultaneously across the UK 

Participants must hold current BMFA, British Drone Flyers or BMFA Youth Group membership.

There is no requirement for individual pilots to register with the BMFA in advance of the record attempt.

Members taking part in the attempt at their own club site should ensure they have registered with the Record Attempt Co-ordinator for their club.

Country members, or those wishing to take part as a guest of another club should contact the Record Attempt Co-ordinator at the flying site they would like to take part at, in advance of the record attempt. Contact details for the co-ordinators is available on the record attempt map at 

Flying Site Location Registration
Any location where the attempt will be taking place needs to be registered in advance. (Closing date for location registration is Friday 13th May) To register your flying site as a Record Attempt Location please complete the online form on this page.

Models and eligibility
All types of model aircraft and drones will be eligible to participate in the record attempt. Models must be flown in accordance with the BMFA and local flying site rules.  The record attempt can take place outdoors or indoors at any suitable flying site.

To maximise the number of models in flight and based on the size of the flying site with careful planning it may be possible to fly radio models, control models and small free flight models such as the BMFA Dart or chuck gliders in a mass launch. Of course safe flying is paramount 

Record attempt co-ordinator
A club record attempt co-ordinator must be appointed for each participating location. They will be responsible for ensuring all participants are recorded for the attempt and and submitting the required information for record verification.

In order for this to happen we need evidence to support each claim.

Submitting Participation Details
A detailed instruction pack will be distributed to clubs and co-ordinators nearer the time.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this unique and monumental record and hopefully we will be successful in creating a memorable event to celebrate our centenary.

If there are any questions about the above, please contact the event co-ordinator, Simon Vaitkevicius on

We are very excited to be attempting this world record and would love your club to be a part of this amazing event.