19.1    BMFA Rule Books

All the following rule books are available as free-of-charge downloads from the BMFA Contest Rules Archive or they may be obtained pre-printed from the BMFA Leicester office at a cost of £3.00 per book (books 3 to 7), plus an A5 SAE.

FAI Class rules are now excluded from these rule books, but they do include variations to the FAI rules where implemented in the UK.  See below for full FAI rules.

  • Section 1 & 2 General Regulations and Rules
    This section is issued free with sections 3 to 8.
  • Section 2a Records Rules
    This section contains detailed regulations concerning record attempts and it is available free on request.
  • Section 2b UK Records List
    This section contains details of all ratified UK records including the current records and holders and it is available free on request.
  • Section 3 Free Flight
    All Outdoor and Indoor classes.
  • Section 4 Control Line
    Speed and Aerobatics’, Team Racing, Combat and Carrier classes
  • Section 5 Radio Control Power
    Aerobatics (GBRCAA and IMAC), Helicopters, Pylon, Waterplanes, Sam 35 Vintage, Fun-Fly and Drone (FPV) Racing.
  • Section 6 Scale
    Free Flight, Control Line, Radio Control, Indoor and Helicopters
  • Section 7 Radio Control Silent Flight Book 1
    Glider and Electroflight classes
  • Section 8 Space Models
    All Classes

19.2    FAI Sporting Code

Each section contains all the FAI rules for the discipline, including FAI Provisional rules. The codes can be either downloaded free of charge from the CIAM Sporting Code page of the FAI website at https://www.fai.org/page/ciam-code or ordered from the BMFA office. See below for pricing.

CIAM General Rules £4
Records £4
EDIC - Electronic Devices
in Competition
Vol F1 Free Flight £5
Vol F2 Control Line V2
plus Annex 4J
Vol F3 R/C Aerobatics £5
Vol F3 R/C Helicopters £5
Vol F3 Pylon £5
Vol F3 R/C Soaring £5
Vol F4 Scale £5
Vol F5 R/C Electric Powered
Vol F7 Aerostats £5
Vol F9 Drone Sports £5
Vol S Space £5
Buy one discipline and each additional
discipline is
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