Getting Started

The first step to get started flying model aircraft and drones is to decide what type of aircraft you would like to fly and what method of control you want to use.

Model aircraft and drones broadly fall in to 3 categories, fixed wing aeroplanes, helicopters and multi-rotors.

Fixed Wing



Find a Club!

There is little doubt that the best way to start in our wonderful sport is to check out your local club. Our network of over 850 model flying clubs provide a safe and welcoming place to get help and advice and training too.

If you have never tried flying a model aircraft why not arrange a free trial flight at one of the many BMFA affiliated model flying clubs up and down the country?

Clubs offer trial flights completely free of charge, to find your nearest trial flight click the button below to see our interactive map.