For 2010 almost every weekend will be available for free-flight trimming and training by BMFA members on Training Area 8 on Salisbury Plain facility will once more be available for the use of on the Army's security list. As before, those flying all free-flight classes will be welcome, as well as people practicing for FAI contests. This is one of the best free-flight venues in Britain, and the aim is to improve overall free-flight standards in the UK.


For those unfamiliar with the site there are a few simple rules to follow. Send an SAE to  Bernard Aslett, 25, Honeyhill, Wooton Bassett, Swindon, Wilts, SN4 7D; in return you will receive a sketch map showing where we fly on Training Area 8, a request for the one-off fee, again reduced to 25, which will allow you 25 weekends flying, and two copies of the users' guide. Sign one copy, return it to Bernard, and your name will be included on the security list (unless you're already on it). Alternatively, if you don't wish to pay the season ticket fee, once you are on the list you can pay on the day 10 per weekend or part weekend. BMFA membership is, of course, required.


The following dates have been provisionally agreed: Jan. 9/10; Jan.16/17; Jan. 23/24; Jan. 30/31

Feb.6/7; Feb. 13/14; Feb. 20/21; Feb. 27/28

March 6/7; March 13/14; March20/21; March 27/28

April 3/4; April 10/11; April 17/18; April24/25

May 8/9; May 22/23; May 29/30

June 5/6; June 12/13; June 19/20; June 26/27

July 3/4; July 10/11; July 17/18; July 24/25; July 31/Aug.1

Aug. 7/8; Aug. 14/15; Aug. 21/22/ Aug. 28/29

Sept. 4/5; Sept. 18/19; Sept. 25/26

Oct. 2/3; Oct. 9/10; Oct. 16/17; Oct. 23/24; Oct. 30/31

Nov. 6/7; Nov.13/14; Nov. 20/21; Nov. 27/28


Because of the current military situation you must call Peter Tribe on 01225-862748 on the Friday before you plan to fly.