Sunday 14 May 2023, 3 in 1 (the triathlon)

Update 22 May 2023 – pictures of the event are here.

The magic 3:

  • Family Day & BBQ
  • World Record Attempt 12.00 noon
  • Wacky Races

This page contains all the information and links for the event at Knettishall on Sunday 14 May 2023.

News Items are available from the dedicated News tab

Questions?  Call (07843 158314), or email (, Ian McDowell – coordinator for the day

The Invitation & Event Information for Club Members is here. (Updated to v2, 20 April 2023)


It’s time to register your interest in attending and/or taking part in the World Record Attempt.

Do this by recording your name (+number of guests helps) on Teamup for 14 May 2023,

   or,  emailing



The site is open from 10:00am to dusk.

Specific World Record attempt controls will be in place all day. Flyers will be briefed at 11:40 – no briefing, no flying for the attempt.

Normal flying is available from 10:00 to 11:30 and 12:30 to dusk. It’s a Sunday – so no IC after 12:00 if the wind is from the North.

Between 11:30 and 12:30 there will be no general flying whilst we prepare for, and clear up from, the World Record attempt at 12:00 noon. General flying will recommence as soon as the site is cleared.

Weather permitting there will be assisted ‘experience’ flights when other flyers will be asked not to fly.

Everyone on site at 12:00 can take part in the World Record Attempt…though there are some rules.

Regulars Note: the pits will be moved to the South side. You will need a ground spike restraint.


Record Attempt

Everyone taking part must be recorded by the coordinator (Ian McDowell). BMFA have confirmed that they require only names + members BMFA membership number for RC flyers. Guests may fly any free flight (chuckie) airplane & will be listed as a named guest. Beyond that I shall need to submit a group photograph of participants and their aircraft.

The record attempt must take place at 12 noon.

Only BMFC members may fly radio control models for the attempt.

The sky will be crowded:

  • We shall be organising take off sequences and locations, but in essence there will be one large circuit for all controlled flight.
  • Your model should be capable of slowish flight, with as long a flight time as feasible. It must be capable of landing on grass.
  • You may also want to think about how individually identifiable your plane will be.
  • Hanky Planky pilots can earn extra points for flying their steed – details to follow.

Additional information about our arrangements is available on our BMFA World Record Attempt page

Guests, friends and especially children will be encouraged to join in with a light free flight plane/chuck gliders. More information is available on the Friends and Family page.

Whilst video evidence is not required, I am hoping that lots of people will take and share pictures and videos of the day. I am hoping to include many pictures on the website. Pictures from 2022 can be seen here, or by going to the Photo Reports tab.



A range of BBQ food will be available starting with bacon/sausage rolls in the morning.

Veggie options will be provided.

Coffee, tea and squashes are also available.

The BBQ is free but contributions will be gratefully received. Please bring cash – surplus funds will be donated to the Air Ambulance.

A folding chair or picnic blanket would be handy.

Take a look at the BBQ page.


Static Display

Less formal than last year, we will invite a non member to scan the pits and choose their favourite model. Maybe our landlord, John Boucher, will be available to judge, as he did at the April wacky Races event. 

Try to bring along a plane or two of particular interest.

We may even award a prize, which could be as simple as a flying demonstration by the proud owner of the chosen model in an empty sky


Access and Parking

We are using only the factory gate for the day.

You will not need the access code.

Location & Directions


Day Specific Site Information

Specific for Sunday 14 May 2023 only.

Site Layout

Restricted Zones

There will be diagrams at the field on the day, but it may help if you look at the Site Layout and Restricted Zones before being surprised at the field.


Other Attractions in the Area

Click on the image above for a larger map and useful list of activities to entertain the family in the area.



Background Info

BMFA Centenary website (this link opens in a new tab)

Relevant News Items