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Model Aircraft Flying is not normally permitted anywhere in the New Forest, under the Forestry Commission Bye-Laws (1982).  Note that many other activities (such as camping, off-road vehicles, commercial activity, etc)  are also restricted in the New Forest.

The BMFC is authorised by the Forestry Commission to govern model flying, under licence, only at the (decomissioned) WW2 airfield on Beaulieu Heath. It governs both Radio-controlled (RC) and Free-Flight(FF) activity.  

The BMFC negotiates model flying permissions annually with the Forestry Commission. It is authorised to issue individual permits to model flyers for the year.  You may not fly without a permit.  You can read more information about the BMFC here including the BMFA achievement scheme facilities.

To get a permit for 2017 read the Information pages, which contain the Regulations, the child policy and the drone policy. Go to Permits  to complete your application.

Useful links to many other sites may be of help. The Members Area is for current permit holders only.


The pits area -start engines here           The Pilot Box and Flight line                             

Permits may be held by adults or Juniors.  If you wish to apply for a Junior permit you must read the BMFC policy for children first.

 Beaulieu Model Flying

Beaulieu, New Forest, Uk            BMFC Official site

This website is run by the Beaulieu Model Flying Committee (BMFC)  which issues Model Flying Permits for the Beaulieu  WW2 airfield.  








The pits area -start engines here           The Pilot Box and Flight line                             

Permits may be held by adults or Juniors.  If you wish to apply for a Junior permit you must read the BMFC policy for children first.

Beaulieu Heath airfield consists of the remains of 3 wartime runways, up to two miles in length, now mainly reverted to grass.  The eastern end of the main runway retains its hard surface which is used as an all weather model aircraft runway.  Part of the original runway is separated off by a barrier as a car park, and the area connects to the original airfield perimeter track which is a designated cycle path.

 









The pits area -start engines here           The Pilot Box and Flight line                             

Permits may be held by adults or Juniors.  If you wish to apply for a Junior permit you must read the BMFC policy for children first.

 warbirds line up

activity in the pits area

F3A

Car park, from a model over the flight line

FC information post

The runway, from a model over the flight line

July 2017