The BMFA education programme aims to encourage youngsters to build and fly model aircraft and so develop new skills and gain an insight into the science and technology of flight.

The programme is constantly expanding and improving.

Model Kits

The Education programme has a range range of kits specially designed to improve the youngsters knowledge and skills as well as giving improved flying performance. For more details of the kits see the products page.

To help you decide the best model for you a rating has been given to each kit. However if you have any particular questions you can always contact us.

 Ideal beginners model, easy to build. No modelling knife required.

 Harder to build, needs some technique. The use of a modelling knife is required.

Requires some experience and knowledge of building models

Requires more experience in building and a good grasp of building techniques.

This model is particularly suited to being built by a group.

BMFA Payload Challenge

The BMFA Payload Challenges require students to design, build and fly load-carrying model aircraft. The competitions have evolved to stretch the abilities of participating students and there is no doubt the development of a good aircraft requires each team to display design flair, technical knowledge and teamwork.
Judging is by a panel of professional engineers and the competition has attracted very favourable comment from external examiners, the challenge is partnered by the Royal Aeronautical Society and also enjoys the support of BAE SYSTEMS.

Click the image below to read a report of the 2017 challenge.

Class Packs

As a special service to schools and youth groups a selection of the education program kits are available as “Class Packs” of 25 or 35 kits, these are provided at a special reduced price. Please note that kits are not individually packaged when supplied as part of a class pack.

For more details, to discuss your requriements or to place an order call 0116 244 0028 

The following kits are available as part of a class pack.

Aeroglide Mk II


BMFA Helicopter

Gymminie Cricket

BMFA Arrow