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ModelAir Festival of Flight 2022

For lovers of model flying, ModelAir Festival of Flight offers the chance to enjoy radio controlled, free flight, and control line flying. Watch the action, or bring along your own and take part!

Competitions include:

  • Vic Smeed Memorial Day (bring and fly one of his designs)
  • Vintage RC models welcome

All disciplines of sport flying welcome.

All disciplines of models (Control Line, Free Flight, Radio Control and Radio Assist) are encouraged to fly at all our events. Models and flying style should be in keeping with the historic ethos of The Shuttleworth Collection.

Weight restrictions apply: RC: 15kg; RC assist: 10kg; CL: 5kg; FF: 500g.

The event is suitable for all ages, dogs on leads welcome. There is a trade area and car boot area.

ALL MODELLERS flying model aircraft at ModelAir events, of any discipline, must carry proof of current BMFA insurance whilst flying – and please be prepared to show it to a ModelAir Marshal, if asked.

Refreshments will be available from the Runway Café or the Refuelling Station.

All prices include entry to the Shuttleworth Collection, Swiss Garden, Parkland and Playground.

Terms and conditions apply.

After you have completed the online booking process, you will receive an automatic email with your tickets enclosed. If you do not receive your tickets, please check your spam/junk folders.


Although some pilots take the competitions seriously, ModelAir run most of the competitions as a light-hearted way of recognising the skill and expertise of modellers at the weekend flying events. On some occasions, awards have been won by pilots who didn’t know they were being judged – much to their surprise and delight, of course!

Competitions are usually run on the Sunday of each event. To be included in the competitions, models must have been flown successfully.

All pilots please note and abide by new CAA regulations.

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Camping is available on the Parkland for self-sufficient camping – caravans, campers and motorhomes with their own washing and toilet facilities. Tents are also welcome must provide their own pop up toilet facilities

Available from Thursday – Monday only with a minimum two-night stay.

All campers receive complimentary access to the daily visitor attraction on non-event days, but are required to purchase a ModelAir ticket in addition to the pitch fee.

To book your camping pitch, simply select the number of nights you wish to book for on the right, and add to basket. You will then be asked to enter your details on checkout.

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If you have any other camping queries, please email

Other information

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