British Model Flying Association (BMFA) Zone
The British Model Flying Association have opened a new national and international model flying facility approximately 5.5 km to the South of Saltby airfield. These model aircraft can be large enough and fly fast enough, to do serious damage to other (non-model) aircraft. In order to minimise the risk of an incident, BGC and BMFA have a letter of agreement (LOA) which sets the limit of where the models will fly (and by implication where we should not fly). This model-only zone is a 1KM radius and 1,500 feet AGL cylinder, centred on 52°46'51"N 0°42'23"W
Airpace file of BMFA LOA Zone for use in XC Soar
Download file to your device's XCSoarData folder. Open XCSoar, select Menu -> Config ->System -> Site Files and click on 'More airspace'. Select the BMFA LOA file. Go back to the main screen and the LOA zone should be visible.
Visually, local soring pilots without any 'moving map' software can judge the zone by staying to the West of an extended centre line from Saltby's 02 (North - South) runway, or staying above 1,500 feet AGL if flying in this area. Returning cross country pilots can also use this as a way of ensuring they stay clear of the zone.
Please ensure you are familar with the position of this zone in order to maximise your safety.