Club Notices

17 Mar 2021

UKCAA 1979 Rules Documentation

Here are the three documents for use with the new UKCAA 1979 pre turnaround contest events for 2021.

Model Specifications

1979 Schedule Descriptors

Judges Forms

Note all Documents are draft

12 May 2020

Pick 5 and Pick 7 Rules 2020

The latest Pick 7 rule set for 2020 can be downloaded from here:


The latest Pick 5 rule set for 2020 can be downloaded from here:


Editable Schedule forms are here:

Pick 5

Pick 7

Descriptors will follow shortly

21 Mar 2020


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are suspending the 2020 UKCAA events programme indefinitely for the following reasons:

1. We are a responsible group and put the health of our members foremost.

2. We don't want to put people under pressure to travel and attend

3. We don't want members to feel they may be missing out if we do run events and they choose not to or are unable to attend

4. We remove the risk of cross contamination with host club members and any obligation the club may feel to host an event.

We will restart the programme when it is deemed safe to do so

I don't want to put an end date as we really don't know when it will end, we will follow Government advice.

We will suspend further membership renewals for this year and roll forward anyone who has already renewed until 28 Feb 2022. Any members not renewed this year will have their membership rolled forward until 28 February 2021, new members will have their membership extended until 28 February 2022. If your membership has lapsed and you wish to leave the UKCAA, pleas let me know and I will remove you from the database.

We are really sorry about this, we hope the programme will resume some time during this year but it is more important that the health and well being of our members is maintained.

Please assume that events are OFF (irrespective of what you may see in BMFA News or RCM&E) unless you receive a notification from me to the contrary.

16 Mar 2020

Adagio and Pacemaker parts

Plans for these two classic Ken Binks design are still available from the UKCAA - email, price £23.55 non members and £18.55 members.  Price is inclusive of UK mainland registered postage. This includes a charitable donation of £5.00 per plan

Wing cores and cut ply parts are available from Cloud Models.

A canopy for the Adagio is available from Vortex Vacforms. Please contact Steve on   or check out the website

04 Jul 2019

Ken Binks Pacemaker and Adagio Plans

Ken Binks Pacemaker and Adagio Plans

The UKCAA are pleased to be able to supply plans for these two excellent designs.

The price is £15.00 each for UKCAA members and £20.00 for non-members (plus carriage costs). Each plan sale includes a £5.00 contribution to charity


Please contact the UKCAA on for further details

05 Apr 2019

Pick 5/7 Descriptors - Correction

There was an error in the descriptor for the Cuban 8. The Pick5/7 Descriptors document has been corrected and has now been re-released as version 1a.

Download  from here: 

Download Document (pdf)



20 Jan 2019

New Plans and Articles

An update to the plans and articles list including:

"Tiporare" - the American 'Curare'

Terry Anderson's "Rocket"

"Chilli Wind" - an easy build British design

"Brushfire" - a very nice American design reminiscent of a Bulldog

"25 years of Pattern" article - covers the UKCAA era perfectly

"DFH 20" - Scandinavian design

"Marabu Mk3" - An early 70s design


Check the Association Info Tab



12 Nov 2018

Pick5/7 Descriptors available for download

Pick 5 and Pick 7 Manoeuvre Descriptors now available for download.

Thanks to Terry Anderson for proof reading and correcting the errors.


Download Document (pdf)
18 Oct 2018

Pick5/7 Competitors Pro-forma

You can now download the Pick5/7 form (single forms for both) as a MS Word (docx) document by clicking on the link.

Simply download, fill the form in, practice your selected schedule and bring the forms to the next UKCAA comp.


Download Document (MS Word docx)
22 May 2018

Pick 5 and Pick 7 Rules (revision 1.3)

UKCAA Pick 5 and Pick 7 Rules

These have been very slightly revised to make them clearer to read. Please ensure that you understand them and the manoeuvres are entered in the correct order when you complete your personal schedule.

Download here: UKCAA Pick 5 and Pick 7 rule set


26 Feb 2018

UKCAA and the GDPR

The UKCAA information management responsibilities to members.

Download Here


17 Jan 2018

2018 Pick5 and (new) Pick7 Contest Format

The 2018 Contest Guidance is now available for download from the Schedules Section on the main webpage (Under Association Info)

2018 Pick5 and Pick7 Contests

(Revised to include Ribbon Diagrams)

Note that the contests will follow the same style as 2017. These will be secondary events to the popular Fly-in format, held over the Lunch break where local clubs allow this.

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