The North Eastern Area is one of fourteen BMFA areas in the United Kingdom and now stretches from Teesside in the South to Whitehaven and Carlisle in the West, and as far North as the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Founded on the 4th August 1946 by representatives from Stockton, Newcastle, Seaham and Eston model flying clubs, the first meeting lasted five hours and a full constitution based on that originally drafted by the Midland Area was adopted; A report of the days’ events appeared in the October 1946 issue of Aeromodeller magazine. The North Eastern Area of the BMFA now has more than fifty clubs and well over one thousand members, excluding country members (those not members of a specific club).

The Area administer model flying on our local MOD site at Albemarle Barracks to the North West of Newcastle upon Tyne, where there are regular meetings for radio control, free flight and control line disciplines, full details of what is on and when can be found on the events page.