Free Flight News

FFn is the international magazine published from the UK on the design and competitive flying of Free Flight duration model aircraft

The magazine is published 12 times per year and is distributed by mail and e-mail. It is a non-profit-making venture produced in the spare time of the editorial team and has been published continuously since 1969. The contents of FFn include plans, model descriptions, technical analyses of designs and performance, contest reports and other information about free flight contest flying. There is also a noticeboard section which contains details of specialised FF items for sale and is open for free small-ads from readers. The scope of FFn is duration model aircraft in the categories FAI, open, mini and indoor, in the forms rubber, power (i/c, electric and CO2), handlaunch, catapult, slope soaring and towline glider.

The magazine is printed on A4 size paper, with plans normally drawn on a full sheet and the text in two columns per page. There is usually a minimum of 4 sheets per issue. Mail costs are included in the mail subscription rates below, with airmail used for all addresses outside the UK. E-mail copies are sent as pdf files. A sample copy is available here:- Sample copy

Payment may be made by sending cheques, postal orders, or international money orders to the mailing address below. Alternatively, payment is available from this web site via the PayPal system.

Back numbers and NFFS Symposium reports

NFFS Symposium reports are available from the Subscribe to FFn page.

Back numbers: Paper copies are availabel for purchase from Subscribe to FFn page.

Electronic copies of back numbers are available as free copies to browse or download. Follow the links below to access the issues for that year:


The Free Flight News web site also hosts CIAM detailed information on the:-

Free Flight Championships results
Free Flight World Cup
Free Flight Ranking


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