BritFlight launched in March 2009 as an independent electric flight model company, bringing unique, high quality and value for money products to the model flight market.
We work hard to develop our products and continually innovate with our construction techniques, designs and materials used. This along with carefully selecting electronics that offer the perfect balance of quality versus value for money. We fully test all our products to ensure they provide hours of enjoyment for our customers.The continued development of existing products along with developing new and exciting models gives our customers a great choice which is different from our competitors, with the support and after-sales care that we are proud of.
The Future of Model Aviation?
Why 'the future of model aviation'? Corny perhaps, but certainly not to get the backs up of established business and modellers. We looked at what we thought was important to the model aviation market, from where we learnt to fly, how we were taught, what we flew and so on. We see the 'future of model aviation' is to get younger people into the hobby, encouraging and supporting schools to have a model club and providing products that interest as many people as possible.
Both my Father and my introduction to the hobby came from clubs at school – we both felt intimidated as kids at 'proper' model flying clubs but at school we were with our own age group and it was fun.
What wasn't fun was spending 3 months building a trainer from balsa and then to crash it after less than 30 seconds flying. So we decided to design and develop products that could be built by inexperienced and experienced model builders alike, that could take a few mistakes without destroying the whole plane and would give enjoyment way beyond expectations and could be upgraded as skills allow. We also decided to get involved with school model clubs, to donate planes in order to encourage interest in our fantastic hobby – something that our hobby needs – as well as trying to create a successful business.
General Manager and inventor of the first electric flight field plough.
Born in 1977 and trained as an electronics engineer. He has been flying on and off since 1988, starting with electric round-the-pole, i.c. trainers and then on to brushed electric planes and now brushless electric planes. Bryce is also a retained fire fighter for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and part of the HFRS aerial observation platform team, flying a large electric helicopter fitted with digital video/thermal imaging down-linked systems at a variety of incidents. Bryce fronts the company and is the main point of contact for BritFlight as well as developing new and existing products.
BritFLight USA, destruction testing and electronics guru.
Born in 1952 and a well known electronics design consultant - partly in the aviation industry, he was flying (ish) before he was a teenager – almost 50 years of crashing every type of model possible - gliders, powered gliders, trainers, war-birds, ducted fan, flying wings, helicopters – you name it, Roger has crashed it! It makes him a great test pilot for BritFlight and he works on all our new and existing products, bring real life knowledge into model form... If you ever need to know anything about model electronics then just ask!
Sebastian is the youngest member of the team, he's yet to be given the sticks and a plane himself although it is quite likely he will already fly better than his Grandfather! We will be getting Sebastian involved as soon as he is ready, he already loves plane, which living in Farnborough, is a blessing!
Hopefully getting Sebastian involved from an early age will help us understand the “youth” needs and wants, which will help BritFlight with it's ethos of “the future of modern aviation”.