This page explains the need for various policies.
The New Forest (and the Beaulieu Airfield contained within it) is part of the New Forest National Park.
All users of the New Forest (whether they are model flyers or not) are governed by the Verderers Policies and Bylaws, and by the Forestry Commission statutory laws. As a flyer, and a member of the public, you must follow these.
The New Forest is an SSSI and is subject to special protection in respect of its fauna and flora. The SSSI citation is managed by Natural England who have a consultative role over the use of the New Forest. After a study in 2014/2015 Natural England approved the activity of model flying at Beaulieu, subject to certain constraints.
Model Flying at the Beaulieu Airfield is subject to the Regulations agreed with the Forestry Commision. This requires all model flyers to have adequate insurance and to be issued with a permit by the BMFC. Model Flying without permission in the New Forest is a serious civil offence and is treated as such.
Permits may be held by adults or Juniors. If you wish to apply for a Junior permit you must read the BMFC policy for children first.
By applying for a permit to fly at Beaulieu you are agreeing to abide by these rules. Failure to follow the rules will result in the permission to fly being withdrawn.
The Beaulieu airfield is a public area which is available to all as a recreation space, and within which model aircraft flying can take place. It is the only space in the New Forest for which model aircraft flying is permitted, so it is very valuable to us. Please help protect it.
Model flyers should be considerate to all other users of the Forest, including non-
Multirotor (drone) users please read the advice here.
A detailed map is issued to permit holders showing where you must park, where the pits area is, and where flying is allowed.
Some helpful links to other sites are listed. The BMFC provides this your interest, but has no responsibility for the content of other sites.