National Free Flight Society

About NFFS

Mission of the National Free Flight Society

The National Free Flight Society (NFFS) is committed to the preservation and promotion of free flight model aviation in all of its aspects and manifestations.

The National Free Flight Society is the only organization in the United States that serves the interests of all free flight categories.  The Society was formed in 1964 to promote free flight activities and continues as a vital, growing organization dedicated to the advancement of the free flight hobby and sport.

NFFS currently sponsors the following activitIes:

  • The Unites States Outdoor Championships
  • The United States Indoor Championships
  • Science Olympiad indoor design and flying events for middle and high school students
  • The annual Outdoor National Cup, a national competition involving a variety of AMA and Nostalgia model events flown at many AMA-sanctioned free flight contests.

Society publications:

  • Free Flight Digest, a bi-monthly magazine that contains the most complete free flight coverage published in the country
  • The NFFS Symposium, published annually, presents articles on current state-of-the-art concepts and free flight developments, along with descriptions of the Ten Models of the Year and biographies of inductees into the NFFS Hall of Fame
  • An extensive inventory of full-size plans for all types of models from Old Timers to FAI competition models.  See the Online Shop for details about all NFFS publications and the Plans Service.

The National Free Flight Society is affiliated with the Academy of Model Aeronautics as a Special Interest Group.