The North Eastern Area is one of fourteen BMFA areas in the United Kingdom and now stretches from Teesside to Whitehaven, 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. The North Eastern Area of the BMFA now has more than thirty clubs and well over one thousand members, excluding country members (those not members of a specific club).

The area host an event in Cramlington (usually in September), formerly called “The Geordie Nats” – although in a recent revamp to the event, it has been re-named “The North East Area Flyin”; where you get the chance to see most aeromodelling disciplines, and have the opportunity to get up close to the pilots.