Phil Ball has been an active competition model aircraft flyer since his youth and is one of only three people to have represented Great Britain in all three outdoor free flight classes at World or European Championships, in the course of which he has been a member of three F1C medal winning teams.
Phil has also been National Senior Champion no less than 19 times, competing in all outdoor free flight classes, both domestic and FAI. On one occasion during a fly-off, his Open Rubber Model was timed for over 88 minutes, the longest single flight in any British contest.
Phil has also served on the BMFA Midland Area Committee and the Free Flight Technical Committee and has been involved in the promotion of his branch of the sport at the BMFA ‘Power Nationals’. He has also been a regular contributor to the modelling press and has presented several technical papers at the annual Free Flight Forum.