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The 2017 Free Flight Forum

THE 2017 FREE FLIGHT FORUM The thirty-third BMFA Free-Flight Forum will start at 10 a.m. on Nov. 19th, the day after the AGM, at the Hinckley Island Hotel, A5 Watling Street, Hinckley, LE10 3JA. As usual we have a wide range of presentations on free-flight, so come along, find out what makes this branch of our sport so enjoyable and enjoy a day with these speakers: Why FAI? - Stuart Darmon; Designing for Scale Competition - Andy Sephton; Experience with Making Carbon/Foam "Moulded" Wings - Ala...
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Norman Butcher FSMAE 1928 - 2017

Norman Butcher FSMAE; 15.10.1928 – 13.08.2017   It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Norman Butcher FSMAE at the age of 89. A prolific and successful aeromodeller, Norman always had two ambitions, the first being to earn a living from the model trade and the second to achieve success in competition. He succeeded magnificently in both. Coming through the then traditional routes of glider and rubber power in the 1940s, he moved on to i.c. power, creating many of his own...
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Government Publishes Consultation on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK

The Department for Transport (DfT) has now published the outcome of their consultation on the safe use of drones in the UK.  The document can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/631638/unlocking-the-uks-high-tech-economy-consultation-on-the-safe-use-of-drones-in-the-uk-government-response.pdf The document has evidently caused some concern within the model flying community and has set some ‘hares running’.  As such, I thought that it would ...
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