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2020 BMFA Free Flight Forum

It is intended to hold the thirty-sixth BMFA Free Flight Forum on Sunday, Nov. 15th, the day after the AGM, at the National Centre at Buckminster, starting at 10.00. This year’s Forum depends on several things. The COVID-19 situation in November is unknown, and at present we need at least six more papers to make a viable Forum. Because of that it is important that you check on the BMFA website news page: https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page   before travelling. The decision will be made and announc...
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Richard Russell

Richard Russell

It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely departure of Richard Russell on Tuesday 10th March 20 after a short illness. Chairman of the Corby & District Model Flying Club for many years.  He has been proactive and a supportive member of the club through many changes and establish our new site at Welland Glider Club Brigstock. He will be sorely missed by his Wife Marty, children, Christopher, Kally and all club members.    
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Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place

Richard (Dick) Place. It is on occasions like these that people often take stock of things that have happened in the past, and realise how quickly time, and years have slipped by. It was with great sadness that I report of the passing of one of the all-time quiet legends from our control line section in April 2020.-that of Richard Place. Always known as “Dick”, to his friends; apart from his legendary team racing partner and friend, Don Haworth - who always referred to him as Richard. Dick ...
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John Frederick Reid (Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020

John Frederick Reid ( Jack) 23-12-1932 -01-07- 2020 By 1974 Jack was building models suitable for serious competition and indeed did try out for and successfully won a place on the Canadian F1B team to attend the World Championships to be held in Bulgaria in 1975.    In Bulgaria the Canadian team won the bronze medal in F1B.  They would have had silver if Jack hadn’t set the timer wrongly on his last flight.  Forty years later he was still kicking himself for that one.  In 1976 he again made ...
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Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

Club Corner Online Seminar - The importance of an effective club constitution

You are hopefully aware of the very successful online presentations that the Achievement Scheme Review Committee have been running on Tuesday evenings recently. (The next one being on Tuesday next week details of which are at https://achievements.bmfa.uk/online-roadshow-pt-7-examiner-instructor-workshops-the-benefits-what-to-expect-and-how-to-run-a-successful-workshop ) With the success of these presentations I thought it could be useful and of value to clubs to host an online seminar about the...
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Small Unmanned Aircraft – SUA Operator Registration Requirements for BMFA Members joining after 15th June 2020

The CAA have issued the latest general exemption which removes the requirement to register as an SUA operator directly with the CAA for members who joined or renew with the BMFA on or after 15th June 2020, for a period of 90 days. Members who wish to register with the CAA through the BMFA should select CAA registration when they join or renew. There will be regular bulk uploads to the CAA and those requesting to be registered with the CAA when joining or renewing membership will receive their ...
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***UPDATED 22/6/2020*** Small Unmanned Aircraft – Remote Pilot Competency Requirements for Remote Pilots in Possession of a BMFA Achievement Certificate and for Control Line flights

The exemptions from article 94F of the Air Navigation Order, (see https://rcc.bmfa.uk/ufaqs/article-94f-certain-small-unmanned-aircraft-requirement-for-acknowledgement-of-competency ) has been extended until 30th December 2020 when the CAA intend to introduce the new European UAS Regulations at which point the exemptions should be incorporated in to the specific permission that is being negotiated with the CAA for BMFA members and members of other UK model flying associations. See here for furth...
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CAA Updates CAP1789 - New European UAS Regulations: General Outline

The CAA have today published an update to CAP1789, which details the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft.  Please see https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1789%20Edition3%20June2020.pdf . The regulations were due to come into effect on the 1 July, but due to disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic they will not now come into effect until 31 December. The important point for members to note is that the specific reference to model flying remains unchanged: Model aircraft Additional pro...
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***News Release*** RC, CL and Scale Power Nationals 2020.

I am very sorry to have to inform our members that the BMFA Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Radio-Control, Control-Line and Scale National Championships (the Power Nationals) that were due to take place at RAF Barkston Heath from 29th to 31st August 2020. The safety of our members and those attending is always our number one priority. I appreciate that this will come as a huge disappointment, particularly after so many other contests and major model flying shows have alre...
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