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BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

We have arranged a series of training workshops for those who administer membership at their clubs.  To reserve your place please got to the Events & Courses area of the GoMembership portal or click on the link below. https://bmfa.azolve.com/workbench/public/events Current dates are (further dates and venues are planned) BMFA Buckminster Sewstern  Grantham NG33 5RW Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00   Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street Burbage Hinckley LE10 3JA Sat...
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Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. It became apparent about 18 months ago that we would need to replace our existing membership database and online membership capabilities as they  could not be made compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), nor were they any longer supported by the developers. This prompted a search for a suitable replacement which involved investigating a number of bespoke solutions specifically tailored to our ...
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2019 Membership Fees

2019 Membership Fees

The Society annual general meeting took place this afternoon at the Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel. The fees agreed for 2019 are as follows.   Senior £38 Junior  £17 Family Senior  £38 Family Partner  £25 Family Junior  £13
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Team Manager F1D (Indoor Duration) European Championships - 2019.

Candidates are invited to apply for the post of GBR F1D Team Manager 2019, for the European Championship to be held in the Czech Republic between 2nd – 9th June 2019. The Team Manager needs a good knowledge of the FAI Sporting Code in particular the F1D rules and be comfortable with managing a 3-man team and possibly Official Timers/Supporters. The duties will include arranging team travel, assisting in training arrangements and supporting the official party in the Czech Republic on a daily ba...
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Update on EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft

The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers.  DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance. The latest draft Implementing Act introduces this principle: (25) Since model aircraft are considered as UAS and given th...
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Team Manager required for 2019 F2 European Championships.

  Applications are invited for the post of Team Manager for the 2019 F2 Control Line European Championships to be held in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria 14-20 Jul 2019. The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of all aspects of F2 classes and the FAI sporting code. Duties include preparations ahead of the championships, booking of team accommodation and day to day management of the team during the event. The ability to manage people, excellent communication and good interpersonal skills ...
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New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

Our new membership system provided by Go Membership is now live!!   This system has been designed to enable you to: - Renew your membership online - Maintain your own member profile - Associate yourself to an affiliated club - Pay online via credit/debit card or by bank transfer/direct debit - Book onto events, workshops and courses - Maintain your qualifications and achievements - Provide your membership documents and achievement certificates electronically   An email has been sent t...
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Free Flight Technical Committee Vacancy

Free Flight Technical Committee - FFTC After many years serving on the FFTC Chris Strachan has decided to resign from the committee. We would like to thank Chris for all of the great work that he has contributed over the years providing a very balanced view on all things free flight, he will be sorely missed and leaves a position on the committee that will need to be filled as soon as possible. The FFTC need to recruit a replacement if you would like a one-year secondment onto the FFTC. If you...
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LMA Cosford and Woodspring WIngs date changes for 2019.

Press Release from the LMA and Woodspring Wings show organisers Dates changed for two well known model  airshows next year We know some keen modellers like to plan ahead. Two of the leading shows in the country, LMA Cosford and Woodspring  Wings will be swapping their running  order next year. For 26 years Woodspring show has been held on the first weekend in July and LMA Cosford followed. For 2019, the Royal Air Force have made the first weekend, July 6/7th available to the LMA for their Cosf...
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BMFA Financial Update

As Honorary Treasurer and Chairman, and on behalf of the BMFA Council, we need to let members know about some pressures on BMFA finances.  As a not-for-profit company our aim has always been to keep the cost of membership as low as possible whilst fulfilling our financial obligations and ensuring that we do not incur a loss at the end of year.  This invariably carries some risk.  This and next years’ budgets have come under significant pressure and there are two main reasons for this - Insuranc...
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