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John O’Donnell 1932 – 18/4/2017

John O’Donnell1932 – 18/4/2017 John O’Donnell has died – he was 84.JOD as he was known, was the most consistently successful model flyer of all time where it really counts, – in competition. Throughout his career, he honed his skills by careful thought and rigorous attention to detail. In the 1957/58 Zaic Yearbook John said, ‘I feel that warps should be regarded as a trimming device, and not as an unpredictable and unfortunate result of doping’. That was typical O’Donnell – succinct, c...
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BMFA Buckminster Season Tickets Now Available

A season ticket is a positive way of supporting the BMFA National Flying Site and Visitor Centre Project as well as attracting those who are intending to be regular users of BMFA Buckminster. The initial rates also reflect the fact that the site will open part way through the year and the early months will see reduced facilities until the runway seeding becomes established. The season ticked should be considered as a ‘midweek flyers ticket’, The price for 2017 is based on the equivalent of...
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Nationals Showline 2017 Pilot Applications

Planning has now commenced for this year’s Showline and an application form for pilots wishing to express an interest in taking part can be downloaded from the link below or obtained directly from the office. www.bmfa-nats.org/power-nationals/showline-2017 The 2017 Showline will see a  two day flying programme featuring some of the UK’s top display pilots. I look forward to receiving completed application forms. Manny Williamson Showline FDD
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BMFA Buckminster Summer Show. July 29th & 30th

BMFA Buckminster Summer Show. July 29th & 30th

Model Flying Airshow with trade presence and catering, indoor swap-meet Sunday (AM), evening R/C sport flying, camping from Friday afternoon, evening bar and catering. See http://nationalcentre.bmfa.org/event/bmfa-buckminster-summer-airshow Timings Arrival (camping/trade) – Friday 28th    3.00pm – 9.00pm. Evening Flying – Friday/Saturday 5.00pm – 9.00pm. Swap-meet Sunday 30th  8.30am – 12.3pm (access for setting up from 7.30am). Flying Display Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th30am – 4.30pm...
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Merry Christmas from the BMFA. Christmas Office Opening Hours.

Merry Christmas from the BMFA. Christmas Office Opening Hours.

The staff and all at the BMFA would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Please remember that if you haven't renewed your BMFA membership either with your club or as a country member by 1st January you insurance will have lapsed.         The office opening times over the festive season are as follows Dec 23rd  9am – 2pm Dec 24th – 27th Closed Dec 28th – 30th 9am – 4pm Dec 31st – Jan 2nd Closed 3rd Jan onwards as normal  
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