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CAA issue exemption for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flight Within Flight Restriction Zones

The CAA have today issued an exemption to permit control line model aircraft flight within the Flight Restriction Zones that come in to force on 13th March 2019 without seeking permission from the ATC unit or aerodrome operator. The exemption is available to download from the link below. http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/1296.pdf   Another example of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to protect our sporting activities.    
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All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation and the BMFA Working together

All Party Parliamentary Group has supported the BMFA, announcing that the new set of regulations intended to tighten rules on drone operators is in danger of having a disproportionately negative effect on the model flying community.   See the link below for the press release from the APPG http://www.generalaviationappg.uk/new-drones-law-punishes-british-model-flying-community/  
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DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. 20/2/2019

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community.  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-drone-safety-partnership-with-business-launched-as-government-sets-out-plans-to-limit-drone-misuse Further details of the amendments can be found in CAP1763 (as the CAA have the unenviable task of implementing ...
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Notice to Club Officials - Fraud Warning

Notice to Club Officials – Fraud Warning It has come to our attention that some sports clubs, including some model aircraft clubs are being targeted by fraudsters. Club officials are receiving an email from address chairsaa@aol.com and other similar email addresses with the following text Hi XXXXXX We need to make a payment by Bank transfer, would you be able to do it today? let me know if you can Regards, XXXXXX Please double check with other club officials and take extra care before m...
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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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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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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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