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Important Notice to all BMFA Examiners, instructors and achievement scheme test candidates. Mandatory Questions Updated

Updated list of Mandatory Questions. To take in to account recent changes to the regulations that affect the flying of model aircraft the list of Mandatory questions has been updated to reflect the changes. The new list is reproduced below and is also available to view on the achievement scheme website at https://achievements.bmfa.org/mandatory-questions the online quiz has also been updated to reflect the changes. See https://achievements.bmfa.org/quizzes/mandatory-questions-quiz All the sta...
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Stolen Items - Teesside area - Transit Van, models and equipment

A white Ford Transit, HJ61 NLU has been stolen from the Teesside area. The following models and equipment were inside. Warwick 15` wing span Looks like a wellington two tone 2x26 cc Zen engines 1/4 scale Flair Tigermoth covered with ww1 roundels Roto 25cc 1/4 scale Flair D.R1 Green with German Writing on side.26cc Zen 1/4 Scale Cub sratch built by Harry Harland wot 4 foam el Ripmax Rainbow Titan with 38cc Zen Elation Buddy with Jen57 Sea Fury elite ABS sports Glider Spriniter Bouncer ...
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CAA Proposals - Members meetings with MP's

CAA Proposals - Members meetings with MP's

Once again we would like to thank members for their efforts responding to the CAA consultation and writing to the Aviation Minister, CAA CEO and your local MP. We know a number of members have arranged meetings with their local MP which is a fantastic way of ensuring their engagement with the issue.   If you have a meeting arranged with your MP please email andy@bmfa.org and we can provide you with information and guidance which will be useful to you during your meetings. If you haven't yet ...
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** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE **

** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE **

** IMPORTANT UPDATE ** CAA PROPOSALS PLEASE READ & SHARE ** We would like to thank all members who have responded to the CAA consultation at https://consultations.caa.co.uk/finance/drone-registration/ and who have written to the Aviation Minister, CAA CEO and your local MPs’ Yesterday (3/5/2019), the BMFA's CEO has been contacted and asked to attend a meeting with the Aviation Minister, Baroness Vere of Norbiton. This has come about directly because of YOUR reaction to the CAA's proposal...
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The 2019 Free Flight Forum Report- It’s A Bumper Issue

The 2019 Free Flight Forum Report- It’s A Bumper Issue

The Free Flight Forum Report is now in its thirty-fourth year. This year’s is just out and it’s the biggest yet, with no less than 17 papers, covering a vast range of the topics that make free-flight so fascinating.   Only Joules and Forces- Peter Watson; Classic 1/2A Models - Simon Dixon; Trimming the Sopwith Snipe - Mike Smith; Russell Strips - Russell Peers; Testing June 2016 Tan Super Sport in April 2017 - Tim Chant; Developments in Carbon Wing Construction - Stuart Darmon; ...
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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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