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CAA Recognised Registration Competency Certificate launched. Please Read!

Article 94F of the Air Navigation Order introduces the requirement that from 30th November 2019  all remote pilots of model aircraft or drones (small unmanned aircraft, SUA) with a mass of 250gm or more flown outdoors, including free flight, not to fly the SUA unless the CAA has issued the remote pilot with an acknowledgement of competency valid for the flight.   However the CAA have issued an exemption for BMFA members who hold a Basic Proficiency Certificate,  and either A or B Certificates....
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BMFA Subscriptions for 2020, membership card option and introducing BMFA Rewards

BMFA Subscriptions for 2020, membership card option and introducing BMFA Rewards

Following Saturday's AGM, 2020 BMFA fees will remain unchanged from their current level. Senior - £38Junior - £17Family Senior - £38Family Partner - £25Family Junior - £13 2020 membership will be available from the 1st of December. For 2020 we will be introducing a new optional BMFA membership card, this will be a plastic credit card sized card and comes with the option to sign up to BMFA Rewards which gives you the chance to make savings at many UK retailers, restaurants, cinemas, hotels e...
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UPDATE - CAA DRONE AND MODEL AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION SCHEME (DRES) - Information for members

Further to the announcement earlier this week, we will be working with the CAA to clarify the detail of how we can best assist our members to comply with the Registration and Competency requirements which were introduced in the 2018 changes to the Air Navigation Order and become law on the 30th November 2019 for those operating unmanned aircraft. The changes to the law are in part to address established issues arising from unlawful operation, but also to help facilitate the wider integration of...
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2020 F5J Euro & F5B and F3F World Championships Team Manager vacancies.

Silent Flight Technical Committee notice – Team Managers.  *F5J European Championships    Aug 23 – 29      Szatymas, HUN  F5B World Championships         Sept 11 – 19         Dupnitsa  BUL  F3F World Championships         Oct 3 -11     (pos.) Toulouse FRA   Applications are invited for the post of Team Manager for the above events. Please submit a short CV giving general flying experience pertinent to the class, also relevant detail of any organisational experience which might be appropr...
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Team Manager for the British Space Modelling team, 2020 World Championships

OFFICIAL NOTICE The Free Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager for the British Space Modelling team competing in the 2020 World Championships to be held at Buzau, Romania from 21 – 29 August 2020. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and during the contest, and providing support and assistance to the team on the flying field. Applications...
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Team and Assistant Team Manager for the British F1A, F1B and F1C European Championships

OFFICIAL NOTICE The Free Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager for the British F1A, F1B and F1C team competing in the 2020 European Championships to be held at Prilip, Macedonia from 18 – 22 August 2020. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and during the contest, and providing support and assistance to the team ...
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Manager & Assistant Team Manager. F1E European Championships

OFFICIAL NOTICE The Free Flight Technical Committee invites applications for the post of Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager (the Assistant Team Manager role will not receive BMFA funding) for the British F1E team competing in the 2020 European Championships to be held in Turda, Romania during August 20 – 24 2020. The role of the Team Manager includes arranging international and local travel for team members and their equipment, co-ordinating with organisers before and during the contest,...
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Peter Rabjohn

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of Peter Rabjohn in the early hours of Saturday 21st September 2019. Peter had been receiving treatment for a heart condition for many years, but a recent deterioration finally beat him.  He was a keen Control Line Model Flyer and member of both Chiltern Flyers CLMC and the Milton Keynes Modellers club. He will be especially remembered by many for competing in various racing classes, aerobatics competitions, and vintage speed events.  Only a...
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Team Manager F3A (R/C Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft) 2020.

Candidates are invited to apply for the post of GBR F3A Team Manager, (R/C Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft), for the European Championship to be held in Zamora, Spain, from the 21st to the 29th August 2020. Our Team Manager needs a thorough knowledge of the current FAI Sporting Code and in particular the F3A rules, judging and nomenclature of manoeuvres.  The duties will include knowing how each pilot needs to prepare for their competition flights, agreeing travel arrangements and all aspects of...
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MIKE BILLINTON, FSMAE, 12/3/1932- 5/7/2019

MIKE BILLINTON, FSMAE, 12/3/1932- 5/7/2019

MIKE BILLINTON, FSMAE, 12/3/1932- 5/7/2019 Mike Billinton was a unique person, a self-taught engineer, engine builder and tester, author and control line speed multiple winner - being the first person in Europe to break the 200mph record for the 10cc class. This was at Barkston Heath at the Nationals in the early 1980s; the OS engine manufacturers from Japan were there on the day with Ron Irvine from Irvine Engines and the record caused quite a stir and atmosphere on the day. He competed in con...
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