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North Luffenham

North Luffenham will be available for the 6th Area Centralised event this Sunday. The BMFA office has now received the signed licence thereby enabling all remaining competitions booked for the site in 2015 to now go ahead as planned.
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Model Flying Technology Developments & the BMFA Position.

MODEL FLYING TECHNOLOGIESRECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND THE BMFA POSITION There is no doubt that we are in a changing environment in terms of what is possible with model aircraft, and the ready availability of equipment capable of capturing high quality stills and film footage in easy to operate and often ready to fly packages. Many of the latest developments present the opportunity for pilots to operate outside of the recognised definitions for Sport and Recreational model flying, and also present a n...
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Message from the son of Chris Bromley, FSMAE

My family would like to thank everybody that turned up to dad’s funeral on Thursday. It was lovely to see so many people who appreciated Dad both as a colleague and friend.I think everyone who attended would agree that it was a fitting celebration of a truly remarkable man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends.Model flying was always in dad’s heart and his contribution to the hobby over the decades has been vast. As a family if we ever had any questions that we couldn't quite ans...
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Advanced Failsafe Options for Rotorcraft

ADVANCED FAILSAFE OPTIONS Following on from the work put in by the BMFA technology special interest group, we now have approval from the CAA for the use of advanced failsafe options on rotorcraft. Previously the requirement to use throttle closed or idle on loss or corruption of signal has applied to all model aircraft, however it has been clear for some time that this requirement does not suit all aircraft, particularly multicopters, and the ability to utilise the functionality that many of the...
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Multi-Rotor Achievement Scheme Launched!

After many requests from clubs and individuals the BMFA Multi-Rotor achievement scheme has been launched.The standards and guidelines booklets are available to download from directly from the links below.Multi-Rotor A Multi-Rotor B Test forms for examiners can be obtained by calling the BMFA office on 0116 244 0028 or by emailing admin@bmfa.orgTest forms will also be available from the BMFA tent at the Nationals.
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Terry Parris 1936 – 2013

The secretary of the East Sussex Soaring Association regrets to inform model fliers in Sussex of the death of Terry Parris who died at his home in Eastbourne on 23 June 2013. He had been ill for some time but had been appearing on the slope until quite recently.Terry was a founder member of the East Sussex Soaring Association in 1976, along with John Adams, Cam Tate and Adrian Lawson-Wood. The club was set up with the objective of developing interest in slope flying and also to create a local bo...
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