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NATIONAL CENTRE STUDY - Update

At Full Council on Saturday 16th May 2015 at Leicester a proposal was considered regarding a National Flying Centre. The full wording of the proposal was :- Proposal from the Chairman: that Council endorses the actions agreed upon unanimously by the BMFA Executive Committee on 11th April to make all relevant planning and change of use searches while concurrently contacting the selling agents of Laws Lawn Farm in East Northamptonshire in order to open negotiations on making an offer to purchase ...
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Model Flying at Mill Hill - West Sussex

Further to the recent incident involving a model aircraft and a full size light aircraft which occurred at Mill Hill near Shoreham Airport. The pilot of the model aircraft has submitted a detailed report on the incident to the BMFA  head office, this has been passed onto the AAIB for investigation. At this time all indications are that the model flying was taking place in accordance with the local agreements and in a completely lawful manner. The location is a long established model flying si...
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NATIONAL CENTRE FEASIBILITY STUDY - INTERIM SUMMARY AND UPDATE ON CURRENT POSITION

The feasibility study commissioned by the BMFA Full Council in May 2014 is nearing completion with the requirement to report back to the 16th May 2015 meeting. There is no doubt that the study and the concept of a national facility has already triggered significant discussion and speculation which has understandably increased with the publication of the agenda for the forthcoming Council  meeting. The objective of this summary is to update members on the current status. The findings of the stu...
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Short Sunderland Model needed for TV

We have received a request from a TV production company who are seeking a detailed model of a Short Sunderland seaplane (or similar) for an upcoming shoot for Sky TV. The aircraft does not need to fly. There will of course be remuneration for this and they can also arrange for transport of the model.  It will be fully insured whilst in their care. They we will be filming in a studio in Acton West London w/c 5th May (4th being a Bank Holiday) and would need the model for 1 or 2 days. If you h...
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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE - Update

Further to the announcement of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE, we have now received confirmation of the funeral arrangements, which will take place on Wednesday 29th April. There will be a service of Remembrance and Memorial for Graham which will take place at Brampton Parish Church (St Mary Magdalene, PE28 4PF)at 2pm. Refreshments will be available afterwards at Brampton Park Golf Club, Buckden Road, Brampton, PE28 4NF. Donations are invited in favour of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (...
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Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Graham Lynn MBE FSMAE on the morning of 12th April. The contribution that Graham made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  Having had a long career in the RAF (rising to the rank of Wing Commander) and serving as RAFMAA Chairman, he took up employment with the BMFA in 1994 within months of his retirement from the RAF, initially as General Secretary and then as Chief Executive.  Amongst his many significant achi...
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SAM 1066 meetings at Middle Wallop

Posted on behalf of SAM1066: Following on from good news regarding the Easter Meeting, we have now heard that the balance of the program for the year has been granted permission, subject of course to the usual MoD caveats regarding cancellation at short notice. We live with this every year. As a reminder, dates are:3rd/4th May; 13th/14th June; 30th/31st August; 3rd/4th October & 15th November (AGM to be held after this last meeting.) The full comp program will appear in the next NC. N...
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RAeC Trust Bursaries for 2015 - Final Call for Applications

Aged between 14 years and 21 years; or for a follow-on bursary 24 years? Got a basic air sport qualification? Want to advance your air sport qualifications but lack the funds? Would £1,000 help you realise your air sport ambitions?   The Royal Aero Club Trust announces its bursary scheme for young people for the 2015 season. The bursaries include The President’s Scholarships (2 bursaries each worth up to £750); the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship worth up to £1,000; the Breitling ...
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