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Team Manager and Assistant required for 2019 F2 European Championships.

  Applications are invited for the post of Team Manager for the 2019 F2 Control Line European Championships to be held in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria 14-20 Jul 2019. The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of all aspects of F2 classes and the FAI sporting code. Duties include preparations ahead of the championships, booking of team accommodation and day to day management of the team during the event. The ability to manage people, excellent communication and good interpersonal skills ...
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BMFA Achievement Scheme Awards

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the BMFA Achievement Scheme Awards. Do you know a dedicated examiner or instructor who deserves some extra recognition? Or perhaps a test candidate who displayed exceptional dedication and perseverance? Get those nominations in before the 31st August.   See http://achievements.bmfa.org/achievement-scheme-annual-awards for further details and to download a nomination form.
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71st Society Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner

71st Society Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner

The 71st Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers will take place on Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm. the venue is The Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, A5 Watling Street, Hinckley, leicestershire. LE10 3JA.   Further details are available at https://bmfa.org/The-BMFA/Annual-General-Meeting-2018/AGM-2018 The annual general meeting is followed by the annual awards dinner which is open to all members to attend. For further details and to book tickets follow the lin...
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LMA Cosford and Woodspring WIngs date changes for 2019.

Press Release from the LMA and Woodspring Wings show organisers Dates changed for two well known model  airshows next year We know some keen modellers like to plan ahead. Two of the leading shows in the country, LMA Cosford and Woodspring  Wings will be swapping their running  order next year. For 26 years Woodspring show has been held on the first weekend in July and LMA Cosford followed. For 2019, the Royal Air Force have made the first weekend, July 6/7th available to the LMA for their Cosf...
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BMFA Financial Update

As Honorary Treasurer and Chairman, and on behalf of the BMFA Council, we need to let members know about some pressures on BMFA finances.  As a not-for-profit company our aim has always been to keep the cost of membership as low as possible whilst fulfilling our financial obligations and ensuring that we do not incur a loss at the end of year.  This invariably carries some risk.  This and next years’ budgets have come under significant pressure and there are two main reasons for this - Insuranc...
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"RTH Drones" emails

It has been brought to our attention that a company RTH Drones has emailed a number of clubs and individuals. Please note that this has not been sanctioned by the BMFA and we have had no correspondence or contact with RTH Drones. Please also be assured that the BMFA has not, does not and will not sell or share contact details with third parties.
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UK Government consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK - We need your help before 17th September!

As reported previously, the government intends to introduce new laws to address the perceived safety, security and privacy threats that arise from the increasing use of drones. These new rules will affect model flying. We would encourage members to support the model flying associations, and your hobby, by responding to the public consultation.  We have prepared some advice to assist members which can be found via the link later in this article. The government’s proposals are in a document call...
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UK Government publishes consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK'

The Government has today published their consultation ‘Taking Flight: The Future of Drones in the UK’. The measures in the consultation are part of the Governments wider drones programme and strategy, and will help shape the content of a draft Drones Bill which will be published later this year, as well as other future measures.  The measures under consultation include: Proposals for regulating and mandating the use of ‘apps’ on which pilots would file flight plans ahead of take-off Add...
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