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BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

We have arranged a series of training workshops for those who administer membership at their clubs.  To reserve your place please got to the Events & Courses area of the GoMembership portal or click on the link below. https://bmfa.azolve.com/workbench/public/events Current dates are (further dates and venues are planned) BMFA Buckminster Sewstern  Grantham NG33 5RW Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00   Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street Burbage Hinckley LE10 3JA Sat...
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Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. Now live for renewals

Introducing the new BMFA membership portal for individuals and club management. It became apparent about 18 months ago that we would need to replace our existing membership database and online membership capabilities as they  could not be made compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), nor were they any longer supported by the developers. This prompted a search for a suitable replacement which involved investigating a number of bespoke solutions specifically tailored to our ...
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2019 Membership Fees

2019 Membership Fees

The Society annual general meeting took place this afternoon at the Jury's Inn Hinckley Island Hotel. The fees agreed for 2019 are as follows.   Senior £38 Junior  £17 Family Senior  £38 Family Partner  £25 Family Junior  £13
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Update on EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft

The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers.  DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance. The latest draft Implementing Act introduces this principle: (25) Since model aircraft are considered as UAS and given th...
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Team Manager 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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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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