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New regulations for BMFA Members flying drones and model aircraft after 31st December

The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft (which included model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020.  This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but regulations in place at the point of departure will be transferred directly into UK law. Some requirements of the EU regulations were already in place (such as a height limits, Operator Registration and Competency requirements) following changes to the Air Navigation Order set out in 2018, but th...
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In the Air Tonight - An Introduction to Fun Fly Competitions

with James Gordon & Gavin Barden of the British Fun Fly Association Click here to register for this Webinar Fun Fly competitions have been an important part of many club’s events ever since the birth of radio control flying and in this presentation we hope to show you how Fun Fly aircraft and competitions have developed over that time, how you and your club can get involved in this exciting and entertaining part of our hobby and the huge benefits it can bring to any club’s activities. W...
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Back due to popular demand - Article 16 Authorisation webinar 4th Feb @ 7.30pm

*** IMPORTANT UPDATE *** Due to popular demand BMFA CEO, Dave Phipps will once again be holding a Zoom webinar on Thursday the 4th of February at 19:30 to explain the changes in model flying regulations and discussing Article 16, the authorisation under which BMFA members are allowed to operate.   You can register for this informative webinar at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7616081155190/WN_sDA5ecxcSmKQqDaQBtX6cQ   Places are limited, but a recording will be made avail...
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Achievement Scheme 2021 Updates Webinar 28/1/2021 @ 7.30pm

The Achievement Scheme Review Committee (ASRC) will be hosting a Zoom Webinar on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm. We will be discussing the changes to the Achievement Scheme brought about by the recent introduction of the Article 16 Authorisation. There will also be time for a question and answer session with members of the ASRC. To register for this webinar please follow the link below. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8016104726194/WN_q7CyNH_-Thyj0GYGss9e2Q
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BMFA Guide to our Article 16 Authorisation - Updated 12/1/2021

There has been some small updates to the BMFA Guide to our Article 16 Authorisation. Please note the Authorisation itself has not changed. These are just minor changes to clarify a couple of aspects of the authorisation. Updated sections are: Section APart 5.1 -  Pilot CompetencePart 14 -  Declaration of understanding of our Article 16 Authorisation   The updated guidance can re read at https://rcc.bmfa.uk/article-16 where you can also download the guide as well as a copy of the actual auth...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 6/1/2021

England  All areas of England have now been placed in to Tier 4.  The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have also been amended. Whilst outdoor exercise is still allowed, either alone or with one other person, we are now no longer permitted to leave our homes to visit public outdoor places for the purposes of open air recreation.  The definition of public outdoor places has also been amended and now no longer includes outdoor sportsgrounds or ...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020

COVID-19 Regulations Update 22/12/2020   England There is no change that affects model aircraft flying in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 in England since our last update on 4/12/2020. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2703/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-4-12-2020 However, the Government have introduced a fourth Tier which currently covers London and much of the South East and a number of other areas. In the new Tier 4 the instruction is that you must stay at home, apart from a limited number of ...
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BMFA Annual Awards Ceremony Live online - Saturday 12th December @ 7.30pm

Due to the restrictions on gatherings enforced by the COVID-19 restrictions it has not been possible to gather together to celebrate the achievements of those whose ceaseless endeavours enable our wonderful sport and our model flying clubs to thrive. However it is still important to recognise these individuals and this evening at 7.30pm the BMFA are hosting a virtual awards ceremony. The ceremony will be broadcast live and anyone who wishes to watch may do so at the link below. https://bmfa.u...
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BMFA presents 'In the air Tonight' Miniature Pylon Racing with Ollie Witt

BMFA presents 'In the air Tonight' Miniature Pylon Racing with Ollie Witt

The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association are pleased to be given the opportunity by the BMFA to present our great event to a wider audience. To register for this webinar click the link below https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7016062538979/WN_MqAcQcR9TWilqXlf537urA In this Zoom webinar which is hosted by Ollie Witt, we will simply explain the four pylon race classes flown in the UK. This will ably show how RC pylon racing can be considered the go to RC competition no matter how small or l...
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New BMFA Competition Secretary

As announced in the Chairman's report to the AGM I am now pleased to advise you that the Executive met last month to consider three applicants for the vacant Competition Secretary post. After careful deliberation a formal consensus was reached that Mike Woodhouse FSMAE would be co-opted to the position of Competition Secretary. In accordance with the Council Handbook the position is immediate through to January’s Full Council where it will formally presented as a co-option to Council for 2021...
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