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Air Navigation Order 2016

The current Air Navigation Order (ANO 2009) which provides the legal framework within which model aircraft are flown, will be replaced with a new version (ANO 2016) with effect from the 25th August. Further details can be found here: http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=7503 The main change for model flyers is the numbering of the relevant articles rather than their content/meaning.
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The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup

The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup

The 2016 RAeC Queen's Air Race Challenge Cup Her Majesty The Queen approved the gift of the trophy to the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) in 2010 and competitions were held in 2011 (British Aerobatic Association), 2012 (British Microlight Aircraft Association) and 2013 (British Balloon & Airship Club). The trophy is of Irish silver and dates from around 1719 and sits on a wooden base. It has the Royal Arms on one side and the words “The Queen’s Air Race Challenge Cup” on the...
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GBR Medals at 2016 Freestyle Helicopter European Championships

GBR Medals at 2016 Freestyle Helicopter European Championships

Yes, medals, plural! The GBR F3N team of Duncan Osbourn, Dave Fisher, Steve Gerrard and Junior Aaron Cole have won the Team Gold medal at the 2016 FAI F3N European Championships. Duncan took the Individual Bronze medal and the cherry on the cake was young Aaron Cole in his first outing on the GBR team who won the Junior Individual Gold!
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Reduced Fees from 1st July

Reduced Fees from 1st July for 2016 Senior  £25 Junior £13 Family Senior £25  Family Partner £17 Family Junior £10 Please note that membership runs until 31st December, 2016 for all classes of membership     When you join the BMFA you are taking part in the development of model flying in the United Kingdom.            You become part of the National Governing Body dedicated to the promotion and protection of the sport of model flying at all level...
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BMFA National flying site and Centre - A Few Words from your Chairman…..

Events are now moving quite swiftly with regard to the Society acquiring a site to provide the basis of a National Model Flying Centre; so it seems now would be a good time to put all of this into a context which explains the powerful logic for moving forward swiftly with this important initiative. Having been closely involved with all the processes leading up to the present situation,  I am painfully aware of just how much the background and environmental issues are making model flying, as we ...
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National Centre Update 20/5/2016

National Centre Update 20/5/2016

BMFA National Flying Site and Visitor Centre – 20th May 2016 Following the positive vote of the EGM in July 2015 and as reported at the AGM in November, work has continued on the National Centre project. Previous activity of the study identified a number of issues with a land purchase, both in terms of the significant capital expenditure requirement and also the process and timings for planning permission against contract deadlines. These factors prompted the study team to further explore al...
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