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F1C World Championship Bronze Medal & F1 Challenge Cup 3rd place for GBR

The British F1C (Free Flight Power) team of John Cuthbert, Ken Faux & Mick Lester took the Team Bronze medal at the F1 FAI World Championships in Mongolia.  Congratulations to all three pilots. The GBR team of nine pilots placed 3rd in the F1 Challenge which cover all three F1 classes: F1A, F1B & F1C (Glider, Rubber Power, IC Power). Congratulations to the whole GBR F1 team for this outstanding performance.
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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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Model Flying Technology Developments & the BMFA Position.

MODEL FLYING TECHNOLOGIES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND THE BMFA POSITION   There is no doubt that we are in a changing environment in terms of what is possible with model aircraft, and the ready availability of equipment capable of capturing high quality stills and film footage in easy to operate and often ready to fly packages.   Many of the latest developments present the opportunity for pilots to operate outside of the recognised definitions for Sport and Recreational model flying, and also p...
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Chris Bromley FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Chris Bromley FSMAE on the 25th September following a prolonged battle with cancer at the age of 67. The contribution that Chris made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  He was a long standing (22 years) Chairman of the North West Area and served as the BMFA's Technical Secretary for 26 years.  Listing just a few of his achievement: he instigated the BMFA’s first website, built and maintained the office co...
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Advanced Failsafe Options for Rotorcraft

ADVANCED FAILSAFE OPTIONS   Following on from the work put in by the BMFA technology special interest group, we now have approval from the CAA for the use of advanced failsafe options on rotorcraft.   Previously the requirement to use throttle closed or idle on loss or corruption of signal has applied to all model aircraft, however it has been clear for some time that this requirement does not suit all aircraft, particularly multicopters, and the ability to utilise the functionality that man...
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