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Multi-Rotor Achievement Scheme Launched!

After many requests from clubs and individuals the BMFA Multi-Rotor achievement scheme has been launched.The standards and guidelines booklets are available to download from directly from the links below.Multi-Rotor A Multi-Rotor B Test forms for examiners can be obtained by calling the BMFA office on 0116 244 0028 or by emailing admin@bmfa.orgTest forms will also be available from the BMFA tent at the Nationals.
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Bob Meager 1935-2014

Robert Lawrence Meager, known to friends and family as Bob,was born on July 16, 1935 and lived in Sheffieldall his life.   He first saw control lineaircraft being flown in the park as a teenager and was so spellbound by it thathe ran home and dragged his father to come and see. This was the start of alifetime’s love of aircraft His interest in model flying continued throughout his married life and , Bob nevermissed the Nationals and attending every one from the 1960s right up to ...
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Travel Insurance for BMFA Members

We have recently introduced an optional Travel Insurance Scheme for BMFA members travelling overseas for the purpose of model flying.The scheme is provided by ACE Europe and includes a comprehensive range of benefits including coverage of medical expenses, repatriation costs, loss of personal belongings and money, cover for travel disruption, cover for personal liability and legal expenses.  It also provides cover in the event of death or disablement.The Travel Insurance can be purchased on...
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First UK conviction for illegal use of an unmanned aircraft

A man from Cumbria has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for the dangerous and illegal flying of an unmanned aircraft. Robert Knowles was found to have flown the device in restricted airspace over a nuclear submarine facility, as well as allowing the device to fly too close to a vehicle bridge. Both offences breached the UK’s Air Navigation Order. Mr Knowles, of Barrow-in-Furness, was found guilty on Tuesday 1 April 2014 and fined £800 at Furness and Dis...
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CAA Annual Review of Model Flying

Representatives from the BMFA attended the ‘annual review ofmodel flying’ with the CAA yesterday (26th November) along withrepresentatives of the LMA, SAA, BARCS and FPVuK.The BMFA submitted proposals thatcame out of the BMFA FPV & MultirotorSpecial Interest Group meeting held on 20/4/2013 that theexisting General Exemption for First Person View Flying should be amended toincrease the maximum take off mass for all aircraft types to 3.5Kg (currently1.8Kg for fixed wing aircraft an...
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Achievement Scheme testing at Commercial Flying Schools

Future Achievement Scheme testing at Commercial Flying Schools At the BMFA Full Council meeting in May earlier this year, a vote was passed that effectively prohibits achievement scheme tests being conducted by examiners working in commercial model flight training schools.  It prevents them testing their own pupils and or those of other instructors working at the same school.This doesn’t necessarily put an end to testing taking place at training schools full stop, it’s just...
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