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BMFA Presents In the Air Tonight - 1000 Issues of AeroModeller with Andrew Boddington

BMFA Presents In the Air Tonight - 1000 Issues of AeroModeller with Andrew Boddington

The British Model Flying Association presents 'In the Air Tonight' a series of webinars introducing the viewer to the many aspects of the amazing sport that is model aircraft flying.Each week the focus will be on a different discipline or element of model aircraft flying.To register for this Webinar go to https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2116061315205/WN_vZ97g-GIS96DhIkix3Rs3g AeroModeller magazine was launched in 1935 and in September this year celebrated its 1000th issue. Current editor Andrew...
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2021 Membership Fees - **No change.**

The 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers LTD took place this afternoon, 14th November 2020 as an online webinar.The proposal put forward by the BMFA Council that membership fees remain unchanged for 2021 was accepted.We can therefore announce that the fees for 2021 will remain the same as for 2020 and are as follows.Senior £38 Junior £17 Family Partner £25 Family Junior £13We can also confirm that the optional plastic membership card will also remain at £3.5...
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LATEST COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND MODEL AIRCRAFT FLYING. **Updated** 09/11/2020

Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest information.Members are advised to follow the precautions provided by the NHS at all times details of which you can find here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ England 5/11/2020 - 2/12/2020The Government introduced restrictions from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December (at the earliest), which limit the reasons why people can n...
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Latest Covid-19 restrictions and model aircraft flying. 2/11/2020

Please note this guidance has been updated. See https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2695/LATEST-COVID-19-RESTRICTIONS-AND-MODEL-AIRCRAFT-FLYING-Updated-09-11-2020 Further to the announcement from the Prime Minister on Saturday regarding new restrictions in response to the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19, we must now update our advice for England to reflect this. Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/cor...
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2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM ON ZOOM

Due to restrictions on face to face meetings it has been decided to hold the 2020 Free Flight Forum online using Zoom, opening at 10.00 GMT (London time) on Nov. 15th.Chaired by Mike Fantham, the speakers and topics are:    Simon Dixon – The Models of Ray Monks; Mike Woodhouse – Tame your F1B and Related Thoughts; John Emmett – Possible Future Uses for Electronics in Free Flight (Rule Changes May be Needed); Peter Martin – Simulated 3D Flight Dynamics- An Approach to Gain Insight for Trimmin...
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Model Flying and Local Covid Alert levels (Tiers) - England

   To ensure your club activities are COVID Secure please see https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secureSee Government advice on Covid alert levels (Tiers) at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/local-covid-alert-levels-what-you-need-to-know Please note restrictions in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland differ from England.For Wales see https://gov.wales/coronavirusFor Northern Ireland see https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19For Scotland See https://www.gov.scot/coronav...
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Royal Aero Club Bursaries for 2021 - Applications from young model flyers invited!

Aged between 14 years and 21 years; or for a follow-on bursary 24 years?Have a basic air sport qualification?Wish to advance your air sport qualifications but lack the funds?Would up to £1,000 help you realise your air sport ambitions?The Royal Aero Club Trust is delighted to announce its bursary scheme for young people for the 2021 season. The bursaries include The Patron’s Scholarships (2 bursaries each worth up to £750); the Peter Cruddas Foundation Scholarship worth up to £1,000; the Breitl...
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Club Corner Online - Club AGM's with COVID restrictions & Go Membership Club+

Club Corner Online - Club AGM's with COVID restrictions & Go Membership Club+

After the very successful  Club Corner Online Seminars on Club Constitutions and Risk Assessments which can be seen on the BMFA Youtube Channel if you missed them. I will be holding a further webinar about Club AGM's with COVID restrictions & Go Membership Club+We will be discussing various options for holding Club Annual General Meetings while we have probable restrictions in place, this will be an open discussion where all ideas can be considered.We will also be joined by Phil Robinson fro...
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UPDATE - CAA NOTIFICATION OF MILITARY ‘JAMMING TRIALS’ WHICH MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF MODEL AIRCRAFT AND DRONES

The CAA have issued a notice that the jamming activity being conducted by the military affecting airspace in and around Salisbury Plain and the New Forest will now be finishing at night fall on Monday 14 September rather than 18 September as reported previously (see the original information HERE).The activity may affect some electronic situational awareness devices and UAV systems operating on 433MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz. Jamming may impact systems up to 1000FT AMSL within a geographical area boun...
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British Model Flying Association Model Aircraft & Drone Flying Survey 2020

British Model Flying Association Model Aircraft & Drone Flying Survey 2020

Model flying is the UK's largest airsport with a rich and proud history of aviation pioneering. Our fun, exciting and challenging sport is enjoyed by participants of all ages and abilities, with diverse interests from traditional model building and flying, through to the very latest drone technology.As the UK's governing body, the British Model Flying Association proudly represents over 30,000 members and 800 flying clubs. Founded in 1922 and mandated by The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom...
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