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Chris Moynihan

It is my sad duty to report the death of recently retired BMFA Chairman, Chris Moynihan, who passed away at his home on 6th February 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  Chris had been receiving treatment for some time but remained in good spirits and active as BMFA Chairman for as long as he was able.  Having started model flying as a 10-year-old in 1956, Chris was drawn towards silent flight where he made his mark as a keen thermal soaring competitor and competition organiser. However, alwa...
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EASA Publish their Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now published the Technical Opinion and Draft Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft.  All of the documents can be found on the EASA website here: https://www.easa.europa.eu/document-library/opinions/opinion-012018 Model aircraft remain within the scope of these Regulations, but thanks to the lobbying carried out on behalf of the model flying community by Europe Air Sports, the Basic Regulation (which underpins these regulations and specifies what they ...
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BMFA National Centre Part time job opportunity

Commencing in Spring 2018 we have a part time vacancy available at the BMFA National Centre at Buckminster near Grantham. Primary duties are to assist with the day to day running of the centre and to provide cover and key holding in respect of events throughout the year. The position favours an individual located close to the centre who is willing to work flexible hours with a weighting towards the summer months when the centre is busiest. The initial requirement is for a nominal 15 hours per...
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The Royal Aero Club's 2018 Queen's Cup Awarded to the BMFA/BMPRA

We are pleased to announce that following a unanimous vote of the Royal Aero Club Council, the 2018 Queen’s Cup for Air Racing has been awarded to one of the British Model Flying Association’s Specialist Bodies – The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association (BMPRA).  BMPRA Chairman, Geb Jones commented: “The British Miniature Pylon Racing Association is delighted that the Queen's Cup for 2018 has been awarded to the sport of Model Aircraft flying and in particular to Radio Control Pylon...
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RAeC Invite bids for 2018 to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018.

RAeC Invite bids for 2018 to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018.

The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (RAeC) would like to invite bids from RAeC Member Associations to host a ‘Queen’s Cup’ event for 2018. Her Majesty The Queen approved the gift of the trophy to the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom in 2010 and events were held in 2011 (British Aerobatic Association), 2012 (British Microlight Aircraft Association), 2013 (British Balloon & Airship Club), 2016 (British Model Flying Association) and 2017 (Helicopter Club of Great Britain). The t...
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2018 BMFA Buckminster Season Tickets now available.

    A season ticket is a positive way of supporting the BMFA National Flying Site and Visitor Centre Project as well as attracting those who are intending to be regular users of BMFA Buckminster. The season ticked should be considered as a ‘midweek flyers ticket’, however there will be a small number of additional weekends that will be listed as general sport-flying weekends, these will also be available to season ticket holders, the season ticket also includes evening permits (usual price ...
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The BMFA online portal for new and renewing country membership for 2018 is now active.

The BMFA online portal for new and renewing country membership for 2018 is now active. https://www.bmfa.org/Join-Renew/Join-the-BMFA 2017 has been a great year for the BMFA and model aircraft flying, lets make 2018 even better. NUMBERS DO COUNT! The BMFA's strengths are its proven expertise and its membership. Without the backing of its clubs and members we could not have accomplished the many things that have given us national and international credibility and recognition. The sheer weigh...
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