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New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

Our new membership system provided by Go Membership is now live!!   This system has been designed to enable you to: - Renew your membership online - Maintain your own member profile - Associate yourself to an affiliated club - Pay online via credit/debit card or by bank transfer/direct debit - Book onto events, workshops and courses - Maintain your qualifications and achievements - Provide your membership documents and achievement certificates electronically   An email has been sent t...
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BMFA Achievement Scheme Awards

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the BMFA Achievement Scheme Awards. Do you know a dedicated examiner or instructor who deserves some extra recognition? Or perhaps a test candidate who displayed exceptional dedication and perseverance? Get those nominations in before the 31st August.   See http://achievements.bmfa.org/achievement-scheme-annual-awards for further details and to download a nomination form.
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71st Society Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner

71st Society Annual General Meeting and Annual Awards Dinner

The 71st Annual General Meeting of the Society of Model Aeronautical Engineers will take place on Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm. the venue is The Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel, A5 Watling Street, Hinckley, leicestershire. LE10 3JA.   Further details are available at https://bmfa.org/The-BMFA/Annual-General-Meeting-2018/AGM-2018 The annual general meeting is followed by the annual awards dinner which is open to all members to attend. For further details and to book tickets follow the lin...
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Team Manager F3A (R/C Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft) 2019.

Team Manager F3A (R/C Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft) 2019. Candidates are invited to apply for the post of GBR F3A Team Manager 2019, (R/C Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft), for the World Championship to be held in Calcinatello di Calcinato, Italy, from the 1st to the 11th August 2019. Our Team Manager needs a thorough knowledge of the current FAI Sporting Code and in particular the F3A rules, judging and nomenclature of manoeuvres.  The duties will include agreeing travel arrangements and all ...
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Free Flight Technical Committee Vacancy

Free Flight Technical Committee - FFTC After many years serving on the FFTC Chris Strachan has decided to resign from the committee. We would like to thank Chris for all of the great work that he has contributed over the years providing a very balanced view on all things free flight, he will be sorely missed and leaves a position on the committee that will need to be filled as soon as possible. The FFTC need to recruit a replacement if you would like a one-year secondment onto the FFTC. If you...
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BMFA Financial Update

As Honorary Treasurer and Chairman, and on behalf of the BMFA Council, we need to let members know about some pressures on BMFA finances.  As a not-for-profit company our aim has always been to keep the cost of membership as low as possible whilst fulfilling our financial obligations and ensuring that we do not incur a loss at the end of year.  This invariably carries some risk.  This and next years’ budgets have come under significant pressure and there are two main reasons for this - Insuranc...
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Nationals Lost Property

We have the following items of lost property from the Nationals. Please call the office on 0116 2440028 or email to admin@bmfa.org if any of the items are yours.   BMW car keys Large navy Peter Storm jacket Pair of motorbike gloves Pair of reading glasses Lorus watch Timex watch (a member has this and will forward it on if the owner is found) Black wallet Samsung S8 Galaxy Phone Key for buggy with yellow tag and 2 rings
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"RTH Drones" emails

It has been brought to our attention that a company RTH Drones has emailed a number of clubs and individuals. Please note that this has not been sanctioned by the BMFA and we have had no correspondence or contact with RTH Drones. Please also be assured that the BMFA has not, does not and will not sell or share contact details with third parties.
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UK Government consultation on the 'Future of Drones in the UK - We need your help before 17th September!

As reported previously, the government intends to introduce new laws to address the perceived safety, security and privacy threats that arise from the increasing use of drones. These new rules will affect model flying. We would encourage members to support the model flying associations, and your hobby, by responding to the public consultation.  We have prepared some advice to assist members which can be found via the link later in this article. The government’s proposals are in a document call...
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