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COVID - 19 Update:- A return to the Skies - Now includes Scotland.

Further to our previous updates which you can read at https://bmfa.org/News/covid-19 it now appears that a return to model flying is now possible for some in England, Northern Ireland and now Scotland from tomorrow (29th May). Please note that the Scottish Government are recommending you do not travel more than 5 miles for outdoor recreation. (An announcement is expected for Wales tomorrow, 29th May). Please remember that it still cannot be considered as being business as usual.  We would rec...
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National Centre Covid 19 measures update

National Centre Covid 19 measures update   The National Centre was closed in accordance with Government guidance (and subsequent legal requirements) some 8 weeks ago. The recent relaxation of lockdown requirements has presented the opportunity for some model flying activity to take place and as such it is time to commence a gradual reopening of the National Centre. The aim is a phased approach with regular reviews and amendments to reflect the evolving governmental guidance, however, it is i...
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Return to the Skies update. Now includes Northern Ireland

Further to our previous update which you can read at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2654/A-return-to-the-skies-Further-update-please-read  and in response to a number of member questions, we would like to update the statement to reflect the developing situation. Whilst a return to model flying is now possible for some in England and now Northern Ireland (we are seeking clarification on the situation in Wales and there is currently no relaxation of the restrictions in Scotland) it cer...
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A return to the skies - Further update please read.

Further to yesterdays update which you can read at https://bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2653/FURTHER-IMPORTANT-UPDATE-PLEASE-READ-COVID-19-AND-A-RETURN-TO-THE-SKIES  and in response to a number of member questions, we would like to add the following   Whilst a return to model flying is now possible for some (in England only) it cannot be considered as being business as usual.  A trip to the flying site to socialise with more than one other member is not permitted under the current governm...
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*** FURTHER IMPORTANT UPDATE - PLEASE READ *** COVID-19 AND A RETURN TO THE SKIES.

The UK government has indicated that there will be some ‘relaxation’ of the current restrictions and that from Wednesday 13th May it will be possible to leave home and drive somewhere to engage in a sporting/recreational activity.  Please note that at the present time, this ‘relaxation’ applies only to England.  The advice for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales remains ‘stay home’.  This change in government advice will permit the resumption of some model flying activity in England subj...
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CAA delay introduction of EASA regulations

As a result of COVID-19 related disruption, the CAA have today announced their intention to delay the introduction of the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft which were scheduled to come into effect on the 1st July.  The delay is for an unspecified length of time, but said to be "at least a number of months". The UK model flying associations had been actively working on their applications for 'Article 16 Authorisations', even though the July 1st deadline had been something imposed on us by the...
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New BMFA Contest & Events Calendar launched.

We hope you are keeping well in these trying times and hope it will not be too long before we can get back out flying. As part of our ongoing website developments we have taken the opportunity, while all events are cancelled, to replace the BMFA Contest & Events Calendar with a more up to date version which has greater functionality and flexibility. To place an event on the new calendar you need to register first, events will still need to be approved by admin. Unfortunately we are unable...
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2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT

2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT

2020 FREE FLIGHT FORUM REPORT The new 2020 Free Flight Forum Report has just been published and once again it contains papers on a wide range of free-flight topics. Look at this lot. How can you resist? Warps - Right way? Wrong way? What way? - Mike Woodhouse; Moment Arm - A Novel Stability and Control Arrangement - George Seyfang; How Big Should I Build My Next Coupe? - Alan Brocklehurst; Scale Matters - Ivan Taylor; Evgeny Verbitski - An Appreciation - by Mike Fantham, Ken Faux and Peter Wat...
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Model flying and the COVID-19 Virus - Update 23-3-2020

Further to our statement last week, it is clear that the COVID-19 situation has developed very rapidly in the UK and we must now update our advice to reflect this.  Members should continue to keep themselves updated on current government and NHS advice.  Please see  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response 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:...
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2020 BMFA SCALE RADIO & FREE FLIGHT COMPETITIONS UPDATE

2020 BMFA SCALE RADIO & FREE FLIGHT COMPETITIONS UPDATE  As a result of the Corona Virus, Covid 19, the BMFA Scale Technical Committee has taken the action to cancel all outdoor Radio Control and Free Flight competitions.  It is to comply with the Government guide lines and the following actions have been agreed by the STC. All regular monthly Scale RC competitions are cancelled. All Scale Free Flight competitions are cancelled. A decision regarding the Indoor Scale Nationals is pending...
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