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Important Notice to all BMFA Examiners, instructors and achievement scheme test candidates. Mandatory Questions Updated

Updated list of Mandatory Questions. To take in to account recent changes to the regulations that affect the flying of model aircraft the list of Mandatory questions has been updated to reflect the changes. The new list is reproduced below and is also available to view on the achievement scheme website at the online quiz has also been updated to reflect the changes. See All the sta...
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CAA issues updates to 400ft Permission and FPV Exemption

Following the recent changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which introduced Flight Restriction Zones (FRZ) around protected Aerodromes (with effect from the 13th March), the CAA have now updated the PERMISSION for Association members to continue operating ‘conventional’ model aircraft (excluding multi-rotors) weighing less than 7Kg at heights exceeding 400ft.  The full text of this PERMISSION can be viewed HERE. There are a couple of important features contained within the new PERMISSION,...
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Manager & Assistant Team Manager Vacancies. 2020 FAI F4 Scale World Championships.

Applications are invited for the posts of Team Manager and Assistant Team Manager for the UK F4C and F4H teams competing at the 2020 FAI F4 Scale World Championships to be held at the Jarlsberg Airsports Senter, Tønsberg, Norway from 25th July to 2nd August 2020. The successful applicants will have a good working knowledge of all aspects of F4 classes and the FAI sporting code.  Duties will include: preparations ahead of the championships, organisation of team training, planning travel arrange...
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CAA Permission to operate above 400ft and CAA FPV Exemption

Following the changes to the Air Navigation Order (ANO) which came into effect today, we have received a number of queries from members and clubs regarding the status of the existing CAA Permission to operate model aircraft (not including multi-rotors) of less than 7Kg above 400ft (and also the FPV Exemption) issued last year for the benefit of those operating within one of the recognised UK Associations. The Permission/Exemption documents require updates to reflect the recent changes to the te...
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CAA issue exemption for Control Line Model Aeroplane Flight Within Flight Restriction Zones

The CAA have today issued an exemption to permit control line model aircraft flight within the Flight Restriction Zones that come in to force on 13th March 2019 without seeking permission from the ATC unit or aerodrome operator. The exemption is available to download from the link below.   Another example of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to protect our sporting activities.    
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All Party Parliamentary Group for General Aviation and the BMFA Working together

All Party Parliamentary Group has supported the BMFA, announcing that the new set of regulations intended to tighten rules on drone operators is in danger of having a disproportionately negative effect on the model flying community.   See the link below for the press release from the APPG  
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DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. 20/2/2019

DfT publishes amendments to the Air Navigation Order. The Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday published further amendments to the Air Navigation Order which impact on all users of Small Unmanned Aircraft, including the model flying community. Further details of the amendments can be found in CAP1763 (as the CAA have the unenviable task of implementing ...
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