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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-secure See 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/coronavirus For Northern Ireland see https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19 For Scotland See https://...
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Model flying after 14th September 2020 – England & Scotland

Model flying after 14th September 2020 – England & Scotland

From 14th September new restrictions apply to social gatherings in outdoor spaces in England and Scotland.  The number of people allowed in an outdoor gathering has reduced from 30 to 6, appropriately socially-distanced unless from the same household.  However, organised sport is one of several exemptions to the new restrictions, provided that it is conducted in accordance with COVID-19 Secure guidelines. The guidance below offers practical advice on the measures that should be taken by model f...
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***News Release*** RC, CL and Scale Power Nationals 2020.

I am very sorry to have to inform our members that the BMFA Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Radio-Control, Control-Line and Scale National Championships (the Power Nationals) that were due to take place at RAF Barkston Heath from 29th to 31st August 2020. The safety of our members and those attending is always our number one priority. I appreciate that this will come as a huge disappointment, particularly after so many other contests and major model flying shows have alre...
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COVID-19 Update – A return to the Skies in Wales from 1st June.

COVID-19 Update – A return to the Skies Wales from 1st June. After receiving further information on the situation in Wales it now appears that there can be a limited return of model aircraft flying in Wales, please note that it is subject to conditions about staying local (approx. 5 miles from home) and social distancing measures must be observed. Please also note that you should not be travelling outside of your local area in to Wales either. The government in Wales states:-  If your prefer...
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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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