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David Lloyd-Jones  -  1937 - 2022

David Lloyd-Jones  -  1937 - 2022 David passed away on 31st March 2022. David was born in Aberystwyth on 10th January 1937. He leaves a son, Ian, a recently deceased daughter, Tracy, and two grandchildren, to whom he was totally devoted, Jessica and Joshua.He started aeromodelling at the age of 10, and he also had a great interest in motor sport.After leaving school, he completed a 5-year aircraft engineering apprenticeship at De Havilland Aircraft factory before carrying out his ...
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Gerry Tideswell 1933 - 2022

On Tuesday 22nd Mar./22   Another Northern Free-flight modeller made his final Fly-off.     A Church Fenton / Rufforth regular,he was very much involved in both Glider and Rubber Club Competitions in the 50's / 60's.    He had various designs published via Northern Area News over the Years.    One of his Northern group was Mike Proctor who was encouraged and mentored by Gerry as a junior, eventually becoming    wellknown himself...
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Office Telephone system back online. 04/04/2022 1.15pm

***Update, phone lines are back up and running**** Please note that due to a fault with the broadband line in to the BMFA office, at the exchange end, the telephone system is currently down. We can however access email so if you require urgent assistance please email admin@bmfa.orgWe apologise for the inconvenience and hope normal service will be resumed very soon.
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Free Flight Nationals 2022

IntroductionFollowing the non-availability of Barkston Heath the FFTC have agreed and alternative plan for the Free Flight Nationals, in doing this the FFTC  have sought to minimise the confusion and disruption, to the overall contest calendar for 2022.  VenuesAlternative venues were considered and investigated. However, due to the shortness of time, it was agreed that we should not consider a new and untried venue but settle for tried and tested sites Area 8 Salisbury. North Luffenham...
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CAA set to increase Operator Registration Fee

The CAA have recently published their Scheme of Charges for the 2022/23 financial year, which states that the fee to register with them as an 'Operator' of an unmanned aircraft will be increasing to £10 per year (from the current £9).  This increase will apply to everyone who is either registering as an Operator or renewing their current registration from the 1st April 2022. One consolation is that the fee still has some way to go to reach the £16.50 prop...
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Reg Strudley Obituary

Reg Strudley Obituary

A tribute to Reg Strudley.It was sad to hear from his long-time partner Sylvia that Reg Strudley had passed away on February 14 at the age of 79 and it was a surprise that just a few days before I had had a fifteen minutes conversation with Reg when I rang him to have a catch-up chat. This was followed by a request from John Goodwin the chairman of the Haverfordwest Model Club in West Wales, asking if I would write this tribute to “our” Reg Strudley and I readily agreed to do it.I fi...
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In the Air Tonight - Jeti Radio systems, their history and systems. Followed by a Q&A session February 22nd @ 7.00pm

Bernie Jones and Harry Curzon will talk us through the history of Jeti both in the Czech republic and the UK and they will then discuss the different radio systems and the many sensors and accessories that go to make up this popular radio system. Finally they will host a Q&A session to help customers get the best out of their Jeti products.Tuesday 22nd February @ 7pm.Click here to register for this webinar
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In the Air Tonight - An intro to turbine flying with the JMA, February 15th @ 7.00pm

Join us for this Q&A session with members of the Jet Modellers Association who will be talking about how to get started with turbine flying. The panellists represent a mix of experienced turbine flyers, and some who are relatively new to the discipline, along with the JMA committee in support, to answer any of the more 'organisational' type questions.Tuesday 15th February @ 7pm.To join us for this session please click the link belowhttps://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CUZekJgf...
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Dave Swarbrick 1945 - 2022

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of my good friend Dave Swarbrick, after a long illness.Many of you will have met and know Dave from the model aircraft shows that he attended.Born 10th May 1945, Dave’s childhood was spent in the family’s 3- acre market garden on Blackpool’s famous Marton Moss. The family grew mainly Greenhouse crops of lettuce, tomatoes and Chrysanthemums and David was the fourth of five children. It was Dave’s older brother Bob ...
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