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CAA Publish CAP 722F- Model Aircraft Operations Policy and Guidance

The CAA have today published CAP722F, the annex to CAP722 specific to model flying.  Please see https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?appid=11&mode=detail&id=10792 for further details.CAP722F describes the how the current regulatory framework applies to the operation of model aircraft, sets out CAA policy for model aircraft operations, describes the boundaries between operations which require an authorisation and those that do not and provides guidance to model air...
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BMFA issued with an updated Article 16 Authorisation (17/5/2021)

Following a ‘strategic review of model flying’ which the CAA completed earlier this year, they took the decision that each model flying Association would be issued with its own specific Article 16 Authorisation (rather than the combined one which came into effect on 31st December).As such, the BMFA has now been issued with a revised Article 16 Authorisation for the benefit of its members, which is effective immediately (from 17 May 2021).The key changes include removal of age limits ...
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Covid Restrictions Update 26/3/2021 All UK Areas

EnglandThe regulations surrounding the easing of restrictions from Monday 29th March have been released.See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2021/364/schedule/1/madeModel flying club sites can reopen from Monday 29th March. Where a club is operating in a COVID secure manner and has implemented the BMFA 6 Steps to Covid security guidance in full (see https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure ) the gathering limits (Rule of 6) do NOT apply.It is important to note that after conducting...
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COVID-19 Regulations Update – 06/03/2021

England – From March 8th 2021Further to our announcement on 26th February, (see https://www.bmfa.org/News/News-Page/ArticleID/2722/COVID-19-Regulations-Update-26-2-2021 )The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 have been updated and take effect from Monday 8th March.(See https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1374/schedule/3A/2021-03-08 )Outdoor sportsgrounds and facilities (which includes model flying club sites) remain in the list of busi...
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New regulations for BMFA Members flying drones and model aircraft after 31st December

The UK adopted the EU regulations for unmanned aircraft (which included model flying) in 2019 and these will come into effect on December 31st, 2020.  This is the same day that we exit from the EU, but regulations in place at the point of departure will be transferred directly into UK law.Some requirements of the EU regulations were already in place (such as a height limits, Operator Registration and Competency requirements) following changes to the Air Navigation Order set out in 2018, but the ...
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ROY BAMFORD

It is with great sadness that I have to inform BMFA members that Roy Bamford, a long term flyer and committee member of Park Hall Helicopter club has passed away in August.Roy was a generous and helpful person, putting lots back into the community. Following retirement from BT, he has supported children with their learning in after school classes and helped adults with numeracy and literacy skills, as well as undertaking other worthy volunteering activities. Roy was well known in the H...
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Covid Restrictions Update – 10/08/2021

As the National Governing Body for model flying in the UK the BMFA remains obliged under the Government’s guidance on COVID-19 measures for grassroots sport to provide advice and guidance to enable model flying to be conducted safely.  That guidance is provided in our 6 steps to COVID-Secure at  https://clubsupport.bmfa.uk/6-steps-to-covid-secure.  With the recent removal of some legally-mandated requirements it is now a matter for individual clubs to decide which of these m...
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Free Flight Nationals 2021 substitute contests

Free Flight Nationals 2021 substitute contests

The replacement contests for a cut down substitute Free Flight Nationals will not be the same as the “real” Nationals. We will apply a “light touch” organisation. The contests will be flown for their respective Free Flight Nationals trophies. The contests will be run to the standard gala format. Free Flight Scale - Sculthorpe The STC will run a casual free flight scale session with no specific contests at the East Anglian Gala. Bowden Trophy – Sculthorpe S...
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2021 Free Flight Forum Report

Despite Covid and thanks to Zoom, the Free Flight Forum took place in November and the 2021 Free Flight Forum Report is now available. It covers a wide range of topics to inform, challenge and inspire you, whatever your free-flight interest and for the first time, it’s in full colour.Indoor Duration - A Challenge to Conventional Design - Tony Hebb; Coupe in a Box - Gavin Manion; Building Other People's Mistakes - Stuart Darmon; The Models of Ray Monks – Simon Dixon;  Si...
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