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Jack Parker Obituary

It is with great regret and sadness that I report the death of Jack Parker. Jack, a long time member of the Brighouse Club died at the end of 2014. He was a hard working, well known, resolute member of the Northern Area where his efforts were much appreciated by both indoor and outdoor flyers. He diligently investigated and found an ideal indoor flying site in the centre of our area which is enjoyed fortnightly during the winter months by many flyers. He also helped me considerably in running ...
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Colin Agate Obituary

Colin was a member of Croydon Airport MFC for many many years, and was a keen scale modeller of flying model aircraft. Colin was always recognisable as an Elvis impersonator, and was well know for his activities around model flying as a Judge at the K2 Crawley Indoor, and at Old Warden for the Shuttleworth Scale meeting, amongst others. He was a keen motorcyclist during earlier years. Colin had been unwell for the last few years and had been in and out of hospital on more than one occasion mo...
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Keith Miller FSMAE 1926-2014

Keith Miller, FSMAE, who died on Nov. 21st, had been a model flyer since well before the War and a member of the major free flight club, Croydon & DMAC, from its founding in 1936. He was South-East Area treasurer for many years, and also at various times its vice-chairman, education co-ordinator and Council delegate, in fact for almost 30 years the public face of the Areaand of his RC club, Tonbridge Radio Flyers. He was always polite and helpful, the sort of chap the BMFA relies on to ma...
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Model Flying Technology Developments & the BMFA Position.

MODEL FLYING TECHNOLOGIES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND THE BMFA POSITION   There is no doubt that we are in a changing environment in terms of what is possible with model aircraft, and the ready availability of equipment capable of capturing high quality stills and film footage in easy to operate and often ready to fly packages.   Many of the latest developments present the opportunity for pilots to operate outside of the recognised definitions for Sport and Recreational model flying, and also p...
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Message from the son of Chris Bromley, FSMAE

My family would like to thank everybody that turned up to dad’s funeral on Thursday. It was lovely to see so many people who appreciated Dad both as a colleague and friend. I think everyone who attended would agree that it was a fitting celebration of a truly remarkable man who will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Model flying was always in dad’s heart and his contribution to the hobby over the decades has been vast. As a family if we ever had any questions that we couldn't quite...
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Chris Bromley FSMAE

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Chris Bromley FSMAE on the 25th September following a prolonged battle with cancer at the age of 67. The contribution that Chris made to the model flying movement over many years was remarkable.  He was a long standing (22 years) Chairman of the North West Area and served as the BMFA's Technical Secretary for 26 years.  Listing just a few of his achievement: he instigated the BMFA’s first website, built and maintained the office co...
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Obituary, Roy Pitts

Roy Pitts, aged 89, passed away on 26th August 2014.  A Service and committal was held at the Llanelli Crematorium on 9th September 2014   Memories of my friend Roy Pitts by Geoff Dallimer, Sept 2014  I first met Roy when he was setting up a small factory unit to manufacture a model airplane kit of a radio controlled sailplane that he had recently designed. At the time I was a contributor to the RCME magazine, and I was very intrigued to see the many jigs and fixtures that Roy had designed to...
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Advanced Failsafe Options for Rotorcraft

ADVANCED FAILSAFE OPTIONS   Following on from the work put in by the BMFA technology special interest group, we now have approval from the CAA for the use of advanced failsafe options on rotorcraft.   Previously the requirement to use throttle closed or idle on loss or corruption of signal has applied to all model aircraft, however it has been clear for some time that this requirement does not suit all aircraft, particularly multicopters, and the ability to utilise the functionality that man...
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