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BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

BMFA Membership Portal Club Admin Training Workshops

We have arranged a series of training workshops for those who administer membership at their clubs.  To reserve your place please got to the Events & Courses area of the GoMembership portal or click on the link below. https://bmfa.azolve.com/workbench/public/events Current dates are (further dates and venues are planned) BMFA Buckminster Sewstern  Grantham NG33 5RW Saturday, 10 November 2018 @ 13:00   Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel Watling Street Burbage Hinckley LE10 3JA Sat...
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Update on EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft

The latest drafts of the EASA regulations for unmanned aircraft were published recently by the European Commission and contain a significant and positive development for model flyers.  DG MOVE (the European Transport Commission) submitted a proposal to remove model flying conducted within Associations/Clubs from the EASA regulations and this seems to have gained acceptance. The latest draft Implementing Act introduces this principle: (25) Since model aircraft are considered as UAS and given th...
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Team Manager required for 2019 F2 European Championships.

  Applications are invited for the post of Team Manager for the 2019 F2 Control Line European Championships to be held in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria 14-20 Jul 2019. The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of all aspects of F2 classes and the FAI sporting code. Duties include preparations ahead of the championships, booking of team accommodation and day to day management of the team during the event. The ability to manage people, excellent communication and good interpersonal skills ...
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New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

New BMFA Membership System - Now Live!!

Our new membership system provided by Go Membership is now live!!   This system has been designed to enable you to: - Renew your membership online - Maintain your own member profile - Associate yourself to an affiliated club - Pay online via credit/debit card or by bank transfer/direct debit - Book onto events, workshops and courses - Maintain your qualifications and achievements - Provide your membership documents and achievement certificates electronically   An email has been sent t...
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Free Flight Technical Committee Vacancy

Free Flight Technical Committee - FFTC After many years serving on the FFTC Chris Strachan has decided to resign from the committee. We would like to thank Chris for all of the great work that he has contributed over the years providing a very balanced view on all things free flight, he will be sorely missed and leaves a position on the committee that will need to be filled as soon as possible. The FFTC need to recruit a replacement if you would like a one-year secondment onto the FFTC. If you...
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LMA Cosford and Woodspring WIngs date changes for 2019.

Press Release from the LMA and Woodspring Wings show organisers Dates changed for two well known model  airshows next year We know some keen modellers like to plan ahead. Two of the leading shows in the country, LMA Cosford and Woodspring  Wings will be swapping their running  order next year. For 26 years Woodspring show has been held on the first weekend in July and LMA Cosford followed. For 2019, the Royal Air Force have made the first weekend, July 6/7th available to the LMA for their Cosf...
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BMFA Financial Update

As Honorary Treasurer and Chairman, and on behalf of the BMFA Council, we need to let members know about some pressures on BMFA finances.  As a not-for-profit company our aim has always been to keep the cost of membership as low as possible whilst fulfilling our financial obligations and ensuring that we do not incur a loss at the end of year.  This invariably carries some risk.  This and next years’ budgets have come under significant pressure and there are two main reasons for this - Insuranc...
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Bob Cutter

It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Robert (Bob) Cutter, who passed away on 29th August. Bob was a founder member of the Felbridge Flyers Radio Control Model Club in 1979. Bob joined the BMFA South East Area Committee in 1982 as Chairman until 2013 when he stood down, over 30 years in the post. Bob was a happy jolly person and always saw the funny side of life even in recent years as his health deteriorated. His funeral will be on Thursday 6th September at 3pm at the Surrey a...
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Nationals Lost Property

We have the following items of lost property from the Nationals. Please call the office on 0116 2440028 or email to admin@bmfa.org if any of the items are yours.   BMW car keys Large navy Peter Storm jacket Pair of motorbike gloves Pair of reading glasses Lorus watch Timex watch (a member has this and will forward it on if the owner is found) Black wallet Samsung S8 Galaxy Phone Key for buggy with yellow tag and 2 rings
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"RTH Drones" emails

It has been brought to our attention that a company RTH Drones has emailed a number of clubs and individuals. Please note that this has not been sanctioned by the BMFA and we have had no correspondence or contact with RTH Drones. Please also be assured that the BMFA has not, does not and will not sell or share contact details with third parties.
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